Hurricane Irene rat-lizard befuddles internet

Strangely enough, Tropical Storm Irene brought out not one, but two examples of storm beasts. The latest being to drum up the internet's cryptozoological side is this marsupial-rat-dog-lizard. What is this being? My guess: the gangster rat from those crazy-ass Fletcher Hanks comics. » 8/30/11 2:45pm 8/30/11 2:45pm

Why the hurricane Irene evacuations in New York City were a success

When hurricane Irene failed to flood Manhattan as predicted over the weekend, many called the evacuation an overreaction to media hype - one local told the New York Times he was "embarrassed." But scientists and civil engineers say the city's response made good sense. » 8/30/11 8:00am 8/30/11 8:00am

Spider-Man fought Hurricane Irene using the power of joy

Yesterday, Spider-Man inexplicably went down to Hampton, Virginia to surf during the middle of Hurricane Irene. His motivation? To show people that a costume and a good attitude can conquer extreme weather. Or something. My favorite part of this clip is when he jogs off as fast as a spider can. » 8/28/11 7:45am 8/28/11 7:45am

What to do if you encounter a real Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Should Hurricane Irene's impending deluge flood New York City subways, we may see a swarm of rats take to the streets in numbers not seen since the heyday of Hamelin. » 8/27/11 11:45am 8/27/11 11:45am

Are you ready for Hurricane Irene?

Hurricane Irene, which satellite observations reveal is already a third the size of the U.S. East Coast, has already smashed through the Bahamas and is bearing down on Florida. It's expected to slam the southeast for the next few days, working its way up to New York and eventually becoming a torrential rainstorm in… » 8/25/11 5:00pm 8/25/11 5:00pm