They can be hit by bolts every three seconds for hours-long periods, even if thunderstorms are not nearby.
Here's a primer to last month's significant floods, droughts, and overall hotter-than-average temperatures.
See if you can spot what went wrong in the media coverage of this Australian demolition.
Next week will feature bone-freezing temperatures as low as 35 degrees below average.
Yoonjin Lee makes abandoned gloves and lip balm look like they're crying out for help.
An ongoing geomagnetic storm is sending shimmering waves of light deep into North America.
Never has deadly marine debris looked so beautiful.
The expanding sheet could set a modern record for coverage.
Weather geeks should enjoy this collection of nature celebrating Valentine's Day.
A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.
Only stubborn Florida is ruining that nation from being united in snow.
It's not every day you see a conflagration of this titanic size.
And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.
Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.
This monstrous weather system is set to make history with the potential to knock out power for a week.
North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.
A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.
The land just north of the city looks like a raging ocean of flames.
A cruel (if slightly amusing) prank on Paris's metro riders.