• santa claus Nov 20, 2021

    Demand for Santa Is Up, But Labor Shortage Stretches to North Pole

    You better not pout, you better not cry, and here is why: Santa is trying to come to town this holiday season, even with record demand. On a recent night in Manchester, New Hampshire, a group of Santas came together for a Santa supper — a chance to catch their breath between deciding who is naughty and nice. “We are…

  • north pole Jan 5, 2021

    Weather Quiz: North Pole Warming

    NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks what type of weather occurs in the U.S. when a sudden upper level warming happens over the North Pole.

  • JFK Dec 25, 2019

    JFK Letter Promising Santa Safe During Cold War on Display

    In the throes of the Cold War, the Soviet Union was planning to test a massive nuclear bomb in the Arctic Circle. But in a letter to then-President John F. Kennedy, a young Michigan girl was most concerned about the North Pole’s most famous resident. “Please stop the Russians from bombing the North Pole,” 8-year-old Michelle Rochon, of Marine...

  • stem Dec 18, 2019

    Another Reason for the Seasons

    We all know the four seasons. Traditionally, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Of course here in Texas your family, like mine, may have a running joke that would add a slight variation or two to that list. The seasons are historically associated with cycles of life: birth, growth, harvest, and death. On the scientific side, they are the result of…

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