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Top Dramatic Moments at Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are a little more than a month away, and athletes around the world are gearing up to participate in their events. No doubt legends will be made at this year’s games, but the quadrennial event has already had its share of historic moments in its 90-year history.


The Times of London: ‘Today it’s the Winter Solstice, the moment when Stonehenge is perfectly aligned with the rising and setting sun.’

Finally, the days can start getting longer again (in the Northern Hemisphere, sorry Southern Hemisphere)

(via dendroica)

X Games and Winter Sports You Won’t Believe

I’m pretty sure I’ve tried shovel racing (#6)… but it wasn’t snowing at the time. Ah, those drunken student days…

Is your telescope getting chilly? You’d better follow the advice of BBC astronomer/presenter Mark Thompson!

Don’t Freeze Your Telescope Off! “The advice of looking after your extremities is absolutely true and especially for astronomy. Standing around in a cold field doing little or no exercise means you must conserve as much heat as possible and the extremities is where your body loses it, fast.”

Mild Winter = Hot Summer? Not Exactly

For those who dread a scorching summer after the balmy winter, take heart. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasts say it may be above normal, but not an oven.

NOAA notes above normal temperatures may sizzle the southern U.S. and eastern seaboard. But from Mid-Missouri to the Pacific Northwest, temperatures may be normal or even a bit cooler than normal.

"There’s a tilt in the odds toward a warmer summer for the southern two-thirds of the country, but it’s not a guarantee," Mike Halpert, deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center told OurAmazingPlanet. “We don’t give guarantees in the climate business.”

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