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  • Extreme rain and snowfall precipitation exacerbated by humans

    Machine-learning analysis suggests humans have driven an increase in intense rain and snowfall ev...

    Man-made climate change has been influencing extreme rain and precipitation events for decades, according to new rese...

    Climate July 7, 2021
  • Molten iron rains down on exoplanet

    Planets beyond our Solar System are full of surprises.

    Scientists have found signs of rain on a Jupiter-sized exoplanet 391 light years away. But it’s not ordinary rain...

    Astronomy March 12, 2020
  • How mushrooms make it rain

    Mushroom spores provide a scaffold for water.

    When it comes to rainmaking power, fungi spores are number one.Other types of particles such as pollen, bacteria, d...

    Earth Sciences March 20, 2016
  • From the vault: Blast from the past

    Cosmos takes a look back at some of our most popular articles.

    This week, Cosmos dug up a few pieces much older than our vault – articles on ancient fossils that made some big impr...

    Palaeontology September 7, 2015
  • Smog can trigger floods and tornadoes

    We know air pollution makes us wheeze, but can it also play havoc with our weather? Kate Raviliou...

    Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains cover buildings in Mianyang city, Beichuan County. Research...

    Climate July 13, 2015
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