Antarctica

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Painted fingernails of silicone RealDoll sex dolls  at the Abyss Creations factory in San Marcos, California. Photograph:  David McNew/Getty Images

Looked at closely and compassionately male desire is more complicated than many assume it to be As I took in the rows of heads mounted on the wa(...)

Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Part of an iceberg breaks away in August 2019, at the Apusiajik glacier, near Kulusuk, a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality  on the island of the same name  southeast of Greenland. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

Researchers investigating global ice melting have found that since 1994 some 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth.(...)

The scientists also warn that the melting of ice in these quantities is now seriously reducing the planet’s ability to reflect solar radiation back into space. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP

A total of 28 trillion tonnes of ice have disappeared from the surface of the Earth since 1994. That is the stunning conclusion of UK scientists who h(...)

Vast quantities of methane are thought to be stored under the sea floor around Antarctica. Photograph: iStock

The first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists. The researchers also found microbes that normally (...)

 The Nautilus in 1931. Hit by a storm in the mid-Atlantic, the submarine was towed to Cork for repairs. Photograph: Getty Images

The sight of a submarine in an Irish harbour might be unusual today. However, when one appeared at the quayside in Cork city in June 1931, it must hav(...)

Cloud formations photographed  from the Spanish research vessel BIO Hesperides in the Southern Ocean.

The possibility of altering clouds in the world’s atmosphere to counteract global warming has been cast in doubt by research led by Irish scientists. (...)

Denying the climate change problem spares a generation of supposed adults from having to face it: either from selfishness or cowardice or both. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP via Getty Images

Every now and again there’s a story about how our recycled plastic isn’t recycled at all. Instead it’s sent half way around the world (consider that c(...)

Chinstrap penguins swim in Antarctica. The  penguin colonies, which are dependent on sea ice, have declined by more than 50 per cent. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20 degrees Celsius for the first time in history, prompting fears of climate instability in th(...)

Photo issued by Greenpeace of Chinstrap Penguins on Elephant Island, Antarctica. Photograph: Christian Aslund/Greenpeace/PA Wire

Numbers of chinstrap penguins have fallen by almost three fifths in half a century in an important Antarctic habitat for the birds, scientists said. (...)

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