A century after Shackleton's 'Endurance' sank, mountaineer Rebecca Stephens and her daughter followed in his wake on a luxury expedition cruise
Totten Glacier has a 5km wide valley beneath its ice shelf that could enable warm water to reach its base
A new study predicts a doubling of ice flow melt by 2050 and possible ice shelf collapse by 2100.
'I've had icicles in places I didn't know existed'
A failure to respond to an order from the ship's captain may have played a critical role in the operational fiasco that led to the stranding of the Akademik Shokalskiy in thick Antarctic sea ice on Christmas Eve.
Current ice models are suggesting the glacier has become unstable, and this recession will continue
Much of the United States is currently in the grip of a polar vortex, a system of dense air producing plummeting temperatures and swathes of freezing weather, bringing some parts of the country to a halt and causing chaos in others.
Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd say they shot the footage showing dead whales in pools of blood
It has not been, we must report, a vintage year for facial hair. The prize for the annual Beard of the Year has had to be shared between The Choir's Gareth Malone, actor John Hurt and rugby player Geoff Parling.
The Chinese vessel has been forced to retreat after a failed attempt to reach the ship. A French vessel has already launched an abandoned rescue attempt
Glad to see someone managed a Christmas getaway
'After two months in Antarctica, a hairdryer felt like a luxury'
Student achieves goal of setting new record for fastest-ever unsupported walk from edge of Antarctica to South Pole
China does not have any territorial claims, but has been boosting its presence along with a growing band of nations
Movements are similar to flowing traffic on a congested motorway - but can work in any direction
309 offences to be repealed and removed from the statue book this year