Snowflakes & Science

One of Wilson A Bentley's numerous photos of snow crystals

One of Wilson A Bentley’s numerous photos of snow crystals. Photo borrowed from: Smithsonian Institute

Now that it is mid-winter and the snow has spread like a carpet over large parts of the world, I believe the timing is just about right to take a second look at the beautiful snow crystals and their history. In the history of snowflakes, we also find a story about the good, thorough, scientific investigation, where empirical data – evidence – is being painstakingly collected:

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