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New Research Explains Why Lightning Is Very Rare On Mars

Scientists have detected evidence of lightning occurring during a dust storm in Mars. However, new research found the low air pressure on the Red Planet makes lightning weak and rare.

Space June 11, 2019

Lightning Strikes Russian Soyuz Rocket During Satellite Launch

Lightning struck the Soyuz-2-1b rocket shortly after the launch vehicle's liftoff. No damage happened and the rocket was able to deliver its payload — a replenishment satellite for Russia's orbital navigation network in mid-Earth orbit.

Space May 28, 2019

Scientists Observe Cloud Phenomenon Fast Negative Breakdown For The First Time: Here's Why It's Important

A new study found that air could be moving in a bidirectional motion, both upward and downward, before initiating a lightning flash. Scientists wanted to determine what fraction of a fast negative breakdown would be enough to produce lightning.

Earth/Environment April 12, 2019

2019 iPhone Models Will Still Have Lightning Ports Instead Of USB-C: Report

2019 iPhone models are said to sport Lightning ports instead of USB-C. What's more, they're rumored to be bundled with the same-old 5W USB-A charger, meaning users still won't be able to use fast-charging from the get-go.

Apple February 11, 2019

Lightning On Jupiter Is Surprisingly Similar To Lightning On Earth With Some Key Differences

Jupiter is known for the storms that are raging on the planet's surface, including the Great Red Spot. These storms feature lightning, and scientists have figured out that this is very similar to that of Earth's.

Space June 6, 2018

Lightning Strikes During Thunderstorm In UK Disrupt London Airport Travel, Leaves Hundreds Stranded

Flights at the London Stansted Airport were canceled, delayed, and diverted after a lightning strike damaged an aircraft refueling system. One airline offered passengers refunds and free transfers.

Life & Style May 27, 2018

NOAA Leaks Exclusive New Footage From GOES-17 Of Lightning Flashes Across The US

NOAA released footage of a lightning storm that was captured on May 9. It was recorded by the GOES-17 satellite, which used technology known as the Geostationary Lightning Mapper.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2018

Triangular Shaped UFO Seen Traveling Into A Lightning Bolt: Could This Be Proof Of Alien Life?

A video was captured of a UFO traveling into a lightning bolt and was posted on YouTube. The YouTube account is known for sharing videos about aliens.

Space May 7, 2018

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Russian Films Rare Ball Lightning Phenomenon [Video]

Roman Tregubov captured a rare phenomenon known as ball lightning on video. Watch the seldom-seen bright white ball gliding over a field near his house outside of Novosibirsk in Russia.

Energy August 4, 2016

iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Lightning EarPods With Remote Working On Leaked Video

Apple is rumored to ditch the standard 3.5-mm headphone port on this year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. A new video reportedly shows Apple's new Lightning EarPods on video.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 31, 2016

iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus/Pro Lightning-Equipped EarPod Headphones Leak Ahead Of Launch

Reports claim that Apple will drop the 3.5 mm headphone port from its upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. Images of what are reported to be Lightning EarPod headphones have leaked.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 30, 2016

Apple To Ship iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus/Pro With 3.5mm EarPods, Lightning Adapter Accessory In Box

A new report claims Apple is planning to address the removal of the standard headphone port in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro. The company is said to include 3.5mm EarPods and a Lightning adapter that will allow users to connect them or their favorite headphones to their new iPhones.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 22, 2016

Dozens Injured, One Dead In Freak Thunderstorms Across Europe

Thunderstorms are ravaging across Europe, killing one person and injuring dozens more. What is driving these catastrophic events and what dangers do they bring?

Earth/Environment May 28, 2016

High-Speed Camera Captures Lightning Striking Earth In Slow Motion [Video]

Lightning strikes were captured in slow motion by folks at the Florida Institute of Technology. Scientists used a high-speed camera to record a lightning show at 7,000 frames per second.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2016

Lake Maracaibo In Venezuela Is World's Lightning Capital

Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has just been hailed as the lightning capital of the world. The weather and other features of the lake make it prone to lightning almost every day of the year.

