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Scientists Find Tropical Forest—in the Arctic

Academics / General Science : Science & Health from Newser

Bet you didn't know there was a tropical forest in the Arctic. That's what scientists say they've uncovered in Svalbard, Norway, though the remnants of the forest are actually 380 million years old and fossilized. Back when the earl...

Vast Crater Found Under Antarctica Ice Cap

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica’s icy surface. Scientists believe the crater was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained. Far below the thick ice sheet that covers Antarct...

Scientists Uncover a Huge Trove of Dinosaur Fossils in Antarctica

Lifestyle / Travel : Atlas Obscura

A mosasaur, also depicted in Jurassic World. (Photo: Dmitry Bogdanov/CC BY 3.0) Over a ton of dinosaur fossils from 71 million years ago were recently discovered in Antarctica, scientists said. The fossils are largely of marine dino...

Mysterious Green Ice is Spreading Around Antarctica

Society & Culture / Paranormal : Mysterious Universe

It turns out that Iceland is more green than icy while Greenland is more icy than green, but we could always count on Antarctica being an icy white … until now. A mysterious and massive area of green ice has appeared on satellite im...

Ice core reveals how lush Antarctica changed to icy desert

Biology / Zoology : New Scientist: Zoologger

A single marine sediment core holds the entire record of Antarctica's journey from being a subtropical forests to the ice-covered desert that it is now


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