Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation among four scientists from local institutions, all of whom worked in rather unconventional “labs:” a mine shaft half-a-mile underground, a volcanic crater in Siberia, a racetrack in rural America.The subject of the event was “Xtreme r
Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, Snow-torious BIG! Call it what you will – the past couple of days in Chicago have been extreme. And after great snow comes the big chill. Christopher C. Burt has chronicled events like this in his book Extreme Weather: A Guide and Record Book.