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Vacchiano: Friday is last real chance for Tom Coughlin to size up Giant problems

Tom Coughlin isn’t one to panic, no matter what kind of tornado is swirling around him, and he sure isn’t going to overreact to a couple of ugly preseason games. But he won’t ignore the obvious, either.

Is this video of a guy running into a tornado the most idiotically dangerous selfie ever taken?

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Dude's got bloomin' onions. This YouTube video of a guy getting out of his car in the Australian Outback to pose for a selfie with a "dust devil" might be the craziest video selfie ever shot. The Aussie bro was driving through the desert when he happened upon a mini-tornado forming nearby. Show More Summary

The Wizard of Oz at Arclight Hollywood

Location: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood CA Link out: Click here Description: Arclight Cinemas offers a 75th anniversary of the classic fantasy film about a young farm girl whisked away from Kansas by a tornado and deposited in the magical land of Oz. Start Time: 19:30 Date: 2014-08-25

X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum "tornadoes" inside microscopic droplets of supercooled liquid helium – the first time this formation has been seen at such a tiny scale. read more

Light Tornadoes by Martin Kimbell

Artist uses LEDs to create impressive airborne light forms Read the rest of the story at: Light Tornadoes by Martin Kimbell

Overnight Open Thread (8-20-2014)

Why Are Some People So Much Luckier Than Others? I consider myself to be 'lucky' but it's mostly a fundamental kind of luck - I know that the tornado won't hit my hotel, the test results will come back negative,...

Two Pilots Missing As Fireball Engulfs Colliding Tornado Attack Jets

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, a pair of Italian Tornado attack jets from Ghedi Air Base in Northern Italy had a mid-air collision near the town of Ascoli Piceno. It is unclear whether the jets were in formation, opposing one another for training, or were independently navigating through the area. Read more...

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the Science Behind Tornadoes

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

In “How Do Tornadoes Form,” the latest animation from TED-Ed, storm chaser James Spann and directors Iuri Araújo and Guilherme Araújo explore the science behind the formation of the deadly landlocked storms. What’s perhaps most surprising is how much there is we have yet to figure out about the closely studied weather phenomenon. The truth […]

How Tornadoes Form

Ever wondered how we go from still air to swirling storm? In this video meteorologist—and storm chaser!—James Spann explains where tornadoes come from. Read more...

UK flooding tied to proximity of urbanization and population growth

From the University of Southampton, word that mostly increased flooding is a reporting bias due to proximity, much like we have a reporting bias in tornado counts because there are more people to witness them than 50-100 years ago … Continue reading ?

?Letters From the West: Of Tornadoes and Pedal Steel Guitars

When I was just a kid—long before the internet existed to either kill off old irrational fears in avalanches of pedantic data or germinate brand new ones in it's rich and fertile fields of bullshit—I had a morbid fear of tornadoes. Read more...

Photo captures passenger plane taking off just as a tornado prepares to touch down

Squeamish flyers, beware: This is a summer travel photo you can't unsee. A RyanAir flight ferrying a load of English vacationers to Majorca, Spain - which averages a sunny 87 degrees on this date - was spotted taking off from East Midlands Airport just ahead of a developing tornado. Show More Summary

Ripping Apart the Science Behind Weather Movies - "Sharks in a tornado. Sharknado. Simply stunning."

6 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

There are a rather large amount of meteorology movies out there, and it always seems that none of them manage to get the science behind the weather quite right. Liz takes a deeper look into five of the worst offenders for weather movies.

Wanna see a tornado start?

6 days agoOdd : Happy Place

Our brave hero: Car. For a CCTV recording of a parking lot, there's a lot of drama in this video. At first, you think this is just the story of a small twister that will only form above that puddle, but then you realize: this is a narrative film. Show More Summary

Plane Takes Off in Front of a Tornado

In the midst of tumultuous weather that has been sweeping across the UK, this Boeing 737 took off from an airport with a funnel cloud rotating behind it. The picture, however, may be a bit deceiving, making the funnel appear closer than it actually was. Show More Summary

Rita Zoey Chin: Running Toward the Storm

Very early in her memoir, Let the Tornado Come, (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Rita Zoey Chin finds herself at an exclusive dinner held by her husband's colleagues from the Boston Medical Center where he is the chair of neurosurgery, during the course of which she reveals that she is working on a memoir. Show More Summary

13 Uproarious Wedding Pictures: Why (Be) So Serious?

We already know that wedding photos can be beautiful, especially when a tornado is about to hit. We also know they can be very wet, especially when a wave crashes on top of the newlyweds. Heck, as evidenced by this amazing wedding GIFs,...Show More Summary

Yikes! Mexican Statue of Jesus has Real Human Teeth!

From what I understand of this tornado of media sensation, a statue of Jesus Christ named the Lord of Patience, which had till now been resting in the church of San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, a town of...

It’s a Shark Stampede! Sharknado Now Free in Honor of Shark Week

What game offers you the chance to jump into the middle of a tornado and fight sharks with nothing but a chainsaw? Sharknado: The Video Game! The crazy SyFy movie that was transformed by Other Ocean Group into a mobile game is celebrating Shark Week by offering the app for free. Show More Summary

5 Mundane Things That Caused Earth-Shattering Destruction

By Evan V. Symon,Ivan Farkas,Jordan Rudow Published: August 13th, 2014 Hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, Johnny Cash -- all well-known sources of disaster. The damage they cause is tragic, but at least they come from an understandable place. You can see the storm clouds brewing, or that the whiskey bottle is 3/4 empty.

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