Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

Apr 25, 2017

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch’s iconic “The Scream” have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout. On Monday, scientists hypothesized that the Norwegian painter’s inspiration may in fact have been rare clouds that form ...

Temperature rises to over 30 C in Takasaki

| Apr 24, 2017

Temperature rises to over 30 C in Takasaki

Wide areas of eastern Japan saw clear skies with strong sunshine on April 18. The weather in some inland areas of the Kanto- Koshin region resembled that of June and July, with temperatures in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, rising to 30.6 degrees Celsius, marking this ...

As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

Apr 2, 2017

As Colombia death toll mounts, desperate quest for survivors

Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to resume their search at first light Sunday as the death toll from one of the worst disasters in the country’s recent ...

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Mar 31, 2017

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone. Category four Cyclone Debbie hit northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach ...

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Mar 12, 2017

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 after it hit Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency, Thierry Venty, was significantly higher than Thursday’s ...