The Terra Nova, 1911

Why Cheerfulness Mattered in the Antarctica Expedition of 1912

Often associated with stoic masculinity, Robert Falcon Scott's British Antarctic Expedition was in fact defined by cheerfulness and friendly homemaking.
Richard E. Byrd’s First Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930

Polar Expedition or Publicity Stunt?

Richard E. Byrd's 1928-1930 Antarctica Expedition was sponsored by mass media. Was it all about science and exploration -- or about Byrd's personal #brand?
Icebergs in Antarctica

Antarctica: Love of a Cold Climate

Can images make us love an unlovable place like Antarctica?

Conquering Antarctica’s Ice Marathon

The Antarctic Ice Marathon is a 26.2-mile run across the coldest, windiest, driest continent on Earth.

Poor Prognosis for the Western Antarctic Ice Shelf

The western antarctic ice shelves are thinning rapidly.

The Creepy “Blood Falls” of Antarctica

How Antarctica's "Blood Falls" were discovered.