Along with wind speed, the sheer size of a storm, how quickly it is moving and the angle at which it's approaching land also influence its potential to wreak havoc. Isaac possessed some of the most menacing of these qualities...
This week marks the anniversary of the largest earthquake recorded, a magnitude 9.5 event along southern Chile's coast in 1960
The swarms of March caused more than $1.5 billion in damage and killed 40. The drama is difficulty to qualify, however, because tornadoes are "atypical events" by nature
Brookesia micra may represent the limit of miniaturization possible for a vertebrate with complex eyes
The revelation comes after days of speculation on whether the years-long effort had finally achieved its goal
Despite the risks of contaminating what may be a pristine and fragile environment, scientists have now drilled to the top of the lake
If they don't reach the lake before they are forced to leave for the winter, the Russian team will be forced to wait two more years to sample water from the lake, and discover what may be living in it...
Scientists from some of the areas hardest hit have now had time to evaluate the storm's dramatic geologic effects on their home states