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A photographer snapped snow-capped Stirling Castle shrouded in mist as he compared it to something out of Harry Potter. Scotland has been in the grip of an icy cold snap all week, with temperatures plunging to -17C in Braemar in the Highlands. Twenty years ago, Harry Potter author JK Rowling actually transformed Stirling Castle into her famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, Hogwarts.

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Floridians are facing devastating scenes after Hurricane Ian, one of the strongest storms ever to hit the U.S., swept across the state.
The storm, which made landfall in southwest Florida as a powerful Category 4 hurricane Wednesday, flooded numerous buildings and streets, ripped off roofs, left people trapped in their homes and knocked out power to millions of read more

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Natural materials such as raw soil, shredded straw, husk, and wood were used to build the “mud house”
Italian 3D printer manufacturer, Wasp, has 3D-printed the first eco-friendly house using earth sourced from the surrounding area. It was constructed in 10 days and the materials cost 900 Euro.

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Then and now: the Spencer Dam near Spencer in November 2013, top, vs. March 2019, after the dam came crashing dow during a flood (below)

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America’s aging dams could put tens of thousands of people across 44 states at risk of deadly floods as 1,700 are rated ‘poor or unsatisfactory’
Built for flood control, irrigation, water supply, hydropower, recreation or industrial waste storage, read more

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A Viking bridge that took three years to build in Denmark is finally done.
The bridge, which is now considered to be the world’s longest Viking bridge, was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used. More than 1,000 people, including craftspeople and children, helped build the bridge throughout read more

exposed, unaltered bedrock of Rådhuset Station on Stockholm’s blue line
award-winning design of Naples subway station Toledo

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See why the world’s best subway lines are destinations unto themselves
These subterranean train rides are packed with striking architecture, historic sites, and surprising views.

Blue Line, Stockholm
Larger-than-life sculptures, rock formations, mosaics, paintings, art installations and engravings adorn 90 of the 100 read more