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GALLERY: 100-Year-Old Negatives Found in Antarctica

Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators recently made a stunning discovery: a box of 22 exposed but unprocessed negatives, frozen in a block of ice for nearly one hundred years. Take a look at some of the processed pieces of history

[UPDATE: Broken links fixed… apologies! ~Ian]

Russia Finds ‘New Bacteria’ in Antarctic Lake

Yikes! Have these guys not watched The X-Files?!

Russians Nab First Sample of Lake Vostok

Russian drilling operations at Lake Vostok, Antarctica, have succeeded in collecting a long-sought core sample of water frozen into the borehole from the glacier-covered, 20 million-year-old lake they cracked into last year. Read more…

(This is pure-squeezed awesomejuice.)

Future of Antartica — Greener and More Robots

The future of Antarctica is greener, cheaper and will probably involve more sharing.

Oh, and more robots.

Those are some of the likely recommendations of a blue ribbon panel looking at how the United States will conduct science on the frozen continent during the next two decades.

The U.S. spends about $380 million each year to support more than 1,200 scientists and support personnel in Antarctica. The last time officials did this big a review, they decided to build a new base at the South Pole and a one-square kilometer neutrino observatory under the ice cap.

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Photo: A penguin on Snow Island, Antarctica. Corbis