While the massive nor'easter that swept across the East Coast earlier this week forced some to remain shut inside their homes and wait out the storm, others could not be more excited about the almost-record snowfall, and took full advantage.
Do you remember those childhood Decembers when it snowed so hard that you had feet of packed powder to play with? You could build a snowman, have a snowball fight between snow forts, or - my personal favorite - you could tunnel. Now a researcher is suggesting that this is a favorite past-time for many small birds, too.
Researchers are taking inspiration from nature to design the most efficient and repairable power and information networks, where essential redundancy patterns resemble the complex and beautiful branching of snowflakes.
September is a month best characterized by last minute barbeques, beach runs, sun tan lotion, and back to school shopping. The last thing you'd expect is having to break out the snow shovel, but on Thursday some South Dakota residents had to do just that, with one of the state's earliest snow falls ever.
Don't toss out your shovels and snow-blowers just yet, researchers say. Global warming may bring milder winters, but blizzards are still very much in our future, a new study suggests.