Andrew Slade

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Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days<p>• Check out our gallery of 10 amazing multiple-exposures from the Games

Picture of the Day: Aurora Borealis – Christmas Edition

AURORA BOREALIS – CHRISTMAS EDITION<p>Photograph by Frank Olsen<p>Seen here is a rare red aurora beautifully complementing the green band of colour below. …

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Sub Zero: Polar Vortex causes equipment breakdowns, sends construction workers home and indoors in Minnesota and North Dakota

This vacant construction site looks more like a frozen tundra near Minot, North Dakota. Credit: Dan Feldner/Minot Daily News<p>We told you yesterday …

Science Behind 3 Viral Polar Vortex Videos: Instant Snow, Ice Fog, Frozen Bubbles

Instant snow, ice fog, and frozen bubbles—get the science behind the phenomena.<p>It was so cold in some parts of the United States this week that boiling water turned to snow as soon as it was thrown into the air. A video by Wisconsin meteorologist Eric Holthaus that illustrated the phenomenon has …

Spectacular photographs show the moment Niagara Falls FROZE in polar vortex

• <b>The record-breaking chill across the U.S. and Canada was so frigid it literally stopped Niagara Falls in its tracks</b>• <b><br>Tuesday was a day of</b> …

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Nature Blows My Mind! Hummingbirds And Their Freaky Flying Abilities

Hummingbirds are without a doubt one of the more mind-blowing feats of evolution. These feathered little freaks can fly in extraordinary ways -- …

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #45

<b>The photographers responsible for this stunning collection of wild bird photographs from around the world should be proud! You have managed to capture the essence of the wonder and ultimate freedom of birds in the wild! These amazing images shows us that each bird is an individual. An individual</b> …

Birdbooker Report 278

Macnamara, Peggy with John Bates and James H. Boone. The Art of Migration: Birds, Insects, and the Changing Seasons in Chicagoland. 2013. The …

Why Sad Songs Make Us Happy

So. Many. Feels.<p>Even though listening to sad songs should leave us feeling terrible, we have a tendency to actually kind of like them. Case in point: A 2008 study found that minor-key music sounded sadder than major-key music to people, but that people found it <i>more</i> likable.<p>Well, a group of Japanese …

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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

20 Songs You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

Beck, Lenny Kravitz, the Bee Girl and more<p>Remember that dancing bee girl from Blind Melon's "No Rain" video? She's 30. That won't mean much to …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

Cambodian tailorbird: A new species seen in Phnom Penh

<b>A species of bird that is completely new to science has been discovered - hiding in plain sight in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.</b><p>The Cambodian tailorbird (<i>Orthotomus chaktomuk</i>), as it has been named, was first spotted in 2009 during routine checks for avian flu.<p>More specimens have since been found …

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Fiery-throated Hummingbird

Spotting Costa Rica's 'Little Five'

Spotting Africa’s ‘Big Five’ – elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion and leopard – has become something of a Holy Grail for wildlife watchers. While Africa has a bit of a monopoly on the big beasts, little Costa Rica’s critter count is off the chart. This multi-faceted Central American jewel boasts …

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Wildlife wonderland: planning your trip to the Pantanal

You never forget the first time you set eyes on a hyacinth macaw. A remarkable parrot cloaked in deep indigo plumage with clownish yellow eye patches, it seems both too fantastic and too beautiful to be real. But as home to some of the world's most incredible – and cooperative – wildlife, the …

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Self-drive safaris in Namibia

Getting behind the wheel and setting out on the open roads of Africa on a self-drive safari is an incredibly romantic notion for many people, and there is no better place to start than in Namibia. The landscape that rolls past is epic in proportion, as is the wildlife, and Namibia is one of the …

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South Africa's top 10 parks and reserves

From snow-capped mountains to the Bushveld, and from sub-tropical beaches to the Kalahari, South Africa is a mind-bogglingly diverse country. Showcasing the best of its stunning landscapes, its parks and reserves (<i>www.sanparks.org</i>) are great places to experience African wilderness and see the …

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Beautifully Exotic Looking Species of Moths from Ottawa

Canadian photographer Jim des Riviéres has produced a collection of large-format prints displaying “the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from the Ottawa region.” Having catalogued nearly 300 different species from the 2,000 specimens he's caught, des Riviéres has grown to not only …

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