Antarctica

Moss on melting ice with Antarctic mountains in the background.

Antarctica is changing, for good. This is what scientists say it will look like by 2100

Only a tiny part of Antarctica – less than 1% – is permanently free of ice. Key points: Thousands of square kilometers of Antarctica will be ice-free by the end of the century Most of Antarctica’s biodiversity is found in ice-free areas, and some species will benefit from the increased habitat, while others will suffer. …

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Why ghost particles crashing into Antarctica could change astronomy forever

Why ghost particles crashing into Antarctica could change astronomy forever

About 47 million light-years from where you’re sitting, the center of a black hole-laden galaxy named NGC 1068 spews streams of enigmatic particles. These are neutrinos – otherwise known as the elusive “ghost particles” that haunt our universe while leaving little trace of their existence. Immediately after coming into existence, beams of these invisible pieces …

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