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  • Number of Hong Kong McDonald's 'McRefugees' sleeping in restaurants has skyrocketed

    08/07/2018 12:53:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    The number of non-homeless people sleeping in McDonald’s restaurants across Hong Kong in southeast China has increased six-fold over the past five years, a new study has found. The study, organized by Junior Chamber International’s Tai Ping Shan, was conducted in June and discovered that 334 people have slept in a McDonald’s restaurant nightly over the past three months — a six-fold increase from a study conducted in 2013, which showed only 57 people routinely slept in McDonald’s. According to the research, reported by South China Morning Post, 84 of 110 24-hour fast food branches had seen regular overnight sleepers....
  • ‘She was going to retire soon.’ Postal carrier dies in truck in 117-degree heat wave

    07/12/2018 6:42:31 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 73 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 10, 2018 | DON SWEENEY
    Peggy Frank had worked as a carrier for the U.S Post Office for 28 years. At age 63, she’d started planning for her upcoming retirement, her family told KTLA. “Now she can’t,” Lynn Calkins, her sister, told the station. Frank died Friday after being found unresponsive in her mail truck on her route during a blistering Southern California heat wave. It was her first day back at work after months recuperating from a broken ankle, KTLA reported. Temperatures reached a high of 117 degrees that day in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles where Frank died delivering mail in...
  • Hottest Night in Recorded History Just Logged in Oman

    06/29/2018 7:20:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 29, 2018 | Rafi Letzter
    The day of June 26 was a scorcher in the town of Quriyat, Oman. Temperatures in the town, which is weathering a miserable heat wave, peaked at 121.6 degrees Fahrenheit (49.8 degrees Celsius) during the day, according to Weather Underground. That's just shy of the Omani record-high temperature of 123.4 degrees F (50.8 degrees C), set on May 30, 2017. But anyone in Quriyat hoping for an evening respite from the extreme heat would have been disappointed: Temperatures fell to a low of just 108.7 degrees F (42.6 degrees C). That's a world record: the highest "low" temperature ever recorded...
  • The hottest April day on Earth EVER? Temperatures in Pakistan reached a sweltering 122.4F [tr]

    05/04/2018 5:32:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 4, 2018 | Debbie White
    Pakistan has experienced the world's hottest April day on record, with temperatures peaking at 122.4F (50.2C), according to experts. The Pakistan Meteorological Department confirmed the extreme temperature was recorded in the city of Nawabshah on Monday, April 30, potentially making it the hottest April temperature ever witnessed on Earth. In April, average temperatures in Pakistan range from 64.4F (18C) to 84.2F (29C).
  • “Run granny, they caught me.”

    09/29/2017 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 18 replies
    https://apnews.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Taboola
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia grandmother has joined her grandson in jail after being accused of smuggling drugs to him behind bars. The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force said 64-year-old Carolyn Lou Gay was arrested Wednesday on 15 charges related to drug possession and delivery.
  • Dealing with Extreme Hot Weather

    09/03/2017 2:11:56 PM PDT · by publius911 · 102 replies
    Myself | Sept 3, 2017 | Me
    How do you deal with extreme heat? I have zeroed in on a strategy that works very well for me. I am retired, on a limited budget, do not own a swimming pool; limited retirement income.I am also lucky to own a 41-year old house, with the originally installed ac/heating unit capable of maintaining a 33-degree differential between outside and inside temperature, apparently indefinitely. Limited only, so far, to the amount I am able to afford for pay for the energy. I do a minimum of work inside the house and keep the thermostat between 78-82, keep the large screen...
  • 3-year-old left in hot car at south Las Vegas Boulevard resort dies from heat-related injuries

    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - Abuse and neglect detectives are investigating the death of a toddler at a resort south of the Strip Saturday afternoon. Metropolitan police responded to a call of an injured child at the Grandview Resort on 9940 South Las Vegas Boulevard at 4:50 p.m. Officers located a 3-year-old boy suffering from heat-related injuries, according to Lt. Carlos Hank. Emergency medical personnel transported the child to St. Rose Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Lt. Roger Price of the Special Victims Unit said the parents of the boy realized he had been left in the car in the...
  • Fun Fact: That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn't for Storage

    01/14/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Travel + Leisure staff
    Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we've all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back-up cooking tools, it's actually meant to be a warming drawer. You may notice a message printed on the inside of the drawer or in some sort of owner's manual that says something like this: "The warming drawer is designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. Cold or...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill allowing people to break into cars to rescue animals from heat

    09/25/2016 2:51:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/24/16 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a measure allowing Californians to break into vehicles to rescue animals if they appear to be in danger from excessive heat. **SNIP** Under AB 797, a citizen must first call law enforcement to report a situation in which he or she believes an animal to be in peril. But if the animal is in imminent danger, the car is locked, and law enforcement is not arriving quickly enough to save the animal’s life, the bill provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to a person causing vehicle damage for the purpose of...
  • China activates bomb shelters

