animals
Stop Letting Your Dogs Freeze to Death, You Slithering Ghouls

The polar vortex may be chilling much of the midwest United States to the bone this week, but it’s cold as hell elsewhere too. And a dog’s place during these frigid winter months is huddled up inside with their people where it’s toasty warm. But during the last few weeks, multiple reports have surfaced of dogs freezing to death after being left outside amid record-low temperatures. Read More >>

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Watching Lake Ice Slowly Pile Up on Shore Is a Soothing Reminder That Spring Is Coming Soon

Those of us who experience the cold of winter have definitely had our fill of snow and frigid temperatures. There is beauty to be found when the thermometer drops below freezing, like the sights and sounds of lake ice cracking and piling up on the shore, but it’s mostly soothing as a reminder that spring will soon be here. Read More >>

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The Beauty of Freezing Bubbles Is the Only Good Thing About Nightmarish Winter Temperatures

Did you for some reason think the gruelling endurance march that was 2017 would end without one final ordeal? You fool. Right now people across the Atlantic are enduring record-breaking sub-zero temperatures, with the only silver lining being that it’s cold enough to instantly freeze soap bubbles, which it turns out is shockingly beautiful. Read More >>

design
Stuff This Pac-a-Mac With Leaves or Newspapers and It Becomes a Warm Emergency Parka

Are you obsessed with packing light when you travel, even if it means not being prepared for the weather where you’re going? Then you’ll like the Uncharted Supply Company lightweight, highly-packable mac that can transform into a puffy, warm parka. Read More >>

automotive
Volkswagen Put an Invisible Layer of Silver in Its New Windshields to Melt Away Snow

It’s impossible not to look at a new feature from Volkswagen with a skeptical eye after Dieselgate, but we’re hoping the company’s new climate windshield, that can melt snow and ice without the need for distracting wires, delivers as promised — because the winter sucks if you own a car. Read More >>

motorcycles
This Motorcycle With Snowmobile Tracks is the Most Overkill Way to Crush Your Winter Commute

Forget about trying to cram your way onto an already packed underground carriage when it’s snowy and you need to get to work. Motorcycle maker Christini has applied its expertise in building two-wheel drive bikes to a new snow-thrashing machine called the II-Track Snow Bike system that promises to make wintery commutes actually enjoyable. Read More >>

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The Patterns That Come Out When Bubbles Freeze Are So Cool

My advice in surviving winter? Move somewhere warm. Can’t do that? Then just stay inside for three months. Can’t do that? Then... wait, why can’t you do that? Friend’s birthday? Forget about it. Dinner? Order in. Life? Experience it through videos on the Internet. Like this one by ZALUSKart, where bubbles freeze over and over again and reveal wonderful patterns right before they do. Read More >>

science
What’s Causing These Eerie Spinning Ice Discs?

Physics causes some strange phenomena, like slowly-rotating discs of ice on a frozen river that resemble UFO saucers. But have no fear, science is here to explain away your excitement. Read More >>

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You Don’t Need a Hill When There’s a Jet Engine Strapped to Your Snowboard

Adding to the near-infinite list of things you saw on the internet that you really shouldn’t try at home, YouTube’s the Hacksmith strapped a couple of jet turbine engines to the back of a snowboard and hit his Canadian snow-covered streets because when you’ve got a jet-powered snowboard, you don’t need a mountain. Read More >>

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The World’s Smallest Snowman is So Cute

Look at this cute little snowman! I bet he won’t even melt and make me cry like the snowman from Jack Frost does. Read More >>

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This Lighthouse Completely Covered in Ice is An Incredible Sight

Photographer Joshua Nowicki captured photographs of the St. Joseph lighthouse at the mouth of the St. Joseph River in Michigan and it’s beautifully (and completely) covered in ice. And because the thick icicles that accentuate the lighthouse are angled back from the strong winds, it looks like an alien sculpture that’s frozen in time. Read More >>

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Skiing Through These Ice Caves on a Glacier Looks Majestic

Watching Sam Favret ski through Mer de Glace makes me think that there probably aren’t too many places in the world that are more fun to ski than that beautiful valley glacier in the Mont-Blanc massif in the French Alps. There are all these narrow pathways to zip through with huge ice walls surrounding you, little mysterious ice caves to explore, and makeshift ice halfpipes and ramps to pull tricks off of. Sure, crashing would hurt like hell but the views are incredible. Read More >>

science
The Polar Vortex Has Returned to North America

A huge expanse of cold, Arctic air is sweeping through parts of Canada and the United States. Known as a “polar vortex,” the weather system is expected to deliver record-setting low temperatures and a particularly nasty wind chill. Read More >>

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Careening Down a Mountain on Glowing Skis is Dangerously Beautiful

You’d think that professional skier Mathieu Bijasson would be a little more careful after having his first kid. But now that he’s a dad, apparently skiing down a mountain on a pair of glowing skis in the middle of the night is how he chooses to spend his time while his kid sleeps. Read More >>

gift guide
The Best Gadgets to Survive the Cold Weather

Last winter wasn't actually been that cold, but the end of 2016 has seen the weather get quite a bit colder. Not snow cold (yet), but cold enough to warrant a good warm coat and maybe a pair of gloves. It may not be unbearable weather, but we can always rely on some extra tech to make our lives more comfortable. Read More >>