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Mysterious 'ice booms' across North America linked to wet, cold weather
Cold booms? Frost quakes? A winter-time meteorological phenomenon has scientists debating whether blasts heard across North America are, indeed, cryoseisms. Most agree that the loud, inexplicable booms are associated with cold, rainy conditions.

22.01.2015 18:05

​2014 officially hottest year on record
Two leading US climate research bodies have declared that 2014 was the warmest year since records began in 1880, with surface temperatures about 0.68 Celsius (33 °F) higher than the historic average.

16.01.2015 22:47

Structure taller than Eiffel Tower built in middle of Amazon (PHOTOS)
The construction of a giant observation tower in the middle of the Amazon rainforest – a project of German and Brazilian scientists – is nearing completion. Photos from the top of the structure, which is higher than the Eiffel Tower, reveal the process.

14.01.2015 13:46

Saudi cleric proclaims snowman-building 'anti-Islamic' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
People in Saudi Arabia - the second hottest country in the world - have recently had a chance for some fun, building snowmen following freak snowstorms that have hit the country. However, the hilarity has been proclaimed sinful by a Saudi scholar.

12.01.2015 14:07

​Near supersonic speed: Boeing 777 catches jet stream, makes NY-London in 5 hours
A British Airways flight traveling from New York to London Heathrow broke a record as it approached the speed of sound after riding a powerful jet stream, making the journey in just over 5 hours.

11.01.2015 11:30

Australian inferno inside view: Firefighter straps on GoPro to show wildfire battle (VIDEO)
As the raging Australian wildfires finally began subsiding, a firefighter decided to show how his team is battling the flames on the charred Adelaide Hills by mounting on a GoPro camera on his helmet.

07.01.2015 04:37

Stunning skies of bright greens: Aurora borealis illuminates Russia's north (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Northern Lights of rare intensity were observed in several regions of Russia's north at the start of the year. Clear frosty air with cloudless skies and no snow storms let both locals and tourists capture the stunning natural light show.

06.01.2015 13:21

Canada blackout: Heavy snowfall leaves over 150,000 without electricity in Quebec
More than 150,000 Canadians are left without electricity in Quebec due to the snowfall, which caused trees branches to fall, damaging power cables.

05.01.2015 08:18

Thousands flee as wildfires rampage through Australia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Thousands of Australians are fleeing their homes as wildfires tear through the south of the country, prompting officials to declare a major emergency and advise people to leave the “extremely dangerous” area.

03.01.2015 16:47

Snow squalls cause massive car pileup in New Hampshire (PHOTOS)
At least 35 cars got into a massive pileup in New Hampshire on Friday due to a fast-moving morning storm that induced snow squalls and icy slick.

02.01.2015 17:30

‘Nuclear winter’ threat dismissed by Thatcher govt, papers reveal
Threats of a “nuclear winter” in the wake of a catastrophic war with the Soviet Union were rejected as alarmist scaremongering by the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s government, Home Office papers reveal.

30.12.2014 14:59

​31 dead, 7 missing in Philippines storm (PHOTOS)
Tropical storm Jangmi has left 31 people dead and seven missing after triggering massive landslides and flash floods in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday.

30.12.2014 16:50