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Weird winter weather has scientists looking to the north pole
Temperatures in the Arctic could help drive extreme weather in the United States.
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Spacecraft Returns Most Detailed Pictures Of Pluto Ever Seen
I spy with my little eye some variations in tone
What Climate Change Sounds Like
A musicologist and a climatologist create a soundtrack for glacier melt.
Scientists Find Clearest Evidence Yet Of Monumental Polar Ice Melt
A landmark study refines measurements of losses in Greenland and Antarctica and how ice melt is contributing to rising seas. Here's why that is important.
German Ship Attempts First Navigation of Trans-Arctic Route, Made Possible By Warming
Using an 8,000-mile shortcut, the Beluga Fraternity will travel from Russia to Denmark via the Arctic Circle for the first time
The Big Melt
A two-year polar survey finds ice sheets melting faster than expected, and more grim news
NASA Tweaks a Spacecraft’s Path en Route to Mars
Zoning in on the right landing site is key to a safe touchdown for the space agency's latest Red Planet explorer
New Evidence Suggests Martian Water
The presence of subterranean aquifers could support microbial life.