A rare, destructive hurricane is coming to Florida today

Enlarge / European model forecast position for Irma on Sunday evening, and future track. Weather Bell/Ars Technica reader comments 54 Share this story Hurricane Season 2017 Key questions about Hurricane Irma on Saturday US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario Irma and […]

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Hearing voices? You might just be primed for it

Enlarge flickr user: David Wood reader comments 37 Share this story Hallucinations tend to be associated with psychosis, but the reality is more complicated than that. Some people who hear voices don’t suffer from other mental health problems, and the voices they hear aren’t distressing. These “non-clinical voice-hearers” provide an important opportunity to understand hallucinations […]

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Get out of the office, see the eclipse

Enlarge NASA reader comments 39 Share this story Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that August 21 will treat much of the United States to a partial or total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will be visible along a path that stretches from the Oregon-Washington border to South Carolina. But even if […]

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A gallery of Voyagers greatest hits—and they are truly great

reader comments 16 Share this story Jupiter’s great red spot is larger than Earth. This gallery highlights some of the Voyagers’ best images. NASA A close-up of the great red spot. NASA This image of the crescent moon of Europa led scientists to believe a large ocean exists beneath the ice. NASA And here’s another […]

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