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Delaware-Sized Iceberg Clings to Shelf by 'a Thread'

It's expected to break off Larsen C within months

(Newser) - A chunk of ice the size of Delaware is clinging to an Antarctic ice shelf by "a thread" that could snap at any moment and create one of the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded, researchers say. Following the collapse of the nearby Larsen A ice shelf in the Weddell... More »

150K 'Dead' Penguins Might Just Be Chilling Elsewhere

They may have only abandoned their colony: expert

(Newser) - Troubled by the apparent deaths of 150,000 penguins since a Rhode Island-sized iceberg crashed into Antarctica in 2010? Good news: There might be an alternative explanation for their disappearance. No one has actually found the bodies of 150,000 Adélie penguins that vanished from a colony at Cape... More »

Mammoth Iceberg Splits From Greenland Glacier

Changes to glacier 'disturbing,' say alarmed scientists

(Newser) - A colossal iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has broken away from the end of Greenland's Petermann glacier. Another, even bigger, iceberg broke from the northerly glacier in 2010 , and scientists had been keeping an eye on a crack near the glacier's tip for years, reports AP . "... More »

Tourist Catches Iceberg Doing a Flip

Visitor to Argentina glacier park captures on video

(Newser) - It's not every day you get to see an iceberg flip upside down, but a tourist in Argentina did just that and posted the results on YouTube. It took place near the Upsala Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, notes the Daily Mail . The Huffington Post says the iceberg... More »

Book: Steering Blunder Sunk Titanic

And we thought it was the soundtrack...

(Newser) - The mystery of the Titanic , like Céline Dion 's heart, goes on and on...and on...and on... But a new book hopes to end the debate over the ship's demise by outlining a new theory: the crew saw the iceberg in plenty of time, but a helmsman panicked... More »

Vast Iceberg Could Cause Another Titanic

Gigantic glacier may be headed for shipping lanes

(Newser) - Researchers are frantically calculating the trajectory of the 100-square-mile island of ice that broke off a Greenland glacier recently, afraid that it could easily drift down into the heavily-trafficked waters where another Greenland iceberg sank the Titanic. The chunk of ice is four times the size of Manhattan, and “... More »

Australia Warns Ships About Iceberg

Industry told to watch out for 54-square-mile mass

(Newser) - Australian authorities today warned ships to watch out for the 54-square-mile iceberg that’s slowly approaching the continent’s southwest coast. The once-in-a-century iceberg broke off the coast of Antarctica roughly a decade ago and has been creeping toward the land down under ever since. It's still about 1,000... More »

iPhone E-Books Can't Match Kindle's Catalog

Convenient apps have attractive interface, features: Mossberg

(Newser) - E-book applications for the iPhone are a source of competition for dedicated reading gizmos like Amazon’s Kindle. After testing two popular e-book apps, Walt Mossberg finds that both have attractive features, but currently can’t match the 200,000-strong catalog of digital books—especially new bestsellers—available for the... More »

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