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]
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.