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Headphone companies optimistic for a future without 3.5mm jack

As Apple prepares to launch the iPhone 7 without a traditional headphone jack, the audio industry is moving to anticipate a future where the humble 3.5mm connector is no more. Many companies are viewing the situation positively.

Lightning kills at least 93 as monsoon sweeps India

New Delhi - At least 93 people have been struck by lightning and killed in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said Wednesday, as annual monsoon rains swept the country.

Chaser Eight back with new music video for 'Lightning'

Rock group Chaser Eight is back with their newest music video for their latest single "Lightning," which they just released.

Watch this incredible video of lightning storms from space

As storms peppered Europe and Africa last night, British astronaut Tim Peake captured them in all their stunning beauty from on-board the International Space Station.

Permanent data loss at Google as lightning strikes four times

Energy-charged atmospheric clouds destroyed a tiny slice of Google's energy-charged digital cloud last Thursday as a data centre in Belgium was struck by lightning four times, wiping disks of data into a state that makes them non-recoverable.

Blame those hazy skies, spectacular sunsets on wildland fires

Monterey - Got haze? San Francisco Bay Area residents are in for another two days of smoky air as rising temperatures combined with wind-blown manifestations of Northern California wildland fires.

Iconic 1,000-year-old 'Elaho Giant' Douglas fir saved from fire

Pemberton - Roots blackened, the mighty Elaho Giant, Canada's third largest tree, has survived a devastating wildfire, thanks to quick thinking by firefighters who worked tirelessly to "cool hotspots" near the huge tree's roots.

Dozens caught in German music festival lightning strikes

Frankfurt - More than 30 people were taken to hospital early Saturday after lightning struck a music festival in western Germany, police said.

Blackhawks rally late to take Game 1 in Stanley Cup Finals

Tampa - Two third period goals were just enough for Chicago to steal Game 1 in Tampa Bay after being shut down by Ben Bishop for two periods.

Rain and snow storms finally soak Northern California

Monterey - The biggest rainstorms in years are expected to continue to pound Northern California for days after resuming Wednesday, bringing a welcome end to three years of drought but ushering in concerns about landslides, flooding and falling trees.

Freak Los Angeles lightning strike kills one, injures several

Los Angeles - At least one person was killed and up to eight others injured when freak lightning struck the bustling Venice Beach of southern California, officials said.

One dead, one in critical condition after lighting hits LA beach

Los Angeles - One person is dead and one is listed in critical condition after lightning struck a crowded Los Angeles beach, electrocuting 13 beachgoers.

Lightning strikes in Toronto as Leafs drop third straight Special

Toronto - The window of opportunity grows smaller with each passing game for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they let another Atlantic Division rival take valuable points away, falling 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lightning get boost as Stamkos cleared to play

Tampa Bay Lightning scoring machine Steven Stamkos has been cleared to resume playing after being sidelined nearly fourth months with a broken leg, the center said on Wednesday.

Kadri, Bernier steal Lightning's Thunder as Leafs beat Tampa Bay Special

Toronto - Returning home from a four-game road trip full of highs and lows, the Maple Leafs bounced back Tuesday night as they snapped the Tampa Bay Lightning's modest three-game win streak at the Air Canada Centre.

Shocking discovery: Lightning can shape mountains!

Lightning has long been hailed as one of the most impressive displays of nature's power. But no one would have imagined that it was responsible for the shape of mountains!

Spanish sanctuary from 1544 destroyed by lightning strike (video)

The A Virxe de Barca sanctuary in Muxía, Galicia, which dates back to 1544, was struck by lightning on Christmas Day. The strike hit a nearby electrical transformer, spread to the building and completely gutted the historic interior.

Nokia harnesses power of lightning to charge cellphones

Nokia has joined forces with scientists from the University of South Hampton, one of the top 15 research universities in the UK. They have harnessed the energy of a lightning bolt to charge a mobile device in a trial run.

Have researchers solved the mystery of 'ball lightning'?

Researchers may have created a rare phenomenon in the lab known as ball lightning. Scientists still don’t understand exactly what that is, but it has seen in nature and floating around in aircraft.

Massive fire at refinery in Venezuela sparked by lightning

Puerto La Cruz - A huge fire broke out in an oil refinery on Sunday when lightning struck a treatment pond. A massive pillar of black smoke enveloped the Venezuelan town of Puerto la Cruz, prompting residents to evacuate the immediate area.

American men more often killed by lightning than women

New research shows American men are nearly six-times more likely to be killed by lightning than women. The report that comes from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) might suggest an overdue look at the reasons mortality is higher for men.

Photo: Lightning strikes Chicago's Willis Tower — Sears Tower

A rare photo showing Chicago's 1,451-foot Willis Tower (Sears Tower), the second-tallest skyscraper in the US, hit by a jagged bolt of lightning during a massive storm on Wednesday night is going viral online.

Lightning strikes 13 Johannesburg children in 2 days

Johannesburg - Thirteen Johannesburg children were struck by lightning during the week of Valentine's day. One died later in hospital.

Photo: Lighting strikes bright enough to be seen from space

A severe storm system that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes sparked two lighting flashes large enough to be seen from outer space.

Lightning possible cause of headaches

A new study involving 90 participants conducted by the University of Cincinnati discovered lightning may cause headaches.

Incredible photo of lightning striking Air New Zealand jet

Brisbane - A passenger waiting to board her plane at the Brisbane International Airport had good timing, managing to take a photograph of her plane at the exact moment a lightning bolt struck the jet.

Polish hikers killed by lightning

Four people were hiking in the Pieniny mountains located in Southern Poland when they were struck and killed by lightning.

Lightning strike on Connecticut golf course sends 15 to hospital

North Stonington - Several people were taken to the hospital yesterday after lightning struck a Connecticut golf course. The incident occurred as workers were clearing the green of water to prepare for a scheduled tournament.

Lightning strikes Spanish man's scrotum

Madrid - A Madrid man survived an unusual lightning strike recently. The bolt entered his scrotum and left through his foot, burning his testicles.

NHL: Leafs win home finale 3-2 over Lightning in overtime Special

Toronto - On a day the Toronto Blue Jays kicked off its 2012 season in Cleveland, the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting ready for its home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What’s the connection you ask?
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A spectacular thunderstorm hit Toronto on Wednesday 25 August 2011
A spectacular thunderstorm hit Toronto on Wednesday 25 August 2011
Woman catches fireball on video
Woman catches fireball on video
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View of Earth from the ISS  of lightning storms dotting Turkey. Via Tim Peake
View of Earth from the ISS, of lightning storms dotting Turkey. Via Tim Peake
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Natural static electrical discharge - lightning.
Natural static electrical discharge - lightning.
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Lightning above St. Louis  Busch Stadium during a regular season MLB game
Lightning above St. Louis' Busch Stadium during a regular season MLB game
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A lightning flash from a line of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the eastern United States was ...
A lightning flash from a line of severe thunderstorms sweeping across the eastern United States was spotted from space by the Suomi NPP satellite on the night of Jan. 29, 2013.
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The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the s...
The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the south-east UK in June 2011
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Lightning strikes.
Lightning strikes.
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All four towers of San Francisco s Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
All four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
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The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
The lightning could be seen up in the clouds like a spectacular show.
A lightning strike lights up the sky.
A lightning strike lights up the sky.
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Thunderstorm signals potential tornado in Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana.
Thunderstorm signals potential tornado in Natchitoches Parish in Louisiana.