Storm chasing: Photographer Richard Gottardo drove around Toronto through sheets of rain but managed to capture lightning striking a tree
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Part 1-Glacier Girl. On July 15, 1942, a flight of six P-38s and two B-17 bombers, with a total of 25 crew members on board, took off from Presque Isle Air Base in Maine headed for the U.K. What followed was a harrowing and life-threatening landing of the entire squadron on a remote ice cap in Greenland. Miraculously, none of the crew was lost and they were all rescued and returned safely home after spending several days on the desolate ice. (P-38 National Association)
At a U.S. government research project in Alaska. The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP, is a station which combines hundreds of radio transmitters to heat up parts of the atmosphere to a staggering 50,000 degrees. Why? Officially, the government says the research may help better military communications. But critics charge the government is trying to manipulate and weaponize the weather.
How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong - The Atlantic
THE model photographs that inspired artist Gil Elvgren to paint his famous Fifties pin-up pictures of women with hourglass figures, innocent expressions and clothing in artful disarray...