WEATHER BOMB A Japanese seismic network detected a rare type of deep-Earth tremor originating from a swirling North Atlantic storm (seen here slamming Scotland’s coast) in December 2014.
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DEADLY HEAT Climate change caused hundreds of heat-related deaths in London and Paris during the 2003 European heat wave, simulations suggest. Red regions experienced hotter July temperatures compared with those measured in 2001.
VICIOUS VINE One of the dodder vines, Cuscuta reflexa, twines over neighboring plants and sucks the life out of them — unless they have a wooden-stake gene.