Fall Back: Set Your Clocks Back One Hour on Sunday for Some Reason

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 AM this Sunday, at which point most of the country will set their clocks back one hour for no real reason other than that our parents did it. We love us some ridiculous traditions.http://thevane.gawker.com/spring-forward... » 10/30/14 1:51pm Yesterday 1:51pm

The Most Important and Effective Federal Agency Needs a Total Overhaul

Providing us with services from forecasts to life-saving warnings, the National Weather Service is easily the most important and effective agency in the federal government. Though effective, it suffers from some fatal flaws, the agency must be rebuilt to save itself and protect the public. » 10/29/14 2:17am Wednesday 2:17am

"Loan Sharknado" Is the Most Cringeworthy Political Ad This Year

The Michigan Republican Party is now the proud owner of the worst weather-themed political ad ever created. The party released a painfully cheesy thirty-second spot last week calling the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate a "loan sharknado." It's so bad that it's uncomfortable to watch. » 10/24/14 3:29pm 10/24/14 3:29pm

Cameras Captured the Moment a Hurricane Destroyed a Hotel Lobby

Hurricane Odile caused immense damage in Cabo San Lucas last month when it struck with 125 MPH winds. Storm chasers riding out the storm at a hotel obtained terrifying security camera footage from the moment powerful winds in Odile's eye punched through the lobby.http://thevane.gawker.com/cabo-san-lucas... » 10/23/14 9:17pm 10/23/14 9:17pm

The Supervillain's Guide To Causing Natural Disasters

Nature's fury is a sight to behold: earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides can wipe out thousands of people in a single blow. If you're an aspiring supervillain, though, there's some good news. You can harness these forces for yourself. Here's how! » 10/22/14 9:54pm 10/22/14 9:54pm

Major Storms in the Pacific Northwest to Bring Feet of Rain and Snow

A series of strong storms will begin impacting the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days, each bringing the opportunity for incredibly heavy precipitation through this weekend. Lower elevations could see up to a foot of rain, while mountain peaks could see nearly ten feet of snow. » 10/22/14 1:26pm 10/22/14 1:26pm