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Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

University of Kentucky

Photos from the Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout

Photos from the Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout It’s been a blast at our annual Tahquamenon Falls Winter Campout watching folks get acquainted and …

This Week in Google News Alerts: ‘Ghost Town’

Bennettville Bunkhouse, California. (Photo: Utilizer)<p>I’m a pretty bad driver, if we’re being honest. I live in a city with public transportation, …

Google News

Low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets, glucose homeostasis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. - PubMed

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:<p>Obesity-associated nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is highly prevalent, for which weight loss is the generally recommended …

Poles rally against new surveillance law amid 'Orbanisation' fears

WARSAW (Reuters) - Thousands of Poles marched through Warsaw on Saturday to protests against their new conservative government’s plan to increase its surveillance powers, with some saying they feared Poland was following Hungary towards an “illiberal democracy.”<p>People demonstrate during an …

Europe

These photos of the blizzard from space will take your breath away

Where can you find the best views of Winter Storm Jonas? Outer space.<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted three jaw-dropping photos of the International …

California marijuana growers face new crop of local bans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When the California Legislature passed the state's first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Pollution

The week in 35 photos

Take a look at 35 photos of the week from January 15 through January 21.

The world's 100th 'supertall' skyscraper has arrived - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, for CNN<p>It started in Manhattan, 1930: the Chrysler Building, nudging over 300 meters (984 feet), became the world's first supertall skyscraper. A new benchmark for aerial architecture had been set, and over the course of the next 80 years, 49 more were added to the list.<p>Now, …

Skyscrapers

The 6 tallest buildings set to top out in 2016 - CNN Style

Written by Ian Spula, The Spaces<p>In the skyscraper game, the developing world is running away with the headlines.<p>Global capital fuels the race, while the press and web forums drum up rabid enthusiasm. Structural topping-out gets its own ceremony in some cities across the world.<p>The Council on Tall …

Flint water crisis: EPA calls state and city's response 'inadequate'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For several weeks now, city and state officials have traded barbs over who is ultimately responsible for the toxic water that's inundated Flint, Michigan.<p>On Thursday, the feds said they both are.<p>In an emergency administrative order, the Environmental Protection Agency slammed the city of …

EPA

Thousands of birds found dead along Alaskan shoreline

<b>(CNN) —</b> As he walked on a beach in the western Prince William Sound town of Whittier, seabird biologist David Irons was startled when he saw hundreds of white lumps on the black rock beach.<p>They were dead seabirds, in what he would discover were likely record numbers, a sign the ecosystem was being …

Prince William

Serious birth defect on the rise, CDC researchers say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An increasing number of babies are being born with a serious birth defect, gastroschisis, and it's got scientists concerned.<p>The condition causes the intestines, and sometimes organs such as the liver and stomach, to poke through a newborn's abdomen near the belly button. It needs to be …

Public Health

Remains found at site of F-16 crash in Arizona

<b>(CNN) —</b> Human remains have been found at the crash site of an F-16 fighter jet in Arizona, military officials said.<p>The jet crashed Thursday morning near Bagdad.<p>The pilot is believed dead, said Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus of the 56th Fighter Wing. The fighter wing is based at Luke Air Force Base in …

4 killings at school, residence shake town in Saskatchewan

<b>(CNN) —</b> The killings of two adults at a school and two teenage brothers at a residence have left residents shattered, the mayor of La Loche, a small town in northern Saskatchewan, said Saturday.<p>The slain were identified as Adam Wood, 35, a teacher at La Loche Community School; Marie Janvier, 21, a …

Crime

Winter storm inundates the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Up to 85 million people are in the path of a worsening winter storm that's hit much of the East Coast of the United States.<p>Snow is coming down, but when the storm goes into the Atlantic on Saturday morning, it will supercharge, CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers said.<p>"The fuse was just lit," …

Weather

Bronze Age village yields ancestral secrets

<b>Near Peterborough, England (CNN) —</b> "It feels almost rude to be intruding. It doesn't feel like archaeology any more. It feels like somebody's house has burned down and we're going in and picking over their goods," Mark Knight says.<p>Knight is the director of a remarkable project: the excavation of …

Archaeology

Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic starts rolling again after standstill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Travelers stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for almost 24 hours started rolling again Saturday night.<p>About 500 vehicles came to a standstill on a 7-mile stretch of the turnpike Friday because of bad weather, Pennsylvania State Police said, including the buses carrying the Duquesne …