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22

Apr

Scientists use krypton to help hunt for world’s oldest ice in AntarcticaResearchers study blue ice that has captured radioactive krypton-81 inside air bubbles and snow to determine the age of the ice.

Scientists use krypton to help hunt for world’s oldest ice in Antarctica
Researchers study blue ice that has captured radioactive krypton-81 inside air bubbles and snow to determine the age of the ice.

17

Mar

Greenland ice sheet loses its last gripScientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.

Greenland ice sheet loses its last grip
Scientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.

08

Mar

7 strange ice formations
Mother Nature has turned making ice into an art form, complete with abstract and impressionist movements. Here are some fascinatingly odd ways frost, ice and snow can appear.

13

Feb

Frost forward: Watch ice grow in time-lapse2 time-lapse videos by a Danish photographer capture winter in haunting detail, from the up-close growth of hoarfrost to ice-covered lakes and snowy landscapes.

Frost forward: Watch ice grow in time-lapse
2 time-lapse videos by a Danish photographer capture winter in haunting detail, from the up-close growth of hoarfrost to ice-covered lakes and snowy landscapes.

05

Feb

Ice orchestra performs in ‘gigantic cosmic igloo’
You know music is great when it gives you chills, and in the case of Ice Music, that’s meant quite literally.
 
Based in Luleå, Sweden, Ice Music is a frosty artistic project in which bundled up musicians celebrate the spirit of snowy Lapland winters by playing on instruments handcrafted from blocks of ice.

28

Jan

Winter blast transforms water fountains into magical ice statues
Thanks to extreme winter weather, ordinary water fountains are transformed into surreal, breathtaking ice sculptures.

See more photos.

13

Jan

Harbin Ice Fest: When life gives you icicles, make ice castles

See more ice castle photos.

07

Jan

De-icing dilemma: Do streets need salt?Salt saves lives on icy roads, but it can have the opposite effect in nearby ecosystems. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of it and other de-icers.

De-icing dilemma: Do streets need salt?
Salt saves lives on icy roads, but it can have the opposite effect in nearby ecosystems. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of it and other de-icers.

29

Dec

Blizzard traps Antarctic research shipAntarctica’s unusually high sea-ice extent this year has played havoc with the most recent research season.

Blizzard traps Antarctic research ship
Antarctica’s unusually high sea-ice extent this year has played havoc with the most recent research season.

13

Dec

When you live in a state that’s defined by both brutal winter weather and delicious dairy products, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise when officials start to treat ice-slicked streets with salty mozzarella juice.

When you live in a state that’s defined by both brutal winter weather and delicious dairy products, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise when officials start to treat ice-slicked streets with salty mozzarella juice.