A new study reveals why ice gets so slippery — and it wasn’t what we expected

The next time you slip on a lick of ice, at least you’ll know the physics behind it!

Arctic sea ice chock-full of microplastics, with over 12,000 particles per litre of ice

It should basically be called Arctic sea plastic by now.

Ice-VII found in nature for the first time, suggests aqueous fluid present in Earth’s deep mantle

A strange form of ice is intriguing scientists.

Climate change is link between record-low Arctic ice cover, freak weather in Europe and the US

The Arctic’s getting really hot.

Scientists reproduce superionic ice thought to exist in Uranus’ core

Water was subjected to a pressure millions of times higher than at Earth’s sea level.

Cliffs of pure, blue water-ice spotted just below Mars’ surface

That’s a lot of water.

We’re one step closer to understanding the Mpemba effect, or why hot water freezes faster

Physics, the original troll.

Melt runoff is making the waters around Greenland less saline

The consequences are important for ecosystem health.

Gaping hole larger than the Netherlands opens up in icy sea off Antarctica

Scientists caution that it’s too early to involve climate change in this instance.

For the first time, scientists catch water turning into ‘ice seven’ — a strange form of alien ice

Ice isn’t as boring as you think.

Scientists found lollipop-shaped ice crystals in some clouds

Ice lollipops in clouds sounds just delightful.

It’s so hot that Antarctica is going green, as global warming triggers moss explosion

When we said ‘Go green,’ this really wasn’t what we had in mind.

Arctic ice is turning green, and now we know why

Green is not always good.

Aerosol emissions kept climate change in check over the Arctic until Clean Air regulations

Emissions work both ways. Well, worked.

Startling NASA photo reveals 300-foot-wide rift in Antarctic Ice Shelf

It looks like we’re moving closer to a dramatic break-up.

British researchers on the hunt for world’s oldest ice

As the Antarctic spring comes to an end and the “summer” enters into force, a team of geoscientists is seeking 1.5-million-year ice.

The Greenland ice sheet is losing some 270 billion tons of ice each year, a new study finds

Knowing how much water gets melted into the oceans will help us estimate the impact of rising sea levels.

Three water facts that prove it doesn’t play by the rules

We drink it, we bathe in it, but it’s stranger than you’d think.

Why one pole is melting, while the other is still packed with ice

In the past decade, ice extent at the two poles couldn’t be more different. The Arctic has seen its 13 smallest maximum ice extents in the last 13 years, and since 1979 lost 620,000 square miles of winter sea ice cover, an area more than twice the size of Texas. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, ice cover has actually increased despite warming trends

Huge portion of Greenland starts to melt, surprises scientists

A massive portion of the Greenland ice sheet has started to melt, taking researchers by surprise. The vast region is experiencing a freakishly early spring thaw, with 12% of Greenland’s ice melting on Monday, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute. “We had to check that our models were still working properly,”6 Peter Langen, climate scientist at DMI, told blog Polar Portal.