You know, in school and in newspapers, the experts warn you about all the dangers of global warming: melting ice caps, rising sea levels, more destructive hurricanes. All bad stuff! What they don’t tell you is that when it gets to be around 120-degrees, the sidewalk gets so hot, it can fry a puppy paw instantly.
If you’ve ever seen Australia’s grey-headed flying fox, you know that they’re absolutely terrifying. With an average wingspan of over 3 feet, these threatened animals are sometimes called megabats. But you haven’t really seen terrifying until you’ve seen the flying fox dying by the hundreds, which is precisely what’s…
The heat is coming, and the corn is sweating. No, seriously. Corn sweat is a thing, and I’m not talking about what happens after you finish an entire box of corn puffs in one go.
If you can’t stand the heat, it’s not the week to be in America, my friends. All signs are pointing toward a miserable, record-smashing heat dome engulfing most of the continental US over the next few days. For a scientific illustration of what our impending heat death will look like, meteorologists over at NOAA have…
Do you like sweating profusely and racking up enormous AC bills? Then you should head anywhere east of the Rockies stat, because this week, a high pressure dome is coming to town, and it may bring some of the hottest summertime highs the US has ever seen.
Legends of Tomorrow is hitting in a big way—we saw the awesome trailer last week, and the current Arrow /Flash crossover is setting up this spin-off to those two shows. While some of the characters have appeared on TV already, some of the Legends are still strange and mysterious. Here’s our guide to who’s who!
India is known for becoming a sweltering furnace in May, but last month was exceptionally brutal, with temperatures hovering 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal for nearly two weeks. By June 4th, the heat wave had claimed over 2,500 lives, making it the fifth deadliest in recorded history.
An extreme heat wave with temperatures reaching 48 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit) has killed at least 1,118 people over the past week in India, where hot air, molten asphalt, dust storms are making life almost unbearable.
Earlier this month, air temperatures in New Delhi reached an astounding 118° F (43° C). Then, for a period of seven days, temperatures remained above 110° F (43° C). Satellite data now shows the extent of this unprecedented event.
Guys I think summer might be over. I know it was Labor Day already and everything, but now I see that I've been in denial. I mean fall is great, but I just didn't really think it was time. It's almost as devastating as when Chiddy Bang broke up in May. I'm flexible, though. I can roll with it. This can be our…
It's so hot in America, people are about to just give up and die. Maybe you can help save millions of lives by sharing your "beat the heat" tips? Yes, you can do that. Just mop the sweat off your hands and computer and face, and quickly type your favorite cool ideas before you melt into a puddle of blood and sweat and…
This afternoon, ConEd issued a statement pleading with New Yorkers to use less energy—and thus prevent brownouts. Why? Because today at 2pm, the company broke its official energy usage record.
If you live anywhere on the eastern half of the United States, you’ve probably been sweating it out over the past several days in what certainly feels like the warmest week yet for the season. The cause of the oppressive weather? A large mid-level ridge centered over the Ohio Valley — large enough to be easily visible…
Forget frying eggs on the sidewalk, never mind the new heat index colors, Australia's record-setting heat wave is so insanely intense that in some areas drivers can no longer refuel their vehicles because the petrol evaporates as it's pumped.
It is hot hot hot right now. So hot, in fact, while I was hanging out on the roof this afternoon, my iPad overheated and flashed the "Temperature!" warning screen.
The US has entered the 34th day of a crippling heat wave, with no sign of relief in sight. According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), July's broiling temperatures affected close to 200 million Americans, and set 2,755 daily-high records across the country — including at least one record in every state.
Summertime, and the livin' is … sweaty. From the subway to the sidewalk, it's freaking hot. (At your office, though, it's probably freezing AMIRITE?) Good news: you can stay cool at home without running up a ridiculous electric bill.
This has been a hot, wretched week in the Northeastern US. But as heat waves go, this one was pretty mild — especially compared to these seven examples.
I imagine that all Gizmodo readers regularly exercise like fiends, so these cycling gloves may prove to be quite useful for many of you. The Spenco MTB Heat Wave, Trail Pro and Cold Snap help prevent the sensitive nerves in your hands from being agitated via special gel pads in the glove. The gel pads absorb the…