Ice harvesters once made a living from frozen lakes and ponds, but the work was strenuous and dangerous. Then refrigeration changed everything.
Simple physics makes hauling vast ice chunks thousands of miles fiendishly difficult — but not impossible.
The path of a curling stone on ice — and how it can be influenced — is a revealing metaphor for life's decisions.
Two populations that are geographically separated today once mated a very long time ago.
There may be more energy in methane hydrates than in all the world’s oil, coal, and gas combined. It could be the perfect "bridge fuel" to a clean energy future.
As Marcel Proust said, “The real voyage of discovery... consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
IceCube just found an active galaxy in the nearby Universe, 47 million light-years away, through its neutrino emissions: a cosmic first.
There are at least 15 different types of solid water (ice). Now, scientists believe that there might be a second type of liquid water.
A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
The problem of the electroweak horizon haunts the standard model of cosmology and beckons us to ask how deep a rethink the model may need.
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle.
The rewards price to get a free cup of hot coffee at Starbucks is going up.
Europa may be difficult to access. But if a recent study is correct, its subsurface ocean would be more accessible than previously thought.
On Nov. 13, 1946, a scientist dropped crushed dry ice from a plane into supercooled stratus clouds.
The "Clovis First" hypothesis for human settlement of North and South America has just been debunked. Where do we go from here?
Finding this missing piece of water’s path through the universe offers clues to how it came to be on Earth.
A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
We have long thought that Pluto was completely frozen solid, but the discovery of cryovolcanoes challenges that assumption.
Some microbes can withstand Earth's most inhospitable corners, hinting that life may be able to survive similarly extreme conditions on other worlds.
"Not my circus, not my monkeys."
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
On Earth, microbial growth is common in lava tubes no matter the location and climate, whether it’s ice-volcano interactions in Iceland or hot, sand-floored lava tubes in Saudi Arabia.