Cities Cause Hurricanes to Dump Extra Rain on Them

Cities Cause Hurricanes to Dump Extra Rain on Them

“We said, what if we replaced the urban area of Houston with cropland?” Using a system called the Weather Research and Forecasting model to simulate climate and its changes over a region (as opposed to models with lower resolution but wider geographic scope), that’s actually possible.

How an Anonymous 4chan Post Helped Solve a 25-Year-Old Math Puzzle

How an Anonymous 4chan Post Helped Solve a 25-Year-Old Math Puzzle

Fans were arguing online about the best order to watch the episodes, and the 4chan poster wondered: If viewers wanted to see the series in every possible order, what is the shortest list of episodes they’d have to watch?Quanta MagazineAboutOriginal story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.

How Hurricane Michael Got Super Big, Super Fast

How Hurricane Michael Got Super Big, Super Fast

Now, to be fair, most Atlantic cat-4 and cat-5 storms go through rapid intensification; the dangerous ones do it near the coastline, just before landfall.More intense hurricanes are one of the central predictions scientists have made about Earth’s changing climate.