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Scientists battle fires with science.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Scientists are training computers to help us stop asteroids from crashing into our planet.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

An exceptionally strong El Niño may have caused 1876-1878 famine that killed tens of millions.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Tethered balloons equipped with sophisticated cameras can survey threats and damage from an elevated perspective.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

How the role of social media can save lives.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

A former storm chaser recounts being in the path of a tornado.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Nasty weather can make map apps unreliable.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

A panel of researchers discussed the need for a system to warn the public about health risks from wildfire smoke, similar to the National Weather Service's heat advisory.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

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