In the 121 years that precipitation has been recorded in the contiguous U.S., no months were as wet as the one experienced this past May.
Katee Sackhoff has finally found a project that will take full advantage of all of her talents: Rain, which she wrote and will executive produce and star in. Now, we just need an actual premiere date to circle on our calendars and count down to.
Climate scientists are reporting that increasing rainfall in the world's warmest and wettest regions are being fueled by a recent surge in large, well-organized thunderstorms.
That smell has a name. It's called petrichor. For decades, scientists have speculated on where this smell comes from, but the mechanism behind the phenomenon has remained elusive. Now, researchers at MIT studying high-speed video of raindrops think they've found the answer: The smell is released in tiny aerosol clouds…
California needs rain, and they need it bad. How bad? Just have a look at the GIF above. The first image shows Folsom Lake near Sacramento on July 20, 2011. The second image shows Folsom Lake on January 16, 2014. Notice a difference?
NASA's Earth Observatory posted these two comparison images of sea surface patterns in May of 1997, before that year's infamously terrible El Niño, and this month. The images are startlingly similar, suggesting we might be on the precipice of another tough El Niño year.
The new NASA-JAXA precipitation satellite works! The spacecraft was launched in February as part of an effort to improve global rain and snowfall measurements. You can see its first images, which are of a cyclone east of Honshu Island, Japan.
In today's comments, we checked (and then double-checked) our cars for signs of spider infestation, put together an early Christmas list of cursed jewelry, and pinpointed a zombie's cuddliest fear.
Humans have been trying to control the weather since the day we traded in our spears for shovels. Cultures from every corner of the globe have worshipped rain-granting deities, and our sci-fi villains have been obsessed with flood and drought. But in the modern era, we no longer have use for the old water gods. We've…
Mosquitoes tend to thrive in humid environments where rain is common, but they aren't exactly the hardiest of creatures. The typical raindrop weighs in at a mass about fifty times that of your average mosquito—so how do the little buggers manage to survive on a rainy day?
In this video captured yesterday in Toowoomba, Australia, the city's East Creek rises dramatically after 6 inches of rain falls in 30 minutes. The waters easily carry away parked cars. Watch this jarring footage taken from a nearby office building.
Three hundred million years ago there was a period of global warming. Two hundred million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the land, wreaking havok and spreading terror. Scientists think the two events were intimately linked.
Korean researchers have come up with a novel alternative to umbrellas and raincoats in this alien-inspired "UFO Cap." It's a UFO-shaped head-and-chest cover that prevents raindrops from splattering on your face. This look may also help humans look less threatening to arriving aliens, who may find solace in the fact…
Collin Chou, who played the Seraph in the Wachowski's Matrix trilogy, has confirmed that he'll be starring in a fantastical ninja movie to be produced by the Wachowskis. He couldn't say much about it, but did admit it would have fantasy elements and that production is set to start next month. Korean pop singer Rain,…