The Into The Storm Trailer Has FIRE TORNADOES

Here is your new storm-chasing weather-destructo-porn fetish movie. It's called Into The Storm, and it stars Lori from The Walking Dead, Thorin Oakenshield, and just a pantsload of totally insane tornadoes attacking one town over and over and over. » 3/27/14 6:28pm 3/27/14 6:28pm

Watch a haunting time-lapse video of cars driving through blacked out…

What happens when the lights go out in the city that never sleeps? In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Jared Levy ventured into lower Manhattan to capture neighborhoods lit only by the glow of passing cars. NYC Dark shows a side of New York City we rarely see, one where the buildings sit in shadow and few human beings… » 11/11/12 9:00am 11/11/12 9:00am

Why Can't We Stop a Hurricane Before It Hits Us?

Hurricane Sandy has caused untold billions of dollars in damage and insane casualties. And we saw the "Frankenstorm" coming, for days in advance. We can send people into space and put vehicles on Mars - why can't we stop a hurricane in its tracks, before it comes to our major population centers and starts rolling for… » 10/31/12 12:18pm 10/31/12 12:18pm

Did the Superstorm force diseased rats out of the subway?

Humans weren't alone in being displaced earlier this week by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Video images of flooded subway stations in Lower Manhattan revealed the extent of damage inflicted by the storm surge - flooding that would have surely forced thousands of rats out of the subways and into more populated… » 10/31/12 7:20am 10/31/12 7:20am

Sandy took its toll on the Space Shuttle Enterprise, too

It appears that the Space Shuttle Enterprise was damaged during the Superstorm. The shuttle, which is NASA's original prototype orbiter, was on display inside an inflatable covering aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. CollectSpace reports: "Photos show the 180-foot-long (55 meters) by 60-foot-high (18… » 10/31/12 6:34am 10/31/12 6:34am

Governor Cuomo says New York may have to build a levee in the harbor

The New York Times is reporting that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo raised the possibility today of building a levee in New York in the aftermath of major flooding in Lower Manhattan and other parts of the city. » 10/30/12 10:35am 10/30/12 10:35am

Will scientists now be more inclined to admit that climate change is…

Now that the damage inflicted by Sandy is becoming apparent, the blame game has begun - and the finger is being pointed directly at climate change. And in fact, as Mark Fischetti writes in SciAm today, the disaster is finally emboldening scientists to standup and call it like it is. » 10/30/12 10:10am 10/30/12 10:10am

What caused this electrical substation to explode in Manhattan last…


Some of the most striking footage to come out of Frankenstorm Sandy's merciless pounding of New York City began rolling in last night, shortly after 8:30 pm, when a massive explosion at a Consolidated Edison substation plunged tens of thousands of Manhattan residents into darkness. » 10/30/12 9:30am 10/30/12 9:30am

Superstorm cuts a swath through the northeast

Well, that was intense; Superstorm Sandy cut a swath through the North East last night and is now making its way through the interior states and up into Canada. Twitter was absolutely abuzz last night with news coming in from the various networks, first-hand accounts, and the FDNY first-response scanner. » 10/30/12 9:26am 10/30/12 9:26am

Is California Headed For a Super Storm?

A group of scientists met at the California Institute of Technology last week to discuss what would happen if recent storms in California - pictured here - were to continue for weeks instead of days. It's happened before. » 1/25/10 7:20am 1/25/10 7:20am