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Pluto's Polygonal Ice Fields Likely Caused By Convection

Jun 01, 2016 05:08 PM EDT

NASA's New Horizons mission has yielded new data that suggests the polygonal ice fields of Pluto's Sputnik Planum are the result of convection cells.


Clathrate Ices Discovered In Comet 67P Could Shed Light On Solar System Formation

Apr 08, 2016 06:30 PM EDT

A new study suggests the presence of clathrate ices in comet 67P, suggesting that it likely formed from ice chunks closer to the sun than previously believed.

Ice Sheet

New Cause of Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Discovered With Data

Apr 04, 2016 06:35 AM EDT

Scientists have discovered a new cause of Greenland ice sheet melt with the help of PROMICE automatic weather station data.


Scientists Freeze Arctic Plants To Discover How They Adapt To Change

Mar 31, 2016 05:12 PM EDT

Scientists froze Arctic plants to see how they adapted to climate change and responded to different conditions.


Arctic Microbes May Cause Glaciers To Melt Faster With Climate Change, Study Says

Mar 23, 2016 05:10 PM EDT

Arctic microbes may be behind the melting of glaciers, as scientists have found microbes on the surface of ice that may cause the ice to melt faster.

Ice Block

New Colloidal Crystal Model System Unravels Strange Premelting Phenomena

Mar 21, 2016 09:57 AM EDT

Scientists have learned a bit more about surface premelting phenomena with the help of a new model system.

Antarctica at Port Lockroy

Freezing Water To Decrease Sea-Level Rise Would Not Work, It Seems

Mar 14, 2016 01:28 PM EDT

Coastal cities and islands these days are looking at sea-level rise possibilities and thinking about how to deal with it. One idea, pumping excess water onto Antarctica to freeze and be stored there, wouldn't work according to a recent study. What would work?


ESA's Rosetta Spacecraft Discovers That Type Of Ice Can Reveal Age Of Comets

Mar 09, 2016 04:06 PM EST

The long-standing debate on the nature of ice on comets has been solved, and the answer provides a new way of determining comet age.

London Stock Exchange

ICE Considering Counter Bid For London Stock Exchange, LSE Shares Surge To Record Highs

Mar 01, 2016 11:18 AM EST

ICE has announced that it is considering making a counter-offer against Deutsche Boerse AG's bid for the LSE, in an attempt to sway the British firm to its favor.

Tuesday Forecast

March Brought In By Snow, Severe Thunderstorms From Winter Storm Quo

Feb 29, 2016 11:30 AM EST

A winter storm working its way toward the East Coast will dump snow, ice and rain across the Midwest and East.

LSE and Deutsche Boerse

LSE In Merger Talks With Deutsche Boerse, Two Firms To Create Financial Behemoth?

Feb 24, 2016 10:17 AM EST

The London Stock Exchange has confirmed that it is in merger talks with German market operator Deutsche Boerse.

ICE Agent

San Francisco ICE Agent Loses Loaded Gun While On Duty

Feb 21, 2016 08:12 AM EST

A San Francisco ICE agent lost his gun after placing it on top of his car and driving off.

Ice Shelf Collapse

Antarctic Ice Shelves Collapsed At End Of Last Ice Age Due To A Warming Climate, Study Says

Feb 18, 2016 03:03 PM EST

A massive Antarctic ice shelf collapse took place at the end of the last ice age and may help us predict how current ice shelves will respond to climate change.

Ice Sheets

Study Reveals Ice Sheet Behavior, Represents 'Leap Forward' For Understanding Climate Change

Feb 17, 2016 04:03 PM EST

Researchers have revealed the workings of ice sheet behavior in a new study that may better our understanding of climate change.

Ice Crystals

New Ice Crystal Could Help Find Life On Other Planets

Feb 16, 2016 05:02 PM EST

Scientists used pressure to create a new formation of ice.

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