What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse?

What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse?

But if you’re wondering why we don’t often hear about catastrophic fires in the plains states, like we do in California, Oregon, and Colorado, that’s because “fire weather” just means the conditions are right for a blaze—it doesn’t mean they necessarily happen.

No, Lovecraft Country Didn't Need a Second Season

No, Lovecraft Country Didn't Need a Second Season

In the seventh episode of Lovecraft Country , a Black woman, surrounded by a sea of glowing equations, scribbles frantically as she works out the fix for a machine that will soon warp her across dimensions of space and time.

How a Duck Learned to Say ‘You Bloody Fool’

How a Duck Learned to Say ‘You Bloody Fool’

In 1987, a researcher in Australia recorded a male musk duck named Ripper producing a vocalization that sounded very much like “You bloody fool,” along with sounds resembling a slamming door and a soft mumbling.

Another Victim of Global Warming: The Great British Bake Off

Another Victim of Global Warming: The Great British Bake Off

When the first season aired in 2010, its creators probably didn’t expect it would turn into a decade-long cultural phenomenon, let alone imagine the trouble posed by rising temperatures.The Great British Baking Show has encountered many temperature-related disasters in a decade-long run.

The 13 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

The 13 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

Like most everything else in 2020, the holiday season this year is going to look and feel a whole lot different than any before it.This year, that honor belongs to Hulu, which assembled an impressive cast of actors you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see in a holiday rom-com (see: Kristen Stewart) for Happiest Season.

An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again

An Enormous Iceberg Is Headed for South Georgia Island—Again

A massive Antarctic iceberg is headed straight for South Georgia Island, a remote outpost in the southern Atlantic Ocean that is home to millions of seabirds, penguins, and seals that may find their route to the sea blocked if the Delaware-sized chunk of ice gets stranded near their breeding grounds.

What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous?

What Is a Super Typhoon, and Why Are They So Dangerous?

The reason that both storms have been so strong and so late is that both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans have stayed warm this year, says John Knaff, a meteorologist at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere at Colorado State University.

Anthony Fauci Has Some Very Good Reasons to Be Optimistic

Anthony Fauci Has Some Very Good Reasons to Be Optimistic

And Mask Guy Fauci reiterated the importance of masks and other basic measures for slowing the spread of Covid as the country enters the winter flu season.

Why Netflix Keeps Canceling Shows After Just 2 Seasons

Why Netflix Keeps Canceling Shows After Just 2 Seasons

Shows can have a dedicated fan base, like Altered Carbon and The OA, but they might not have been successful enough to have amassed a Netflix-wide viewership.

Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid

Anthony Fauci Explains Why the US Still Hasn’t Beaten Covid

If you had asked me 40 years ago, when I was a kid, if I would ever be in a situation where I would be on baseball cards, I would look at you like you're crazy.

The Terrible Consequences of Australia’s Uber-Bushfires

The Terrible Consequences of Australia’s Uber-Bushfires

Of these species, 70 had more than 30 percent of their habitat burned, and 21 of these were already listed by the Australian government as threatened with extinction.

There Are Rumors Kingdom Hearts Is Getting a Disney+ Show

There Are Rumors Kingdom Hearts Is Getting a Disney+ Show

This week we have tidbits about Kingdom Hearts, Fortnite delays, and Half-Life: Alyx.The latest update to Valve's showcase virtual reality title, Half-Life: Alyx, puts liquid inside the various in-game bottles.

Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

Using Science & Culture to Assess Billabong Health

“If they don’t have a fence around the billabong, [feral] buffalos can destroy it and prevent us from hunting for bush food, like water lilies,” says fellow Yangbala Ranger Santa Louise Morris, who is also studying at Macquarie.

Amazon’s Upload Will Get a Second Season

Amazon’s Upload Will Get a Second Season

M. Night Shyamalan Is Working on a New Secret Movie.Night Shyamalan has wrapped up the casting on his next big movie.New Banksy Piece Dedicated to Health Care Workers.

Games Without Fans Could Help Level the Playing Field

Games Without Fans Could Help Level the Playing Field

“In games in which both teams are equally familiar with the stadium (they share it) there is no home advantage,” he says.

