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See What the Winter Storm Looks Like from Space

A satellite image captured by NASA on Friday night showed the size of the winter storm that continued to batter the East Coast on Saturday.<p>The photo …

The week in pictures: 15 January 2016 - Telegraph

Biathlon

Newlyweds show up at their dying grandmother's bedside on their wedding day

Peg McCormack, 91, was told she wouldn't be able to attend her grandson's nuptials after a bad fall (on the morning of the big day, no less) landed her in the hospital.<p>But her grandson Brian Kurtulik and his now-wife Lauren had a little something up their sleeves. After their New Jersey wedding and …

See How this German Shepherd Saved a Baby Elephant

When a baby elephant arrived at the Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage in South Africa, he was critically ill with an umbilical hernia and his chances of …

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Animals

7. Why Han Goes Onto The Bridge

No, I'm still not over it either. The death of Han Solo was always likely to happen in The Force Awakens, but that didn't make the moment any less …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

Parenting

The Ocean's Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos

Life really is better under the sea.<p>In case you needed further proof that the ocean is a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.<p>The photo submissions, which come from more than 50 …

Roux the kitten is the cutest cat on two legs

Meet Lil’ Bunny Sue Roux Hendrickson Deak Akey, more commonly known as Roux. She is a rescue cat, based in New Orleans, and the cutest little thing …

50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World

We seek beauty in many forms: through art and architecture; from water views and mountain highs; in its people and its history. This list circles the globe, finding the most beautiful cities in the world from Italy to Iran. <i>This gallery was originally published in 2016. It has been updated with new</i> …

A groundbreaking first in astronomy found that black holes can be spotted with backyard telescopes

In the past, it took highly sophisticated, expensive instruments to witness this exotic, rare black hole behavior — but, no longer.<p>On Thursday, a large team of more than 70 experts reported that they had observed eruptions from a nearby black hole in visible light — the light we see with our …

Astrophysics

This woman's reaction to meeting Trump deserves to be Photoshopped

Typically we like to poke fun at Donald Trump's facial expression. Not today.<p>An enthusiastic woman at a Trump rally in Lowell, Massachusetts, on …

This Video of a Baby Polar Bear Dreaming is the Cutest Thing You'll See Today

If you’ve ever wondered what a baby polar bear looks like while it's dreaming, you’re in luck: Earlier this month, the Columbus Zoo released a video …

It Was a Wild, Weird Year to Live on Planet Earth

The year 2015 will go down as many things, but normal isn’t one of them. We saw record-smashing temperatures, exceptional droughts, deadly heat waves …

12 People Who Regret Asking The Internet For Help In 2015

It's probably best to do your own photoshopping.

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Scotland

Where to go on holiday in 2016

Every new year brings a host of reasons to choose a destination. We pick new flights, new openings, anniversaries and special events for 2016’s hotlist<p><b>Australia’s reefs</b><p><b>To the Barrier … and beyond</b><br>With Sir David Attenborough espousing its delights in his latest BBC documentary series, the Great …

Dubai seeks cause of massive hotel fire at New Year

<b>The authorities in Dubai are trying to find out what caused a spectacular fire to engulf a 63-storey luxury hotel in the city centre on New Year's Eve.</b><p>After battling for more than 20 hours, firefighters appear to have extinguished most of the blaze at the Address Downtown Hotel.<p>An eyewitness has …

Burj Khalifa

NASA Expert Spells Out Alphabets Using Stunning Satellite Images

"ABC it's easy as 1 2 3," or so the 'Jackson Five' song goes.<p>For one NASA expert however, spelling out the alphabet took a little longer.<p>Science …

Pictures of the day: 1 January 2016 - Telegraph

A 21-year-old painter has captivated the internet with her unusual body art

Steel has been drawing for as long as she can remember, and started doodling on herself during class in high school.<p>"I didn't want to draw all over my notes," Steel told INSIDER. "So the next available canvas was me."<p>She started getting serious attention for her body art during her first year at …

Mad Max

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

10 Ways Air Travel Will Change in 2016

Creative seating, upscale airports, and more affordable private air travel are all on the horizon in the new year.<p>This past year fliers experienced plenty of turbulence in the skies, what with labor disputes disrupting international flying, and new security fears after the bombing of a Russian …

The 75 films we're most excited about in 2016

Last year we chose 88 movies that were whetting our appetites – with mixed results. This year, we’ve whittled the list down to just 75<p><b>1) How to Talk to Girls at Parties</b><br>Neil Gaiman’s science fiction comedy short story has been adapted by screenwriter Philippa Goslett and directed by John Cameron …

See Before-and-After Photos of the Changing Environment

Side-by-side comparisons reveal just how much glaciers, lakes, and snowpacks have been altered by nature and humans.<p>From the ice sheets of Greenland to the deserts of Arizona, many of the world’s landscapes have been dramatically transformed as their climate grows warmer and drier. At the same …

Global Warming

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Sea

The water filtration system is like one you'd find in a fish tank, but it's designed for an entire ocean.<p>Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.<p>Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski's Seabin invention is an …

The 10 strangest animal discoveries of 2015 will totally weird you out

Every year, scientists wade into jungles, deserts and museum collections to examine animals and, if they're lucky, discover a new species.<p>For …

12 stunning snowflake photos you won’t believe were taken by an amateur photographer

Amateur photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a simple Canon PowerShot to capture these pristine photos of snowflakes.No, these designs aren’t the latest …

Photography

Here’s What Happens to Illegal Food That Gets Confiscated at US Customs

With the holiday season coming to a close, not only are tons of people traveling back home, but many are traveling with recently received gifts. And …

Homemade laser lightsaber is as risky as it looks

It's clear that there are a lot of <i>Star Wars</i> fans these days, but one of them just took that adoration to a decidedly geeky new level. Styropyro (he of laser shotgun fame) has built a lightsaber using a heavily upgraded 7W blue laser -- it's several times more powerful than what's needed to blind …