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There’s a bit of a breeze this evening in Scotland…

…like, up to 250km per hour in places. Yes, it’s killing wind turbines. A £2 million, 100 metre tall wind turbine catches fire in hurricane-force winds at Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The wind turbine was spinning so fast it caught fire. The engine of the giant turbine went up in flames and its blades were […]

Eye Candy du Jour

In case you wondered how the French could afford to keep it lit up all the time, now you know… A lightning bolt appears to strike the iconic Eiffel Tower while the Paris landmark is seen illuminated in vibrant blue lights. Amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik captured the shot which will appear in an exhibition titled […]

The Feeding Storm

Drivers across the UK are being warned to take extra care as the working week begins amid further heavy snow and ice. Parts of eastern England and Scotland already under thick snow could get up to 25cm (10in) more by Monday morning. Plummeting temperatures overnight will lead to icy roads in many places, while strengthening […]

Baby, it’s cold outside!

Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response From the BBC News website.

And it’s only March…

[Melbourne] City residents reported tremors across the metropolitan area and beyond, just days after being hit by wildfires which killed 210 people. The United States Geological Survey said the 4.7 magnitude quake struck about 59 miles (96km) southeast of Melbourne shortly before 9pm local time at a depth of six miles (10km) Resident Kate Bruce […]

Actually, the whole snow in Oxford thing is starting to get a bit old…

One or two days is lovely, but not the best part of a week. See, the new snow falls on top of the old snow, which means — right now — pretty much every surface has a layer of black ice, followed by a layer of white ice, with the latest snow on top. It’s […]