Jaw-dropping Photographs Capture the Sublime Power of Superstorms

Photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living out of chasing and photographing extreme weather systems – and the fruits of his labor are guaranteed to fill you with awe. » 1/22/14 11:31am 1/22/14 11:31am

These ominous cloud formations could be of a completely new type

What you're seeing here is a cloud formation so rare that it defies classification. Meteorologists suspect that these are undulatus asperatus clouds — an entirely new cloud type that was proposed only three years ago by the Cloud Appreciation Society. The one featured here was photographed by Witta Priester in New… » 3/01/13 9:20am 3/01/13 9:20am

Incredible "supercell" storm clouds loom menacingly above the plains of…

Few people realize that storms and clouds are often categorized into a variety of taxonomies — including families, genera, and even species — not unlike like plants and animals. Last Thursday, American photographer Mitch Dobrowner was named the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year, in recognition … » 4/30/12 4:20pm 4/30/12 4:20pm

Even Mars has cloudy days

It can be easy to forget, but Mars has clouds very similar to the the ones you find here on Earth. Don't believe me? Here, check out the first photograph ever taken of an overcast Martian sky; or this picture of some stratus clouds, captured about 40 minutes before a Martian sunrise. The thin sheets of cotton-white… » 3/22/12 3:13pm 3/22/12 3:13pm

Artist uses crochet to create mathematically accurate sculptures of…

Argentinian architect Ciro Najle has spent the past several years designing more efficient fog collectors, vast nets that allow people in arid regions to gather water from moisture in the air. And recently, he worked with local crafters to translate the complex fractal mathematics of cumulous clouds into crochet. The… » 1/16/12 10:14am 1/16/12 10:14am