    06/28/2005 6:58:53 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    WND ^ | China activates
    China activates bomb shelters Intelligence sources suspect reopening to public is part of strategic deception Posted: June 28, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com China's decision to open up massive bomb shelters to the public, ostensibly to provide a respite from summer heat, has U.S. intelligence analysts concerned about a possible strategic deception by Beijing, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. The government made a high-profile public announcement, carried by the official Xinhua news agency, this week that bomb shelters in central Chongqing would be opened to the public to allow residents to cool off during a heat wave in...
  • Are You Serious? Two Women Arrested After Leaving Baby in Hot Car While Shopping

    06/21/2016 6:50:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    BET.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | Rachel Herron
    Two women were arrested at a Kansas City shopping center after leaving a baby in a hot car while they shopped. Jamila Scott and Jaylyn Lux have been charged with child endangerment after a woman found an infant in a car over 86 degrees. The women were shopping in a CitiTrends while the baby was left in the car, with one window slightly cracked.The woman told the manager of the CitiTrends, Kimberly Wilson, who then told shoppers that there was a baby left in a car and she was going to call the police. After Wilson made that announcement, Scott...
  • Tied in heat all day, angry camel severs owner’s head

    05/23/2016 7:29:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 59 replies
    The Times of India ^ | May 23, 2016 | Vimal Bhatia
    JAISALMER: Left in the heat with its legs tied all day, a camel attacked its owner and severed his head in anger in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Saturday. About 25 villagers struggled for 6 hours to calm the animal down. Urjaram of Mangta village was entertaining guests at his house on Saturday night when he suddenly realised that his camel had been out in the heat all day with its legs tied. He was attacked when he tried to untie the annoyed animal. "The animal lifted him by the neck and threw him on to the ground, chewed the body...
  • Extreme March Weather Pattern Yields Snow in Mexico, Historic Flooding....

    03/11/2016 8:30:35 PM PST · by miami33 · 38 replies
    weather.com ^ | Mar 11 2016 11:00 PM EST | By Chris Dolce
    The upper-air weather pattern over North America this week has been an extreme one that has yielded record-breaking results. An area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere that pushed into California on Monday dove southward into Mexico, where it became mostly detached from the main jet stream to the north. This allowed it to stall over northern Mexico, resulting in rare March snow for parts of that country and extreme flooding in the southern United States. At the same time, the jet stream built north over southeast Canada, where an expansive area of high pressure both aloft and at...
  • Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years (oceans)

    01/18/2016 4:31:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/18/16 | ap & Mark Prigg
    Man-made heat put into the world's oceans has DOUBLED since 1997: Energy absorbed equivalent to Hiroshima bomb being exploded every second for 75 years The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study has revealed. Scientists have long known that more than 90 percent of the heat energy from man-made global warming goes into the world's oceans instead of the ground. Researchers have now tracked how much man-made heat has been buried in the oceans in the past 150 years.
  • Why West Virginia’s School Children Need Coal: The Jacki Daily Show!

    01/11/2016 3:14:56 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 4 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/6/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    Why West Virginia’s School Children Need Coal WV’s former Secretary of Tax and Revenue, Rob Capehart, explains the importance of coal to the state’s budget. Coal companies, and the utilities they support, pay almost 2/3 of business taxes in the state. What will the War on Coal do to WV?
  • Lasers could rapidly make materials hotter than the Sun

    11/16/2015 12:54:59 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to new research. Theoretical physicists from Imperial College London have devised an extremely rapid heating mechanism that they believe could heat certain materials to ten million degrees in much less than a million millionth of a second. The method, proposed here for the first time, could be relevant to new avenues of research in thermonuclear fusion energy, where scientists are seeking to replicate the Sun’s ability to produce clean energy. The heating would be about 100 times faster than...
  • Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 165 degrees, near world record

    07/31/2015 8:50:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Jason Samenow
    Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) today factoring in the humidity. Although there are no official records of heat indices, this is second highest level we have ever seen reported.
  • Saharan silver ants can control electromagnetic waves over extremely broad spectrum range

    06/18/2015 12:42:53 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-18-2015 | Provided by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Nanfang Yu, assistant professor of applied physics at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues from the University of Zürich and the University of Washington, have discovered two key strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth. Yu's team is the first to demonstrate that the ants use a coat of uniquely shaped hairs to control electromagnetic waves over an extremely broad range from the solar spectrum (visible and near-infrared) to the thermal radiation spectrum (mid-infrared), and that different physical mechanisms are used in different spectral bands to realize the same biological function...
  • Global Warming Alert: Coldest Memorial Day in Ten Years (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 3:04:54 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 45 replies
    here ^ | now | me
    Calling for a low in the 40's F tonight.
  • BitWhisper turns up heat on air-gap security

    03/24/2015 9:46:52 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    © 2015 Tech Xplore, Phys.org ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hrs ago | Nancy Owano
    Ben Gurion University reported Monday that researcher Mordechai Guri, assisted by Matan Munitz and guided by Prof. Yuval Elovici, uncovered a way to breach air-gapped systems—that's quite something considering that air-gapped systems, said the Daily Mail, are among the most secure computers on the planet, used in high security settings such as classified military networks, payment networks processing credit and debit card transactions for retailers, and industrial control systems for critical infrastructure. The research initiative was given the name BitWhisper, part of research on the topic of air-gap security at the Cyber Security Research Center at Ben-Gurion University. Dudu Mimran,...