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A cross-section of a thick sheet of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that appears bright blue in this enhanced-color view of Mars from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in this image released on January 11, 2018.

Scientists found accessible ice sheets on Mars, and it could be a ‘game-changer’ for colonizing the planet

Using images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists found eight sites where the ice is exposed — meaning there could be accessible drinking water.
Crew members of the littoral combat ship USS Little Rock man the rails during the ship's commissioning ceremony, in Buffalo, New York, December 16, 2017.

The US Navy’s newest warship is stuck in Canada because of ice

The USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo, New York, on December 16. It has yet to make it to open ocean.

The acting ICE director said politicians who run ‘sanctuary cities’ should be charged with crimes

Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said he asked the Justice Department to look into whether officials in so-called "sanctuary cities" can be criminally charged.
Haitian immigrants and supporters rally to reject DHS Decision to terminate TPS for Haitians, at the Manhattan borough in New York

The 10 best cities in the US for immigrants

From Los Angeles and San Jose to Boston and New York City, these are the most immigrant-friendly cities in the United States.
A general view shows a newly built section of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Sunland Park, U.S. opposite the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 26, 2017.

The Trump administration is weighing splitting up immigrant families who cross the border illegally

The Homeland Security Department is considering a proposal that would separate immigrant parents from their children when caught crossing the border illegally.
A U.S. border patrol agent looks over the Rio Grande river at the border between United States and Mexico, in Roma, Texas, U.S., May 11, 2017.

Trump wants 15,000 more agents to patrol the US border, but immigration authorities say there’s one big problem

US Border Patrol is facing an officer shortage, and suggests it may not be able to hire the additional 15,000 agents President Donald Trump has requested.
Maybe steer clear of mixed drinks from now on.

A bartender says there’s a disgusting reason to order beer or wine over cocktails

A survey of bartenders found that some bars and restaurants don't keep their ice machines as clean as they should — and it could make you sick.
A map of Antarctic ice flow speed.

Hot rock under Antarctica may be melting some of its ice sheets from the bottom-up

A plume of hot mantle rock may be heating West Antarctica, creating lakes and rivers below massive ice sheets and contributing to sea-level rise.
Jupiter's icy moon Europa as seen via images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.

NASA finally has the map it needs to explore Europa for signs of alien life

Scientists spent 15 years making the first geologic map of Europa. The map will help NASA pick places to explore on the icy, ocean-hiding moon of Jupiter.

Motel 6 is under fire after admitting that locations regularly called ICE to report undocumented immigrants staying there

At least two Arizona Motel 6 locations were regularly calling ICE to report guests that employees believed to be undocumented immigrants.