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Winter Is Awful: 21 Photos Of The Northeast Still Reeling From Massive Snowfalls

It’s been a banner year for snowfall in 2015, with February being recorded as Boston’s snowiest month ever. It doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon, with another two storms making their way North this weekend. People from Baltimore to Maine are really feeling the freeze, and we’ve got the photos to prove it:

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10th avenue northeast snow

10th Avenue, NYC abandoned during snowfall. Source: Huffington Post

Ambulance northeast snow

Boston ambulance trapped in heavy snow. Source: BuzzFeed

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Boston skyline during early 2015 snowfalls. Source: WCVB Boston

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Cross country skis northeast snow

Cross country skis make getting around a bit easier in the northeast. Source: IB Times

Flooding during northeast snow

Flooding in Massachusetts. Source:

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Grand Central Station empty during January's blizzard. Source: Huffington Post

MIT northeast snow

Students at MIT are dwarfed by the massive snow piles. Source: BuzzFeed

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House damaged by record snowfalls and high winds. Source:

Northeast snow open window

Always close your window: we can't imagine how much damage this snow accumulation has done to the car. Source: BuzzFeed

Northeast snow firefighters

Low temperatures continue in Philadelphia as firefighters work through the ice. Source: NBC

Snowblowing during massive northeast snowfalls


Massachusetts Snow Farm

A so-called "snow farm" in Massachusetts. Source: Business Insider

Snowmobile in northeast snow

Creative ways to get around in New England's snowy weather. Source: New York Times

Northeast Snow Tunneling Out

Source: BuzzFeed

Man tunnels out of his window due to massive snowfall

Man has to tunnel out of his window during the early 2015 blizzards. Source: BuzzFeed

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Women walks through a barren Times Square (NYC). Source:

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10 Terrifying Prehistoric Creatures (That Weren’t Dinosaurs)

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For 135 million years, dinosaurs were the undisputed rulers of the Earth, and could still have been today if not for a cataclysmic comet some 65 million years ago. However, our planet has been around for a lot longer than the dinosaurs’ reign and, as it turns out, nature is quite adept at producing nightmare-inducing monsters. To think that dinosaurs are the only scary inhabitants of our prehistoric past would be a mistake.

From ocean-dwellers far bigger than great whites to sky-dwellers bigger than giraffes to an elephant-sized sloth, here are ten of the scariest–and most fascinating…

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Light Pollution, One Of The Few Global Problems That’s Easy To Solve

Light Pollution

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Thomas Edison’s first light bulb illuminated New York City in 1879, and humanity rapidly connected the dots between towns and cities with streetlights, illuminated billboards, and economic growth. Lights paved the way for bigger business, more usable time and entertainment late into the night. They also made us safer. Criminal elements often use darkness as a means to strike and disappear, so the emergence of lighted pathways and street corners has also had a deterrent effect on crime.

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A Brief History Of The World’s Oldest Disease

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A portrait of an elderly blind woman at the Nuang Kan Leper Colony in Kengtung, Myanmar. Source: DVB

A plague to rule them all, leprosy is very likely the oldest infectious disease in human history. Written accounts of the disease — sometimes referred to as Hansen’s Disease—date as far back as 600 B.C., and the genetic evidence alone supports the existence of Leprosy infections in 100,000 year-old remains.

While many other human diseases have been around as long as human beings have–such as nutritional night blindness, tuberculosis and of course sexually transmitted infections (syphilis)–Leprosy’s social history is the one that is most inextricably linked with human evolution.
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