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Jan. 27, 2012

Ode To Ice

Two experts--an ice sculptor and an ice researcher--explain why ice is cool.

ice, water, video

Nov. 30, 2012

Photographer James Balog on Climate Change and 'Chasing Ice'

A new documentary explores how climate change is affecting the world's glaciers.

documentary, Chasing Ice, photographer James Balog, glaciers, climate change. film, global warming, melting

Sep. 28, 2012

Ice Age Co-Stars: Horses, Camels, and Cheetahs

Move over mammoths -- many lesser-known beasts roamed North America during the Ice Age too.

horse, camel, fossil, megafauna, ancient animals, prehistoric north america

Jul. 20, 2012

Melting the World's Biggest Ice Cube

As Antarctica warms, its ice sheets are sliding into the ocean--raising sea levels across the globe.

Antarctica, antarctic research, antarctic science, polar science, polar programs, south pole, scar conference

Dec. 07, 2012

Unlocking a Lake’s Bacterial Secrets, Beneath 20 Meters of Ice

Bacteria locked under Antarctic lake ice may shed light on life’s limits, and the possibility of life on other worlds.

antarctica, lake vida, astrobiology, extremophiles, bacteria, mcmurdo dry valleys, frozen bacterai

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Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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