Earth/Environment May 4, 2016

ESA Astronaut Tim Peake Shares Amazing Timelapse Of Lightning Striking Earth [Video]

Ever wondered how flashes of lightning appear from outer space? British astronaut Tim Peake shared a stunning timelapse of lightning striking Earth.

Space February 10, 2016

Is This A UFO Vanishing Into A Wormhole Portal? Mysterious Ball Of Light Filmed Above Canberra

A ball of light that lit up Canberra’s skies Sunday night during a storm once again stirred speculations of UFO sightings. Experts, however, were quick to say it was actually an unusual phenomenon known as ball lightning.

Space January 6, 2016

The Audeze EL-8 Titanium Headphones Use Lightning Connector And Are More Expensive Than The iPhone Itself

Audeze has released a new pair of headphones that connect to the iPhone through the Lightning port and have their own amplifier built right into the cable. They don't come cheap, though, setting buyers back a cool $799.

Gadgets December 9, 2015

SoCal Summer Storm Causes Lightning Strikes and Beach Closures

A rare summer storm hit Southern California on Saturday, bringing scattered rain showers, thunder and lightning to the region. Authorities were prompted to close several beaches while around 10,000 people were left without electricity.

Society July 20, 2015

Man Carrying Selfie Stick In Storm Gets Struck By Lightning

Two men, one of whom was carrying a selfie stick, apparently died due to being struck by lightning during a thunderstorm on a mountain range in Mid Wales, UK.

Internet Culture July 7, 2015

Researchers Have Found A Way To Generate Lightning - With Rockets

Lightning is an immensely powerful force of nature, but it's extremely hard to research - bolts of electricity aren't exactly predictable. That said, a team of scientists may have just found a way around said unpredictability...

Animals June 25, 2015

Cosmic Rays From Exploding Stars May Help Us Understand Lightning

Everyone has seen lightning, but nobody knows where they come from. Scientists might be on to something as they discover a connection between lightning and cosmic rays.

Space April 25, 2015

Japan Postpones Hayabusa 2 Launch due to Inclement Weather

Japan's Hayabusa 2, which is bound to get samples from asteroid 1999 JU3, is scheduled for launch on Nov. 30. JAXA scientists, however, decided to postpone the launch because of the likelihood of lightning striking the launch vehicle.

Space November 30, 2014

Why Does Lightning Happen In Some Areas More Than Others?

Researchers recently found that the sun's magnetic field pulls on the Earth's magnetic field, so much so that when the sun's field rotates, it increases the amount of lightning on those affected areas on the planet.

Internet Culture November 21, 2014

Manmade Global Warming May Lead to 50 Percent Increase in Lightning Flashes by Turn of Century: Study

Lightning strikes could significantly increase in the U.S. because of climate change and this has serious implications. There could be an increase in wildfires and lightning related deaths and injuries.

Animals November 15, 2014

As the Earth Warms, Lightning Strikes May Increase: Is This Dangerous?

Global warming could mean more frequent lightning strikes around the planet. How dangerous is the threat?

Earth/Environment November 13, 2014

Astronomers discover lightning flashes from a black hole

An international team of astronomers recently discovered the first radiation 'lightning' from a black hole over 200 million light-years away from Earth, and thanks to modern telescopes, understand what creates it.

Geek November 11, 2014

Deadly lightning strikes not as rare as you think. Other weather events taking 2,000 U.S. lives a year

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 10,649 people in the U.S. died as a result of weather events between 2006 and 2010.

Life July 30, 2014

Scientists link high-speed solar winds to hike in lightning strikes on Earth

Solar winds may trigger lightning strikes on Earth. How can charged particles from so far away have such a dramatic effect?

Animals May 16, 2014

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