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Tornado Alley: Twister Devastates Oklahoma City Suburb

What measures can be taken to better protect against dangerous weather?

  • May 21, 2013
Can Tornado Prediction Be Improved?

Can Tornado Prediction Be Improved?

Advances in computer modeling and other technologies still cannot overcome the fundamental complexity of thunderstorm and subsequent tornado formation

May 23, 2011 — David Biello

Soothing Traumatized Children

Coloring books developed by psychologists help kids avoid long-lasting emotional problems

November 1, 2010 — Emily Anthes

Getting to the Core of Twisters

In VORTEX2, the largest scientific study of tornadoes, scientists are trying to understand just what causes a twister to form. It's more complicated than you might think. Christie Nicholson reports

June 23, 2009

The Science of Tornadoes

How funnels form, what drives tornado activity, and what scientists are doing to better understand them--our collection of articles, video and podcasts explain the basics

April 18, 2011