Thanks to human ingenuity, things get even more bitterly cold!
Antarctica takes the cake for coldest place on Earth.
Russian scientists are eagerly waiting to explore Lake Vostok in Antarctica.
How can an organism survive in Antarctica? What is a cryptoendolith?
Did you know that there are huge, hidden lakes beneath the Antarctic ice sheets? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
If you ever visit the Arctic, you might see some really cool, luminescent clouds high up in the atmosphere. Scientists call them night shining clouds.
You probably haven't heard of the Sooty Shearwater. This creature can travel 40,000 miles in just 200 days, which is the longest migration we have on record.
They might seem innocent and lovely in your aquarium, but released into the wild, your plants and fish can knock aquatic ecosystems right out of balance.
Think you're safe eating organic? Learn about persistent organic pollutants on this Moment of Science.
What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.