Controlling the weather with a dressed laser

The adage "Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it," may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

Stormy stars? NASA's Spitzer probes weather on brown dwarfs

Swirling, stormy clouds may be ever-present on cool celestial orbs called brown dwarfs. New observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that most brown dwarfs are roiling with one or more planet-size storms akin to Jupiter's "Great Red Spot."

This net-zero FluxHome adapts to the weather

Ever been planning a party and wished that you could open up some extra space by eliminating a few unnecessary walls? Ever wished you could swivel your home to avoid the late afternoon heat that pours through South-facing windows?

Extreme weather forecast for Eastern US

The US East Coast is set for a big rise in heat waves and storms, a study using the world's fastest supercomputer has shown.

Curiosity delivers Martian weather report

NASA's Curiosity rover has been gathering a wealth of information about  winds and natural radiation on Mars, spotting whirlwinds and changes in air pressure.

Lousy weather destroyed Mayan civilization

Decades of extreme weather first weakened the Mayan culture and then killed off much of the population.

And the weather on Mars is... really very pleasant

Preliminary weather reports from the Curiosity rover’s Remote Environment Monitoring Station (REMS) are showing some surprisingly mild temperatures during the day. 

Sunspots linked to weather

German scientists say they've confirmed something long suspected: that the weather in some regions of Earth is influenced by the sun's 11-year cycle of activity.

July is US' hottest-ever month

According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous US last month was 77.6°F - 3.3°F above the 20th century average.

Prepare for more extreme weather, say scientists

Climate change is set to trigger more extreme weather events around the world, an international team of scientists claims.

GPS used to improve weather forecasts

Australian scientists are employing GPS to make weather forecasting more accurate, with a new type of temperature profile observation.

Extreme weather linked to global warming

Climate scientists have in the past been cautious about suggesting that extreme weather can be linked to climate change. But a new report from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) argues just that.

Iran launches third satellite

Iran says it's launched an observation satellite, claiming it will be used to collect weather data.

Everyday weather getting more extreme, says team

Day-to-day weather conditions have become more erratic in the past generation, say Princeton University researchers, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more than a third of the planet.

Air pollution leads to more extreme weather

Scientists say they've found the first clear evidence of the way increases in air pollution are affecting climate and weather - and the results don't look good.

Solar cycle can influence winter weather

British scientists say they've established a link between the sun's 11-year cycle and cold winters in Northern Europe and parts of America.

And the weather on Venus...

While Venus's weather at ground level is pretty boring - a steady 800 degrees Farenheit and heavy sulfuric acid clouds - it all gets a bit more interesting further up, say NASA scientists.

Google Maps adds weather layer

Google's added a new layer to its Google Maps application, displaying  current temperatures and conditions around the globe.

WWII bombing raids affected British weather

The contrails from World War II bombers were enough to change the English weather, leaving Brits shivering with cold as well as, possibly, fear.

Scientists see danger if weather satellite program remains unfunded

As America prepares itself for what is predicted to be an active hurricane season, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is calling on Congress to fund weather satellites.