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Classic 1956 Porsche 356A on snow tracks and skis heading to Antarctica

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Denver rally car racer Renee Brinkerhoff is heading to Chile today en route to Antarctica, where she plans to drive her classic 1956 Porsche 356A for 365 miles across the continent, the last one it hasn’t been to. ...

The ozone hole over the South Pole is now bigger than Antarctica

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The hole in the ozone that forms every year over the South Pole is now larger than Antarctica, scientists from the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said Thursday. The ozone depletes and for...

New Zealand’s Maori may have discovered Antarctica 1,300 years before Westerners, study says

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For decades, historians and scientists believed Antarctica was first discovered by Europeans and Americans. But according to a new study, it may have been New Zealand's indigenous Maori people who first laid eyes on...

Melting ice in Antarctica could trigger chain reactions, bringing monsoon rains to the ice cap, study says

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In an ever-warming climate, ripple effects or chain reactions could lead to altered weather patterns across the globe thanks to a melting Antarctic ice sheet, a new study says. The study, published in the journal N...

A meteorite exploded in the air above Antarctica 430,000 years ago

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Tiny particles recovered from the summit of a mountain in Antarctica are clues that a meteorite more than 100 yards wide exploded in the sky 430,000 years ago, sending a fireball of vaporized extraterrestrial materi...

A huge iceberg that’s bigger than New York City broke off near a UK base in Antarctica

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A giant iceberg broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Friday, not far from a British scientific outpost. The 490 square miles (1270 square kilometers) chunk of ice is bigger than New York City and broke fre...

A Navy meteorologist lost his wallet in Antarctica and got it back 53 years later

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Retired Navy meteorologist Paul Grisham had long forgotten the wallet he lost while stationed in Antarctica in 1968, so he was surprised when someone returned it to him two weeks ago -- 53 years later. He was also s...

Covid-19 is now on every continent as Antarctica records its first outbreak

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Antarctica has recorded its first Covid-19 case after 36 people tested positive on a research base, according to a statement released by the Chilean Army. The news marks an unfortunate milestone in the global fight ...