Is Every Snowflake Actually Unique?

As it turns out, snowflakes are complicated little buggers. Take a few hexagons of water molecules, throw in randomness, and you've got a seemingly infinite number of snowflake shapes at your fingertips. All further proof that, if you know where to look, physics can be absolutely beautiful. [YouTube] Read More >>

Charity Gift Wrap Turns Common Germs Into Pwetty Wittle Snowflakes

Homelessness charity St. Mungos has created this charming gift wrap, consisting of three heart-warming snowflake scenes. But they're not snowflakes, they're the cold, influenza and pneumonia viruses, blown up to highlight but three of the problems faced by the homeless in winter. All money goes to charity. Buy here: [Wrap Up Project] Read More >>

So How Exactly Do Snowflakes Become Frozen Works of Art?

We probably all have a rough idea of how exactly a snowflake forms high above our heads, but BytesizeScience breaks down the specifics of why every flake has six sides, how they can become so intricate, and why there might actually be plenty of them that look exactly the same. Read More >>

These Macro Pictures of Snowflakes Are Stunningly Beautiful

You forget how beautifully ornate snowflakes can be until you see them up close, in full detail. This photo series from Andrew Osokin shows how stunningly gorgeous each snowflake is. They look unreal. Read More >>


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