Dr Joseph Roche, who is hoping to go to Mars, pictured in the Science Gallery Dublin with a projection of Mars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Joseph Roche is an astrophysicist and assistant professor of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education at Trinity College’s School o(...)

Olinguito Bassaricyon neblina in Ecuador. Photograph: Mark Gurney

A bug called Tinkerbell, a mammal that looks like a living teddy bear and a see-through shrimp are included in the top 10 new species discovered durin(...)

Penny Ice Cap outlet glacier on Baffin Island which shows ‘rivers’ of ice as they flow towards the sea. Photograph:  Michael Studinger/Nasa

What’s with all the talk about ice melting at the poles and rising sea levels? Is there something new going on? It all has to do with melting glaciers(...)

“The South Pole Inn is not a pub where you should ever complain about the weather. It is of course named in honour of its former owner, the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who unlike most Irish people, knew what bad weather really meant.”

One pleasant afternoon over Easter, I found myself sitting at the counter of the South Pole Inn in Annascaul, Co Kerry, with my eyes fastened on a boo(...)

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the melting, two groups of scientists reported today.  File photograph:
Reuters

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming acceler(...)

World’s end: You can’t just jet off to the Antarctic as a tourist, but you could join an expedition cruise.  Photograph: Guy Wenborne

I would like to plan a trip to the Arctic or Antarctic. Could you recommend books/websites where I could begin research please? When is considered the(...)

Workers butcher a Baird’s beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo. File Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan has cancelled this year’s whale hunt off Antarctica just days after an international court ruled against the killings. Prime Minis(...)

The South Pole telescope and the Bicep2 telescope at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is seen against the night sky with the Milky Way. Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde/National Science Foundation

A telescope mounted in the frozen wastes of Antarctica has managed to read a signal “from the dawn of time”, one that fills in crucial gaps in (...)

Iridium GO Satellite Hotspot When it comes to needing a satellite phone – you’re on the summit of Everest or mid-Antarcti(...)

Cold comforts: Scott’s Hut in Cape Evans. Photograph: Michael Morrison

When Stefanie White returned to her home in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, from Antarctica last autumn she did so as a new member of an exclusive group tha(...)