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Why It's Harder to Think in the Summer Heat  Why It's Harder to Think in the Summer Heat 

Look, it’s just hard to get work done in the summer. It’s bright and sunny on the other side of that window, you’ve always got a friend or two posting beach pics on Instagram, and unless the A/C is blowing right on you, all you can think about is where your next ice-cold beverage is coming from.

The Most Customizable Weather App Is Now Available for Android The Most Customizable Weather App Is Now Available for Android

Carrot Weather, the famously mouthy weather app for iOS and Mac, is now in beta on Android. The app reports the weather with sarcastic patter, doing a mediocre impression of the abusive AI from Portal. Thankfully, you can switch to “professional” mode and enjoy a sophisticated, customizable weather app without…

How to Stay Safe During a Tornado How to Stay Safe During a Tornado

Every year, around 1,200 tornadoes hit the United States, destroying everything in their path. They can form almost anywhere, in any season, and bring with them 300 mph winds and funnels that can be more than a mile wide. This is what you need to know to survive one of Mother Nature’s most brutal offspring.

If You See Green Storm Clouds, Prepare for the Worst If You See Green Storm Clouds, Prepare for the Worst

You see those green, billowing storm clouds over there? Those are bad. Not because you’ll get whisked away to some annoying musical world—no, because those clouds mean that storm is particularly nasty and dangerous. It might even mean a tornado is approaching.

Canadians, Get Your Winter Forecast From the Long John Index Canadians, Get Your Winter Forecast From the Long John Index

Joining the long tradition of jazzing up the weather forecast (a tradition honored by apps, microsites, and Haitian meteorologists), the Long John Index gives the daily Canadian forecast in the style of those “neighborhood stereotype” maps.

How the Bombogenesis Storm Is Going to Affect Air Travel How the Bombogenesis Storm Is Going to Affect Air Travel

A massive, super cold storm is set to slam into the East later this week thanks to a process known as “bombogenesis,” and it’s going to have a massive impact on air travel. If you’re flying later this week, you might want to think of a backup plan, or at least pack a nice long book.

The Best Desktop Weather Apps  The Best Desktop Weather Apps 

Though weather forecasting is a notoriously inexact science, thanks to voice assistants, pop-up notifications, and buzzing smartwatches, it’s easier than ever to keep tabs on the day’s weather (and dress accordingly). Of course, checking the truncated weather forecast on your phone might be convenient, but it could…

There’s No Such Thing as a Category 6 Hurricane There’s No Such Thing as a Category 6 Hurricane

Hurricane categories range from 1 (76 mile-an-hour winds) to 5 (157 mph and up). There is no Category 6, not even for record breaking storms like Irma.

This Visual Shows the Increasing Strength Between Each Hurricane Category This Visual Shows the Increasing Strength Between Each Hurricane Category

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast on Aug. 25 as a Category 4 hurricane.

How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

The earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.

Hurricane Categories and What They Mean Hurricane Categories and What They Mean

If you live near a coast, you’ve probably been biting your nails as Irma was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane, and the category numbers climbed. Irma is now a category 5 hurricane, but what do the categories mean, exactly?

How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane How to Stay Safe During a Hurricane

Hurricane Harvey is careening through the Gulf of Mexico and planning to make landfall in Texas. It might even be the first category 3 hurricane to hit that part of the U.S. in nearly 12 years. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe during the storm.

Update Your AccuWeather App to Stop Sharing Your Location Data Update Your AccuWeather App to Stop Sharing Your Location Data

AccuWeather was recently found to be collecting location data belonging to users of its iOS app, whether they had opted into sharing it or not. The weather app has since removed the offending piece of software, but you’ll need to update the app if you’d like to stop it from collecting any more data.

This Is How Each Region of the US Will Respond to Climate Change  This Is How Each Region of the US Will Respond to Climate Change 

Climate change is real, and it’s impacting us far beyond just making the planet warmer. Researchers and economists at the Climate Impact Lab have created a map showing how climate change will affect different counties from now to 2099, with areas near oceans and the South being affected the most, reports NPR.

Why Your Car Thermometer Is So Bad at Telling the Temperature Why Your Car Thermometer Is So Bad at Telling the Temperature

Sometimes outside car thermometers are so inaccurate that they feel like random number generators. They’re basically the worst feature of the car, next to the car’s infotainment systems. That’s because they’re not actually thermometers, they’re actually thermistors.

Figure Out When to Plant Your Garden With This Calculator  Figure Out When to Plant Your Garden With This Calculator 

How do you know when to plant your tomatoes and other warm-weather crops?For those of us in temperate climates, we do our planting in and around Mother’s Day. But depending on where you are, you could have actually started a few weeks ago—or you might still need to wait a bit. Here’s how to tell.

How to Survive a Flash Flood How to Survive a Flash Flood

Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the Midwest, are actually incredibly dangerous, and they can strike with little to no warning. This is what you should do if you or your vehicle gets swept away by the raging…

How to Run Faster Without Really Trying How to Run Faster Without Really Trying

This weekend, Nike set up an event where they declared three athletes would run the world’s fastest marathon. They were amazing athletes, to be sure, but the real news was how Nike controlled every possible condition to give the runners just the tiniest of speed boosts. And some of these are things you can do yourself.

Climate Change Is Stressing Us Out Climate Change Is Stressing Us Out

Climate change is definitely happening, but it’s doing more than warming up the planet—it’s also affecting our well-being. A new report from the American Psychological Association explains how climate change is gradually taking a toll on our mental health.

Why the Spring Always Seems Colder Than It Should Be Why the Spring Always Seems Colder Than It Should Be

Today is the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, but it doesn’t feel that way for a lot of the country. It’s still pretty cold, and it will remain chilly for a while. Here’s why.

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