South Pole

nuclear power plant

Russia Is About to Tow its “Floating Chernobyl” Through the Arctic Circle

The plant’s two reactors sit atop a nearly 500-foot platform, which will be pulled by tugboats through the Northern Sea Route
Alex Lubben

Looking for Aliens in the Arctic and Antarctic

With UFO sightings and temperatures on the rise, an artist discovers why the cold poles are hotspots for extraterrestrial life.
Himali Singh Soin
Pole Troll

16-Year-Old Skis to South Pole, Trolls Men Who Told her to Make a Sandwich

Internet trolls told a 16-year-old explorer to get back home and make them a sandwich. So, she skied to the South Pole and left a ham cheese sandwich there for them.
Liam Daniel Pierce

This Explorer Is Leading an Arctic Expedition to Show the Firsthand Effects of Climate Change

We chat with famed adventurer Sir Robert Swan about his upcoming journey to Antarctica that will use only renewable energy.
Alexis Chemblette

Meet the Man Who Wants to Set Up a French-Fry Stand in Antarctica

I was wondering why the hell artist Arjen Boerstra wants to make fries on the other side of the world, between glaciers, in the freezing cold. So I called him to find out.
Roëlla Van Gulik

Inside the Loneliest Five-Star Restaurant in the World

You can eat foie gras at Antarctica's Concordia Station, but your closest neighbor is the International Space Station and you might not see oranges for three months.
Daniel Oberhaus

An Explainer on the Polar Vortex You're About to Experience

Netflix and chill this weekend, literally.
Madison Margolin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

White House wants women to register for draft, Trump picks James "Mad Dog" Mattis as defense secretary, French president François Hollande will not run for second term, and more.
VICE Staff

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s South Pole Visit Took a Crazy Turn

The iconic astronaut, 86, is in stable condition at at Antarctic research station.
Meredith Rutland Bauer

Rescuers are on a daring mission to save two people stranded at a South Pole research station

Only hours ago, a Canadian plane landed at Rothera, a British Antarctic Survey Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, after picking up two people working at a South Pole scientific station who urgently need medical help.
Hilary Beaumont

Currents Are the Secret to an Antarctic Climate Change Mystery

But just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not happening.
Sarah Emerson
best of 2015

The Most Stunning Dining Destinations We Visited This Year

In order to eat the world, we have to travel to its farthest reaches, discovering some stunning destinations along the way.
Munchies Staff