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Window on the word: Why do accents form and why do they matter?

The study that recently revealed new speech patterns in Antarctica, reveals a lot more. What might people sound like in space, or on Mars?

(Images: Adobe Stock; Imaging: Monica Gupta)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 01:36 PM IST
ByAnesha George

Iran claims Antarctica; US State Department responds to safety challenge

Iranian Navy commander's claims of Antarctica's ownership destabilise the the Antarctic Treaty of 1959.

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani vs Joe Biden(MEMRI TV)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 07:39 PM IST

Scientists study levels of toxic mercury in Antarctic seals, whales

Scientists at Spain's University of Murcia have previously found mercury in the feathers of chinstrap penguins on King George Island

A leopard seal (AFP)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 10:19 AM IST

Antarctic volcano may hold clues to life on Mars

The horseshoe-shaped isle in the South Shetland Islands is the only place in the world where ships can sail into the caldera of an active volcano.

This NASA photo obtained May 23, 2021 shows NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter as it lands with a soft bounce(AFP)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 11:43 PM IST

Cracks in the ice: A continental shift in Antarctica

The continent is recording new lows in sea ice and new highs in temperature. Penguins are seeing record die-offs. What else is the ice telling us? Take a look.

Tourists and Adelie penguins at Seymour Island. Over 1 lakh tourists visited Antarctica in 2023. (Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 02, 2024 08:33 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego
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