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The massive tornado that struck Oklahoma this week was the product of specific atmospheric conditions—and bad luck.
Severe weather in the south central U.S. this week spawned a string of tornadoes that killed at least 50 people. We'll talk about the tornado outbreak and the conditions needed for tornado formation.
The average warning time for a tornado is about 15 minutes. But is that enough time to get your family out of harm's way? In this segment, a look at twisters -- and how the scientists chasing them could help us get better warnings.
Budget cuts may impair NOAA’s ability to monitor severe weather, such as tornadoes and blizzards.
In this segment, we'll take a look at the weird winter weather around the country. Some pundits attribute it to global warming - but is it?
Science museums aren't just dioramas and dusty skeletons anymore.
The money will be used to turn Nikola Tesla’s final laboratory into a museum.
In natural history museums around the world, art and science intersect in the de...
Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum has a lot of heart, and other organs too.
How do museums protect and preserve artistic and historic artifacts for the ages...
\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.