Will the "real" South Pole please stand up?
Darkening polar skies often bring beautiful light displays.
There's more to polar ice than just frozen water. Learn about the many varieties of ice found at the poles and how and where they form.
Land of ice and people
The frozen worlds of the Arctic and Antarctica
If you want to dig a ditch in the Arctic, you'd better bring more than a shovel.
Tiny shrimplike crustaceans, krill play a critical roll in many marine food webs, even feeding huge baleen whales.
Meet Bart Hopkin, who listens closely to the subtle sonic qualities of wood, water, and pipes as he creates new instruments.
By passing the winter frozen as solid as a holiday fruit cake, the wood frog breaks all rules. Scientists hoping to preserve human organs are paying close attention.
The majority of Barrow residents are indigenous people who live both traditional and modern lives
What makes Antarctica inhospitable to life also makes it ideal for astronomy.
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