The simplest isolated thunderstorm begins with hot sunshine baking the ground.
Zap... zap... zap... No, Ben Franklin was not struck by lightning.
In addition to providing a spectacular light show, and scaring us to death, lightning also helps fertilize the soil.
Ever wonder what would happen if lightning struck you car? Find out on this Moment of Science.
A single lightning bolt carries a peak current that's ten thousand times what an average lightbulb would use.
Why does lightning appear to have a jagged and irregular shape?
Do ice and lightning mix? Find out how a lightning bolt forms and how ice plays a role.
Thanks to the simple but powerful battery power indicator, you will once again be able to change channels at lightning speed.
Something mysterious happened in early January of 1997: rather abruptly, a multi-million dollar communications satellite that had been in perfect working order suddenly shut down, never to work again. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
How is it that sometimes people survive multiple lightening strikes, while others die instantly?