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A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion… » 7/24/15 4:01am Friday 4:01am

Texas Storm Spawns Baseball-Sized, Windshield-Smashing Hailstones

A severe storm front in Texas spawned many inches of rain, multiple tornadoes, and hail huge enough to smash windshields last week, according to the National Weather Service. (Thankfully, no injuries were reported.) This baseball-sized hail fell April 26 near Rising Star, 150 miles southwest of Dallas. » 5/02/15 12:00pm 5/02/15 12:00pm

The 1983 X-Men Coloring Book Is A Lost Psychedelic Masterpiece

When famous science fiction heroes make the jump to children's coloring books, usually the characters' dignity is jettisoned in the process. But such was not the case with the 1983 Uncanny X-Men Super Activity Book. Indeed, this unheralded tome — in which Magneto builds a frightening "Alphabet Beast" — may very well… » 9/26/12 12:25pm 9/26/12 12:25pm

Arctic megastorm is so powerful it's turning the ice cap into "slush"

A massive storm has been lashing the Arctic, and its fury is so great that it's actually breaking up the remaining ice at the pole and whipping it into a substance that one scientist called "slushy." Over at the awesome DotEarth blog, Andrew Revkin has been keeping tabs on the storm, which is incredibly unusual for… » 8/10/12 1:18pm 8/10/12 1:18pm

And now, a mural of Spider-Man, Wolverine, and The Hulk hanging out…

We have absolutely no clue where this artwork comes from, but one can only presume that some confused Sunday school class somewhere is learning that the Three Wise Men once battled the Sinister Six and that Lazarus had a mutant healing factor. I suppose now is as good a time as any to mention that Ghost Rider is also… » 6/04/12 9:55am 6/04/12 9:55am

Awesome X-Men fashion goes beyond spandex and ruby-red visors

Mutant haute couture tends to begin and end with leather jackets, pouches, not-battlefield-worthy corsets, and blue-and-yellow school uniforms that leave nothing to the imagination. » 11/06/11 11:55am 11/06/11 11:55am

Mystique. Emma Frost. Phoenix. Kitty Pryde. Lilandra. Karma. Callisto. Polaris. Spiral. Dazzler. Rogue. Storm. Jubilee. Psylocke.

Behold, the mother lode of sex-swapped X-Men fan art

We've seen sex-swapped incarnations of the X-Men before, but Deviant Artist Timberoo is devoted to giving almost every X-Men — no matter how obscure — the Victor Victoria routine. Let's kick off these creative offerings with He-Dazzler, who I imagine would look a lot more like Cerrone or Giorgio Moroder in real life. » 10/26/11 3:45pm 10/26/11 3:45pm