Buried deep beneath the Antarctic ice lies Lake Whillans. Despite being one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, Lake Whillans was nevertheless thought to contain life. In early 2014 a team of scientists trekked across the ice, tasked with drilling 800 metres down to the lake and looking for life. Reporter Douglas Fox went with them, and he tells us about his experiences.

Read Douglas’ feature: http://www.nature.com/news/lakes-unde…

Read the scientists’ research paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13667

via Under the ice – YouTube.