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  • New chemical compound 'stops common cold in its tracks'

    05/15/2018 11:57:17 AM PDT · by TBP · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 14, 2018 | Nicola Davis
    It’s a conundrum that has stumped scientists for centuries, but now researchers say they have taken a tantalising step forward in the quest to tackle the common cold. The scourge of workplace, home and school playground, the common cold is predominantly caused by the rhinovirus. But attempts to thwart the pathogen by vaccination or antiviral drugs face a number of difficulties – not least because the virus comes in many forms and can mutate rapidly leading to drug resistance. But now scientists say they have discovered a way to nobble the virus that could one day help those with conditions...
  • If You're Warming Up Your Car, You Might be Breaking the Law

    01/18/2018 7:36:19 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 48 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 1/18/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    As we again break records for cold in the southern U.S., while sitting indoors trying to keep warm (and schooling my wife and kids in Trivial Pursuit), I stumbled across this on the AJC.com: Warm up your car this morning? That could be illegal where you live. According to the article, 31 states have laws against "idling." Some of these laws are rooted in some measure of common sense--to deter theft and the like--but many are the sad result of governments buying into the myth of man-made global warming. As the author of the AJC piece puts it, "Of course,...
  • Feinstein Denies Prior Statement That She Was ‘Pressured’ to Release Private Testimony

    01/12/2018 10:39:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 11, 2018 | Paul Crookston
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) on Thursday denied that she ever said she was "pressured" to release private testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson. Feinstein, who is the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the transcript without consulting Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and said Wednesday that she was "pressured" to do so. On Thursday, however, she said she was not pressured and denied ever having said that. "I made no statement to that effect," Feinstein said about being pressured. BuzzFeed reporter Emma Loop pressed the senator further, saying that there is a recording of...
  • Alligators use bizarre – and creepy – ancient ritual to survive NC’s arctic blast

    01/09/2018 5:34:05 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8 Jan 2018 | MARK PRICE
    A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond, and it’s both creepy and bizarre... ...The alligators seem to instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, says Howard, who is general manager of the park. They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around them.... Alligators then enter “a state of brumation, like hibernating.” Alligators can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, park officials said, and can essentially remain frozen in place until the ice melts.
  • What's The Temperature Where You Are?

    12/31/2017 3:01:17 PM PST · by ROCKLOBSTER · 536 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 12/31/17 | ROCKLOBSTER
    Dangerously cold temperatures will be in place tonight to ring in the new year for many locations located east of the Rocky Mountains. Locations across the Northeast and as far south as Kansas into Ohio will be below zero at midnight with wind chills of -20 to -40 for many of these locations. Therefore, locations from northeastern Montana into portions of the Midwest and Northeast are under a Wind Chill Warning with Wind Chill Advisories in place as far south as the central Gulf Coast through Monday morning. Monday's highs will stay below freezing for much of Texas to the...
  • LOL! Trump Trolls Liberals In Global Warming During Record COLD Temperatures

    12/30/2017 12:14:15 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    rightwingnews ^ | 30 Dec, 2017 | Sierra Marlee
    President Donald Trump is good at trolling liberals. Well he’s done it again, this time on the topic of global warming. Trump took to twitter and took a sledgehammer of reality upside the heads of climate-change preaching liberals who are always insisting the sky is falling. Following record cold temperatures in the east, Trump decided it was time to call for some global warming. "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to...
  • International Falls, Minnesota Drops To Record Low -36F

    12/27/2017 5:24:04 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-27-2017
    International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill! According to state records, the -36 morning in International Falls is only about halfway to the state record low temperature of -60 in Tower, Minnesota on Feb. 2, 1996. The all-time record low for International Falls is -55F, set in January 1909. Wednesday morning, low temperatures in the Twin Cities metro ranged from...
  • Unforgiving Cold Snap Will Engulf Eastern 2/3rds of Nation Through New Year's Day

    12/27/2017 8:01:49 AM PST · by PBRCat · 79 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jason Samenow
    For many parts of the nation, a prolonged period of punishing cold is just getting started. The cold snap that descended on much of the nation from the Rockies eastward on Christmas Eve is predicted to become further entrenched and even more biting in the coming days. The worst of the cold may grip the central United States from Saturday through New Year’s Day, when temperatures may fall more than 30 degrees below normal. Then it may spill eastward. As the Arctic air poured over the Great Lakes, it produced astronomical snowfall amounts. An incredible 53 inches of snow piled...
  • The Day After Christmas 75% Of US Sees Freezing Temperatures

