Antarctica


Want to visit somewhere on Earth where reality as defined by civilization starts to break down? Via Wikipedia, the surreality of time in Antarctica, where it is possible to slip back and…






Some of these creatures are pretty sci-fi! From Fox News: A “lost world” of sea creatures was discovered near Antarctica, British scientists announced Wednesday. New types of yeti crab, starfish and octopus…


Yet another sign that things in nature just ain’t right, from Science Daily: It’s like a scene out of a sci-fi movie — thousands, possibly millions, of king crabs are marching through…


Creepy and cool. Annalee Newitz writes on io9.com:

From a crack in the Taylor Glacier in Antarctica flows an iron-rich water the color of blood. Scientists believe it comes from a lake frozen beneath the glacier 2 million years ago. And it’s packed with microbes.

First discovered in 1911, the so-called Blood Falls also contain extremophile microbes from the trapped lake, which have evolved for millions of years without light or any outside food source. They have survived by learning to eat sulfur and iron.

Blood Falls