Earth's two poles are remote and dangerous. But they have what no nearby planet has: water, air, and abundant natural and biological resources. That makes these frigid regions hot.
'Race to the End of the Earth,' the new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York, recounts the momentous and deadly race between two explorers to be the first to reach the South Pole.
Passengers on an 'Arctic expedition' cruise in late June hoped to see ice. And did they!