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  1. How Does New Jersey Clear Snow from Train Tracks? With a Jet Engine, of Course

    Wait... why don't they also use jets to make their trains go faster?

    There was a bit of weather overnight in the Northeast that resulted in some significant snowfall in a lot of places. One of those places was New Jersey, and the state's Transit Authority tweeted two photos of how they're handling the snow. They're handling it with jet engines. Right on, New Jersey.

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  2. Monday Cute: Six Seconds of Puppy’s First Snow

    Yeah, well, that puppy doesn't have to shovel the driveway. Wait, I live in an apartment complex. I don't have to shovel the driveway either. Wait for me, puppy!

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  3. New Study Suggests Snowfall on Mars

    Snowsuits that the little green men might have worn as of yet unconfirmed.

    While scientists are now certain that there was once water on Mars, there are still many questions about what that means. Questions linger over how much water there was, what form it may have taken, and what role it had in the Martian ecosystem. Researchers at Brown University have been studying some of these questions, and have found evidence to support the theory that the water regularly precipitated on Mars, suggesting a history of snowy seasons on the Red Planet.

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  4. Just Add Water: Seattle Seahawks Really Do Play Better at Home in Rain and Snow

    Hailing from Washington, I can happily confirm that yes, as you may have heard, it rains quite a bit there. Somehow, though, we mostly get by just fine. Now, a University of Washington meteorologist has run the numbers to find that our NFL team has not only found ways to live with the rainy, wet conditions that are par for the course in the Northwest -- they actually thrive in them. The playoff bound Seattle Seahawks are more likely to win home games in rain or snow, and not by just a little.

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  5. Check Out the Wild Geometric Snow Art of Simon Beck

    No need to bring in the FBI or Mel Gibson, because these intricate, crop circle-like patterns in the snow weren't left behind by aliens with a knack for artistic design. British artist and competitive orienteer Simon Beck has been making these trampled snow art pieces since 2004 at the Les Arcs ski resort in France. Relying on computer mapping and the years of orienteering skills under his belt, Beck is able to create precise geometric patterns in the snow based on his projections and local landmarks in the area. And the only tools that Beck uses when out in the field is the pair of snowshoes on his own two feet. Too bad the only thing we do with snow is throw rock salt on it which, last time we checked, is an unappreciated art form.

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  6. NASA Discovers a New Kind of Martian Snow; We Hope They Give Curiosity a Snow Day

    It Came From Outer Space

    Look, I know that Curiosity didn't land anywhere near Mars' polar dry-ice-cap. And I know that this recent discovery was made based on observations from a particular Martian winter several years ago. And I know that the Curiosity Rover is not sentient neither tires, gets bored, or has feelings. I'm just saying: Martian. Robot. Snow day.

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  7. Mars is Weird: NASA Orbiter Shows “Dry Ice” Snow on Red Planet

    While Curiosity has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention lately, it's worth remembering that everyone's favorite rover isn't the only one doing cool stuff with Mars. When it's not getting some glamour shots of its ground-based cousin, the Mars Reconaissance Orbiter (MRO) is still finding out all sorts of neat things about our nearest sibling in the solar system, like confirming the suspicion that Mars has instances in which it snows dry ice -- carbon dioxide that has frozen at temperatures below -193 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  8. Swedish Man Survived Being Trapped in Car For Months, Hibernated “Like a Bear”

    There's a pretty incredible story floating around the Internet today about a 45 year-old Swedish man who was rescued from his car after apparently being trapped inside without food for months. Some snowmobilers came across the vehicle buried in snow on a forest path, not far from the northern city of Umea. His rescuers were surprised to find someone inside, wrapped in a sleeping bag, and even more surprised when the man managed to gasp out that he'd been in the car since December 19th.

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  9. This is Snowtober, as Seen from Space

    Residents of the northeast U.S. coast got a bit of a surprise this past weekend when a freak snowstorm dumped a load of heavy, wet snow well in advance of November. The storm, dubbed Snowtober, apparently broke records across the coast, dropping 32 inches of snow in some areas and leaving over 3 million homes without power. Amazingly, this storm actually did more damage in some areas than Hurricane Irene did. Now, a totally different view of the weather comes from NASA's Terra satellite, which captured the above image on October 30th. Doesn't seem so bad from up there.

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  10. Red Pandas, Frolicking in the Snow [Video]


    No one is thrilled about the fact that the spring equinox does not change the actual weather. But if it must be cold, and we must look at snow, then there had better be fluffy, adorable red pandas bounding about in it. (URLesque)

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