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How Scientists Hope to Improve Tornado Forecasting

Can warnings be issued as much as 30 minutes ahead?<p>Tornadoes have claimed 29 lives in six states since Sunday, while warnings remained in place for 75 million Americans on Tuesday. The devastation is a reminder that forecasting still needs to get better, says a leading government scientist.<p>Louis …

Odds of NYC Flooding During a Storm Up 20-Fold

New study documents rising storm surges since the mid-19th century.<p>The chances of New York City flooding during a storm are even greater than scientists previously thought, a new study suggests.<p>Maximum water levels in New York Harbor during storms have risen by nearly two and a half feet (about 0.7 …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

Let's shine a light on paywalls that deny open access to scientific research

The Open Access Button campaign aims to shame publishers who charge a small fortune for what should be a universal right<p>Reviewing scientific literature can be a bit like trying to negotiate a maze with the lights turned off. For years I was fumbling around in the dark, but didn't realise I was …

Photos and videos of U.S. tornadoes April 27-29, 2014

Photos and videos from the devastating storms killed at least a dozen people, and possibly many times that number, in the U.S. Central Plains and …

Kansas tornado

Just one of the many tornados in a severe weather outbreak that struck the U.S. Central Plains and Southeast over the past few days.<p>Deborah Byrd …

10 Weird, Wonderful Weather Phenomena

All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.

Nasa satellite shows tornadoes path

Nasa releases a video that shows tornadoes developing over the southern and eastern US<p>An animation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's GOES-East satellite data shows the development and movement of the weather system that spawned tornadoes affecting the southern and eastern <b>US</b> …

Weather

Weather from Africa will likely intensify as temps rise - Futurity

Weather systems that bring rain to northern Africa, carry dust across the ocean, and seed Atlantic hurricanes may strengthen as a result of climate …

Water dries up ahead of Brazil World Cup - CNN Video

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover starts drilling again

<b>The US space agency's Curiosity Mars rover has drilled another hole on the Red Planet.</b><p>It is almost a year since the robot last turned the power tool in the ground.<p>The vehicle has since travelled more than 5km (three miles) as it heads towards the mission's primary target - the foothills of the huge …

Mars Rover