Children have it good in the southern German town of Ettlingen. The town boasts fifty outdoor playgrounds and a giant indoor one that's a paradise when the cold wind howls. It has plenty of toys and sports equipment, and it's free of charge.
Top seed Serena Williams outplayed fellow American Madison Keys to advance to her sixth Australian Open final with a 7-6, 6-2 win in Melbourne. Williams plays Russian Maria Sharapova in Saturday's decider.
Sebastian Vollmer will have a chance at becoming the first German to win a Super Bowl after his New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts. They will face the Seahawks after they beat the Packers.
Winter is the dark season and colder than cold in the Arctic north. But climate warming is giving scientists the chance to find out what goes on in the Arctic ocean during the Polar night.
Despite the dramatic warnings by weather experts, winter storm Juno has brought only a moderate snowfall to the New York City. Connecticut and Massachusetts were still at risk, according to the National Weather Service.
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