climate
At Least 22 Dead, More Than a Million Reported Displaced as Typhoon Lekima Makes Landfall in Eastern China

At least 22 deaths have been reported, and more than a million have been forced to leave their homes after Typhoon Lekima smashed into China near Wenling in southeastern Zhejiang province, between Taiwan and Shanghai, the BBC reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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North Korea Asks for Help in Wake of its Devastating Flood

In a rare admission that life isn’t paradise within its borders, North Korea is asking for international aid in wake of devastating floods that state media claims to have impacted tens of thousands of people. Information released Sunday by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirms that North Korea is dealing with a big natural disaster. Read More >>

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The Sheer Force of the Super Typhoon in Taiwan Is Utterly Terrifying

Typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan Friday morning and reached winds of over 150 mph. Read More >>

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A Monster Typhoon Is About to Slam Into Taiwan

Taiwan is bracing as a category 5 super typhoon bears down on its coastline. Typhoon Nepartak is expected to bring torrential rainfall and enormous waves in its wake, meaning Taiwan, and subsequently mainland China, could be in for some serious flooding. This comes just days after central China experienced one of the deadliest flood-related disasters in its history. Read More >>

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Eurofighter Typhoon Gets Spitfire Livery for Battle of Britain’s 75th Anniversary

In some alternative universe where we're still at war with Germany, here's what we're flying (remotely, from a war centre in Wales). It's a Eurofighter Typhoon made up in the classic colours of the fighters of old. This one has the markings of 249 Squadron's Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, a Victoria Cross winner from our generation of heroes who shot down an enemy fighter as his own plane burned. [RAF] Read More >>

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Japan’s Super Typhoon Neoguri Looks Terrifying From Space

This is the super typhoon Neoguri that's currently threatening Japan. It looks intimidating, even from the comfort of the International Space Station. Read More >>

architecture
This Disaster Housing is Made From Cardboard and Coke Crates

You'd think that after winning the Pritzker Prize, one of the highest awards in design, most architects would sit back and coast on their accolades. What did Japanese architect Shigeru Ban do? He built these beautiful cardboard houses for typhoon refugees. Read More >>

environment
Typhoon Haiyan Even Looks Terrifying From 22,000 Miles Away

Haiyan was probably the strongest recorded typhoon to ever make landfall when it crashed through the Philippines on November 8th—and it looks just as intimidating from 22,000 miles away. Read More >>

science
This Helmet Gives Eurofighters X-Ray Vision

In conventional combat aircraft, the target generally needs to be in both the pilot's field of vision and within the sights of the plane itself. That is, the plane needed to be pointed in the general direction of whatever you're shooting at. But in the case of the new Eurofighter Typhoon, pilots can squeeze off a few Sidewinders at bogies incoming from any direction thanks to a super helmet that links their eyes to the plane's electronic brain. Read More >>

airplanes
Hijacking Panic Sends Terrifying Sonic Booms Over England

A series of unfortunate events: a confused helicopter pilot accidentally gives a signal that he's been hijacked. British RAF fighters are scrambled so quickly to shoot the thing down, they go supersonic. Brits down below fear explosions and earthquakes. Boom. Read More >>

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RAF Typhoons to Aggressively Defend London During Olympics

Apparently we're not taking the defense of this year's Olympics lightly. The RAF is in full alert, ready to intercept anything that flies off their planned path or into prohibited air space. The Battle of Britain 2! Read More >>

monster machines
The World’s Biggest Nuclear Submarine Is Also One of the Sneakiest

While the Red October may not have been an actual submarine, the Russian Typhoon class that it's based on certainly is. Turns out, Hollywood didn't have to embellish many details for the film—Typhoons really can sneak up on you. Read More >>