People bike on the beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew in Atlantic Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. Droves of people in the U.S. have begun evacuating coastal areas ahead of the storm, which tracked a deadly path through the Caribbean in a maelstrom of wind, mud and water. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Roaring Wind' Examines Extreme Weather, And The Power Of Air

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A photo shows the community of Coscomatepec, Veracruz, in eastern Mexico on Saturday. Homes were buried by landslides following heavy rains from Earl, which reached Mexican territory on Thursday as a tropical storm. Eduardo Murillo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Though Jupiter's red spot looks small in this photo, it's actually about 10,000 miles wide — bigger than Earth's diameter. Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA hide caption

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How Jupiter's Red Spot Makes Things High Above It Hot, Hot, Hot

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Construction workers pour concrete at 1 a.m. in Chandler, Ariz. Sarah Ventre/KJZZ hide caption

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When The Going Gets Hot, Construction Workers Get Nocturnal

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The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat warnings, designated in magenta, for parts of several states beginning Saturday and continuing until Tuesday. National Weather Service hide caption

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El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

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Melbourne visitors and residents took to the waters of Australia's St. Kilda Beach in January 2013 to escape a fierce heat wave. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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When Can A Big Storm Or Drought Be Blamed On Climate Change?

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Robert Vick, in an undated photo provided by Kentucky Department of Corrections. After a cold night and day, he asked to be put back in prison. AP hide caption

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