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  • Stunning look at the night sky

    Stunning look at the night sky

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-05-28 18:50:14 GMT
    Check out this spectacular time lapse photo of stars as the Earth turns on its axis overnight.
    Check out this spectacular time lapse photo of stars as the Earth turns on its axis overnight.
  • For San Francisco "The Big One" may be soon

    For San Francisco "The Big One" may be soon

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-05-21 17:17:47 GMT
    Scientists believe a cluster of devastating earthquakes could strike San Francisco in the next 18 years.In 1906 San Francisco was nearly flattened when a major earthquake struck the city. Since that time there have been only a handful of large quakes in that area and now scientists are predicting a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake or series of major quakes will strike the Bay Area before the year 2032. The findings were part of a recent report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Soc...
    Scientists believe a cluster of devastating earthquakes could strike San Francisco in the next 18 years.In 1906 San Francisco was nearly flattened when a major earthquake struck the city. Since that time there have been only a handful of large quakes in that area and now scientists are predicting a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake or series of major quakes will strike the Bay Area before the year 2032. The findings were part of a recent report in the Bulletin of the Seismological Soc...
  • Rare timelapse as a near perfect wall cloud develops

    Rare timelapse as a near perfect wall cloud develops

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:02:56 GMT
    © Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014© Wall cloud, Wyoming 5/18/2014
    Here's something few people will ever see. Amazing video of a nearly perfect wall cloud.
    Here's something few people will ever see. Amazing video of a nearly perfect wall cloud.
  • NASA image of wildfires in San Diego

    NASA image of wildfires in San Diego

    Thursday, May 15 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-05-16 02:20:34 GMT
    Wildfire season has started 4 months early in southern California where wildfires have burned more than 10,000 and destroying numerous homes in San Diego during the past 48 hours. 
    Wildfire season has started 4 months early in southern California where wildfires have burned more than 10,000 and destroying numerous homes in San Diego during the past 48 hours. 
  • "Ice" cork may be holding back rise in sea levels

    "Ice" cork may be holding back rise in sea levels

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-05-13 16:35:57 GMT
    This is one cork that definitely shouldn’t be popped. It sits beneath the East Antarctic Ice Shelf which is the largest ice sheet in Antarctica.Climate researchers from Potsdam, Germany say a tiny ice cork is blocking the ice sheet from sliding into the sea. 
    This is one cork that definitely shouldn’t be popped. It sits beneath the East Antarctic Ice Shelf which is the largest ice sheet in Antarctica.Climate researchers from Potsdam, Germany say a tiny ice cork is blocking the ice sheet from sliding into the sea. 
  • "Super El Nino" possible this fall and winter

    "Super El Nino" possible this fall and winter

    Monday, May 5 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-05-05 17:23:31 GMT
    Researchers are watching the signs of what may possibly be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997-1998.
    Researchers are watching the signs of what may possibly be the most powerful El Niño event since 1997-1998.
  • Coolest Chicago "May Day" in recent history

    Coolest Chicago "May Day" in recent history

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-05-02 03:21:35 GMT
    May 1st in Chicago typically includes flowers pouring from the city's gardens and temperatures in the mid 60's. However, this is not a typical year and this May Day will go down as one of the coldest in memory.
    May 1st in Chicago typically includes flowers pouring from the city's gardens and temperatures in the mid 60's. However, this is not a typical year and this May Day will go down as one of the coldest in memory.
  • First deadly tornadoes of the season

    First deadly tornadoes of the season

    Monday, April 28 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-04-28 17:39:22 GMT

    What was an unusually quiet start to tornado season in the United States came to an abrupt halt on Sunday April 27th as a major severe weather outbreak produced more than 30 tornadoes across 8 states.

    What was an unusually quiet start to tornado season in the United States came to an abrupt halt on Sunday April 27th as a major severe weather outbreak produced more than 30 tornadoes across 8 states.

