8 Abandoned Antarctic Whaling Stations and Bases that are Still Amazing

The Antarctic region has been home to numerous fishing villages, whaling stations, scientific bases, and way stations for exploration. Many of these facilities have since been abandoned, left to the snow and ice. But they still serve as remarkable time capsules to the industries and expeditions of their times. » 4/07/13 2:00pm 4/07/13 2:00pm

Breathtaking Google Street View Pictures of Antarctica (including the South Pole)

Can't afford a trip to the South Pole? It's cool, neither can we. Fortunately, Google's got us covered. Today marks the launch of Google's extensive collection of panoramic street view imagery from Antarctica — including the most accurate, hi-res data available for some of the continent's most noteworthy destinations. » 7/17/12 2:01pm 7/17/12 2:01pm

New South Pole Station Self-Elevates with Hydraulics

A new scientific research station opened its doors last week in Amundsen-Scott, the southern-most inhabitable spot on our planet. It belongs to the US, and took 20 years and $174 million to design and build. Its creators are hoping it will last, this time—its previous incarnations were eventually buried by snow and… » 1/21/08 1:00pm 1/21/08 1:00pm