Contribute Now
Secret Life of Ice | Topics | WMHT
  • Click to contribute to WMHT
  • Click to make/update a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list

Secret Life of Ice

Posted by WMHT Web Editor on

Watch Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 6pm on WMHT TV.

Ice is one of the strangest, most beguiling and mesmerising substances in the world. Full of contradictions, it is transparent yet it can glow with colour, it is powerful enough to shatter rock but it can melt in the blink of an eye. It takes many shapes, from the fleeting beauty of a snowflake to the multi-million tonne vastness of a glacier and the eeriness of the ice fountains of far-flung moons.

Science writer Dr Gabrielle Walker has been obsessed with ice ever since she first set foot on Arctic sea ice. In this program she searches out some of the secrets hidden deep within the ice crystal to try to discover how something so ephemeral has the power to sculpt landscapes, to preserve our past and inform our future.

Click for more information.

Phylogenetic trees can tell us where medical problems come from, and how to fight them.

PBS Nature News

Getting Under a Spy Creature’s Skin

Get a glimpse under the skin of the robot cameras featured in the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. The design and engineering that goes into these spy creatures is...

Episode 4 | Bad Behavior

Spy Creatures infiltrate the underground world of animal mischief, crime, and retribution. Spy Monkey is caught between crossfires as real monkeys fight over beach...

NOVA scienceNOW News

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They're the future of green cuisine.