Water from thin air: a look at how rain and precipitation forms

There are a lot of elements that come together to ‘make it rain’. Both in nature and in the club.

Saturn’s moon Titan has rainfall and seasons

It’s raining hydrocarbon on Titan.

It Is Possible Jupiter Could Support Life, Scientists Say

The chances of it happening are pretty slim though.

Contrary to popular belief, drought actually leads to fewer snakebites

It seems that in this case, the popular belief was wrong.news

It used to rain so hard on Mars it shaped the planet’s geology

A first of its kind study found rain on Mars was quite abundant.

Silica rains helped form Earth’s crust four and a half billion years ago

Talk about hailstone, right?

The top 10 wettest places on Earth

If you thought your weather sucks, wait until you learn about these places.

The moon’s phases affect rainfall, says first-of-its-kind study

The moon does more than cause tides and delight lovers – according to a new study, it can also affect how much rainfall falls down on the ground.

Why raindrops are basically sky pearls

At the center of every raindrop there is an impurity (dust, clay, etc) – basically all raindrops have something like that at its core, just like pearls do. So in a way, raindrops form just like pearls. Let’s look at this phenomenon in more detail. In one form or another, water is always present in the atmosphere. However, water particles

Why does it rain so much in London? Well, it’s not that much really

Did you know it rains more in Miami, Orlando and NYC than in London?

Is it better to run or walk in the rain to stay as dry as possible? A lifelong physics question

You just got out of the office, looking to head home to a soothing dinner, only to find that it’s raining cats and dogs outside – and you forgot your umbrella of course. Do you walk or run to your car to stay as dry as possible? It might sound trivial, but this is a question that has gained a

Raindrops fossil 2.7-billion-year-old reveals secrets from Earth’s early atmosphere

Billions of years ago, the Earth was unrecognizable from the life supporting paradise it is today. Fossilized raindrops from some 2.7 billion years ago, conserved in time as rain dropped onto volcanic ash during an eruption, which eventually solidified into  rock known as tuff, has revealed some very interesting facts about Earth’s ancient atmosphere. The discovery will help scientists understand more

Two dazzling, yet discrepant sides of the Amazon [AMAZING PHOTOS]

A recent art photography exhibition, dubbed  Amazon, is currently on display at Somerset House in London, which brings together two remarkable, distinct bodies of photography to highlight the plight of the Amazonian rainforest and the people living within it. Thus, the work of Brazilian Sebastião Salgado depicts the virgin beauty of the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the world, while Swedish

Shorties: why can’t bats fly in the rain

Ever wondered why you never see bats flying in the rain? Well, maybe you’ve seen some skimming through trees in parks on light rain,  but that’s probably the most you’ll see. A new study published in Biology Letters yesterday tries to shed some light on why this exactly happens, the answer being that they have to burn more energy during

It’s the methane rainy season on Titan

On Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, precipitations under the form of methane has scientists staggered. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, through the use of its infrared camera, detected signs of heavy spring rain of the highly flammable liquefied natural gas sprinkling across vast fields of dunes near Titan’s equator. “They see for the very first time evidence of rainfall at the equator of