From bushfires in Australia to insect-borne disease outbreaks in Colombia.
Molecule by molecule, a snowflake grows and eventually begins to fall. A scientific look at the amazing nature of snowflakes and snow.
The sky looks blue on a sunny day – but at night we can see the faint glow of its true colour.
Millions of people around the world suffered through deadly flooding and long-lasting heat waves in 2022. A climate scientist explains the rising risks.
When something disrupts the smooth, laminar flow of high-altitude winds, your flight might get a little bumpy.
This new exhibition at Hobart’s Mona captures Tomás Saraceno’s collaborations with research institutes.
We should not rule out taking a closer look at exoplanets that have a poorly oxygenated atmosphere.
On Australia’s rainiest days, more than 30 trillion litres can fall from the skies.
The meteorologist leading NOAA’s 2022 hurricane field program describes flying through eyewalls and the technology in these airborne labs for tracking rapid intensification in real time.
Climate change’s assault on the natural world may explain mystery methane emission surge.
New catalytic converters can remove toxic chemicals from the exhaust fumes of combustion-engine cars.
Heat domes are a dangerous part of summer weather.
The Moon illusion is what makes the Moon look giant when you see it rising over a distant horizon. An astronomer explains what causes this awe-inspiring trick of the mind.
If fossil fuel burning stopped, emerging research suggests air temperatures could level off sooner than expected. But that doesn’t mean the damage stops.
A weather system called ‘atmospheric rivers’ is causing this inundation. In March last year, an atmospheric river brought 800kg of water vapour over Sydney every second.
Scientists have mapped the entire atmosphere of ultra-hot exoplanet WASP-121b.
Winters are getting warmer, yet Bostonians were digging out from nearly 2 feet of snow from a historic blizzard in late January. Why is the Northeast seeing more big snowstorms like this?
A phenomenon first theorized over 200 years ago is also a telltale sign of nuclear tests.
Volcanic eruptions can wreak havoc in the upper atmosphere.
Clouds, hellish temperatures, endless nights? Characterizing the atmosphere of exoplanets, planets that orbit stars other than the sun, is a formidable task.