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God Has Second Thoughts About Deleting Beach

God has decided that the beach in the Irish village of Dooagh on Achill Island looks better with sand, so, with a wave of a hand, he scattered a few thousand tonnes of sand back over the rocks and now the people have a beach for it always to be too cold to sit on again. Read More >>

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The Weather In The UK Is Good And We’re Not Sure What To Do

What's that big yellow sky-ball? Why is everything... sort of like when it's cold, but way more pleasant? Why can I feel my toes? What is happening? Read More >>

science
Peer Into the Guts of a Monster Tornado With This Incredible Simulation

Using a powerful supercomputer, meteorologists have simulated the “El Reno” tornado—a category 5 storm that swept through Oklahoma on May 24, 2011. Read More >>

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The Amount of Oxygen in the Ocean Has Dropped Thanks to Humans

You are probably aware that global temperatures are rising thanks to human-made greenhouse gases emissions. You might not be aware of some of the many associated side effects, for instance, the fact that our oceans have been losing oxygen over the past few decades. Read More >>

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Look at These Weird Clouds

These clouds are weird. Usually, clouds look like fluffy puffs or big, mean anvils. But these clouds... these clouds look like stripes. These clouds are weird. Read More >>

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Temperatures at the North Pole Could Rise Nearly 28 Degrees Above Normal Today

With less than two weeks remaining in 2016, we can say with near-certainty that it’s the hottest year on record (the only thing that could pull 12 months of above-average temperatures down now is if our sun suddenly vanished, and in that case we’ve got bigger problems). And if the north pole is any indicator, freak hot weather isn’t going away. In fact, it seems to be getting freakier. Read More >>

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The Pitter-Patter of Rain Sure Looks Nice in This Video

I like rain. I mean, I don’t like it when I get dumped on with cloud piss to the point where my socks will never be dry again and my soul has darkened, but I like it when I’m inside and warm, when I can hear the pitter-patter and put it in the background — when I can see it and not feel it at all. This video of rain by Laviniu Lazar reminds me of that kind of rain. The calming, cleansing, great to sleep in rain. Read More >>

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The Polar Vortex Has Returned to North America

A huge expanse of cold, Arctic air is sweeping through parts of Canada and the United States. Known as a “polar vortex,” the weather system is expected to deliver record-setting low temperatures and a particularly nasty wind chill. Read More >>

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What the World’s Most Badass Weather Satellite Can Do

Over the weekend, NASA and NOAA launched the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R), the United States’ most advanced weather satellite yet, to study extreme storms, tornadoes, fires, lightning, and solar activity at unparalleled resolution. Read More >>

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The Arctic Is Having a Scary Hot Flash

The Arctic was already having a rough fall, but things took a sharp turn into crazy town this week, with temperatures across much of the Arctic ocean measuring some 20 degrees Celsius above normal. Read More >>

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The Waves are Amazing When you Windsurf in Extreme Hurricane Conditions

We really shouldn’t have to say this, but the next time a massive storm churns up towering waves in the ocean, it’s probably a good idea to head for cover, instead of suiting up and heading out for some death-defying windsurfing. Read More >>

environment
An Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Is About to Clobber Bermuda

Just as Hurricane Matthew was bearing down on the United States last week, tropical storm Nicole was getting organised to the east. After a bout of rapid intensification yesterday, the storm is now a major hurricane, and it’s closing in on Bermuda, which could see a direct hit in just a few hours. Read More >>

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Hurricane Matthew Looks Frighteningly Huge from Space

This spaceman's-eye view of Hurricane Matthew from the ISS shows the storm seemingly stretching itself all over the planet. Look how well defined the eye of the storm is. Terrifying. The category 4 hurricane’s impact on Haiti could be catastrophic, with winds hitting 140mph — so let’s hope everyone down there can stay as safe as possible. Read More >>

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Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti Could Be Catastrophic

The extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew continues to barrel north, with the centre of the storm expected to approach southwestern Haiti by later today. The US National Hurricane Center’s latest bulletin calls Matthew “life threatening,” and forecasters are making dire predictions about the how much damage Caribbean nations might suffer. Read More >>

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A Major Hurricane Just Developed Over the Caribbean

An ugly, dangerous storm is brewing out there. After a bout of rapid intensification last night, Hurricane Matthew has now achieved Category 3 status, packing 120 mph winds. It’s first major Caribbean hurricane since Sandy, and the strongest to develop in this particular region since 2008. Read More >>