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3 Ways To Redesign Breaking News

Tweaking the UX of our social media tools could help readers better understand fast-moving news. The Boston Marathon bombings. Tornadoes in the Midwest. Now, tragically, Ferguson. When serious breaking news happens, many of us turn to social media--especially Twitter--to keep up and get the most detailed information we can as quickly as possible. Show More Summary

Cyclonic Pictures: Long Exposures Spin Art from Light & Air

The shots seem impossibly composed, consisting of light that arcs and twists like a tornado in the night skies, but the process of creating them is much...

Barry Allen Feels Under The Weather (Wizard) In New Flash Trailer

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yeah, I'm not proud of writing "feels under the Weather Wizard," but I'm too excited about the premiere of The Flash to really care. Every new bit of footage looks great, and you know Barry is going to have to dissipate a tornado by running around it in the opposite direction. That's classic Flash, my friends. Read more...

What to Keep at Home to Prepare For Natural Disasters

The recent earthquake in Northern California is another reminder to prepare for any natural disaster. Whether it be preparing for an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or snowstorm, below are basic suggestions for what to keep in your disaster supply kit: Water. Show More Summary

EaterWire: Old Detroit Amber is Back; Detroit Pizza Company Giving Away 1 Year Of Free Pizza

Frankenmuth Brewery. FRANKENMUTH #8212; After an 18-year hiatus, Frankenmuth Brewery's Old Detroit Amber Ale is "back on the market", according to the Detroit News. A tornado destroyed the factory in 1999 and it was not rebuilt until 2009. Michigan's...

Weather is the Future of Urban Design

[Image: From a newscast about Istanbul's recent tornadoes]. It's hard to resist a story where urban design is blamed for creating tornadoes. But the recent cluster of "freak mini-tornadoes" striking Istanbul offers an anomaly in search...Show More Summary

Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (AP) — Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

Storm Chasers On What It's Like To Take A Pickup Truck To A Tornado

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ford Canada's latest commercial series profiles Ford owners who do cool jobs with their trucks, and the Tornado Hunter F-150 is easily the most badass so far. Their bright-orange SuperCrew called "flash" looks straight out of Jurassic Park. Read more...

Tiny Twisters Whirl Around Inside Drops of Helium

Inside a single wheel-shaped droplet of liquid helium rotating 2 million times per second, scientists have spotted a storm of dozens of tiny tornadoes whirling around. The droplets of liquid helium spun 100,000 times faster than in any previous experiments. Show More Summary

U.S. Tornado Intensity Index Shows No Upward Trend

By Paul Homewood Is the intensity of tornadoes increasing in the United States, (or, for that matter, falling)? It’s a perennial question. NOAA gives us some clues, with their charts of EF-1+ and EF-3 to EF-5 tornadoes since 1954. (NOAA ignore EF-0’s, because many more of these weak tornadoes get to be reported nowadays than…

The Australian Outback Tornado Selfie: Real Or Fake?

Have you see this video yet? The one where the bloke jumps out his 4WD, runs towards a willy willy spinning up a red dirt storm, and snaps a selfie. Here’s why I call shenanigans. More »      

AM Linkage: Taney's Ride Ends in Williamsport; Tornado Selfies; More!

last weekNews : The Newsroom

Photo by James Jennings · Taney's wild ride ends against Chicago. · Patsy discusses possibly changing the Mummers Parade · TORNADO SELFIES: Are you ready for the new fad? · Czech out this lakeside wedge cabin. · Camden high school.....

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?

last weekOdd : 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

last weekVehicles / 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

last weekOdd : 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 […]

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