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A Chrome Extension That Replaces 'Cloud' With 'Butts' Wins Everything

Earlier today, we asked you to tell us about all your favourite Chrome extensions. And while the ultimate winners will be revealed at a later date, Gizmodo reader pacguy has introduced us to one sparkling diamond of an extension that, frankly, would be an injustice to keep hidden. Friends, you need to install Cloud to Butt Plus immediately.


Amazing Cloud Waves Herald The Alien Invasion Apocalypse

Looking at these time-lapse videos of Undulatus asperatus — a cloud formation proposed as separate cloud classification in 2009 — look like the ocean’s surface in a stormy day as seen from under the water. They also look like those scenes in sci-fi movies, when something really bad is coming to kill us all from the sky.


Watch A Massive Thunderstorm Form In This Timelapse

Man, this looks like some end of the world type weather. It’s the type of thunderstorm I’d see in a movie and think the CGI was too fake. It’s the type of supercell I’d see in real life and think it’s all over for everybody. It remind us how small we are, how incredible (and scary!) nature can be and how damn cool it is to look up in the sky every now and again.


These Rainbow Clouds Made From Pigment In Water Are Stunning

The interaction of unexpected materials can really mess with your senses, whether through colour or texture — or both. That’s definitely the case with photographer Kim Keever’s colourific photos of billowing pigment plumes.


Two Beautiful Aerial Photos Of New York Shrouded In Fog

From the sky, New York was cloud wonderland yesterday morning.


Glowing 'Meteor Smoke' Clouds Appear Over Antarctica

NASA reports that rare, electric blue noctilucent clouds have reappeared over the South Pole, where the clouds are often spotted for five to 10 days every year. NASA calls the clouds “a great geophysical light bulb” that are visible during the darkest nights.


Antarctica Looks Like A Mystical Land Shrouded In Lenticular Cloud

This might look like result of some pro-level CGI, or perhaps even a glimpse into your imagination, but in fact it’s a photograph taken in Antarctica just this last week. As part of Operation Ice Bridge — a multi-year mission to monitor conditions in Antarctica and the Arctic — NASA researchers have just been on a week-long ice-surveying mission. Along the way, they took plenty of photographs.


I Can't Believe This Alien Orange Bubble Sky Actually Happened On Earth

The sky is blue! Only when it’s not grey. Or purple. Or red. Or orange. The clouds are white! Only when they’re not grey. Or even darker than that. Basically, the clouds and sky can be anything. But can the sky be an orange bubbly thing that looks like we’re on an alien planet? Apparently so.


This Is What Gravity Looks Like

You can’t see gravity, right? It’s just an invisible, natural force of attraction, created by mass, yeah? Well, almost — but in this image you can see its effects in still and breathtaking glory.


Giz Explains: How Human Beings Control The Weather

Humans have been trying to control the weather since the day we traded in our spears for shovels. Cultures from every corner of the globe have worshipped rain-granting deities, and our sci-fi villains have been obsessed with flood and drought. But in the modern era, we no longer have use for the old water gods. We’ve got the technology, finally, to make the clouds do our bidding.


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