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Florence tracking toward U.S. coast: How to stay safe

Hurricane Florence is on track to hit the U.S. East Coast as a major storm later this week. Here are some tips if a hurricane is heading toward your area.

Summer 2018 was 4th hottest on record for U.S.

Summer 2018 – the months of June, July, and August – was the 4th hottest on record for the contiguous United States, according to a NOAA analysis

Top 3 myths about jellyfish

Myth #3: Applying urine to a jellyfish sting can reduce the pain

Why were prehistoric insects so big?

Before the dinosaurs, giant insects ruled the world.

Wildlife hotspots thanks to livestock dung heaps?

Some of the African savannah’s most biologically diverse wildlife hotspots owe their vitality to heaps of manure deposited over thousands of years by livestock of wandering herders, says a new study.

Tropical Storm Gordon has made landfall

One death has been reported so far from the storm. Gordon’s winds were just below hurricane-force last night when it made landfall just west of the Alabama-Mississippi border.

Love vines suck life from wasps, leaving mummies

For the first time, biologists have documented dueling parasites in South Florida. When love vines do battle with gall wasps, the result is wasp mummies.

Watch it get hotter, 1880-2017

An anomaly is something that deviates from what’s standard, or expected. This global warming visualization – created by Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute – shows yearly temperature anomalies by country.

Why you can smell rain

What you’re smelling is petrichor – a pleasant, earthy scent that accompanies a storm’s first raindrops. A weather expert explains where it comes from.

Beluga whales and narwhals go through menopause

Besides humans, only 4 species are known to experience menopause, and they’re all whales – belugas, narwhals, killer whales and short-finned pilot whales.