Such a storm would wreak havoc with our communication systems and power supplies, and scientists say we’re overdue.
August has two birthstones, peridot and sardonyx.
Climate extremes are here to stay, say researchers.
Scientists aboard the icebreaker Oden observe a methane mega flare.
New Horizons – en route to Pluto – is currently out of hibernation for a series of engineering and navigation checks, which will continue until the end of August 2014.
Nature itself puts up a roadblock to hurricane prediction – minor variations in the atmosphere – too small for seasonal forecast models to capture.
The last below-average global temperature for June was in 1976 and the last below-average global temperature for any month was February 1985.
Hard evidence that Alzheimer’s can be slowed by physical and mental exercise, a diet rich in plants, and by monitoring risk factors for cardiovascular disease.