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You Can Trace A Typhoon Through Changes In Ocean Life

You’re looking at a selection of marine life, from shrimp to jellies. But what’s special about these little blighters is that they reveal the presence of a typhoon in their past.


This Alien Combination Of Solar Phenomena Is A Real Earth Sunrise

Many of us have seen a 22-degree halo, that surreal circle of rainbow-coloured light around the sun, in real life. Some of us have seen a sun pillar in real life. A lucky few have seen a sun dog in real life. But I doubt any of you have seen them all of these super rare phenomena — and more! — in one sunrise.


Check Out The Gigantic Snow Sculptures Made By Three Brothers

Every year for the past four, the three brothers Bartz (Austin, Connor and Trevor) have made a ridiculously oversized snow sculpture in their front yard. This year, it was a turtle; previous instalments have included a shark, walrus and blowfish.


These Mysterious Ice Pancakes Have Taken Over A Scottish River 

Weird thingshappen in the winter cold. At the River Dee in Scotland, that includes dozens of recently discovered “ice pancakes” floating on the river surface. Their strange shapes boggle the imagination, but rest assured, there’s an explanation for their existence.


Climate Change Is Melting Christmas In The US

“I’M DREAMING OF an ozone layer,
 Just like the one I used to know / Which kept out UV rays / Before aerosol sprays / And allowed for actual snow.”


What Happens When The Weatherman's Computer Fails

The weather team down at ABCNews4 just made the most of a horrific, live computer crash. Apparently, the computer that generates the graphics for the TV weather forecasts failed recently, but instead of just standing up there and talking in front of a blank screen, the team created some super half-arsed chicken scratch pen drawings on printer paper.


Sydney's Friday Storm Clouds Looked Like A Giant Alien Spaceship

This nasty-looking storm (yes, that’s a storm, not some hostile extraterrestrial unleashing otherworldly armageddon) confirms what we’ve always known: Mother Nature can be truly terrifying.


Iced Fog Turns Forest Into Real Life Frozen Magic Kingdom

This weekend, a forest turned into a real life Frozen kingdom of ice in Hungary. It wasn’t the Snow Queen Elsa, but the rapidly sinking temperatures that caused the fog to suddenly freeze on a hill top, turning trees into strange surreal sculptures like the one above.


What Causes The Smell After It Rains?

There are three primary sources of smells that commonly occur after rain. The first, the “clean” smell, in particular after a heavy thunderstorm, is caused by ozone. Ozone (scientifically known as trioxygen due to the fact that it is comprised of three oxygen atoms) is notably pungent and has a very sharp smell that is often described as similar to that of chlorine.


Glacier National Park Is On Track To Be Glacier-Free By 2030

When Glacier National Park was dedicated in 1910, this stunning span of the Rocky Mountains on the Montana-Canadian border counted over 150 thick, morphing ice sheets that gave the park its name. One very warm century later, there are only 26 glaciers here. And by 2030, scientists warn, that number could be zero.


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