ICESat-2 launches to measure polar ice

What's happening to the Antarctic ice-sheet? How quickly is it melting and by how much? A couple of days ago NASA launched ICESat-2 which will allow scientists to get a clear picture of ice-sheet loss at both poles - and the potential sea-level rises this will cause. The technology on board can measure changes in height of the ice to within 4 millimetres!

Paul Nicklen: photographer who captures the beauty of the poles

We recommend this inspiring article about Paul Nicklen who grew up in the north of Canada, learning survival techniques from the indigenous people. He has since become world-famous for his breathtaking wildlife photos taken in both the Artic and Antarctic.

Antarctic Live in London

If you are in London over the next few days there's still time to catch Antarctica Live at the Science Museum - a festival of art and science, which includes dance as a way to celebrate the continent's extraordinary beauty. The festival ends on 30th August.