  • Could running buffalo be signaling super volcano eruption

    Could running buffalo be signaling super volcano eruption

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-07 15:01:18 GMT
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is an ancient super volcano nearly as large as the state of Wyoming.
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is an ancient super volcano nearly as large as the state of Wyoming.
  • Will our cold winter lead to a cold summer?

    Will our cold winter lead to a cold summer?

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:13:46 GMT
    We just finished a brutally cold winter in Chicago and now spring is continuing that chilly trend. So, will our summer will be cold too?
    We just finished a brutally cold winter in Chicago and now spring is continuing that chilly trend. So, will our summer will be cold too?
  • Time-Lapse from space of our wicked winter

    Time-Lapse from space of our wicked winter

    Friday, March 28 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-03-28 14:34:24 GMT
    © Courtesy NASA© Courtesy NASA
    Will you be glad to finally put this wicked winter behind us? After all it was one of the coldest and snowiest on record for Chicago. Well, NASA doesn't want us to forget.
    Will you be glad to finally put this wicked winter behind us? After all it was one of the coldest and snowiest on record for Chicago. Well, NASA doesn't want us to forget.
  • Don't put the parka away winter expected to hang on through Spring

    Don't put the parka away winter expected to hang on through Spring

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-03-21 14:40:57 GMT
    Even though Spring was sprung on Thursday Old Man Winter will still be keeping a firm grip on most of the United States right through May.
    Even though Spring was sprung on Thursday Old Man Winter will still be keeping a firm grip on most of the United States right through May.
  • A heavenly look at Earth on the first day of spring

    A heavenly look at Earth on the first day of spring

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:38:22 GMT
    © Courtesy NASA, NOAA© Courtesy NASA, NOAA
    Welcome to Spring 2014 and although we started with light snow in Chicago the skies quickly cleared to sunshine.
    Welcome to Spring 2014 and although we started with light snow in Chicago the skies quickly cleared to sunshine.
  • Now 3rd snowiest season for Chicago and climbing

    Now 3rd snowiest season for Chicago and climbing

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-03-13 01:01:13 GMT
    As of March 12, 2014 Chicago has reached 79.1" of snow for the season. That is the 3rd snowiest season since records began in the 1800's. Question is can we reach the top spot?
    As of March 12, 2014 Chicago has reached 79.1" of snow for the season. That is the 3rd snowiest season since records began in the 1800's. Question is can we reach the top spot?
  • How was date for Daylight Saving Time chosen?

    How was date for Daylight Saving Time chosen?

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:35:03 GMT
    Last Sunday was painful and exhausting for most of us. That was the day our clocks moved ahead one hour as part of a yearly spring ritual. Have you ever asked yourself why we do it?

    Last Sunday was painful and exhausting for most of us. That was the day our clocks moved ahead one hour as part of a yearly spring ritual. Have you ever asked yourself why we do it?

  • Closing in on Chicago's all-time cold and snow records

    Closing in on Chicago's all-time cold and snow records

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 9:20 PM EST2014-02-26 02:20:22 GMT
    Meteorological winter ends Friday February 28th, but there's no warm up on Saturday the first day of meteorological spring. After enduring the extreme cold and snow we may as well break some records.
    Meteorological winter ends this Friday February 28th, but there's no warm up on Saturday the first day of meteorological spring. With that in mind we may as well try and break a few records in return for surviving the extreme cold and snow.
  • Chicago winter expected to be `average` this year

    Chicago winter expected to be `average` this year

    Friday, December 13 2013 12:08 PM EST2013-12-13 17:08:04 GMT
    Ready or not, meteorological winter starts on Sunday and weather predictions are flying faster than snow in a blizzard.
    Ready or not, meteorological winter starts on Sunday and weather predictions are flying faster than snow in a blizzard.
  • November tornadoes are rare in greater Chicago

    November tornadoes are rare in greater Chicago

    Monday, November 18 2013 1:15 PM EST2013-11-18 18:15:14 GMT
    Only 12 November tornadoes have been confirmed in the greater Chicago area between 1951 and last Saturday, November 16th.
    Only 12 November tornadoes have been confirmed in the greater Chicago area between 1951 and last Saturday, November 16th.
  • A look back at Super Typhoon Haiyan

    A look back at Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Wednesday, November 13 2013 1:48 PM EST2013-11-13 18:48:24 GMT
    In the western Pacific and Asia Hurricanes are called Typhoons as is the case with Super Typhoon Haiyan.
    In the western Pacific and Asia Hurricanes are called Typhoons as is the case with Super Typhoon Haiyan.
  • Dry-ice: Halloween special effect or potential weapon?

    Dry-ice: Halloween special effect or potential weapon?

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 3:08 PM EDT2013-10-16 19:08:09 GMT
    Typically dry-ice is used for freezing food, industrial cleaning and theatrical special effects. Earlier this week it was also used as a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport.
    Typically dry-ice is used for freezing food, industrial cleaning and theatrical special effects. Earlier this week it was also used as a bomb at Los Angeles International Airport.
  • Holy Calamari!

    Holy Calamari!

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-10-08 14:19:20 GMT
    In case you have never seen it before this is the strange Japanese dish known as Odori-Don.
    In case you have never seen it before this is the strange Japanese dish known as Odori-Don.
  • Smart Phones Detecting Earthquakes, Phone ET and Under Age Moon

    Smart Phones Detecting Earthquakes, Phone ET and Under Age Moon

    Thursday, October 3 2013 11:54 AM EDT2013-10-03 15:54:57 GMT
    © Credit: National Geographic© Credit: National Geographic
    Stories about shake rattle and roll phones, plus our baby moon and a voice mail to ET
    Stories about shake rattle and roll phones, plus our baby moon and a voice mail to ET
  • Forget steak & seafood, bugs will be on future menus

    Forget steak & seafood, bugs will be on future menus

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 3:16 PM EDT2013-10-02 19:16:34 GMT
    In the near future meal worms may literally become our meals.
    In the near future meal worms may literally become our meals.
  • Bigfoot map, Shrinking Denali, Deadly Molasses

    Bigfoot map, Shrinking Denali, Deadly Molasses

    Monday, September 23 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-09-23 14:11:11 GMT
    © Credit: Joshua Stevens© Credit: Joshua Stevens
    Science stories that make you go huh?
    Science stories that make you go huh?
  • Flying frogs, Turtle tears and Trypophobia

    Flying frogs, Turtle tears and Trypophobia

    Monday, September 16 2013 11:15 AM EDT2013-09-16 15:15:13 GMT
    © Credit: NASA© Credit: NASA
    Unusual science stories you may have missed this week!
    Unusual science stories you may have missed this week!
  • Baby stars, Fatbergs, Lightning balloons & Red-hot chili peppers

    Baby stars, Fatbergs, Lightning balloons & Red-hot chili peppers

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-09-11 16:38:01 GMT
    © Picture Credit ESO/Bo Reiburth© Picture Credit ESO/Bo Reiburth
    A dose of unusual, bizarre and amazing science stories from around the globe.
    A dose of unusual, bizarre and amazing science stories from around the globe.
  • World's largest volcano discovered

    World's largest volcano discovered

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 10:10 AM EDT2013-09-10 14:10:13 GMT
    Scientists believe they have found the largest volcano on Earth, but to see it you'll need a scuba mask rather than binoculars. That's because it is submerged in the Pacific Ocean.
    Scientists believe they have found the largest volcano on Earth, but to see it you'll need a scuba mask rather than binoculars. That's because it is submerged in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Meteorologists keep watch during Ryder Cup

    Meteorologists keep watch during Ryder Cup

    There's something that goes on behind the scenes at major golf tournaments that you hardly ever see. Forecasters constantly watch the skies, to make sure golfers and fans stay out of harm's way.
    There's something that goes on behind the scenes at major golf tournaments that you hardly ever see. Forecasters constantly watch the skies, to make sure golfers and fans stay out of harm's way.
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