Colbert Solves Hurricane Gender Problem with 'Hurricane Butch McBalls'

Earlier this week, media outlets reported on a study that found that people are less likely to take a hurricane seriously if it has female name. While to us it might seem stupid (and sexist) to forgo fretting over Hurricane Sandy because she sounds sweet and Grease is your favorite movie, Stephen Colbert — a man of… » 6/05/14 1:20pm 6/05/14 1:20pm

Study Shows Hurricanes With Female Names Don't Get Taken Seriously

A new study making the rounds today claims that hurricanes with female names kill more people than storms with male names because people are less inclined to believe that something with a feminine name can kill them and therefore less likely to take seriously the storm's threat. While "Proven By Science: Sexism Can … » 6/02/14 5:40pm 6/02/14 5:40pm

Hospital Inundated With Births During Hurricane Irene

North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports that there was a significant uptick in the number of babies born during Hurricane Irene. Seventeen babies were born while the hospital was on 18-hour lockdown on Friday and Saturday. "Certainly, it is noteworthy," said spokeswoman Carolyn Fisher. "The normal… » 8/28/11 9:11pm 8/28/11 9:11pm

Trouble The Water Gives One Woman's Katrina Experience Airtime

Today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and with the memoirs and films » 8/29/08 3:20pm 8/29/08 3:20pm of the wreckage left after the natural destruction and human mismanagement comes the documentary . It stands out from previous films about Katrina because it includes first-person footage shot by a woman and her husband who were living…