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Get It Straight, People: It's Winter Storm Gandolf, Not Winter Storm…

Right now, the northern plains are getting buffeted by a massive winter storm that the US media has nicknamed "Gandolf." Which has led to a lot of speculation about certain gray wizards being involved with extreme weather events in North America. But we're here to set the record straight. This is not a misspelling of… » 1/11/13 4:48pm 1/11/13 4:48pm

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… » 4/30/12 4:20pm 4/30/12 4:20pm