In honor of World Meteorological Day, it makes sense to take a closer look at the highly unusual winter and spring we've had so far. Mother Jones has a roundup of these experts--and some regular folks (with hefty Twitter followings) being wowed and amazed by the warmth of the season, which has already broken scores of records across North America. Our favorite? The Deputy Director of the NOAA's Climate Prediction Center calls it "incredible" and "mind-boggling." Unclear what this means for the climbability of various mountains. [Mother Jones]
In a press event yesterday that required far more than its characteristic 140 characters, Twitter’s top brass – co-founder Biz Stone, CEO Evan Williams, and two of the top product development team – unveiled the new and improved Twitter. And in what looks on its face to be an attempt to lure people away from those flashy, customizable Twitter apps and back to Twitter’s Web page, the Tweeps behind Twitter have come up with some pretty cool features.