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The chilling secret of one of the Himalaya's glacial lakes

High up in the Himalayan mountains of the Uttarakhand state of India, lies a small glacial lake called Roopkund. At an altitude of 16,499 feet, it is frozen over most of the year. But when the ice melts occasionally, Roopkund gives up its grisly secret.

Study: Hailstorms are 'biological events'

A study has found that hailstones form around certain biological materials. This presents a new way of thinking about the formation of snow and rain.

Hail hammers beach-goers in Siberia (Video)

While "Siberia" and "beach" might not go together in most people's minds, it seems there are beaches and people go there to swim, have fun and sunbathe. Until the hail hits, that is.

Oslo in Norway experiencing record-breaking rain

Oslo - Oslo was hit by torrential rainfall Thursday, smashing all historical records as 44.5mm of rain fell in just one hour, from 4–5 p.m. The city center saw a traffic gridlock as the water streamed in the streets.

Massive Hailstorm Hits Riyadh Region

A massive hailstorm hit south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday that caused a lot of damage to crops and livestock.
 

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Beachgoers run from heavy hail on a beach in Siberia.
Beachgoers run from heavy hail on a beach in Siberia.
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A three minute hailstorm devastated large tracts of France s famed Burgundy vineyards June 28  2014.
A three minute hailstorm devastated large tracts of France's famed Burgundy vineyards June 28, 2014.
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