Archive for August 29th, 2010

Hurricane Earl and the U.S. East Coast

By Chris Mooney | August 29, 2010 8:43 pm

Earl August 29Our first really threatening storm of the peak of hurricane season, the Category 1 Earl (infrared at right), is intensifying near the Leeward Islands.

The current forecast expects this trend to continue and maybe go as high as Category 4 intensity.

The key issue here is precisely what path Earl follows. Beyond the Caribbean, there is a potential threat to the Carolinas and also New England, as you can see in the current 5 day forecast cone (below).

At this point, there’s no predicting this. Earl could be harmless to the U.S., or, it could be completely hair-raising, with vulnerabilities spread along the East Coast. Stand by…

Earl Track

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Hurricanes

The Science of Kissing Gallery

By Sheril Kirshenbaum | August 29, 2010 10:52 am

[Note: The Science of Kissing Gallery has now moved to tumblr!]

A growing collection of kisses across time, space, and species. Sheril Kirshenbaum’s upcoming book The Science of Kissing debuts January 2011. Submit your original photo or artwork for consideration.

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