[Photos] 2019 Polar Vortex – Bone-Chilling Conditions In Midwest

1 02 2019

[Yahoo! News}- A blast of super cold Arctic air known as a “polar vortex” is whipping through the Midwest this week, freezing over lakes and cityscapes and creating life-threatening conditions for residents.

Wind chill temperatures on Wednesday were expected to drop to as low as -60 in Minnesota and -50 degrees in Illinois, prompting school districts to cancel classes and the U.S. Postal Service to suspend deliveries in some areas.

The historic deep freeze has transformed the Midwest into a deadly winter wonderland.

Check out some of the most bone-chilling photos below:





The Most Stunning Red Buildings Around the World

16 11 2018
Buildings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, colours and patterns, with amazing looks and designs.
But what if you only use one colour for the entirety of the building’s exterior?
Below are wonderful monochromatic buildings from around the world using only the colour Red.
(Photos credit to Yahoo! News)





Photos: The Supreme Cat Show

7 11 2018

[Yahoo! News}- The one-day Supreme Cat Show is one of the largest cat fancy competitions in Europe with over 800 cats being exhibited. Exhibitors aim to have their cat named as the show’s ‘Supreme Exhibit’ from the winners of the individual categories of: Supreme Adult, Supreme Kitten and Supreme Neuter.





Photos from the Super Blue Blood Moon

9 07 2018

[Yahoo! News}- Earlier this year, a blue moon, super moon and blood moon all coincided for the first time since 1866.

The rare celestial event – dubbed the ‘super blue blood moon’ was visible from many parts of the world, but the most jaw-dropping views were in western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia.

However, due to the way the eclipse happens, those in Western Europe, most of Africa and Central and Southern America missed out on the event.

This was the third in a series of ‘supermoons’ which saw the moon appear 14 percent brighter and 30 per cent larger than usual.

Skygazers in the Eastern Hemisphere last saw a blue moon total lunar eclipse in 1982, but those in the West haven’t witnessed one for more than 150 years.

Unlike a solar eclipse, this lunar eclipse can be safely viewed without protective eyewear. (Getty)

 





Amazing Arts Which Were Surprisingly Made in MS Paint

7 09 2017

His art is a far cry from the stick men most of us are capable of making on Paint

[Yahoo! News}- It’s known as being the go-to tool for clumsy doodles and childlike scribbles, but it turns out Microsoft Paint can actually be used to create incredible works of art.

The internet went into mourning on Monday as news spread that the programme was being discontinued.

But today Microsoft confirmed that it will continue to offer Paint through the Windows Store – though it won’t included on Windows 10 by default.

This will be music to the ears of US illustrator Pat Hines, who uses the programme for his artistic creations.

He has used the software to create beautiful illustrations for an e-book, as well as producing intricate portraits and incredibly detailed landscape drawings.

Pat says he uses the old-school programme because he ‘sucks’ at using Adobe Photoshop.

But that doesn’t mean his method is easy. He told the BBC: ‘I wouldn’t say it’s easy, it definitely takes quite a while. It could take upwards of 20 hours for just one piece.’

These are some of his astonishing creations.





Harvey: Before And After Photos Of Catastrophic Houston Flood

29 08 2017

Hurricane Harvey which made landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm on August 25, caused “epic and catastrophic” flooding especially in Houston and some other parts of Texas.

Floodwaters are expected to rise further in the inundated Houston as the flood situation in Texas is expected to worsen in the coming days.

Below are some before and after photos of the flood caused by Hurricane Harvey taken from Yahoo! News and The Guardian.

Please click the photos for larger images:





Some Photos Of National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 – Cities Category

14 07 2017

This spectacular view of Frankfurt is the perfect example of the modern city at night. (Pic: Vitaly Pankratov)

[Yahoo News}- Cities can often be looked at negatively, full of unsightly buildings and coloured by smog.

However, they can also be dazzling, scenic sights that provide stunning backdrops good enough to be framed.

National Geographic has compiled a group of photos taken in cities across the globe – and the sights on display are jaw-dropping.

From sprawling urban jungles to dazzling lights to incredible examples of modern architecture, each photo is vying to be crowned the cities photo of the year.

Here are just some of the entries in this year’s contest:








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