Storm alert: Hurricane center tracking low-pressure system in the Atlantic
The National Hurricane Center is tracking a new system in the far northeastern Atlantic.
Here are the details:
Where is the storm?
Location: The system being monitored is a non-tropical area of low pressure. As of the 8...Read more
Haze from wildfires raises asthma, heart and other health concerns in US Northeast
Health officials across the U.S. Northeast are warning residents to take precautions after wildfire smoke traveling south from Canada unleashed unhealthy air quality levels that pose a risk to the sick, elderly and young ...Read more
New York City air quality reaches hazardous levels due to Canadian wildfires; risk high Wednesday afternoon
NEW YORK -- Canadian wildfires have created dangerous air quality conditions in New York City as an orange sun and smoggy cloud layer has descended on the Big Apple.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation ...Read more
Researchers created a pocket-size blood pressure monitor that attaches to a smartphone
SAN DIEGO -- Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a new kind of blood pressure monitor that's small enough to fit in your pocket and attaches to a smartphone.
The team out of the Jacobs School of Engineering ...Read more
Peaches are a minor part of Georgia's economy, but they're central to its mythology
The 2023 Georgia peach harvest is looking bad, although the details are sketchy. By some accounts, it’s the worst since 1955. Or maybe since 2017. There are estimates that a mild winter and late spring frost have cost...Read more
When Caterpillars 'Butterfly' into Verbs
In recent years, usage purists have been wringing their hands helplessly as lowly, immobile caterpillar nouns have transformed themselves into butterfly verbs.
These traditionalists get butterflies in their stomachs ...Read more
'We'll never be done': The growing challenge to remove thousands of car tires from ocean floor
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Officials for years have been cleaning up tire after tire from the ocean floor off Broward County — removing what was once meant to create a fish habitat but turned out to be an environmental ...Read more
Zuckerberg cash is helping to propel Chicago's biotech ambitions
For about a year, Northwestern University professor Shana Kelley and a group of more than 20 Chicago scientists met every Saturday morning to solve a complex challenge: how to win over Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.
A thought for the day
A thought for the day: "I've stayed in the front yard all my life.
"I want a peek at the back
"Where it's rough and untended and hungry weed grows.
A girl gets sick of a rose. -- American ...Read more
Other Notable Events for June 7
On this date in history:
In 1776, the Lee Resolution, which led to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was introduced in the Continental Congress.
In 1864, Republican delegates meeting in Baltimore ...Read more
Notable Birthdays for June 7
Those born on this date include:
- Pope Gregory XIII in 1502
- British fashion plate George Beau Brummell in 1778
- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin in 1848
- actor Jessica Tandy ...Read more
Today is Wednesday, June 7, the 158th day of 2023 with 207 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury, Neptune and Saturn. Evening stars are Mars and Venus.
Today's Word "clerisy"
clerisy \KLER-i-see\ (noun) - The well-educated class; the literati; the intelligentsia.
"While Terry fancied himself one of the clerisy, his friends thought of him as nothing so much as a know-it-all and blowhard."
Mixing Math and Poetry
What kind of poem am I?
(12 + 144 + 20 + (3 x (4^.5)))/7 + 5 x 11 = (9 ^2) + 0View full teaser and answer
This Day in History, June 7
On June 7th, 1099, the Siege of Jerusalem began.
The Arctic risks having no sea ice during summer by 2030s: study
The Arctic risks being having no sea ice during the summer by the 2030s, according to a new study.
Previous estimates had the region losing sea ice during the warmer months a decade later, another warning that climate ...Read more
New York City air quality reaches hazardous levels due to Canadian wildfires
Canadian wildfires have created dangerous air quality conditions in New York City.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory Tuesday for New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens and...Read more
Great white sharks lurked near swimmers, surfers 97% of the time in drone study. What does this mean for Cape Cod?
As great white sharks make their way back north to Cape Cod for the summer and fall, shark researchers have released “shocking” results from a 2-year drone study — showing that apex predators came very close to ...Read more
Hurricane center continues tracking system in Atlantic
The National Hurricane Center continue to track a system in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean with a small chance to become a subtropical depression or storm.
In its 8 a.m. Tuesday tropical outlook, forecasters continue to ...Read more
Protecting the ocean: 5 essential reads on invasive species, overfishing and other threats to sea life
Humans rely on the ocean for many things, including food, jobs, recreation and stabilization of Earth’s climate. But although ocean resources may seem infinite, human impacts like pollution, overfishing and climate ...Read more
- Peaches are a minor part of Georgia's economy, but they're central to its mythology
- New York City air quality reaches hazardous levels due to Canadian wildfires
- The Arctic risks having no sea ice during summer by 2030s: study
- 'We'll never be done': The growing challenge to remove thousands of car tires from ocean floor