The Saffir-Simpson scale relies on wind to categorize a hurricane, but it doesn't account for storm surge or flooding.
Sofie Bates, Contributor
Heat is the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S.
Karin Heineman, Executive Producer
Pressurized water may cause quakes on Mars the same way fracking and wastewater injection trigger quakes on Earth.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Astronomers are trying to deflect a near-Earth asteroid for the first time, to prepare for a future object on a collision course with the planet.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
Understanding how seemingly solid rocks get squished could make mining and construction projects safer.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
Researchers find that hot ash, lava, boulders and gas can rush from a volcano at high speeds on a cushion of air.
It’s now more common to see multiple giant wildfires burning at once, straining firefighting resources, scientists say.
Radar has revealed evidence of an environmentally significant impact that probably occurred during the last 2.6 million years.
Scientists reporting on severe weather can get hit hard by emotions, flashbacks and even nightmares.
Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer
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