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Thunderstorms are prominent in Australia. In this clip, "Man vs. Wild" host Bear Grylls shows you what to do if you get caught in one.
Man vs Wild: Australian Thunderstorms
Thunderstorms are prominent in Australia. In this clip, "Man vs. Wild" host Bear Grylls shows you what to do if you get caught in one.
Man vs Wild: Surviving an Australian Thunderstorm
On Discovery Channel's "Man vs. Wild," Bear Grylls makes it through a rough thunderstorm in the Australian Outback.
Planet Storm: Studying a Super Cell Storm
On Discovery Channel's "Planet Storm," a team of scientists chase a super cell storm to study lightning.
Weather as a Weapon: Digging Deeper
Theoretically, weather modification could change the world - but how? Has anyone ever tried to turn the world's weather into a weapon? Join Ben and Matt to learn more in the conclusion to this week's series.
Better, Faster, Stronger... Meet the Modern Umbrella
While umbrellas have been around for centuries, the modern steel design we're all familiar with was invented by Samuel Fox in 1852. Or was it? Learn about the controversy behind this simple device that keeps us dry.
Don't Be Dumb: Does Counting the Seconds After a Lightning Strike Before Thunder Work?
You've probably heard that you can count the seconds between seeing a lightning strike and hearing thunder to figure out how far away it is. That's pretty much true, and here's why.
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Gamma Rays and Lightning
Watch this video courtesy of Duke University explaining the connection between gamma rays and lightning. Lightning emits gamma rays that be detected thousands of miles away. Gamma rays in lightning are caused by a process called "runaway breakdown".
Kapow Superhero Science: Controlled Lightning
What if we could control lightning and use the electrical powers? Learn more on The Science Channel's "Kapow! Superhero Science."
Planet Storm: Catching a Super Cell
On Discovery Channel's "Planet Storm," follow a team of storm chasers who are trying to catch a super cell thunderstorm.