Placeholder while article actions load A decade ago, “derecho” — the term used to describe a fast-moving, extensive, enduring and violent complex of thunderstorms — was launched into the national spotlight when destructive storms swept from the Midwest to the…
Scientists studied past geomagnetic storms to learn more about how strong storms affect the power grid. The maps here show areas most at risk.
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BoÃ¶tes the Herdsman is a large constellation that holds one of the brightest stars in the sky, Arcturus. Only 3 others stars and the sun are brighter.
Last week, a fire ravaged a Festive Foods plant near Waupaca, Wisconsin. Festive Foods is a leading co-packer of USDA-certified frozen pizza and appetizers. Seventy firefighters spent nearly 12 hours trying to contain the blaze, reportedly sparked by work being…
Historic Yellowstone flooding temporarily closes the park as floodwaters wash out roads and buildings. Surrounding communities are also devastated by flooding.
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Is the South Atlantic Anomaly a sign that a magnetic pole flip on Earth is imminent? No, say researchers who analyzed 9,000 years of magnetic field history.
Researchers explain why some ocean rings, or eddies, last for months, while other last for years. The secret is the seafloor, they said.
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