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India shuts schools as temperatures soar

Indian authorities in the capital have ordered schools shut early for the summer holiday, after temperatures hit 47.4 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) with Delhi gripped by a "severe heat wave"......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 21st, 2024

Heat and disease: The genetic tug-of-war in pepper immunity

Plants face simultaneous challenges from pathogens and environmental stresses, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. Pathogens trigger immune responses through specific receptors, while high temperatures activate heat tolerance mechanisms......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News9 hr. 46 min. ago

Climate change makes India"s monsoons erratic. Can farmers still find a way to prosper?

Each year from June to September, a heavy band of rain makes its way from India's southwest coast to its northeastern borders, quenching farmers' thirsty fields......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

How does heat kill? It confuses your brain. It shuts down your organs. It overworks your heart.

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what's happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Cooling "blood oranges" could make them even healthier—a bonus for consumers

An orange teeming with antioxidants and other health benefits may be a shot in the arm for consumers and citrus growers, if the fruit is stored at cool temperatures, a new University of Florida study shows. The findings are published in the journal F.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Smartphone ban in schools backed by California governor [U: Social media laws in NY]

The possibility of a smartphone ban in schools in Apple’s home state of California looks increasingly likely after Governor Gavin Newsom added his support. The move follows an opinion piece by the US Surgeon General proposing a warning label on.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Study shows rising temperatures affect air quality over Los Angeles

Particulate matter and ozone are a major problem for people and the environment. Dr. Eva Pfannerstill, young investigator group leader at Jülich's Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK 8), is investigating where the volatile organic compound.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Phonics and why it is used to teach reading

Victoria has just announced all government schools will be required to use phonics to teach reading from next year. This brings it in line with approaches in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

AI can help forecast toxic "blue-green tides"

A team of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists plan to use artificial intelligence modeling to forecast, and better understand, a growing threat to water caused by toxic algal blooms. Fueled by climate change and rising water temperatures, these.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Too young to be so cool: Lessons from three neutron stars

ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra spacecraft have detected three young neutron stars that are unusually cold for their age. By comparing their properties to different neutron star models, scientists conclude that the oddballs' low temperatures disq.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Dealership group celebrates apprentice technicians with signing ceremonies

To celebrate students who choose to become auto repair technicians — as well as raise the profile of such careers — Carter Myers Automotive partners with high schools in its stores' markets to hold signing ceremonies for those students......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

CDK Global cyberattack shuts down most dealership systems nationwide

The DMS giant said it shut down most of its systems to contain problems as it works to address the issue and restore service......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Smartphone ban in schools backed by governor in Apple’s home state

The possibility of a smartphone ban in schools in Apple’s home state of California looks increasingly likely after Governor Gavin Newsom added his support. The move follows an opinion piece by the US Surgeon General proposing a warning label on.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Observations explore stellar content of nearby young open cluster Berkeley 59

Astronomers from India and Thailand have observed a young nearby open cluster known as Berkeley 59. Results of the observational campaign, published June 12 on the pre-print server arXiv, deliver essential information regarding low-mass stellar and s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Dealership group celebrates apprentice technicians with signing ceremony at their high school

To celebrate students who choose to become auto repair technicians — as well as raise the profile of such careers — Carter Myers Automotive partners with high schools in its stores' markets to hold signing ceremonies for those students......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

California wildfires grow amid warm temperatures, gusty winds

Crews battling wildfires across California on Tuesday, including the Post fire in Los Angeles County, face another day of warm summer heat and gusty winds that will push flames into tinder-dry fuel, weather forecasters warned......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Unpopular political proposals affect electoral outcomes even if not implemented, finds study

Political proposals to close schools can negatively affect voter support. A study from the University of Gothenburg shows that the leading party in Swedish municipalities with threatened school closures lost voters. This was true both in electoral di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Four dead, over a dozen missing as extreme weather hits China

At least four people were killed when record rains hit parts of southern China, state media reported Tuesday, while more than a dozen were missing even as the north baked under some of its highest temperatures this year......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Power demand peaks in northern India heat wave

Searing heat wave temperatures in northern India pushed power demand to a record high, the government said Tuesday, with residents of the capital New Delhi also struggling with water shortages......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Backdoor method creates high-entropy material at lower temperatures

Entropy is a hot mess. Randomness and disorder are not exactly virtues in science. Yet it turns out, a sloppy jumble of differently sized atoms can do a better job stabilizing certain nanocrystals than a tidy arrangement of such elements. These so-ca.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Water crisis batters war-torn Sudan as temperatures soar

War, climate change and man-made shortages have brought Sudan—a nation already facing a litany of horrors—to the shores of a water crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJun 17th, 2024