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The Science Behind Reindeer’s Color-Changing Eyes
It's not the magic of Christmas that turns their eyes from gold to blue.
Why Do Pipes Burst?
And why do they always do it so uniformly?
How do you make the perfect snowball?
The key is in the surface moisture.
5-Minute Project: Hand Warmers
Make your own portable hot packs
Winter, 1948: Boston Mayor Asks MIT to Create Snow-Fighting Flamethrowers
Back in January 1948, then-mayor of Boston, James Michael Curley, was frustrated. He worried of “perhaps disastrous flooding” from snowmelt,...
Next-Generation Snowshoes Pack In Your Pocket, Then Inflate For Convenient Trudging
If you’re feeling a little bogged down by winter’s wrath, fear not. When others are snowed in, you can simply...
How and When to Change From Summer to Winter Tires
Snow tires (also known as "winter tires") are tremendously important for your safety if you live in a snowy climate, and it's important to know
The Environmental Cost of Salting Roads
Why cost to the city's coffers outweighs cost to the Earth
Baby, it’s (Still) Cold Outside
If Punxsutawney Phil is right, Winter won't be over anytime soon; better bundle up
Sweating in a Winter Wonderland
Whether you bike, sled, ski, skate, or surf, here´s the best gear for frolicking in the cold