| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Brother Guy Consolmagno -- a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory -- travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 12:20 PM
A volcano may be stirring more than a half-mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.
Seismologists working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
A man and woman who met in Antarctica were married Friday at SeaWorld Orlando's version of Antarctica. Susanne Grieve and Jeff Rawson went to the icy continent in 2012 on work assignments. Their trip to Orlando was all about wedded bliss as they were...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:28 AM
To the 42,008 writers who just wrote 50,000 words in 30 days: Congratulations.
They've just completed NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month -- the challenge to write a novel during the month of November. The 42,008 authors are an elite few; more...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:14 PM
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Coast Guard was dispatching a special ice-breaking cutter to help free two ships lodged in the Antarctic, officials announced Saturday.
The Polar Star, the Coast Guard’s only active heavy polar ice breaker, was being sent...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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If you want to see some of the world's most exotic locales, a cruise may be the best (and sometimes the only) way to get there. To make it to Antarctica, for example, travelers often depart by ship from the tip of South...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Researchers have discovered a massive trench buried beneath the Antarctic ice -- a valley deeper than the Grand Canyon. It's so deep that, in spite of several miles of ice, it can be seen from space.
The news comes from British scientists, including...
| Oct 22, 2013
Bee and Marvin form a devoted couple, and despite that unfortunate sex incident, they still can't get enough of each other.
Kept safely apart in adjoining pens until Bee recovers from injuries she sustained during some rough summer hanky panky, the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby.
With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 12:58 PM
While climate scientists fret over the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet, a geographer using NASA data made it disappear, revealing a canyon as long as Arizona’s Grand Canyon, buried a mile below the ice.
At 460 miles long, the chasm bests...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Earthflight," which premieres Wednesday on PBS, is a six-part documentary about birds. As often happens with big nature films, it is a rebranded BBC production (nearly 2 years old), presented domestically under the flag of the series "Nature," with...
| May 21, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Penguins are cool.
Literally, of course, acclimating to their new habitat at SeaWorld Orlando's 'Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin,' chilled to a bottom-of-the-world, sub-freezing 30 degrees. But the birds of SeaWorld's newest attraction are also...