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Typhoon Rammasun intensified quickly earlier this morning. Image Credit: NOAA
Blogs | Jul 18, 2014

Rammasun hits China as a super typhoon

Rammasun has made a second, powerful landfall in China after intensifying yesterday. At landfall, it had a sustained wind of 155 mph with gusts near 190 mph.

Photo credit: Mike Quinn
Science Wire | Jul 17, 2014

How can I see a green flash?

It’s said that once you’ve seen a green flash, you’ll never go wrong in matters of the heart. Here’s all you need to know … plus great pics.

Mysterious hole on Yamal Peninsula in Siberia
Science Wire | Jul 16, 2014

Large crater appears at ‘the end of the world’

A science team is investigating a mysterious crater on the Yamal peninsula of northern Siberia. It’s about 80 meters (87.5 yards) across. No cause is yet known.

man of war
Blogs | Jul 16, 2014

Lifeform of the week: Portuguese Man o’ War

Don’t call the Portuguese Man o’ War a jellyfish. And don’t get near its stinging tentacles, even if it’s dead.

lightning
FAQs | Jul 16, 2014

Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia

Bam! Yikes! Do you – and your dog – have astraphobia?

Typhoon Rammasun on July 15 via NOAA
Blogs | Jul 15, 2014

Typhoon Rammasun is thrashing the Philippines

Rammasun, also called Glenda, intensified before making landfall earlier today. Typhoon status of 175 kph/110 mph expected as it passes very close to Manila.

Virga over west Texas, by Deborah Byrd
FAQs | Photos | Jul 14, 2014

Virga is rain that doesn’t reach the ground

You often see virga over a desert, where low humidity and high temperatures can cause rain to evaporate shortly after being released by clouds. Beautiful photos of virga here.

Photo credit: Dominik/Flickr
Science Wire | Jul 14, 2014

40 percent of captive African elephants are obese

Like in humans, excess fat in elephants can contribute to the development of heart disease, arthritis, a shorter lifespan and infertility, say researchers.

Image Credit: CNN Weather
Blogs | Jul 14, 2014

Big temperature swing this week for U.S. and Canada

Despite rumors, it’s not a polar vortex that’s responsible for the unseasonably cool weather in the eastern U.S. and Canada this week.

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Science Wire | Jul 11, 2014

Dark skies of Utah timelapse

You’ll love this spectacular timelapse of the summer night sky over Utah.