Meteorite Men: Fireballs
Think you know what fireballs are made of? Steve discusses the reality of fireballs and how they are portrayed in Hollywood.
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3 Questions: Avalanche
When terrain is capable of producing an avalanche, snow can form into a tremendous, deadly force. Take a look at this clip to learn the basics of avalanche formation, movement and impact.
A lively, informal look at earthquake research conducted by the National Science Foundation's NEESWood project, featuring tests of a full-size, three-bedroom house built on an indoor "shake table" at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Credit: National Science Foundation; University at Buffalo
Destroyed in Seconds: Blazing Metal Plant
An explosion in a recycling plant sends shards of hot metal in all directions as a fireball shoots 150 feet into the air. Watch this video from Discovery Channel's "Destroyed in Seconds."
A Closer Look at Earthquakes
Watch this video about earthquakes on HowStuffWorks. The 1906 earthquake is one of the strongest in California's history and geologists are learning more and more about how the earth's mantle shifts and squeezes, ultimately resulting in earthquakes. See how earthquakes work in this video from UC Davis' NewsWatch.
Storm Chasers: Tornado Aftermath
The Storm Chasers survey the devastation wrought by the EF5 tornado that hit Greensburg, Kansas. Witness the impact of nature's fury in this video from the Discovery Channel.
Assignment Discovery: First Waves of 2004 Tsunami
The dramatic withdrawal of the sea from the shoreline is a warning that a tsunami is on the way. Learn more about the first waves of the 2004 tsunami on Discovery Channel's "Assignment Discovery."
Assignment Discovery: Hurricane Tracking Methods
On Discovery Channel's series, "Assignment Discovery," we learn about the destructive winds that make up a hurricane. We learn about tracking methods to predict which factors will contribute to creating a hurricane.
How Wildfires Work
How do wildfires work? Find out about wildfires in this HowStuffWorks video.
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Watch as these survivors recount their experiences from the 2011 tornado rampage.
Earth: Dramatic Flood Rescue Explained
The daring rescue of an elderly woman from a flooded river in Missouri is caught on video. Jorge Ribas interviews one of the Missouri National Guard citizen-soldiers to get the details of the mission.
MegaQuake: Is the United States Next?
Three hotspots within the "Ring of Fire" have blown in the past year. Therefore, is the fault line off the west coast of the United States next in line to reach it's breaking point?
MegaQuake: Lurking Disaster
What is seemingly a normal day in Japan, is about to turn into one of the most deadly nightmares ever recorded in earthquake history.
MegaQuake: Nuclear Catastrophe
The massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, have joined forces to cause yet another catastrophe in Japan, a nuclear melt down.
MegaQuake: Overpowering Tsunami
The aftermath of the megaquake off Japan's coast caused the formation of a tsunami, which swept ocean water across the continent, 6 miles onto shore before coming to a hault.
MythBusters: Tory Belleci in Haiti
Tory Belleci takes you inside the orphanage he visited while volunteering in post-earthquake Haiti during his break from filming MythBusters.