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Sandy uncovers skeleton below oak tree

The monster storm uprooted a tree in Connecticut with something unexpected buried underneath. New Haven experienced 40 to 70 mile per hour winds durin…

The Late Movies: Six Songs Inspired by Hurricane Sandy

First: If you’re one of our readers in New Jersey, Delaware, New York, or any of the other areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts are with you. Now, on to the Late Movies business: Hurricane Sandy has inspired some budding singer-songwriters. We’ve got six examples of how they spent their time during the storm. “Sandy” This [...]

10 Fake Photos Of Hurricane Sandy

Frankenstorm Sandy has passed over the New York City area on her slow, destructive path north, leaving behind a trail of wreckageand mayhem from North Carolina up to at least Connecticut. The biggest mess, though, is in New York City: The streets and subway tunnels are filled with water, power lines and power stations have erupted [...]

13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

The Last ‘Frankenstorm’: Video of the 1938 Nor’easter That Ravaged New England

Getty Images Hurricane Sandy is making its presence known across the Eastern Seaboard, with powerful winds beginning to lash the coast and rain starting to pour down from North Carolina to New York. And as millions of Americans across the East Coast hunker down, some are turning to history as a guide. In 1938, for instance, a [...]

Saturn’s Swirling Megastorm That’s Bigger Than Multiple Earths

The colored swirls indicate the tail end of Saturn’s massive storm that occurred sometime between 2010 and 2011. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science East Coasters panicked by this weekend’s oncoming Frankenstorm haven’t seen anything yet. New readings from NASA’s Cassini orbital spacecraft have discovered that a massive maelstrom first spotted on Saturn in 2010 was more intense than initially [...]

X-Men Baby Hedgehog Fits in a Spoon

Oh, she’s so cute I could just eat her up! This baby hedgehog was born at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas. Click on the link to see pictures of her siblings, which are named Polaris, Storm, Magneto and Juggernaut. Or this one is named Storm. I can’t quite figure out the nomenclature. Link -via NotCot | [...]

The Power of Positive Lightning

Airplanes are built to withstand bolts of lightning, because strikes on planes happen now and again. But in 1999, a glider soaring above Dunstable, England, was struck by a bolt out of the blue -literally, because the plane was not in a storm- which ripped the craft apart at the seams, including peeling apart the [...]

Galactic Storm

This is fantastic – and since it’s impossible to capture the grandeur of the image on Neatorama’s teeny 500 pixel-wide image format, we won’t even try. Instead, you should head on over to Earth Science [...]

The Late Movies: Christmas with Darth Vader

Darth Vader’s Christmas A Storm Trooper has to think fast when he forgets to get Darth a Christmas gift! * Darth Hates Christmas Despite a cute gift and caroling Storm Troopers, Darth just can’t catch the spirit. * How Darth Vader (Sort of) Saved Christmas It’s the plot from The Santa Clause, starring Lord Vader. * The Sith who Stole Christmas Darth makes a much [...]