An Exclusive Look At A Polar Bear Autopsy From Fortitude 

Here's an exclusive look at an icy polar bear autopsy from tonight's episode of Fortitude. Why are they cracking open this magnificent beast? Because this Arctic-set series has gone insane. Spoilers. » 3/19/15 10:19am 3/19/15 10:19am

As Sea Ice Shrinks, Polar Bears Are Moving Farther North

Every summer, more sea ice melts, leaving polar bears with less territory for hunting. New genetic analysis reveals that recent generations of polar bears are migrating north to the Canadian archipelagos, a region where sea ice more reliably survives the warm summer months. » 2/28/15 5:22pm 2/28/15 5:22pm

Strap A Go-Pro Onto A Polar Bear And Get The Most Amazing Footage Ever

Filmmaker Adam Ravetch of Arctic Bear Productions likes telling visual stories about polar wildlife. By strapping a Go-Pro camera onto one of a group of four polar bears, he managed to capture some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful footage of these creatures I've ever seen. » 6/24/14 3:07pm 6/24/14 3:07pm

Genetic analysis shows that the Yeti was actually a polar bear hybrid

Aw, shucks. Science goin’ off and ruining everything again for cryptozoologists. The latest blow comes from a UK geneticist who says hair samples from an alleged Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, actually came from another — albeit real — creature from the north: an ancient hybrid between polar bears and brown bears. » 10/17/13 11:20am 10/17/13 11:20am

What it's like when a hungry polar bear decides you're lunch

Very few predators think humans would make a tasty treat, but polar bears are members of that exclusive club. While shooting his BBC documentary series The Polar Bear Family and Me, filmmaker Gordon Buchanan was approached by a hungry, 1,000-pound polar bear as he sat in his plexiglass pod. He marvels at her… » 1/05/13 10:00am 1/05/13 10:00am

Add a smile to your Saturday with this rare video of a polar bear…

The folks at explore.org (the team behind the amazing polar bear livecam) recently captured a sight rarely seen on video: a mama polar bear nursing her cubs. It's a sweet scene as Mama Bear strokes an licks her babies as they enjoy a snowy weather snack. » 11/24/12 10:30am 11/24/12 10:30am

Hey everybody, let's spend the rest of the day watching live HD footage…

It's that time of year again. The time when roughly 1,000 of the world's 20,000 remaining polar bears travel to Churchill, Manitoba (aka "The Polar Bear Capital of the World") to hunt for seals, and we — the Internet — watch. Because it is our duty. Because polar bears are awesome. And because explore.org has teamed… » 11/12/12 12:13pm 11/12/12 12:13pm

The Biggest Myth About Polar Bear Fur (And the Weirdest Truth)

The humble polar bear has one interesting quirk to its fur, which has netted it two different problems. One is algae, and one is a piece of pseudoscientific nonsense. » 11/09/12 7:20am 11/09/12 7:20am

Analysis of polar bear DNA shows they’re an ancient species with a…

A scan of polar bear DNA has shown that polar bears came into existence far earlier than previously assumed. Working with fossils alone, scientists had thought that polar bears, after intermingling with brown bears, made their first snowy white appearance anywhere between 60,000 to 600,000 years ago. But a genetic… » 7/24/12 1:20pm 7/24/12 1:20pm

Watch the largest polar bear gathering in the world live via HD webcam

Every autumn, around 1,000 of the world's estimated 20,000 polar bears make their way to Churchill, Manitoba, a small town situated on the shore of northeastern Canada's Hudson Bay. There, the polar bears wait for the bay to freeze over so that they can hunt for seals and other marine mammals, and accumulate fat… » 11/12/11 7:30am 11/12/11 7:30am

Polar bear swims for nine straight days in search of ice

A female polar bear recently swam over 400 miles in water barely above freezing, apparently in search of ice that had not been melted by climate change. It's a tale that's equal parts insane, tragic, and completely terrifying. » 1/25/11 4:15pm 1/25/11 4:15pm

Polar bear courtship is half cute, half ursine pornography

In this clip from the BBC's David Tennant-narrated documentary Polar Bear - Spy On The Ice, a female polar bear seduces a mate by adorably burying her head in the snow...and intermittently flashing him. Oh, you saucy Ursus maritimus. » 1/10/11 4:00pm 1/10/11 4:00pm

A polar bear mauling a robotic spy camera is superb entertainment

The BBC thought it would be fun to spy on polar bears using robotic cameras masquerading as chunks of ice. The polar bears weren't impressed by these robo-intruders and, well, acted like bears. Watch a beast meet a hapless machine. » 1/01/11 11:30am 1/01/11 11:30am

Polar bears may survive global warming after all

Many have mourned the plight of polar bears, whose habitat is literally melting away as the ice caps shrink. But several new predictions from geophysicists show that the bears may be frolicking on huge regions of ice for centuries. » 12/15/10 11:12am 12/15/10 11:12am

The Bloody Bodies Of Polar Bears Rain From The Skies, Because Of You!

In what might be the most frighteningly graphic commercial we've ever seen, it's raining polar bears. The giant bloody bodies are destroying this town, sending the message: Go green, or be smashed by flying bear corpses. Really horrible. [Geekologie] » 11/25/09 7:30am 11/25/09 7:30am

Madness of Flowers: The City Is...Alive

The brilliant and prolific Jay Lake returns to the City Imperishable, with a Madness of Flowers. This is a decadent, surreal urban fantasy in the New Weird vein. Sex Dwarfs, spoilers, and a Polar Bear await. » 10/08/09 3:40pm 10/08/09 3:40pm

The Bears Of Svalbard Have Started Giving Out Piggyback Rides

In this image, snapped by a tourist in the Svalbard region of Norway, a polar bear cub hitches a ride on its mother's back. Biologists say that this behavior is rarely seen but might be more common than previously thought. » 10/02/09 4:00pm 10/02/09 4:00pm