Antarctica

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

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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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Projected changes in the winds circling Antarctica may accelerate global sea level rises significantly more than previously estimated, research shows.

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Using a telescope installed at the driest place on earth, Antarctica's Ridge A, a UNSW-led team has identified the early stages of a giant cloud of molecular gas – the birthplace of stars.

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The temperature can get below minus 93 degrees on an Antarctic ridge near Dome A, where UNSW scientists operate an astronomical observatory, writes Michael Ashley.

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Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG

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A UNSW-led team has uncovered the genetic secrets of extremophile microbes that can survive in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees in the saltiest lake in Antarctica.

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To celebrate the centenary of Sir Douglas Mawson’s expedition to Antarctica, UNSW scientists are leading a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the great Australian scientist and explorer.

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Professor Chris Turney will deliver the year's first Brainfood public lecture and announce plans for an expedition to Antarctica to retrace the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

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