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Antarctica's 'deflated football' fossil is world's second-biggest egg

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A mysterious 68-million-year-old fossil found on Seymour Island off Antarctica's coast that looked like a deflated football has turned out to be a unique find - the second-largest egg on record and one that may have belonged to a huge marine reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs.

Antarctica's 'deflated football' fossil is world's second-biggest egg

A mysterious 68-million-year-old fossil found on Seymour Island off Antarctica's coast that looked like a deflated football has turned out to be a unique find - the second-largest egg on record and one that may have belonged to a huge marine reptile that lived alongside the dinosaurs.

17 Jun 2020

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

LONDON Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge. | Video

Environment, Environment 21 May 2020

Climate change turning Antarctica's snow green

LONDON Antarctica conjures images of an unbroken white wilderness but blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge.

20 May 2020

'Isolated within isolation': keeping out coronavirus in the frozen Antarctic

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES In the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the coronavirus looks to keep the pandemic out.

15 Apr 2020

'Isolated within isolation': keeping out coronavirus in the frozen Antarctic

SANTIAGO/BUENOS AIRES In the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the coronavirus looks to keep the pandemic out.

15 Apr 2020

Frozen and desolate Antarctica once boasted warm, swampy rainforests

WASHINGTON Antarctica is now a harsh land of ice and snow, but has not always been that way.

Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply - scientists

OFF ANVERS ISLAND, Antarctica The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. | Video

11 Feb 2020

Number of chinstrap penguins in Antarctica has fallen sharply: scientists

OFF ANVERS ISLAND, Antarctica The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on the remote region. | Video

Environment, Environment 11 Feb 2020

Chilean Air Force recovers human remains, says no survivors in crashed plane

SANTIAGO The Chilean Air Force said on Thursday it has recovered human remains in the search for an Antarctica-bound plane that crashed earlier this week with 38 people on board.

12 Dec 2019
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U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida. | Video