I’m not sure if lizards can experience PTSD, but if they can, I have every reason to believe this science experiment induced it.
The pace at which hurricanes move across the planet is slowing, according to new research. This suggests Hurricane Harvey, which stalled over Texas last summer, may not have been an anomaly, and that highly destructive, slow-moving tropical storms are becoming more common.
When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and extreme radiation. But who needs an imagination when the storms here on Earth already beam radiation, including antimatter, down toward the ground?
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was brutal, featuring strong weather systems that morphed into severe and treacherous hurricanes in a remarkably short period of time. This phenomenon, known as rapid intensification, is now happening with greater ferocity than it did three decades ago, according to new research.
The 2017 hurricane system left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. But less obvious than what last year’s most powerful storms did to natural landscapes is the effect they had on natural soundscapes.
Thousands of sailors perished in stormy seas throughout the Caribbean in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Surely they would never have guessed that their terrifying ends would help scientists in the future. But creative researchers have found a link between historic Spanish shipwrecks, hurricanes, and the climate.
Even though the news cycle has moved on and shifted the focus away from Puerto Rico, the island is still struggling to recover from hurricanes Irma and Maria that ravaged the island, killed hundreds, and left over a million people without power. Though many have forgotten Puerto Rico, Lion Forge hasn’t.
A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds us how unrelenting this past hurricane season really was.
For a while, it felt like the weather disasters were never going to stop.
Climate change impacts are felt disproportionately around the globe. And it turns out geoengineering—the most radical, and potentially ill-advised solution to climate change—could further turn the world’s weather on its head.
Remember the U.S. Virgin Islands? Y’know, those little islands that sit in the Caribbean Sea not far at all from Puerto Rico? National attention has largely ignored these islands and their American citizens since Hurricanes Irma and Maria. So, we thought you might need a reminder that they’re still in crisis.
If you’re in London right now you might want to look out your window. It’s disturbing to say the least.
The extraordinary 2017 hurricane season continues apace this week, as Ireland braces against the remnants of hurricane—yes, hurricane—Ophelia, whose fierce winds reached the country’s southern coast Monday morning. Ophelia astounded meteorologists on Saturday when it intensified into a Category 3 hurricane farther…
On Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promoted the social media giant’s new Facebook Spaces app, which allows users to remotely cast cartoon avatars of themselves walking around locations in the real world, by taking a “magical” tour of Puerto Rico.
Tropical Depression Nate, the former hurricane which pummeled the Gulf Coast near Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama at Category 1 status early Sunday, has made the 2017 hurricane season one of the worst on record since 1893 and possibly earlier.
Project Loon, the former Google X Lab enterprise to provide mobile data to rural areas and disaster zones via high-altitude weather balloons now run by Google’s parent company Alphabet, may soon get another major test drive.
In what has become a numbing succession of severe storms, tropical storm Nate has emerged in the southwest Caribbean. The storm, which has already produced deadly flash flooding and mudslides in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras, is expected to intensify into a Category 1 Hurricane and reach the US Gulf Coast early…
Undersea laboratories feel more like a science fiction trope than a real thing, but the world is home to one such fantastical structure, a marine science laboratory called Aquarius located 3.5 miles off Key Largo, an island in the Florida Keys, and 62 feet underwater. It was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma, but in the…