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Bitter cold turns caves on Great Lakes into stunning ice sculptures – in pictures

It’s been so cold for so long in the midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94% of the lakes’ surface was frozen. As of Thursday, ice cover extended across 88%, according to the federal government’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor. See more

Photos: Brian Peterson/AP

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"The rat cells have been launched into space."

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From left, Ramone Clahar, 13, Justice Dawkins, 13, and David Jackson, 14, all of Hartford, examine a single tomato seed that germinated in space aboard Atlantis during the final flight of NASA’s shuttle program. Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School had its science experiment in the middeck of Atlantis. Patrick Raycraft photo.

From left, Ramone Clahar, 13, Justice Dawkins, 13, and David Jackson, 14, all of Hartford, examine a single tomato seed that germinated in space aboard Atlantis during the final flight of NASA’s shuttle program. Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School had its science experiment in the middeck of Atlantis. Patrick Raycraft photo.