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A Giant, Secret Lake May Have Just Been Discovered in Antarctica

Atlas Obscura | Posted 04.27.2016 | Science
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Image: Joe Mastroianni, National Science Foundation/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain by Erik Shilling, originally posted on Atlas Obscura Antarct...

Ancient Icy Lake Teeming With Complex Life?

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Science

Microbes that live inside fish intestines are among the array of life that appear to have been found in ice drilled from above Lake Vostok, the deepes...

Antarctic Life Discovery Called Into Question

| Posted 03.11.2013 | Science

By Carolyn Gramling Just days after Russian scientists announced that they had found a previously unidentified species of bacteria in Antarctica's s...

Race Is On To Find Life Under Antarctic Ice Sheet

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

* Russian expedition says broke through to lake on Feb. 5 * Scientists suspect lake hides unknown life forms * Say harsh...

Russians Reach Antarctic Lake Hidden Below 2 Miles Of Ice

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.09.2012 | Green

After drilling into Lake Vostok for over two decades, Russian scientists have confirmed that they reached the mysterious freshwater lake that was seal...

Scientists Reportedly Reach Lake Hidden For Millions Of Years

Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

After over 20 years of drilling through two miles of glacial ice, Russian scientists have reportedly penetrated the surface of Antarctica's largest su...

Scientists Within 40 Feet Of Antarctic Lake Buried Under Millions Of Years Of Ice

Posted 02.02.2012 | Green

Deep beneath miles of Antarctic ice lies a large freshwater lake that will soon be exposed for the first time in millions of years. Lake Vostok, wh...

Russia To Drill Into Lake Sealed Off For 14 Million Years

Wired | Duncan Geere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lake Vostok, which has been sealed off from the world for 14 million years, is about to be penetrated by a Russian drill bit....