Antarctic Ice Sheets Are Collapsing -- But When Will Sea Levels Rise?

Yesterday, newly-published scientific evidence revealed that the west Antarctic ice sheet is "collapsing." In fact, this ice melt is pretty much inevitable, and will mean up to 4 inches of sea level rise. What most news stories left out, though, was the timeline for this change to our shorelines. » 5/13/14 4:20pm 5/13/14 4:20pm

Embark on an aerial tour of Antarctica in The Seventh Continent

The Seventh Continent is the perfect 150-second vacation for your brain. Shot by Enrico Sacchetti from a helicopter over Antarctica's Zucchelli Research Station, the video provides a brief but stunning glimpse at the continent's surprisingly diverse geography (and that's just what we can see on the surface). » 2/08/14 11:00am 2/08/14 11:00am

Strange Historic Photos From Antarctica and Other Kingdoms of Ice

Right now, a science expedition to Antarctica is trapped in ice, waiting to be freed so they can continue exploring. They're just the latest group of humans to venture into the unpredictable, frozen world of the South Pole and beyond. Here are some of the most incredible and awe-inspiring images from over a century of… » 1/01/14 3:00pm 1/01/14 3:00pm

The Dramatic Expanse of Antarctica's Noctilucent Clouds

It's summer at the South Pole, which means it's time for the frozen continent's noctilucent clouds to make an appearance. But over the last several decades, these beautiful electric blue clouds have been appearing earlier than usual — and they're getting bigger. It's yet another example of climate change at work. » 12/26/13 11:30am 12/26/13 11:30am