Rise is twice that considered dangerous by climate scientists
Passengers on a climate change research ship stranded in Antarctica are likely to ring in the New Year on the ice-trapped vessel – as a rescue helicopter on a nearby Chinese ship waits for the weather to clear.
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
35-year-old completed challenge today after gruelling 500-mile ride in 'vicious' conditions
Race has echoes of Captain Scott’s famous battle with Roald Amundsen to reach the bottom of the world
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
Scientists claim to have recorded a new lowest ever temperature on earth, but where is it and just where are the coldest places on the planet?
From Brian May on Buckingham Palace's roof to Lady Gaga's plans to play in space
It remains nothing more than a dot on the rugby horizon – the 2015 World Cup, that is – and pretty much anything could happen in the 664 days between here and there. The club-versus-union conflict could send the whole of the European game into meltdown (perfectly possible); New Zealand could hit a bad patch (it has to happen sometime, surely); the Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie could decide that his predecessor was right all along and chuck Quade Cooper out on his ear (barely conceivable on latest evidence, admittedly).
Televangelist who built up a ‘prosperity gospel’ empire but faced criticisms over his extravagant lifestyle
Researchers confirm first detection of sub-atomic particles from beyond the Solar System
A team of British investigators have been given an emergency grant to track the Singapore-sized ice mass
The satellite has been in operation since March 2009, with its re-entry planned for by scientists and described as only a "small fraction" of annual pace debris
A huge swathe of eastern England, most of Denmark, the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, Bangladesh and a huge chunk of China would be lost beneath the sea if all the world’s ice melted, according to maps produced by National Geographic magazine.