The use of the Arabic word for wind created a tornado amongst bigots on Facebook, but for every Negative Nancy there were 10 Tolerant Toms, which is something to be proud of as America continues the fight against racisim.
Possible tornado damage in Atmore, AL RT @spann: RT @nathanhooten: @spann Storm damage in Atmore. pic.twitter.com/omHyGX0JIk — AccuWeather.com (@breakingweather) March 16, 2014
I’ve never witnessed a tornado but I’ve seen the destruction they can cause in news reports and in “The Wizard of Oz” and “Sharknado,” so I’m interested in anything that can keep them and their killer winds, flying fish and phony wizards away from my house. Physicist...
With Americans still recovering from last year's tornadoes, one physicist has a plan—to build huge walls that would keep tornadoes from ever forming, the Smithsonian reports. Physicist Ronjia Tao of Temple University says three walls—1,000 feet high, 150 feet wide, and up to 100 miles long, ranging...
Tornado barriers 100 miles long and 1,000 feet high could save lives and property by stopping twisters before they begin, says Professor Rongjia Tao of Temple University in Philadelphia -- but critics aren't so sure
This week is National Severe Weather Awareness Week, and for those of us in parts of the United States that means one thing – tornado season is about upon us (though, honestly, while most of us don’t like the threat of severe weather in the spring, it would, at least, mean it was actually spring [...]
The childhood home of artist Ian Strange has literally landed right in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia as if it were picked up by a tornado and...
A few years ago I chronicled how my not-nearly-a-seamstress buns were compelled possessed to make a quilt for the bean. And here I am a few years later (after a tornado of thread and a surprisingly successful sewing machine date) with another homemade quilt – this time for our baby boy on the way. I […]
The Daily Oklahoman's Nasreen Iqbal, in Structural Faults Found in Destroyed Moore Elementary School, Engineer Says, explains that when an EF5 tornado hit two elementary schools, killing seven students, that there was no guarantee that a tragedy would have been prevented had construction standards been respected. Show More Summary
Zachary Karabell author of The Leading Indicators, points out some failures of a favorite economic indicator: "GDP goes up after natural disasters because of the rebuilding, but hurricanes, tornados, draughts and earthquakes are hardly a healthy recipe for economic growth."
This installment of "Cool Stuff" begins with revisiting Slurpee cups, now that I have some better photos of some of them!Next, a Super Powers comic featuring Steppenwolf!Next, the Martian Manhunter one!Next up, it's Red Tornado!We're...Show More Summary
Pink swept into the Oscars like a tornado. But instead of opening her usual bag of acrobatic tricks, she decided to let her powerful vocals shine The pop star belted out "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" as a tribute to Judy Garland for the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Show More Summary
Sports car. Sports jacket. Sportsman or sportswoman. Everything is better when it’s sportier and souped up, but did you ever think you’d see a souped-up toothbrush? Neither did we, but now the Oral B Black Edition exists, we’d never go back. More »
Let’s face it—the 49ers successfully draft top-flight wideouts and/or cornerbacks about as often as tornadoes hit the city of San Francisco. A weather index rate of 3.78 in the latter over the past 60 years correlates accurately to the...Show More Summary
While the rain may be causing mudslides, flash floods, power outages and even a tornado warning -- it's no drought buster. The post Massive Storm Pummels California, But Does Little To Alleviate Its Drought Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Physicist's Rongjia Tao has put forward a proposal that could stop wide-spread damage from natural disasters.
When it comes to radical mega-infrastructure projects, we can only dream—but we dream big. Here is one such staggering proposal to build miles and miles of 1,000-foot tall super-walls that will once and forever save Tornado Alley from its eponymous natural disaster. Read more...
The Talladega College men’s basketball team is not an NCAA Division I program. In fact, it’s not even a Division II or Division III program, because it’s not actually in the NCAA. The Talladega Tornados play in the NAIA’s Division II, which puts them pretty much at the very bottom of the college basketball totem […]
The footage makes me wonder how anything survives a tornado. The post 1 reason NOT move to Kansas: This is what the inside of a tornado looks like appeared first on Matador Network.