Photos: Storms spawn tornadoes, damaging hail in Colorado, Kansas

Another round of severe thunderstorms rumbled across the central United States on Tuesday, bringing destructive hail, tornadoes and flooding rain. The first storms of the day fired in the early afternoon just east of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and were followed up by more widespread storms over western Kansas and southern Nebraska.

These Are The Deadliest Lab-Made Biological Threats We Aren’t Ready For, Says New Report

They called it Clade X. A deadly spin on influenza that borrowed some nasty tricks from Nipah virus, it first popped up in Germany and Venezuela. Within a year, 150 million people were dead. Luckily, Clade X isn’t real.

Pennsylvania hit by two tornadoes, officials confirm

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — National Weather Service officials confirmed Thursday that two had touched down in northeast Pennsylvania late Wednesday night, causing severe damage in one of the region’s major commercial corridors. The weather system that created the tornadoes destroyed homes, stores and cars and left at least six people injured.

China’s Master Plan: A Global Military Threat

(This is the first in a series of columns on China’s effort to supplant the U.S. as the world’s pre-eminent geopolitical power. Read the second part here: Exporting an Ideology | A Worldwide Web of Institutions) I wrote a column recently about how a longstanding assumption of America’s China policy — that economic integration between the two countries is an unalloyed good — has now been overtaken by events.

Chinese hackers stole sensitive data on US Navy submarine weaponry, report says

A series of cyberattacks sponsored by Chinese government hackers earlier this year infiltrated the computers of a U.S. Navy contractor, allowing a large amount of highly-sensitive data on undersea warfare to reportedly be stolen. The breaches, which took place in January and February, included leaked plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S.

Tornadoes are wreaking havoc – and not just in ‘Tornado Alley’

If it feels like you hear about tornadoes more frequently these days, you’re not imagining things. Better early-storm detection – including sharper radar technology, more well-trained storm spotters, and stronger communications – is allowing meteorologists to see twisters coming from further afield. That means we hear more about more tornado systems, including the weaker ones.

An FBI agent mapped out the countries capable of unleashing a crippling cyber attack on the US

Aristedes Mahairas, who runs the New York FBI’s cyber division, told Business Insider that cyber attacks have grown significantly and are a ‘relatively cheap and deniable means to a worrisome end.’ He talked through the differing threats from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.

Kilauea one-month anniversary has residents on edge, seeking mental help

When the ground shook and the earth under Purfano’s adopted hometown ripped, as Kilauea spewed molten rock and fire, Purfano became one of thousands of residents displaced following the recent eruption of one of the most active volcanoes on the planet.

Trust The Warnings: You Can’t Always See A Tornado Before It Hits

What’s your first instinct when you go under a tornado warning? The majority of people, whether they want to admit it or not, will either go check the weather on television or their phone or they’ll run over to the window to see if they can see anything outside.

‘Supersonic Tic Tac’ UFO stalked US aircraft carrier for days, Pentagon report reveals

A supersonic UFO shaped like a tic-tac stalked a US Aircraft carrier for days before vanishing into thin air, according to a bombshell Pentagon report. The object – which could reportedly hover in mid air and make itself invisible – bamboozled US Navy fighter pilots during a training exercise in the Pacific Ocean.