'Tough Guy' competitors tackle extreme fire and ice [Photos]
January 28, 2013, 12:41 p.m. by Catie Leary
Every year, thousands of tough men and women attempt the grueling 8-mile-long assault course, which includes 25 daunting obstacles such as fire pits, freezing pools of water and muddy trenches.
Weekend reads: Restaurant food photos get controversial
January 25, 2013, 5:48 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
Instagramming your restaurant could get you a slap on the wrist from the chef. Should it?
Pony sweaters: All the rage in the Shetland Islands [Photo]
January 25, 2013, 2:50 p.m. by Catie Leary
Shetland pony ambassadors sport handmade wool sweaters to promote tourism in Scotland.
Stunning ice formations encase warehouse after massive blaze [Photos]
January 24, 2013, 11:16 a.m. by Catie Leary
With temperatures in the single digits, more than 200 Chicago firefighters rushed to the scene on Tuesday night to wrangle with a massive fire. By the end of the battle, ice covered nearly everything around the vacant property.
Beijing's smog crisis reaches hazardous, off-the-chart levels [Photos]
January 23, 2013, 12:30 p.m. by Catie Leary
Rapid industrialization combined with weak environmental regulations is to blame for Beijing's smoggy woes, which gets worse in the winter due to climate patterns and an increased demand for coal-powered heat.
Astronaut snaps beautiful photo of 'night-shining clouds'
January 23, 2013, 11:51 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
The cloud glows due to a combination of low temperatures in the mesopause and the cloud's positive relative to the sun.
Puffed up pigeons, hound dogs brace for impending U.K. snow [Photos]
January 21, 2013, 12:23 p.m. by Catie Leary
After a weekend of widespread heavy snowfall that disrupted transport and prompted school closures, yet another foot of the white stuff is slated to be dumped throughout the country.
Bikes, boats and rock climbers invade London [Photos]
January 18, 2013, 12:30 p.m. by Catie Leary
A bike show, a boat show, an outdoor show and an active travel show join forces this weekend at London's ExCeL Centre. The massive event features manufacturer trade stalls, speeches, demonstrations and areas where visitors can climb rock walls or ride bikes.
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
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