Understanding hurricanes: What are 'hot tower' rain clouds?
May 23, 2012, 9:23 a.m. by OurAmazingPlanet
Filled with a high amount of latent heat, the 'hot tower' rain clouds serve as the engine that drives hurricanes forward.
Major volcanic eruptions could stymie hurricanes
April 25, 2012, 4:25 p.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
Large volcano eruptions can reduce global temperatures, creating a less hospitable environment for hurricanes and tropical storms.
A look back at the wild weather of 2011
December 20, 2011, 9:28 a.m. by Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet
A super-juiced La Niña helped cause the blizzards and tornadoes that plagued the U.S. over the course of the year.
Fearful of Hurricane Rina, NASA scuttles underwater asteroid mission
October 26, 2011, 11:53 a.m. by Denise Chow, SPACE.com
The asteroid simulation was the 15th expedition of NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, and was the first to test ways to anchor to an asteroid.
In rare occurrence, Tropical Storm Katia heads to Britain
September 12, 2011, 4:33 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
Hurricane Katia could bring the strongest winds the U.K. has seen since 1996, when the remnants of Hurricane Lili killed 5 people there.
Astronaut snaps photo of Hurricane Katia from space
September 6, 2011, 4:37 p.m. by OurAmazingPlanet Inc.
The Category 3 storm is expected to remain in the Atlantic Ocean, posing little threat to land areas.
15 birds with unbelievable beaks
Australian fires reveal ancient water system built long before the pyramids
Thirsty koala seeks help from bikers in South Australia
Watch a massive bald eagle take off from a Boston street in slow motion
Researchers develop a new way to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
Knitted anatomy kits offer cruelty-free dissections