FAO - News Article: “COVID-19 could not have come at a worse time for vulnerable communities across West Africa”

FAO - News Article: “COVID-19 could not have come at a worse time for vulnerable communities across West Africa”

In response to COVID-19, FAO has been collecting information and carrying out analysis, at regional and country level, on the pandemic's likely consequences on agriculture and food security, which will feed into a global data facility.

OK, This Watchmen Hand-Washing PSA Is Pretty Good

OK, This Watchmen Hand-Washing PSA Is Pretty Good

There is also some good news for fans of Killing Eve, though.Ryan Reynolds Might Star in a Live-Action Dragon’s Lair.Actual Good News: Killing Eve Is Coming Back Early.

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

HBO Probably Won’t Make a Second Season of Watchmen

The service will have several tiers: Peacock Free, which will offer 7,500 hours of ad-supported movies and TV, and Peacock Premium, which will have 15,000 hours of programming, including originals.

Cats Are Making Australia's Bushfire Tragedy Even Worse

Cats Are Making Australia's Bushfire Tragedy Even Worse

Yet another study found feral cats are highly attracted to areas that burned recently and tend to avoid ones three months or older, perhaps because vegetation has begun to grow back by that time, or they’ve simply obliterated the prey species there.

Oscar Nominations 2020: Netflix Tops All Other Studios

Oscar Nominations 2020: Netflix Tops All Other Studios

One more bit of awards season news: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next Golden Globes in 2021, though the exact date of the awards show hasn’t been determined yet.

The Expanse Is Sci-Fi Like TV Has Never Seen

The Expanse Is Sci-Fi Like TV Has Never Seen

I was thinking about medieval studies or French literature or history, but my entire life I had loved science and math.Allain: Beyond giving you a working knowledge of science, do you think your background has helped you in your career?

The 8 Most Important Memes of 2019

The 8 Most Important Memes of 2019

Once you start scrolling back through the year in memes, though, it’s a bit like trying kombucha for the first time—by turns, disorienting and potentially gross, then rather pleasing.Baby Yoda is still a young meme and the The Mandalorian isn’t over, so this internet culture moment’s future is hard to see.

Watchmen’s Stars Also Wonder About Season 2

Watchmen’s Stars Also Wonder About Season 2

It’s titled Leslie Jones: Time Machine, and it's directed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Hey, if they don’t have a future directing Star Wars movies, this is a pretty cool alternative.

An Early Flu Season, a Flight Simulator Revival, and More News

An Early Flu Season, a Flight Simulator Revival, and More News

Flight Simulator is back and influenza's on the attack, but first: a cartoon about trend revival .Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

This Year's Flu Season Is Off to a Weird (and Early) Start

This Year's Flu Season Is Off to a Weird (and Early) Start

Most flu seasons are driven by type A viruses, the kind you've probably heard about the most.But, because they jut out from a viral particle, Ha and Na also help our immune systems identify flu virus.

Republican Politicians Really Like Their Videogames Too

Republican Politicians Really Like Their Videogames Too

The biggest deal, most likely, is that a fake-news-slamming, deep-state-truthing member of Congress pleaded guilty to stealing campaign funds for, among many other things, videogames.Destiny 2 and Snoop Dogg are also making the gaming news rounds this week.

Drawing With Drones Over the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Drawing With Drones Over the Salt Flats of Bolivia

Stretching across more than 4,000 square miles of South America’s Altiplano (high plain), Salar de Uyuni (literally, the salts of Uyuni, the nearest town) is the world’s largest salt flat, a nearly featureless white landscape left behind by the evaporation of prehistoric lakes.

Fortnite Disappeared Over the Weekend

Fortnite Disappeared Over the Weekend

Also, Joker is still making a lot of money and Martin Scorsese still doesn’t like Marvel movies.

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

An Artist Takes an Unflinching Look at Her Own Hysterectomy

Photograph: Elinor CarucciA third of American women undergo hysterectomies, most in their forties, like Carucci.In the book's afterward, she calls red “the color of an angry loss that I feel.”Photograph: Elinor CarucciCarucci—an Israeli American photographer whose award-winning editorial work has appeared in WIRED —isn't one to shut her eyes.

The Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Is Here

The Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Is Here

"The Duffer Brothers have captivated viewers around the world with Stranger Things and we're thrilled to expand our relationship with them to bring their vivid imaginations to other film and series projects our members will love," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.