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Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These...

Atmospheric river storms can drive costly flooding – and climate change...

Tom Corringham, University of California San Diego Ask people to name the world’s largest river, and most will probably guess that it’s the Amazon, the...

Why does it take longer to fly from east to west...

Skip Bailey, University of Nebraska Omaha Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to...

Kathryn Moore, Colorado State University; Jun Uetake, Colorado State University, and Thomas Hill, Colorado State University The Southern Ocean is a vast band of open...

Winter is coming: 5 essential reads about snow and ice

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation As cold weather settles in across North America, some communities have already started up their snowplows, while others keep watchful eyes...

For a flooded Midwest, climate forecasts offer little comfort

Shuang-Ye Wu, University of Dayton Flooding in the Midwest, triggered by an intense “bomb cyclone,” has devastated parts of the region, which has been plagued...

Wildfire smoke is becoming a nationwide health threat

Richard E. Peltier, University of Massachusetts Amherst The impacts of recent forest fires in California reach well beyond the burned areas. Smoke from the Camp...

New findings on ocean warming: 5 questions answered

Scott Denning, Colorado State University Editor’s note: A new study by scientists in the United States, China, France and Germany estimates that the world’s oceans...

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Why are fewer and fewer Americans fixing their noses?

Laurie Essig, Middlebury College Americans love cosmetic surgery. Last year in the U.S., there were 1.8 million plastic surgeries and nearly 16 million nonsurgical procedures, like...