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29
Dec

The Secret Life of Snowflakes

Much of the country got hammered over the holidays. And we got a lot of snow, too!

So have you ever wondered what snow really looks like? Up close? Up really close?

We all used plastic scissors to make paper snowflakes in elementary school. And it turns out that nature uses pretty much the same techniques. Or at least I think so, based on how much real snowflakes look like paper snowflakes.

This little guy is why I have to go to the chiropractor

Learn more over at Wired Science where they have an amazing gallery of snowflakes as seen through an electron microscope.

And for the love of everything that’s decent in the world, please remember to bend your knees when shoveling. We want all our beloved Secret Lifers to stay happy and healthy in the new year.

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Tom Miller

    Tom Miller is the producer of “Secret Life” and co-editor of the site’s blog. His job involves interviewing scientists and engineers, getting them to tell their amazing stories and occasionally trying to get them to sing. It’s a fantastic gig and Tom is extremely grateful for it.