You Can Now Check the Weather in Virtual Reality
AccuWeather has launched a Samsung Gear VR app to experience the weather outside (or across the country) live.... READ ON
Big Question
How Were Roads Cleared Before Snowplows?
We've come a long way since the days of snow shoes.... READ ON
A Massive Snowstorm Is Heading to the Northeast
Stock up on bread, milk, batteries, and wine.... READ ON
What Is an "Atmospheric River"?
Think weather, not poetry.... READ ON
8 Climatic Facts About Our Abnormally Warm Winter
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It Was the Same Temperature in Cairo and Antarctica Today
If you're reading this from Antarctica, you're going to want to take off your coat.... READ ON
Severe Thunderstorms Head to Midwest, South, and Northeast
Tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail are all possible.... READ ON
Storm Chasers Put Twister Star Bill Paxton On the Map with GPS Tribute
Nearly 200 weather enthusiasts collaborated on the project.... READ ON
Inside Canada's Annual International Hair Freezing Contest
At the Sourdough Rendezvous festival in Whitehorse, icy locks are the ultimate bizarre fashion statement.... READ ON
Astronaut Records Elusive "Blue Jet" Lightning From Space
This is the clearest footage ever captured of the rare phenomenon.... READ ON
You Can Now Check Facebook for the Latest Weather Forecasts
Your weather app has some competition.... READ ON
Look Out! Heavy Snow and Strong Winds Are Heading to the Northeast
The dose of intense winter weather will snarl travel and likely bring daily life to a halt through the beginning of the weekend.... READ ON
7 Wintery Facts About Ice, Freezing Rain, and Sleet
5. Sleet is like snow with an ugly secret.... READ ON
A London Brewery Is Giving Away Free Beer Every Time It Rains
Follow London Pride—the flagship beer made by Fuller's Brewery—on Twitter to score your free pint.... READ ON
How to Build a Snölykta, a Traditional Swedish Snow Lantern 
The cozy creations are made from dozens of individual snowballs.... READ ON
Is California's Drought Finally Ending?
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The name "The Birdman of Alcatraz" is a bit of misnomer: Robert Stroud was allowed to keep birds when he was incarcerated at Leavenworth, but not when he was transferred to Alcatraz.

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