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2009-01-26 14:35:00

Researchers have found evidence to suggest that many creatures common to Antarctica may be threatened by even the slightest temperature increase.

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2009-01-25 15:05:00

On Antarctic research bases, chefs rely on imported and often frozen food in order to feed crewmembers.

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2009-01-21 13:10:00

President Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday was a major cause for celebration by US geologists working in Antarctica, who praise the Obama administration’s stronger focus on science.

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2009-01-19 08:20:00

Warm, snow-free airstrips in Antarctica have attracted some unwelcome visitors, a group of birds that are now a dangerous threat to planes.

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2009-01-15 13:57:15

Harsh weather, remoteness and even elephant seals in Antarctica can become an obstacle for people living on the continent.

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2009-01-13 16:50:41

Scientists say the Antarctic Peninsula’s most fearsome land predator is a reddish bug called the Rhagidia mite.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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