British Polar Explorer Robert Swan OBE On Hope And Survival In The Antarctic

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK Tech

"I'm not an explorer. Anyone who calls themselves an explorer today is a wanker. Alright?" But Robert Swan OBE is an explorer - in the purest of forms...

'House Sized Asteroid' Hit The South Pole

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Tech

A massive circular crater discovered at the South Pole was probably caused by a 'house-sized' meteor strike. Evidence for the strike was first disc...

Nasa: Nothing Can Stop Catastrophic Antarctic Melting Now, Sorry About That

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

Nasa has some bad news: nothing can stop catastrophic melting of the Antarctic glaciers now. Nothing. Sorry about that. According to a new st...

What Does Antarctica Look Like Beneath The Ice?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech

Nasa and the British Antarctic Survey have produced an amazing new view of what Antarctica looks like under the ice. Unlike the North Pole, which i...

Polar Vision - Trekking to the South Pole

Alan Lock | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK
Alan Lock

If there is one silver lining from my sight loss, it is that it has given me the extra impetus to actually pursue my dreams, not merely think about them. To that end, I undertook a number of endeavours including 18 marathons, climbing the highest mountain in Europe and even setting a world record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Return to Sender?

Professor Klaus Dodds | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Klaus Dodds

President Kirchner might, in 2013, have to confront some unwelcome home truths. Many Argentines care more about corruption, crime, inflation and a decline in living standards than they do about a group of Islands that the vast majority will never visit.

Antarctic Lake Vida Provides Clue To Alien Life

Eurekalert | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The discovery of bacteria which thrives in a salty, ice-sealed Antarctic lake has strengthened the possibility of alien life on planets such as Mars. ...

Explore Historic Antarctic Sites With Google Maps

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

It used to be tough to explore the South Pole. In fact, when Ernest Shackleton was looking for men in 1913, he posted an advert which said "men wa...

Biking, Skiing and Kiting Across Antarctica for Sport Relief

Helen Skelton | Posted 04.05.2012 | Home
Helen Skelton

A lot of people told me it couldn't be done, but when asked if I'd travel across Antarctica by bike, ski and kite to reach the South Pole for Sport Relief, I knew it was a chance I couldn't turn down. Now, 500 miles and 18 days later, here I am, standing at the bottom of the world at the southern most point with a massive smile on my face. I keep grinning because I can't really believe I'm here, I'd pinch myself if my heavily padded mittens permitted it!

WATCH: Thrill-Seeking Athletes Race Over Antarctica

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

Amid the perishing antarctic snow, intrepid sportsmen and women limbered up for an ice marathon, 600 miles from the south pole. Thrill-seekers fro...

There Can Be No Doubt, the Arctic and Antarctica Are Warming Rapidly

Rod Downie | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK
Rod Downie

For the millions of people who've watched and enjoyed Frozen Planet, this final episode may leave them with a clearer understanding of the very real threat that climate change poses to our beautiful and fragile polar regions.

Hardcore Inuits: Frozen Planet's Walrus Killing, Cliff Scaling Silent Hunters

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Hardcore Arctic communities were the focus of the BBC’s Frozen Planet this week, with daredevil hunters scaling cliffs to steal guillemot eggs in Ru...