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The Chinese government tried, but failed, to keep these grannies from dancing

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These grannies, as Taylor Swift once said, “can’t stop, won’t stop groovin’.”

For the past several years, millions of senior women in China have taken a liking to line dancing in public squares at dusk or at dawn. The grannies use this time not just to exercise, but also to meet other seniors and gossip about their lives

The wildly popular practice even broke a world record in 2014, when more than 25,000 line dancers…

Buy a lotto ticket, Bruins fans: UCLA is America’s luckiest team

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First, UCLA squeaked its way into March Madness behind a decision by the NCAA selection committee that left many fans scratching their heads

Now the Bruins are a win away from the Sweet 16 after one of the more controversial last-second calls in tourney memory

Is it karma? Just plain luck? The side benefits that come from being one of college basketball’s big-name programs? Whatever the explanation, there’s no question who the NCAA Tournament’s most fortunate team is so far

See also: Georgia…

The Arctic was missing an ice patch the size of Texas and California this winter

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The Arctic climate sent yet another in a long series of alarm bells on Thursday as scientists announced that the sea ice cover in the region hit a record low maximum for the year. The winter maximum typically occurs in March, but this year it took place about two weeks earlier than average, with sea ice most likely maxing out on Feb. 25

The official call was made Thursday by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, which tracks ice conditions at the poles. The…

The race to save 1,100 starving baby sea lions

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More than 1,100 baby sea lions have washed ashore on California’s beaches in the past two months.

Some believe the sea lions are victims of the warming coastal waters, which are two to six degrees Fahrenheit above average. NOAA scientists say an El Ni

Basically, the only unusually cold place on Earth last month was the eastern U.S.

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February was Earth’s second-warmest such month on record, finishing up as the second-warmest winter and warmest 12-month period on record, according to preliminary NASA data. Both of these milestones signal the continued influence of manmade global warming as well as natural climate factors that are acting to elevate global temperatures.

The most striking aspect of the February temperature data is the sharp dichotomy between the much colder-than-average Midwest and Eastern U.S., compared to…

108.6 inches: The amount of snow in Boston this winter (so far)

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Boston set an all-time snowfall record and flirted with another mark: most snark in a single winter.

The latest storm in an epic winter edged the total just over the 9-foot mark. Sunday’s storm dropped 2.9 inches at Logan International Airport, pushing the seasonal accumulation to 108.6 inches and surpassing the previous record of 107.6 set in 1995-96.

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Forecasters said Monday the city could get more later in the week — a…

Summer heat waves may have roots in rapid Arctic warming

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Before the summer of 2010, Moscow had never recorded a triple-digit temperature, with records going back to 1879. But during a weeks-long heat wave that June and July, the city’s temperatures soared well above normal, setting an all-time record high of 102

Summer heat waves may have roots in rapid Arctic warming

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Before the summer of 2010, Moscow had never recorded a triple-digit temperature, with records going back to 1879. But during a weeks-long heat wave that June and July, the city’s temperatures soared well above normal, setting an all-time record high of 102

Summer heat waves may have roots in rapid Arctic warming

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Before the summer of 2010, Moscow had never recorded a triple-digit temperature, with records going back to 1879. But during a weeks-long heat wave that June and July, the city’s temperatures soared well above normal, setting an all-time record high of 102

Summer heat waves may have roots in rapid Arctic warming

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Before the summer of 2010, Moscow had never recorded a triple-digit temperature, with records going back to 1879. But during a weeks-long heat wave that June and July, the city’s temperatures soared well above normal, setting an all-time record high of 102