The Weird And Wonderful World Of Icicle Science

Despite icicles killing chilling numbers of people per year, we know surprisingly little about the hows and whys of their formation (and no, the answer is not just 'the cold'). The Icicle Atlas, a giant online repository of everything you could ever want to know about icicles, seeks to change that. » 3/18/15 1:00am 3/18/15 1:00am

Meet an Icicle Farmer 

To most of us, icicles grow naturally, usually off the roofs of poorly insulated houses. But at Utah-based Ice Castles, man-made icicle farms are growing 15,000 icicles a day. ow else do you think giant ice palaces get built? Welcome to the world of icicle farming. » 1/22/15 12:40pm 1/22/15 12:40pm

Can You Kill Someone With an Icicle? Slingshot Maniac Investigates

Everyone's favorite vaguely Eastern European slingshot enthusiast is back again to endanger both himself and the people he loves. Except this time, Joerg is flinging ice—because winter is coming. » 4/06/14 9:00pm 4/06/14 9:00pm

Gutterglove IceBreaker Melts Deadly Icicle Spikes

Sure, it's Summer now, but in a few months some of us will be dodging falling icicles again (especially Chicago come Spring). If it's a concern at your house, this heated gutter-guard melts icicles and snow quicker than most. » 8/25/09 9:40pm 8/25/09 9:40pm