A type of crystal that breaks the rules of ordinary crystallography has been found in a tube of melted sand from Nebraska.
During thunderstorms, leaves from trees and other plants create mini electric discharges that can significantly alter the surrounding air quality. But researchers are unsure if this is beneficial or harmful.
An International Space Station astronaut photographed Hurricane Ian as the powerful storm battered Florida. NASA, SpaceX and others have postponed launches from the Space Coast.
Trees generally snap, or at least lose a few branches, when faced with hurricane-strength winds. Not palm trees. These staples of the tropics typically bend during gusty weather.
Hurricane Katrina was the most expensive hurricane in history, while a 1780 storm killed the most people of any hurricane.
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