A child leans down near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg, France on the first day of Ramadan, July 9, 2013. (Credit: Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

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Jajuk, Selawik from northwestern Alaska, circa 1929 (Credit: Edward S. Curtis/Library of Congress)

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Stella Ferruzola, 3, poses with a Blue Morpho butterfly on her nose at the Sensational Butterflies Exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London, on March 25, 2013. (Credit: Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

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Jens Juul, Denmark Category: Professional/Portraits Series: Six Degrees of Copenhagen A portrait of an anonymous woman in the Danish capital

In the past month, a series of snowstorms and Arctic weather fronts have brought bone-chilling temperatures and record-setting snowfall levels to the Northeastern United States. New England has been especially hard-hit, with parts of Massachusetts and Maine recording more than 100 inches of snow this season.

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The Skinny Carb: A recent study shows that people who simply ate more fiber lost about as much weight as those who went on a complicated diet.

How to Lose Weight by Eating More of This One Thing

The Skinny Carb: A recent study shows that people who simply ate more fiber lost about as much weight as those who went on a complicated diet.

Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, a comet, and Saturn, and two operational rovers on Mars.

Around the Solar System

Happy Halloween from NASA! Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. The image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which watches the sun at all times from its orbit in space.

A girl looks at U.S. soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division as they walk by on a patrol near Camp Florida in eastern Afghanistan, on September 7, 2006. (Credit: Saurabh Das/AP)

Afghanistan's Children of War - In Focus - The Atlantic A girl looks at U. soldiers of the Battalion, Regiment of the Mountain Division as they walk by on a patrol near Camp Florida in eastern Afghanistan, on September (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Madeleine Klonoski, 2, sits on her father's leg at a kite festival in Redondo Beach, California, on March 8, 2015.

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A couple rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejiang Province, China, on May 11, 2013. (Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A couple rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the annual Harley Davidson National Rally in Qian Dao Lake, in Zhejiang Province, China, on May (Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A young man raises a beer mug at the Hofbräuhaus beer tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest 2013, on September 21, 2013. (Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty)

A young man raises a beer mug at the Hofbräuhaus beer tent during day 1 of Oktoberfest on September (Credit: Johannes Simon/Getty)

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 17, 2013. (Credit: Samrang Pring/Reuters)

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June (Credit: Samrang Pring/Reuters)

A student at the Westinghouse Industrial Vocation School on Chicago's West Side, May 1973. (Credit: John H. White/National Archives and Records Administration)

A student at the Westinghouse Industrial Vocation School on Chicago's West Side, May (Credit: John H. White/National Archives and Records Administration)

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