Artist Sam L. Rolls made this brilliant homage to both the Royal Air Force and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The rendering depicts Royal Air Force Chinook, Tornado, Spitfire, and Typhoon combat aircraft charging across the water as if they were X-Wings from The Force Awakens.
Tornadoes terrify me. Being sucked into the sky never to return again was a recurring childhood nightmare of mine, one that felt extremely realistic. Which is why I shiver at the sight of these massive waterspouts. I imagine myself on a boat, being lifted up by some massive force, surrounded by sharks trying to bite…
According to the Youtube description, this video—published yesterday in Reddit but shot last year—captures the moment when a tornado violently hits a village in Bashkiria, Russia. The hair-raising footage was taken from a car's dash cam that stayed on even when the tornado was passing right over it.
I can't understand why Dan Yorgason kept recording an incoming tornado instead of getting the hell out of there as fast as possible. He just gets into a truck with a friend and waits to get taken away like Dorothy, all the while laughing and swearing.
This is sad. Security camera footage shows a children's playground in Tupelo, Mississippi being destroyed by a tornado. It's not like the playground is some sort of impenetrable fortress but the winds of the twister monster pretty much levels it in minutes.
In this week's landscape reads, we get to see just how screwed we are in the drought, visit a 2 billion-year-old nuclear reactor (all natural!), investigate mysterious fires in North Korea, and tour tornado shelters that look like real-life hobbit holes.
The main attraction in Kansas's Crisis City, a disaster simulation zone, is a giant pile of rubble. It isn't easy, you know, to make rubble that is 1) structurally sound enough for trainees to crawl over safely and 2) structurally unsound enough to simulate a real disaster.
BAE Systems, which helps the UK's RAF put together its aircraft, has revealed that some Tornado fighter jets have been flying with spare parts built using a 3D printer.
Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone.
This is beyond sad. If you've been keeping up with the tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, you probably saw the destruction it left behind. It looked like a movie set war zone or the aftermath of the apocalypse. But it was real. Google released satellite imagery showing what the destruction looked like from above.…
Italians. Good at pizza. Not so good at tornadoes. Just watch this video and judge by yourself.
For 40 minutes, a bush fire burning across the Australian Outback swirled in a terrifying and breathtaking column of pure flame. The tornado of fire was caught on camera by Chris Tangey, of Alice Springs Film and Television, who was scouting locations in the area when the firey twister erupted before his eyes! […
This is amazing. We knew that baseball-sized hail was falling in Dallas, now under heavy beating by tornadoes, but look at these things. And look at that car! If these balls of ice hit you on the head, you are dead.
If you've ever wondered what being inside the swirling terror of a tornado looks like, watch this video. It's footage from a school bus that got trapped inside the destructive spin of the grey cyclone. It's utterly terrifying.
Earlier today, vast parts of the South and Midwest were hit by vicious tornados that leveled entire towns. The storm started in Alabama in the morning; by the end of the afternoon giant funnel clouds were touching down in Indiana and Ohio. It's already reportedly wiped one town entirely off the map.
I've seen many sun flares, but I've never seen anything like this video showing several dark plasma tornadoes on the surface of the Sun, captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's simply mesmerizing and bloody amazing.
This is a pretty picture of a rare occurrence, the odd coupling of a rainbow and a waterspout dancing side by side. Waterspouts are tornadoes over water. This happened near Crete, Greece, in the Mediterranean sea.
The East Coast was just rocked by a 5.8 earthquake on Tuesday and is hunkering down for Hurricane Irene on Sunday. The only thing missing from this natural disaster trifecta: tornadoes.