Much of the United States is currently in the grip of a polar vortex, a system of dense air producing plummeting temperatures and swathes of freezing weather, bringing some parts of the country to a halt and causing chaos in others.
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Wednesday 11 December 2013
Vladimir Putin told a defence ministry meeting that he wished to see the military bolster its presence in the territory
Saturday 09 November 2013
Flight engineers Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy left their base at the International Space Station today carrying the torch
Thursday 07 November 2013
Unlit torch will tour International Space Station before being taken on its first ever trip outside the base
‘Only drug on Greenpeace ship was medical morphine’: Wives of two men held in Russia claim innocent husbands are being kept in inhumane conditions
Thursday 10 October 2013
The men’s relatives describe the conditions in the prison as worse than the North Pole
Tales from the Trees: Errington Wood, North Yorks - Take to the high ground for a look back over the millennia
Saturday 05 October 2013
Even before you've consulted the car park signs, you just know this hump-backed wood heaves with history. There's something about its location that speaks of ancient concerns: positioning, clear lines of vision, the importance of higher ground. Then, as my wife dons a pack and I lift my son on to my shoulders, we pass information boards that confirm it. Stone Age man quarried here; by the Bronze Age, it had been re-imagined as a resting spot for chieftains. One look around and you understand why.
Friday 04 October 2013
He looks tough.
Monday 30 September 2013
The explorer and climate change campaigner Parker Liautaud puts most other 19-year-olds to shame.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Establishment figures still fail to portray the Internet in a balanced light
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Climate change may be intensifying the natural cycle and may prolong it, says expert, but it is too early to say
Sunday 07 April 2013
The chances of incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney finding a triple-dip recession in his in-tray this summer could fall on Tuesday as manufacturers attempt to bounce back from a January slump.
Monday 04 March 2013
The loss if sea ice in the Arctic will allow ships to navigate freely across the North Pole by the middle of the century and could lead to unprecedented geo-political tensions between countries that have territorial claims in the region, scientists said.
Sunday 24 February 2013
The UK's post-Olympic hangover is likely to be less painful than first feared this week, as the latest figures on the economy's performance at the end of 2012 gives some respite for the Chancellor.
Saturday 26 January 2013
Yesterday's keenly awaited GDP figures allowed the doom-mongers to forecast that the UK was headed for a "triple-dip" recession, if we were not in one already. The Chancellor, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, professed himself disappointed with the news, even as he vowed to press on with Plan A.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
An influential cross-party committee of MPs accused the Government of environmental hypocrisy for refusing to push for a moratorium on drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic.
A cosmic collision: Two satellites due to smash into surface of the moon… but don't worry, it was all planned by Nasa
Monday 17 December 2012
NASA has deliberately guided the twin satellites into a cliff close to the moon’s northern pole
The Microsoft mogul told fans a few home truths during his Reddit AMA
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Baldness could soon be treated using stem cells, scientists hope
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights