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The science behind double tornadoes

Twin tornadoes can mow down small towns in minutes, and although unusual they can develop in several ways. Most tornadoes, either single or double, are associated with supercell thunderstorms, which have a large, vertical column of rotating air. When wind blows in different directions and at varying speeds, supercells tend to form tornadoes. This is where it gets tricky. Jane J. Lee has done

Jaw-Dropping Time-Lapse Of A Supercell

Supercells are one of the four major types of storm. These long-lasting thunderstorms are rare, and to say they pack a punch is an understatement. They often produce severe weather such as violent winds, hail and tornadoes. A characteristic feature of supercells is the presence of a mesocyclone, which is a deep rotating updraft. Although tornadoes are not inevitable with this type of storm, it is

Underwater statues Cancun, Mexico

Take the plunge into Mexico’s underwater museum It’s not just flurries of brightly coloured fish that you’ll spot whilst swimming the warm, turquoise waters off the coast of Cancun. Just a short kick of the flippers away from ’s famous diving spot, Manchones Reef, you’ll find a collection of over 400 underwater statues that comprise one of the world’s most unusual museums, the

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