Tornadoes are some of the deadliest, most devastating natural phenomena on Earth — but most of us probably have a lot of misconceptions about them. The actual science of tornados is much stranger, and scarier, than you ever knew.
The past few days have seen hundreds of tornadoes touching down in the southeastern United States, driven by massive storms. We talked about the megastorms with atmospheric scientist Karen Kosiba, whose work is showcased in documentary Tornado Alley.
Ever wanted to drive a death-proof tank into the middle of a tornado and film the whole thing from behind a layer of safety glass? That's just what happens in forthcoming IMAX extravaganza Tornado Alley, filmed mostly in Kansas during storm season. Now you can see it in eye-peeling IMAX in New York's American Museum…