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2014 North American Cold Wave

Spectacular icy images as deep freeze stretches across North America

Wavy Polar Vortex on Jan 5, 2014

The 2014 North American cold wave was an extreme weather event believed to have originated from a distortion in the large cyclone near the Earth’s north pole, also known as the polar vortex, resulting in heavy snowfall. A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records across the United States and Canada.

2013 National Geographic Photography Contest Winners

Weekend image post brings you winners and honorary mentions

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During the month of November, National Geographic magazine invited photographers from around the world to submit photos in three categories: People, Places and Nature. The winners have been named in the 2013 National Geographic Photography contest.

World’s Ten Longest Bridges

China is home to seven of the ten longest bridges in the world


This is a list of the ten longest bridges in the world sorted by their full length above land or water. Span refers to their longest span without any ground support. China is home to seven of the ten longest bridges in the world.

Pistorius Qualifies for London Olympics

Amputee sprinter to compete against able-bodied runners

Oscar Pistorius

Double amputee Pistorius clocked 45.07 seconds for the 400 metres in Lignano. He will now become the first amputee sprinter to compete in the track and field world championships in Daegu. Pistorius will be the first Paralympic athlete in prostheses who may compete against able-bodied runners in the London Olympics next year.

Mount Lokon Volcano Erupts

The Indonesian volcano erupts on July 15, 2011, forcing evacuations

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Mount Lokon volcano in Indonesia erupted on July 15, 2011, spewing rocks, lava and ash thousands of feet into the air. Glowing lava cascaded from the mouth of the crater, setting trees ablaze along the western slope.

World’s Longest Sea Bridge

Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is the longest cross-sea bridge in the world

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Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, also called the Qingdao Gulf Bridge, is the world’s longest cross-sea bridge. It opened to traffic on Jun 30, 2011 in Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province. The 26 mile long bridge across Jiaozhou Bay has taken four years to complete, and links China’s eastern port city of Qingdao with two offshore islands of Huangdao and Hongdao.

Biggest Full Moon in 18 Years

Supermoon on Saturday was bigger and brighter than regular full moon.

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By definition, a supermoon is simply an unusually big full moon that happens to be close to the earth. On Saturday March 19, 2011, the moon was just 221,566 miles away from earth, making the so-called supermoon the biggest and brightest full moon in 18 years. The moon was around 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter as compared to other full moons during the year.

Amazing Lightnings From Around the World

Weekend image post brings you amazing, weird, funny and cool pictures

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Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms. This week we publish a collection of amazing lightning pics from around the world.