While waiting for the bus in the dead of winter, you’ve probably wondered if taking a run around the block would help you battle the freezing cold. After all, your body generates heat and warms up when you exercise, right? It turns out that strategy has some merit, but only at certain speeds.
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 windbreaker that can transform into a puffy, warm parka.
When it comes to cooling things in the lab, scientists have long found an experimental lower limit just above the theoretical coldest temperature. Well, a group of American scientists have now made things (lowers shades) ...even cooler.
It doesn’t matter how fancy the office you work in is, it’s an unwritten rule that when winter arrives, you’re going to be cold at work. Even the pool tables and catered lunches in your dot-com wonderland can’t keep you warm, but this folding under desk heater from Panasonic certainly will.
Antarctica isn’t exactly a place I want to know more about. I mean, it’s cold, it’s dark, and it’s probably not meant for human life. Turns out, as always, I’m wrong. The history of Antarctica is fascinating. Kyle Sullivan weaves a really entertaining video (that’s so much better than any school lecture) about the…
Muskoxen look like mythical creatures, stuff you’d see in a museum or on a TV show. That’s because they’re animals from a prehistoric age. Rolf Steinmann made this short film In Between to show the animals life in the bitter cold of the Arctic and document their current plight. The footage of these animals huddled…
Here is footage taken using the military spec Selex Merlin thermal imaging camera of a shirtless man in the Scottish highlands during winter. The point is to show how fast humans lose the heat on their body when their bare skin is exposed to the bitter blistering cold. When he first takes off his clothes, you can see…
If you were idly wondering what it might be like to visit the High Canadian Arctic in the dead of winter, this incredible new shot of a cup of hot tea freezing in mid-air sums it up nicely: Cold. As. Hell.
Well, are you? Here’s a comprehensive guide to staying warm, staying dry and staying active when it’s cold outside. We’ll show you the best ways to do that, but also the affordable ways.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people head to conventions to talk tech, gaming, geek culture, even knitting! By the end, attendees walk out with swag, intel, and sometimes a rather nasty cold. Protect yourself from the infamous “con crud” and leave these gatherings scot free.
On Friday’s Grimm, Nick, Hank, and returning character Deputy Sheriff Janelle Farris investigate what appears to be yet another wesen-related murder, Monroe and Rosalee decide they’re not just going to take Henrietta’s word for it that Juliette can’t be helped, and speaking of, Juliette decides to cause some trouble…
Pick your pop culture reference—the Fortress of Solitude or Hoth—and brush the mountains in cotton candy white and add water raging underneath the frozen sheets and you get a little bit close to what Niagara Falls looks like right now. NBC News has footage of the frozen Niagara Falls and it looks like another planet.
This monster snow plow, the TowPlow, totally looks like it's drifting and dangerously flying through the snow covered roads but it's actually really smartly extending itself and making the plow wider so it can clear roads even faster. The TowPlow is dragged by the snow truck and swings out to cover more area. Slick.
Your homes are warm and toasty after treating yourselves to the great recommendations in last week’s Best Space Heater vote, but now your air is dry, and we need to balance that out with a humidifier. But which one? Head for the comments and nominate your favorite.
Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off.
Our series on products that keep you from freezing to death continues this week with space heaters. Head for comments section and generate some heat for your pick.
In the latest installment of Mental Floss' debunk-tastic series Misconceptions, Elliott Morgan serves up factual counterpoints to ten of the most common misconceptions about getting sick. It's all in here – from food poisoning myths to false notions about the common cold.
It’s freezing outside, and you want to check Dark Sky to further hammer home just how cold you are, but your smart device rejects the inputs from your obsolete gloves, asserting that they haven’t changed since at least The Odyssey. You need hand protection from the elements that works with your touchscreen, but which…