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Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

Washington D.C.

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, …

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 …

North Africa

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 …


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 …

Burkina Faso

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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …

First Nations

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," …


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 …