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The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.
Severe weather in the south central U.S. this week spawned a string of tornadoes that killed at least 50 people. We'll talk about the tornado outbreak and the conditions needed for tornado formation.
The average warning time for a tornado is about 15 minutes. But is that enough time to get your family out of harm's way? In this segment, a look at twisters -- and how the scientists chasing them could help us get better warnings.
Budget cuts may impair NOAA’s ability to monitor severe weather, such as tornadoes and blizzards.
In this segment, we'll take a look at the weird winter weather around the country. Some pundits attribute it to global warming - but is it?
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.