Study reveals the unique mathematics of snowflakes

Aside from being cold, snowflakes are well-known for their unique shapes. New research illuminates how these lovely crystals form. When the air is still snowflakes gently drift to the surface, but on other occasions they get violently tossed about by wind and other forms of precipitation. While this can be beautiful to observe, it also adds an element of the unpredictable to snowstorms — although a group of researchers at the University of Utah may have helped change that forever....

Originally posted on salon.com