Antarctica

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New research has prompted warnings that melting Antarctic ice can trigger effects on the other side of the globe. 

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UNSW Sydney scientists studying microbes from some of the saltiest lakes in Antarctica have discovered a new way that the tiny organisms can share DNA that could help them grow and survive.

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The high rate of ice melt along the West Antarctic Peninsula is being driven by strengthening winds on the opposite side of the continent, up to 6000km away, new research suggests.

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UNSW's Matthew England has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Tinker-Muse Prize in recognition of his outstanding research, leadership and advocacy for Antarctic science.

Antarctic ice

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels, new research shows.

Antarctic research

Research expeditions shouldn't need to rely on governments for funding, write Chris Turney and Christopher Fogwill.

Adélie penguin

Adélie penguin numbers at Cape Denison in Antarctica have crashed from more than 160,000 birds in 2011 to just a few thousand following the grounding of a giant iceberg in Commonwealth Bay. 

ice sheet

An international team of scientists has revealed the potential for runaway ice loss in Antarctica.

Rosemary Barnes

Winning the UNSW Three-Minute Thesis title propelled UNSW Canberra engineering student Rosemary Barnes to astronomical heights.

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The grounding of a giant iceberg in Antarctica has provided a unique real-life experiment that has revealed the vulnerability of marine ecosystems to sudden changes in sea-ice cover.

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