Investigators suspect the debris found near Reunion Island could be that of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370. Photograph: How Foo Yeen/Getty Images

Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, t(...)

Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum. Photograph: Alpha

Tutto Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti’s Modena home is now open to the public as a museum (Stradello Nava 8; www.casamuseolucianopavarotti.it; admi(...)

Taking a loop from Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a huge area of wilderness and wildlife. Photograph: Thinkstock

We are three men starting to plan a trip to the Antarctic, at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and would appreciate your guidance. Ideally it would(...)

Google Earth’s Street View has brought ever more remote regions of the world to our computer screens. Last year we were treated to a camel’s-eye-view (...)

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(...)