Latest British Antarctic Survey Stories
A new scientific research facility in Antarctica has now officially opened, helping to bring a modern twist to adventuring to the most southern part of our world.
An ambitious expedition to search for life in one of the world’s most remote regions has ended in failure early Christmas morning. Team members from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) called off a project to drill through two miles of Antarctica’s ice sheet to reach Lake Ellsworth due to problems linking boreholes in the ice.
A project more than 15 years in the making is about to become a reality for a group or scientists wanting to learn more about life deep below the Antarctic ice sheet.
A team of 12 British scientists are about to embark on a grueling two-and-a-half month expedition to search for life in Lake Ellsworth, which is located 1.6 miles below the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Scientists believe they have discovered a hidden rift valley that may be contributing to ice loss in West Antarctica.
A team of four British Antarctic Survey (BAS) engineers has returned to the UK after completing a grueling journey to one of the most remote and hostile locations on the planet to put in place equipment and supplies for an ambitious project later this year.
Scientists have created a detailed map called BEDMAP of Antarctica's rock bed that lies underneath its icy surface.
An Antarctic lake hidden under 1.8 miles of ice in the western region of the continent could reveal what life on Earth looked like a million years ago and could narrow down the search for extraterrestrial life.
Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have discovered previously unknown volcanoes in the ocean waters around the remote South Sandwich Islands.
British scientists say some species in Antarctic waters may be at risk due to global warming since they're now living close to their upper temperature range. Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey said they collected individuals from a wide range of species commonly found in Antarctic waters and subjected them to increasing water temperatures.
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