Wild weather due in next few days, particularly in the middle of the US

https://www.axios.com/volatile-explosive-weather-pattern-on-the-way-94df6865-78ad-4cc7-85e9-cfbe3488a354.html Andrew FreedmanMay 17, 2019 Rare, explosive weather pattern targets U.S. with snow, tornadoes, heat Computer model projection of upper level winds on Monday, May 20. Image via earth.nullschool.net Depending where you live in the U.S., you might experience severe thunderstorms, flooding rains, sizzling heat, or unseasonable cold and snow during the next five days as … Continue reading Wild weather due in next few days, particularly in the middle of the US

Cat items for a smile

https://www.buzzfeed.com/tayloraowens/weekly-cat-post-may-17-2019? Here Are 17 Cat Posts From This Week That Will Make Your Day A Million Times Better Yes, hello, I'd like to adopt all of these cats. Posted on May 17, 2019, at 5:43 p.m. Taylor Owens BuzzFeed Staff View 20 comments 1. These siblings shared the SWEETEST embrace: u/emilyrebekah / Via reddit.com 2. This kitty claimed their … Continue reading Cat items for a smile

How processed foods like muffins and quesadillas contribute to eating 500 calories more a day

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-processed-foods-lead-to-weight-gain-nih-study-2019-5 There's evidence for the first time that processed foods like muffins and quesadillas cause us to eat about 500 more calories every day Hilary Brueck May 16, 2019, 11:00 AM Scientists are discovering there's something sinister about the way our bodies take in processed foods, and it can make us pounds heavier in just … Continue reading How processed foods like muffins and quesadillas contribute to eating 500 calories more a day

Accidental discovery greatly reduces battery charging time

https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2019/05/10/oops-scientists-accidentally-create-new-material-that-makes-batteries-charge-much-faster/ Oops! Scientists accidentally create new material that makes batteries charge much faster by THE CONVERSATION — 7 days ago in SYNDICATION Credit: The Conversation 9 SHARES Some of the most famous scientific discoveries happened by accident. From Teflon and the microwave oven to penicillin, scientists trying to solve a problem sometimes find unexpected things. This is exactly how we created phosphorene nanoribbons – … Continue reading Accidental discovery greatly reduces battery charging time

Solar panels about to get much less expensive

This could be a real game changer. https://www.inverse.com/article/55820-a-key-solar-panel-defect-has-been-solved-and-that-may-mean-big-price-drops Solar Energy: Adding Selenium Can Increase Power and Cut Costs for Solar Panels Cadmium telluride could offer a cheaper alternative to silicon. By Mike Brown on May 14, 2019 Filed Under Energy Move over, silicon: an alternative solar panel material is making great strides in efficiency, which could mean thinner designs and prices so low … Continue reading Solar panels about to get much less expensive

Wild hair color works well with gray too

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/style/gray-mermaid-hair.html?searchResultPosition=6 Imagine a woman in her 60s walking down the street with striking gray hair. Her strands get caught on a breeze, the sunlight hits them just so, and you realize that what you thought was simply gray is a blend of distinct colors: platinum, white, black — and, wait, mint green, sky blue and … Continue reading Wild hair color works well with gray too

FCC wants telephone carriers to automatically block robocalls unless asked to do otherwise

This looks like a great idea for me. The only trick is allowing calls for school closings and the like to go thru, but I have to believe there's a solution for that. https://www.npr.org/2019/05/15/723569324/fcc-wants-phone-companies-to-start-blocking-robocalls-by-default FCC Wants Phone Companies To Start Blocking Robocalls By Default Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email May 15, 20197:14 PM ET MERRIT KENNEDY … Continue reading FCC wants telephone carriers to automatically block robocalls unless asked to do otherwise