Why the 2014 El Niño Was a Great Big Dud
There are no sure things in medium-term seasonal weather predictions.
What Will Kill You This Summer?
Make no mistake, summer wants you dead. In the interests of public safety, here's what to avoid if you want to make it through to March.
Dying In a Nuclear Apocalypse Is Still a Pretty Likely Outcome
Mathematical modeling offers a bleak perspective on the nuclear-armed future.
Can Time Just Stop?
What if instead of a bang or whimper, the universe simply grinds to a halt? It's a real if highly speculative idea. It might not even be that much more unlikely than all of the other end-times scenarios you've heard about: grey goo, asteroid collision...