These beautiful snowflake photos were actually captured using a microscope

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Michael Peres is a photography professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He became obsessed with photographing snowflakes with his microscope since 2003 when he visited an exhibit featuring Wilson Bentley’s snowflake work. 

When snow falls, he catches the flakes on a black velvet tray and then transfers them onto the microscope glass with a needle. Since the snowflakes melt quickly, he usually has less than a minute to capture the flake before it’s gone forever.  Read more…

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Georgia LB Natrez Patrick faces court hearing after failed drug test

Georgia?linebacker Natrez Patrick, who had a misdemeanor drug charge dropped earlier this week, also faces a January court hearing for an alleged probation violation after he tested positive for marijuana, a solicitor told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. According to the report, the drug test was administered after Patrick, who was on probation for an October misdemeanor marijuana arrest in Athens, Georgia, was arrested in nearby Barrow County, Georgia on Dec. 3 for misdemeanor marijuana possession. That charge was dropped Thursday, and Patrick’s lawyer,?William Healan III of Winder, Georgia, told the AJC that Patrick passed a UGA-administered drug test within hours of the arrest. The Barrow County arrest triggered a probation violation in Athens-Clarke County, and Athens-Clarke County solicitor C.R. Chisholm said the subsequent drug test was standard in such situations. Chisholm told the AJC that the positive drug test, which came…

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