Here are some brief reports about science and technology from all over, including one from Israel about what DNA reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls’ parchment.
Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains Hurricane Laura in the Gulf of Mexico and the ingredients for tropical cyclones
The peak of the season just started, but already there have been as many storms as in an entire average season
Unchecked climate change, urban development and population rise could all contribute to more people being exposed to punishing heat
It will certainly place in the top five—a marker of how much the world has warmed
Concerns over COVID-19 have officials urging evacuees to stay with friends and family or at hotels
Meteorologists take advantage of weather data collected by commercial jetliners at different altitudes and locations. Fewer flights mean less data.
Meteorologists are using supercomputers and the latest data about climate phenomena to predict temperature and precipitation four weeks in the future
Commercial planes and ships usually gather valuable data to feed into weather models
Though hotter, humid weather can dampen transmission, it is not enough to significantly curtail the pandemic
For the fourth Science on the Hill event, Future Climate: What We Know, What We Don’t, experts talked with Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti about what goes into modeling our climate—and how such models are used in addition to long-term climate prediction...
In California and Florida alone, such codes have prevented $1 billion a year in structural damage
Extreme heat is deadly to many of the same populations that are most vulnerable to COVID-19
As climate- and ecological-monitoring projects go dark, data that stretch back for decades will soon contain coronavirus-associated gaps
Originally published in July 1957
The unknown influence of climate change has thrown a wrench into efforts to understand the Madden-Julian Oscillation
The shift, which may be linked to climate change, can affect sea levels and the distribution of heat and nutrients
The combination of day and night extreme heat will only get more frequent—and hotter—in the future
Climate change may in part be spurring the acceleration, which could change how heat and nutrients are pushed around the oceans
Groundhogs are less accurate at weather forecasting than are coin flips, but they are nonetheless pretty interesting critters.