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We're Living Every Parent's Worst Nightmare. Here's What You Can Do To Help.

When we laid our 2-year-old daughter Savannah down to sleep on April 3, it was a seemingly normal night for a seemingly normal child. Nicknamed "Godzilla," she spent her days tearing through the house like a tornado of enthusiasm and...Show More Summary

Ten Words That Started Out as Errors

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Mental Floss put together a list of commonly used English words that initially were errors. One example is the word "tornado." It originated from the Spanish word "tronada," meaning "thunderstorm." The second and third letters being reversed is an example of metathesis. Show More Summary

Tecia Torres Outpoints Bec Hyatt, Advances to TUF 20 Quarterfinals [VIDEO]

(Props: The Ultimate Fighter) After losing an upset decision to Randa Markos on episode 1, Tecia Torres was brought back into the TUF 20 bracket as an injury replacement for Justine Kish — and the Tiny Tornado made the most of her opportunity. Show More Summary

Clubs - OutsideIn After Party

Sat 29 Nov OutsideIn Festival won't be all over after the last act plays, because they will be bringing HNNY, Ben Fester and Tornado Wallace to Goodgod for...

Dramatic Increase In Drone Sightings Raises Concerns

FAA officials are concerned about unauthorized drones colliding with airplanes. While drones are cleaning solar panels, delivering condoms, flying into tornados, and taking dramatic selfies, they're also getting dangerously close to airplanes, helicopters, and airports, according to a report from the AP on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Democrats Ran Away, From, and Against Everything

I woke up the Wednesday morning after the midterm elections feeling like the guy who had slept through a tornado, was now surveying the damage, and hearing third hand what had happened. It's not as if, Tuesday night, I hadn't been refreshing Facebook incessantly while simultaneously glued to the three or four channels I was flipping between. Show More Summary

Download torrents with Torrent Tornado for Firefox

Firefox users who download torrent files occasionally can install the Torrent Tornado add-on for the web browser to do so. The main advantage over installing a dedicated torrent client is its simplicity. Torrent Tornado does not require...Show More Summary

El Niño fades without westerly wind bursts

From AGU: The warm and wet winter of 1997 brought California floods, Florida tornadoes, and an ice storm in the American northeast, prompting climatologists to dub it the El Niño of the century. Earlier this year, climate scientists thought the coming winter might bring similar extremes, as equatorial Pacific Ocean conditions resembled those seen in…

Behold The Most Accurate Simulation Of An F5 Tornado Ever

As awful as the movie Twister was, it helped bring to light the challenges of researching tornadoes. Namely, how do you get close enough to study something that’s powerful enough to kill you? One obvious solution is to simulate them,...Show More Summary

How I Wrote It: Frederick Barthelme, on Dictation, Tornados, Dishwashers--and Chocolate

Frederick Barthelme's new novel is There Must Be Some Mistake. ~ How When starting a new project I first gather all I’ve got in the way of unused text--fragments of stories, scenes cut from novels, sketches, characters, complaints I’ve jotted...

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham - Red Tornado screen

Red Tornado flies into LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham -- in stores tomorrow! #LEGOBatmanGame — GameStop (@GameStop) November 10, 2014

Behold the Most Accurate Simulation of an F5 Tornado Ever

As awful as the movie Twister was, it helped bring to light the challenges of researching tornadoes. Namely, how do you get close enough to study something that's powerful enough to kill you? One obvious solution is to simulate them,...Show More Summary

5 Things Not to Do Around the House This Week for a Tidier Home Next Week

Bonnie & Russell's Scandi-Style Victorian You know that feeling where you look around your house and it looks like a tornado just barreled through and you're really confused because you just did your weekly cleaning? It's not that it's dirty — it might just be untidy. Show More Summary

Confronting Your Worst Money Fears

A tornado sweeps through your town and leaves nothing but death and destruction in its wake. An electrical fire burns your house and everything in it to the ground. A hacker steals your identity and runs up tens of thousands of dollars in debt before you realize what’s happened. Show More Summary

God in the Tornado

A documentary explores where God was in the midst of a very real tragedy: the tornado that devastated Moore, Oklahoma. Alissa's note: I'm happy to welcome Jessica Gibson, one of my fall interns at CT Movies, to the blog today. This past...Show More Summary

Ph.D. Student’s Interpretive Dance of Her Tornado Research Wins Contest, Also Wins the Internet - My research will be into why this contest isn't called PhDance.

2 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

The "Dance Your Ph.D." contest, sponsored by Science journal publisher AAAS, tasks students with expressing their research through, well, dance. This year's winner was biologist Uma Nagendra, who just happens to have a leg—and several other limbs—up on the rest of the competition with her double life as a circus aerialist. Show More Summary

Scientists Create Spectacular 3-D Model of an EF-5 Tornado in Oklahoma

A group of scientists have created an absolutely spectacular 3-D computer simulation of an EF-5 tornado that tore through central Oklahoma on May 24, 2011. The animations show the mesmerizing mechanics of how nature's most violent storms form and operate. Read more...

Here's Storm Chaser Reed Timmer Crawling on the Floor in a Cow Costume

This is a video of tornado chaser/avid shouter Reed Timmer crawling around on the floor in a cow costume mooing while his fiancée, Fox News meteorologist Maria Molina, follows behind him in a tornado costume. It's one play on a classic scene that can't be unseen. Read more...

WTF Pictures of the Day – Oct 31, 2014

3 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Last day of this month and we have another wonderful collection of pictures that made us say WTF. Enjoy these..!! A tornado forming above my school (Rhodes College) a few years back. Mold overtook my son’s pumpkin in about 1 week Interesting page layout choice in today’s paper Wtf did they think?… A facebook […]

Violent Tornadoes Are On The Decline In The US

By Paul Homewood As we, fortunately, head towards the end of the third quiet tornado year in a row, let’s take a closer look at the intensity of tornadoes in the US. We often hear claims that tornadoes are growing stronger as a result of global warming. But what do the facts tell us?…

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