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You can’t walk on these cloud streets

Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!

How do hurricanes get their names?

The Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1 and ends November 30. Here are the hurricane names for the 2018 season.

The Female Bird Song Project

There’s a false notion that female birdsong is rare in comparison to male birdsong. But lady birds sing, too. You can participate in a new project that aims to collect more recordings of female birds.

What causes landslides?

Most landslides are caused by multiple factors that act together to destabilize the slope. Excessive water is one of the most common triggers for landslides.

When is the next leap year?

If there were no leap years, eventually February would be a summer month for the Northern Hemisphere. 2018 isn’t a leap year, but 2020 will be.

Great Backyard Bird Count February 16–19

Scientists need your help counting birds for the 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count. It is free and easy to participate. Find out how here.

How snowflakes get their shape

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count starts December 14

Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count is one of the longest-running citizen science projects in existence. Here’s how to participate.

How tiger sharks are helping seagrass

A heatwave in 2011 killed off seagrass beds in Shark Bay, Australia. Now, scientists have discovered that tiger sharks are helping the ecosystem recover.

Why trees shed their leaves

Something to think about while raking.