Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Works

The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some areas are expecting up to six feet of snow by the end of the week. These snowstorms are among the most intense in the world, and the processes… » 11/19/14 8:28am 11/19/14 8:28am

Blizzard's Overwatch short film is worthy of Pixar

Blizzard announced their new game today. Its name is Overwatch and, looking at the short film—they call it trailer, but it is a short—they could produce a movie out of this. Make Brad Bird direct it and grab a few billion dollars on top of all the gazillion dollars that they are going to be making from the game. » 11/08/14 12:29am 11/08/14 12:29am

Bury Yourself Under This Avalanche Of Winter Storm Nemo Timelapses

Winter storm Nemo's triumphant entrance has come and gone by this point, and there's no shortage of documentation to show for it. After all, any aspiring snowpocalypse worth its (road) salt inspires an army of time timelapses that speed the storm's once fluttering bounty into a straight-up dump. Here are a couple of… » 2/09/13 9:00pm 2/09/13 9:00pm

Why Some AT&T Users Didn't Receive Yesterday's Emergency Alert

If you were anywhere near the East Coast yesterday, you might have received an emergency storm alert on your phone telling you it's time to to break into mass hysteria. Or maybe you didn't! While it was nice to know that someone cared for those that got it, the emergency alert was hitting people's phones pretty… » 2/08/13 3:14pm 2/08/13 3:14pm