Snow

A winter sport that adapts to climate change

Climate change has made snowfall in some regions less consistent, posing a major problem for winter sports facilities. But now a new winter game is rolling onto the scene, guaranteeing fun for visitors with or without snow on the ground.

How do snowflakes form?

Scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss one of her latest podcast episodes, “Why Snowflakes Have 6 Sides.”

SciTech Now Episode 228

We explore the warming Arctic through its bird population, learn how snowflakes form and why they have 6 sides, check out state-of-the-art care for our wounded veterans at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, and see how drones are modernizing the farming industry.

Snowmageddon or snowperbole? Juno was both.

It is the second day after what Mayor de Blasio warned “could be the biggest snowstorm in the history of [New York].”  And by most estimations, the City has survived.  But what exactly?  A snowpocalypse?  A snowmageddon?  Well, whatever Juno was, it certainly wasn’t “something worse than we have ever seen before,” as predicted on […]