Antarctica’s ice caves may harbor new species | MNN

While nearly every corner of the Earth's surface has been charted and mapped by modern technology, there are still hidden ecosystems shielded from satellite imagery that await discovery. Perhaps no greater...

A Luxury Down Comforter, The Ultimate Insulator For This Arctic Winter

Whether it is going outside in the elements or being snug and cozy in bed at night, you want to know what the very best insulator you can get...

The Amazing Anatomy of the Polar Bear

Visitors to the Arctic Circle may not realise that the region is actually named for its most famous furry resident: the Polar Bear. From the Greek arktos, or 'bear', comes the...

British Army ‘Ice Maidens’ crush coast-to-coast Antarctica crossing | MNN

After enduring temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees F (minus 40 degrees C), traversing deadly crevasse fields, and pulling sledges weighing as much as 176 pounds, a group of...

Part One: The Five Biggest Threats to the Environment and What We Can Do...

The Five Biggest Threats to the EnvironmentMass extinction. Arctic sea melts. Collapsing world fisheries. Raging fires. Crippling droughts. And modern dust bowls.The environment-and our ability to survive on it-is being pushed...

Ecosystem hidden for thousands of years found underneath calved iceberg | MNN

When one of the largest icebergs ever recorded — measuring roughly the size of Delaware — broke free from the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula last July,...

The Fascinating Evolution of Polar Bears

If you're heading off on one of the excellent bear watching holidays to the Arctic, you may be interested to know a little history about the Polar Bear and...

Secret kingdom of 1.5 million penguins found hiding in Antarctica | MNN

Scientists studying guano (i.e., bird poop) distribution in satellite imagery have stumbled upon a stupendous discovery: a "secret" Adélie penguin kingdom previously unknown to researchers that contains 1.5 million birds,...

Polar Vortex Visits Much of the Country

The winter of 2013-2014 is definitely going to be one for the books. This winter most of the country was introduced to a new term: Polar Vortex. Even without watching The...

Scientists harvest their first salad in Antarctica | MNN

Heading into space for long journeys and potentially colonizing other planets requires energy — and we don't mean rocket fuel. Growing crops in space or on other planets means dealing...

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