Yes, it’s true. There really ARE mad scientists!  This group is walking around, doing science (important stuff) on ice floes in the Arctic.  On ice. In the Arctic!

They’re mad, I tell you!  Mad!

Look at that…  bbrrrrrr!

That’s not one mad scientist in a weird, special effect picture.  That’s TEN mad scientists, doing mad scientist research on ice floes.  A short distance below them?  Hundreds, perhaps thousands of feet of (literally) ice cold water!

See?  Utter madness!

See?  Her brain has already frozen… She thinks she’s having fun!

For all the low-down on this insanity, go to the NASA Blogs page for the Arctic Voyage 2010, here.