As the Academy's first Affiliated Artist, Michael Bartalos presents the series of work he's creating using recycled materials from polar research facilities in Antarctica to inspire sustainability worldwide.
August 31, 2018
Antarctica's largest resident land animals are microscopic — and are believed to have survived the last ice age.
July 31, 2018
Antarctic researchers recover two million year-old ice cores, the oldest samples yet discovered.
June 30, 2018
An airborne NASA mission monitors polar ice to better understand its connections to the global climate system.
May 31, 2018
Antarctic notothenioid fish have a natural antifreeze for survival in icy waters. But there may be a downside.
May 30, 2018
A new project monitors Antarctica's waters for insights into fish that survive subzero temperatures.
March 31, 2018
Cryoconite holes are microhabitats that sustain Antarctic life under the harshest conditions.
February 28, 2018
Antarctica's underwater robots are laying the foundation for future exploration of our solar system's icy moons.
January 31, 2018
Skua Central is McMurdo Station's free thrift shop, exemplifying the research base's reduce/recycle/reuse ethos.
December 31, 2017
At the South Pole's high elevation, the only dust is from outer space. Enter the Cosmic Dust Sucker.