    12/26/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 26, 2017 | MICHAEL BASTASCH
    It’s the day after Christmas and millions of Americans across the lower 48 states have experienced temperatures at or below freezing. Tuesday morning saw low temperatures across the continental U.S., according to Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue. Millions of Americans already experienced a white Christmas Day, including Erie, Pennsylvania where they got a record 53 inches of snow over a two-day period Ryan Maue | weather.us ✔ @RyanMaue Tuesday morning (Dec 26) the avg temperature across Lower 48 was 18°F. 75% at/below freezing 20% at/below 0°F Coldest snapshot of day at 8:15 AM EST 2:15 PM - Dec 26, 2017 From...
  • Interstate 70 closures at exit 205 in Silverthorne a ‘highly dangerous ballet’

    11/05/2017 1:11:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Vail Daily ^ | November 1, 2017 | Ben Trollinger
    In the winter, when Interstate 70 shuts down at exit 205 due to car crashes or a deluge of snow, Silverthorne police chief John Minor gives his officers the same piece of advice: “You better have your head on a swivel and your head in the game, because it’s about to get a little sporty.” For the officers and state patrollers who ride herd over the chaotic cattle drive of cars and semis during an interstate evacuation, being on high alert means the difference between life and death. “If you’re actually on the interstate staffing that closure just before the...
  • Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

    09/18/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors. His actions, which came to light years later, possibly prevented nuclear war. Petrov died at his home in Moscow in May but his death has only now been made public. In an interview...
  • Trump dumps inaugural parade announcer of past 60 years

    01/08/2017 1:17:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | By Jennifer Calfas
    President-elect Donald Trump's team decided not to call upon the services of the inauguration announcer who has worked every parade for the past 60 years, according to a local Washington station. Trump is choosing not to use Charles Brotman, 89, to announce his inaugural parade — breaking with decades of tradition that began with Brotman's first inaugural gig for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. Brotman told ABC News’ D.C. affiliate he was “heartbroken” to learn he wouldn't be announcing what would have been his 12th inaugural parade. “I’ve been doing this for 60 years,” Brotman told WJLA. “I was destroyed,”...
  • Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures

    01/04/2017 6:10:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Jan. 03, 2016 | AP
    MISSOULA, Mont. - Four ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind. Snowbowl outside of Missoula, Discovery Ski Area near Philipsburg and Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside all closed Monday due to weather. All three areas were also closed Tuesday. Great Divide near Helena also was closed Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays and officials said the extreme cold could impact skiing later in the week.
  • Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016:

    06/02/2016 12:33:24 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Volcano Discovery Blog ^ | Various | Dr. Tom Pfeiffer
    Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Semeru, Dukono, Turrialba, Nyiragongo...
  • Obama tells Cubans he comes to bury a last remnant of Cold War

    03/22/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 35 replies
    Reuters via CNBC.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that he had come to Havana to "bury the last remnant" of the Cold War in the Americas as he spoke directly to the Cuban people in a historic speech...
  • WEEK 526: COLD - Olney, MD

    02/14/2016 1:42:10 PM PST · by trooprally · 40 replies
    Cold weather finally settled in. After a 70 degree Christmas day, it was welcomed - NOT BELOW: This is Lurker Jim's temperature reading at 10AM as we got started. . But this pales when compared to several Walter Reed FReeps. One time Kburi's gauge read 20 when we started and 12 when we ended. And there was no ambient warmth from the sun on the cold Friday nights. Of course today in Olney there was 20 MPH+ winds which cancelled out any ambient warmth. One gust was so high that we saw gravel and trash being blown along Rte. 108....
  • On bitterly cold night, Birmingham's homeless warming station used for Sanders rally

    01/20/2016 4:19:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jeremy Gray
    With temperatures in Birmingham expected to dropped to 20 overnight Monday -- the lowest temperature thus far in 2016 -- the place where the city‘s homeless usually go to seek shelter from the cold was unavailable. Boutwell Auditorium, typically used as a warming station in such situations, was not available Monday night because presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands. Factoring in wind chill, it was expected to feel more like 15 degrees on the streets of Birmingham. Last week, the auditorium housed about 300 people a night when it served as a warming station for three...
  • Colorado Weather Station Hits -51°F, Ties One Of Coldest Temperatures Ever Recorded (Dec. 17th)

    12/21/2015 3:46:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 12-21-15 | Chris Spears
    It’s one of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in Colorado, and a tie for the coldest temperature at this particular weather station! On the morning of December 17 the thermometer at Antero Reservoir dropped to an astounding -51°F. The last time that happened was on Feb. 8, 1989. The list of coldest temperatures on record at Antero include… -50 Feb. 7, 1989 -49 Dec. 8, 1978 -48 Jan. 13, 1963 -47 Jan. 6, 1971 -46 Feb. 13, 2004 The coldest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was -61°F in the small town of Maybell, located in Moffat County, on Feb. 1,...
  • 21 amazing photos that show what life is like in the coldest inhabited town on Earth

    12/12/2015 7:40:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/15
    **SNIP** How do locals deal with the extreme cold? "Russki chai, literally Russian tea, which is their word for vodka," Chapple told the Weather Channel.
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    08/15/2015 8:30:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2015 | KATHY McCORMACK
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.