The sun is completing a "solar flip," and that means many people could have the best chance in a decade of seeing the aurora borealis, or Northern Lights. NASA says every 11 years the sun's polar magnetic fields reverse like this and it can cause a bigger light show. The most common auroras are green, and the rarest are red.
Here's something anyone who has ever had to shovel snow will appreciate: a remote-controlled snow plow. Students at the State University of North Dakota built the plow, which weighs 600 pounds and can cut through up to six inches of snow. Eventually, they say it will go solo thanks to GPS.
And Merriam-Webster has chosen its 2013 English word of the year and that word is -- "Science". The dictionary publisher says that's because it had the biggest spike in online searches, up 176 percent. They say that's because there were a lot of discussions this year surrounding science in topics like education and climate change.
Friday, April 18 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:02:17 GMT
A sugaring season was cut short in Swanton overnight after a shed caught fire. Fire officials tell us they got the call around 1:30 a.m. Friday for the sugarhouse fire on Woods Hill Road. They say theMore >>
Sugaring season was cut short in Swanton early Friday morning after a shed caught fire. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:04:26 GMT
This week, the first line of emergency responders are being recognized for their work. National Telecommunicators Week ends Saturday. It's a national week honoring the men and women who work around-the-clockMore >>
This week, the first line of emergency responders are being recognized for their work.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:50:17 GMT
Fires may soon be burning in parts of the Green Mountain National Forest. Federal officials will team up with local fire departments for some prescribed burns. They only plan to burn about 300 or 400More >>
Federal officials will team up with local fire departments for some prescribed burns in the Green Mountain National Forest.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:05:15 GMT
As the temperatures start to climb, it's your last weekend to ski in New Hampshire. The three remaining areas that are open -- Loon Mountain, Cannon Mountain, and Bretton Woods -- are planning to closeMore >>
As the temperatures start to climb, it's your last weekend to ski in New Hampshire.More >>