Machine learning is changing the world in ways that we are just beginning to appreciate. But could it change the way we do science and the reasons why we do science?
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A climate scientist explains what is going on with this heatwave.
If you live in a place where the weather moves west to east, then an old proverb could help you predict the weather.
The "red sky" proverb has endured across cultures for centuries, and modern science can explain why this is so.
Never leave a dog in a hot car.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
Finally, our national obsession with weather is useful for something.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
England's out of the World Cup, but the UK can at least enjoy the weather... can't it?
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018.
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July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
A gardening expert reveals the simple things you can do to protect your garden during a heatwave.
One one thousand, two one thousand….
When you see a bolt of lightning, do you immediately start counting to see how far off a storm is? An atmospheric scientist parses the practice.
Brrr! It’s cold in here!
Winter is here, and many farmers are still waiting on their 'autumn break' of heavy rain. Unfortunately, it looks like it will be a dry, warm winter – although the snow season will likely be good.
The complex low weather system currently swirling over south-eastern Australia.
Bureau of Meteorology
Rapidly dropping temperatures, rain and wind are hitting south-eastern Australia, due to a perfect combination of warm seas and low-pressure systems.
Places such as Berri were affected by Millennium Drought, caused by low cool-season rain. New materials and techniques are now being used to observe drought causes and water patterns in Australia’s history to help the future.
Australia has always suffered heat and flood, but a detailed seasonal rainfall reconstruction of the last 800 years shows the extremes are intensifying.
Much of Australia is set for a hot April.
Record-breaking April heat is likely to continue for at least another month.
Very wet weather is likely to persuade many regular cyclists and walkers to travel instead by car if they can. This is Bondi Junction after a storm hit Sydney.
The relationship between weather and our travel choices is complicated. We can't change the weather, but, with many other factors in play, good policy and design can reduce its impacts.
Snow on the ground after a winter storm.
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response
Why can't meteorologists call the weather correctly every time? Blame the battle of the weather models.
It’s more important to know whether there’ll be any weather than what the weather will be.
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The Bureau of Meteorology's climate outlook for April to June is 'neutral', but that doesn't mean we're flying blind, weather-wise.
Asperitas cloud over Newtonia, Missouri, US.
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Clouds can reveal a great deal about the world we live in. Here's what happens when scientists find a whole new type.
Cumulonimbus: heavy rain and thunder on the horizon.
The skies can tell us when there might be trouble ahead.
The air doesn’t like to be under pressure just like us. The wind is the result of the air trying to escape from high pressure.
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Wind is just air moving from one place where there is high pressure to another place where there is low pressure.
Extreme cold weather in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 3, 2018.
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Many parts of the US have experienced extreme heat or extreme cold in the past year. Recent research projects that climate change will increase deaths from both types of weather, especially cold spells.