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Latest Subglacial lake Stories

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2011-02-05 07:45:00

Russian scientists are set to pierce through Antarctica's frozen surface to reveal the secrets of an icebound lake that has been sealed deep there for the past 15 million years.

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2011-01-28 13:31:48

Scientists studying the world's most enigmatic lake have only 165 feet left to drill as time is running out.

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2009-08-25 15:10:00

Lakes in Antarctica, concealed under miles of ice, require scientists to come up with creative ways to identify and analyze these hidden features.

2009-03-08 00:35:00

British scientists have been given the go-ahead to drill through the Antarctic ice sheet into Lake Ellsworth, which has been sealed off for thousands of years.

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2008-11-17 13:24:34

Scientists say that enormous floods beneath the Antarctic ice sheet can now be linked directly to the speed at which that ice moves towards the ocean.

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2008-11-17 10:10:00

Scientists have long known that life can exist in some very extreme environments. But Earth continues to surprise us.

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2007-09-05 08:05:00

New research in Antarctica has revealed cells that might repair their DNA at extremely cold temperatures and, in doing so, could effectively be 'immortal'. If confirmed, the findings would have implications for the potential for life in the ice of worlds like Mars and Europa.

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2007-03-06 18:30:00

Just as explorers once searched the vast reaches of Africa's Nile River for clues to its behavior and ultimate source, modern-day scientists are searching Antarctica for its hidden lakes and waterways that can barely be detected at the surface of the ice sheet.

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2006-03-06 08:10:00

Hidden about 2.5 miles beneath the ice near the South Pole lies a lake that scientists believe represents a lost world, harboring organisms sealed off from the rest of the planet for millions of years.

2006-03-02 20:34:59

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hidden about four km (2.5 miles) beneath the ice near the South Pole lies a lake that scientists believe represents a lost world, harboring organisms sealed off from the rest of the planet for millions of years.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.