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FedEx worker found dead in Illinois as temperatures plummet

A FedEx worker has reportedly been found dead outside a delivery hub in Illinois. This was under conditions where the temperatures dipped below -30 degrees, part the icy blast sweeping across parts of the U.S.

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Ak - Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria's battle-ravaged Raqa with her five children, but she lost her seven-year-old son to the biting cold of life in a displacement camp.

Putting ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ to the test

It’s an old wives tale – “feed a cold and starve a fever.” But does it come with any scientific basis? One research laboratory has put the aphorism to the test.

China braces for worst cold in 30 years

Bejing - Schools have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said Thursday.

Human waste on Everest is becoming a major problem

Officials in Nepal have warned that human waste building up on Mount Everest is becoming a major problem that could begin to spread disease on top of the world's highest mountain.

Mom was right, it is best to wrap up warm in the winter

Wrap up warm or you’ll catch a cold is a common saying. There may be an element of truth to this for the cold causing virus is more virulent in cold temperatures when compared with warmer ones.

Cold weather triggers mass movement of polar bears

An analysis of polar bear genes confirms the mammals’ recent migration to icier climes. Bears are traversing towards the Canadian Archipelago.

Top tips to avoid frostbite Special

In the northern hemisphere many regions carry the risk of frostbite as the wintry weather moves towards its peak. Digital Journal has heard from a leading dermatologist about some top tips for avoiding frostbite.

Brutal weather forces homeless people off the street in east

Huntsville - Got homeless? The eastern U.S. has stumbled upon one way to solve the problem, short of actually spending enough money, that is; winter.

Pre-Thanksgiving travelers get taste of winter before dinner

Hagerstown - The winter of 2014-2015 is already one to remember for millions of U.S. residents living on the country's East Coast, and the season hasn't officially started yet.

Lab creates coldest air in the universe

A laboratory has created the coldest cubic meter in the universe. The air was developed in Italy and was verified using instruments designed by Yale University.

Why we don't have a cure for the common cold

Modern science has eradicated smallpox, extended life expectancy, and made huge gains in battling some of the world's deadliest diseases. So why can't we knock out the humble cold?

Ice storm holds East Coast hostage, again

New York - Just when folks on the East Coast thought things could not get any worse this winter, Mother Nature proved them wrong with a blast of cold, ice and snow. Add to that, predictions of a longer winter.

How do animals survive the winter?

The winter has been particularly severe this year, especially the "polar vortex" in North America. While many people have shivered and coped, spare a though for the animal kingdom. How do they get through the frosty months?

This is why cold air smells different

Some smells associated with winter include pine needles, wood smoke and snow. The cold of winter smells different from the heat of summer, and there is a reason for that.

Top tips to cope with the U.S. winter

The severe weather affecting the U.S. has been widely reported. To help those affected, the U.S. CDC has provided some advice on dealing with the wintery conditions.

Girl gets stuck by the tongue to flagpole in subzero temperature

East Kingston - Maddie Gilmartin, 12, wondered what would happen if she stuck her tongue to a flagpole in subzero temperatures. Turns out to be a gripping idea!

'Chiberia': Ghastly storm in the Midwest continues Special

Chicago - Everybody in Chicago and environs can now say they've encountered polar weather. It's actually colder here than at the world's farthest extremes.

Coldest part of the world identified (video)

Using thermal-sensing satellites, scientists have pinpointed a region in East Antarctica with the coldest recorded temperatures on Earth.

Why is there no cure for the common cold?

Through a series of genetic studies, scientists have explained why, despite all of the other advances in medical science, there is still no cure for the common cold.

Reindeer eyes change color in winter darkness

To survive the wintery conditions in the Arctic, scientists have found that one part of an reindeer’s eyes changes color. This adaptation increases the sensitivity of the animal’s vision, helping it navigate the through the darker months.

Cryogenic success using rats

Researchers have successfully injected a compound into rats in a cold room. The bodies slowed down; however, when the rats were revived, they were healthy.

Spain to face coldest summer for 200 years?

Spring in Spain has so far been very changeable, with warm sunshine, but chilly to cold winds and cloudy days. Seems like that trend will continue into summer, according to a French weather channel, Meteo.

Yes, viruses do prefer the cold

It may seem obvious, but viruses do function better under cold temperatures. Many scientists have said that cold viruses happen to coincide with cold weather; new research suggests that the cold virus is actually more virulent during the winter.

'Super-Mayor' Corey Booker saves dog from freezing

Newark - Newark, New Jersey's "Super-Mayor", Cory Booker, has saved yet another life, this time saving a freezing dog stranded in front of its home.

Beating the icy winter roads with beet juice

With the declining supply of road salt and the higher prices, many communities are switching to a more cost efficient, and yet environmentally friendly solution.

Coldest night in Moscow and hundreds are evacuated from Siberia

Moscow - It's been a chilly Christmas in Russia so far this year as thermometers plunge. With Siberia at -50 degrees C (-58F) and Moscow, -25 degrees C (-13F), 90 Russians have died and more than 600 have been hospitalized.

Videos: What happens when you throw boiling water into icy air?

When it gets really cold, people get bored. Some decide to experiment with boiling water in icy conditions, just to see what happens. This was tried first in conditions of -30°C in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in Canada, and then in -41°С Russia

Robot bartenders to serve your favorites 30,000 miles in the air

What would you like to drink today? Don't tell me, tell it to the droid that's serving it to you! Thanks to the latest technological advancements, robots are projected to serve drinks on planes.

Photo Essay: Nashville's homeless, surviving winter and Christmas Special

Nashville - The problem of homelessness knows no age, sex, race, religion or national boundaries, in fact it is a problem that countries around the world, developed and undeveloped, have dealt with for centuries.
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As night approaches  Nashville s homeless build fires to try and stay warm.
As night approaches, Nashville's homeless build fires to try and stay warm.
A makeshift shelter for a homeless man in Nashville.
A makeshift shelter for a homeless man in Nashville.
A close up on Niagara Falls  Horseshoe Falls   after a fresh snow fall in December.
A close up on Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls, after a fresh snow fall in December.
Kathleen cooks some noodles for dinner.
Kathleen cooks some noodles for dinner.
Photographs of winter weather (Yorkshire Dales)
Photographs of winter weather (Yorkshire Dales)
Chuck kneels down to straighten his blankets before curling up to take a late afternoon nap.
Chuck kneels down to straighten his blankets before curling up to take a late afternoon nap.
 Home  for several in Nashville s community.
"Home" for several in Nashville's community.
Brian  a 26 year-old homeless man in Nashville.
Brian, a 26 year-old homeless man in Nashville.
Inside a garage during heavy snow.
Inside a garage during heavy snow.
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WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh  North Carolina  ...
WEATHER: A city bus makes its way up Hillsborough Street on a snowy day in Raleigh, North Carolina, in October.
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A photo of Chicago from a plane  on Tuesday January 7  2014
A photo of Chicago from a plane, on Tuesday January 7, 2014
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Jerry Jackson rides his bike in Detroit  Michigan -- the state has declared a emergency in view of t...
Jerry Jackson rides his bike in Detroit, Michigan -- the state has declared a emergency in view of the frigid temperatures
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Cowboy heats up some soup.
Cowboy heats up some soup.
Mayor Cory Booker saves freezing dog.
Mayor Cory Booker saves freezing dog.
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WINTER: Snow blankets the Fairfax Villa neighbourhood of Fairfax  Vir.
WINTER: Snow blankets the Fairfax Villa neighbourhood of Fairfax, Vir.
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