U.S. under scorching summer hot-spell
The U.S. is currently enduring an extreme heatwave, with over 100 million Americans told to stay indoors where possible and avoid the blazing sun
St Louis, Memphis, Minneapolis and Tulsa are all under dire heat warnings, with temperatures reaching 38 degrees coupled with high humidity.
The National Weather Service says 107 million Americans will be affected by heat advisories and warnings this week alone.
Beginning in the west and south-west, the heatwave has now moved east into parts of the Gulf coast and will reach as far as the Great Lakes and the Carolinas.
In Chicago, officials have started alerting residents about relief centres.
Six community buildings will be opened to aid those who do not have access to suitable air conditioning.
The city significantly ramped up its heatwave protocols after more than 700 people died in the 1995 heatwave.
Why Elon Musk was booed on stage
New Twitter boss Elon Musk did not receive the warmest welcome at Dave Chappelle’s recent comedy show
Elon Musk appeared embarrassed at Dave Chappelle’s recent San Francisco comedy show, when the audience began booing him.
A mixed reaction from audience members at the show. Some cheered as Chappelle welcome Musk onto the stage, but it was impossible to notice many booing him.
It’s no surprise though, given San Francisco is the home of Twitter HQ, and the place where Musk just fired thousands of staff.
It comes as the controversial new boss makes drastic changes to the social media platform.
After trying to joke his way around the awkwardness for Musk, Chappelle finished the show with some words of wisdom and a prayer.
However, Musk has since responded to the booing from the crowd insisting it “was 90% cheers & 10% boos (except during quiet periods), but, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life (frequent on Twitter).”
Why ‘zombie viruses’ could be the next biggest public threat
A new report reveals the world will see an increase in so-called ‘zombie viruses’ that are emerging beneath us
A new report by scientists at the French National Center for Scientific Research has revealed the global threat of ‘zombie viruses.’ As climate change continues to take effect, the earth is undeniably getter hotter.
Global warming essentially means significant areas of permafrost are now melting. Permafrost is a frozen layer on or under the Earth’s surface, holding beneath it millions of ‘zombie viruses’ not seen in millions of years.
The now melting permafrost means it is lifting the veil on potentially dangerous microbes that human kind isn’t prepared for.
In Siberia, the scientists uncovered a ‘zombie virus’ which they believe is 50,000 years old. This would be the oldest age of a frozen virus returning to life and able to infect.
Researchers are concerned about the global health impact if the earth continues to warm at its current rate.
Dozens injured in Turkey following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake
It’s been a week of major earthquakes, and this time Turkey has fallen victim.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6 struck the west of the country on Wednesday.
35 people have been injured in the quake. But authorities have confirmed there were no immediate reports of deaths or significant damage.
It struck at a depth of 2 kilometres and authorities continue their checks into damage.
The country’s interior minister says there were some barns were wrecked, and power was cut in some parts.
It’s believed the quake was felt in major cities of Istanbul and the capital of Ankara.
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