With the Blizzard Comes These Star-Shaped Snowflakes

The northeast of the United States is in the midst of a blizzard, which could bring a potentially historic amount of snow to New York City. But earlier today, before temperatures drop and the snow covers everything, these large, star-shaped snowflakes were spotted all over the city. » 1/26/15 11:00pm 1/26/15 11:00pm

How snowflakes get their shape

As winter settles in, many of us are getting an up-close look at more snowflakes than we might care to. Let's take a moment to look at just what forces are shaping (literally) our winter weather. » 12/09/13 4:30pm 12/09/13 4:30pm

Amazing close-up photos of snowflakes taken without a microscope

These are the best kinds of snowflakes: the kind that are under the lens of a camera and not piled up outside my door. A Russian photographer uses a set up he made himself to take these photos. See more below! » 12/08/13 1:00pm 12/08/13 1:00pm

Winter is Coming: Make Game of Thrones paper snowflakes to celebrate

Krystal Higgins has come up with a series of paper snowflake designs inspired by the great houses of Game of Thrones. Just print out the designs on Higgins' site, cut along the lines, and paste a flurry of your favorite house sigils to your windows. » 12/07/13 9:00am 12/07/13 9:00am

These are among the world's first 3D photographs of untouched snowflakes

Researchers at the University of Utah have teamed up with the NSF to understand better just how fast and in what form snowflakes truly fall. To do it, they're using a high-speed Multi-Angle Snowflake Cam (aka "MASC") to capture real-time 3D images of snowflakes in freefall at Utah's Alta Ski Area. » 4/12/13 12:20pm 4/12/13 12:20pm

Take a look at some gorgeous snowflakes, and find out the reason…

Most of us spent part of our youth cutting up construction paper to make snowflakes which tended to look nothing like the globs of white moving past our windows. Check under a microscope, though, and you'll see that snowflakes are beautiful six-sided crystals. Why is this? » 1/27/12 4:20pm 1/27/12 4:20pm

Behold the awesome power of the snowflake, magnified

The Electron Microscopy Unit has been photographing and studying the structure of snowflakes under an electron microscope. Now you can reap the benefits — check out this amazing gallery of the tiny kingdoms in each falling piece of snow. » 12/27/10 3:12pm 12/27/10 3:12pm