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  • Cold is beneficial for healthy aging, finds new study

    04/04/2023 7:01:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 32 replies
    Cold activates a cellular cleansing mechanism that breaks down harmful protein aggregations responsible for various diseases associated with aging. A research team has now unlocked one responsible mechanism. Professor Dr. David Vilchez used a non-vertebrate model organism, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and cultivated human cells. Both carried the genes for two neurodegenerative diseases that typically occur in old age: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Huntington's disease. Both diseases are characterized by accumulations of harmful and damaging protein deposits—so-called pathological protein aggregations. In both model organisms, cold actively removed the protein clumps, thus preventing the protein aggregation that is pathological in...
  • WATCH: ‘No way to charge this battery!’ Electric Car Owner Left Stranded When His Vehicle Died in the Cold

    03/20/2023 8:32:46 AM PDT · by montag813 · 52 replies
    RNN ^ | 03-20-2023 | Samantha Foster
    by Samantha FosterElectric cars have been increasing on American roads, partly because of massive government tax-incentives, and also because of looming mandates to ban gasoline-powered vehicles from states such as California. While total vehicle sales fell in 2022, EV sales grew by a whopping 65%. About 5.8% of the new cars Americans bought last year were electric with roughly 800,000 leaving the lot over the course of the year, according to the Kelley Blue Book. And Cox Automotive is forecasting that EV sales will hit 1 million in the U.S. for the first time in 2023 Widespread discounts and goverment...
  • NENA | 99 Red Balloons (Michael Burry tweet) (Video)

    02/12/2023 9:36:43 PM PST · by montag813 · 19 replies
    Twitter/YouTube ^ | Michael Burry
    Michael Burry ('The Big Short' guy, Libertarian-Conservative) posted this tonight, in light of the Chinese BalloonGate and his view of our constant manipulation by elites.YouTube: NENA | 99 Red Balloons [1984] (Official HD Music Video)
  • Weather: Wind chills could dip to -15, northern mountains may get several feet of snow. ( Colorado )

    01/27/2023 1:38:12 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Fort Morgan Times ^ | January 27, 2023 | JACOB FACTOR
    Northern mountains could get up to 30 inches of snow in some areas Friday through Saturday.. Coloradans are in for some serious winter weather this weekend and early next week. Some areas of the northern mountains could get up to 30 inches of snow by Saturday, and Denver and the plains could see wind chills of -20 degrees Sunday through Tuesday. Starting Friday afternoon, snow will intensify over the Park Range, including Rabbit Ears Pass, and portions of the northern Front Range mountains like Medicine Bow and Rocky Mountain National Park. Snowfall rates could be as high as three inches...
  • Heat pumps: The 'geeks' obsessing over their new heating systems

    01/24/2023 7:30:49 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 Jan 2023 | Chris Baraniuk
    He's got heat meters fixed to the pipework. Room temperature monitors. And gadgets tracking how much electricity his solar panels are generating. The jewel in the crown of this system, though, is a recently installed heat pump. "It's like a geek's paradise, really," says Mick Wall of his 1930s semi-detached house in Sheffield.

    12/24/2022 12:22:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Extremely cold temperatures across the region have created extraordinary demands on the power system. We are asking businesses and the public to help by immediately reducing electricity use as much as possible without sacrificing safety.
  • Record lows shattered in Montana, Wyoming

    12/23/2022 12:04:50 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 99 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | December 23, 2022 | Marianne Mizera
    The bitter cold accompanying this powerful winter storm broke some long-standing record lows for parts of Montana and Wyoming. Casper, Wyoming, saw its coldest day ever on Thursday as temps plummeted to a bone-chilling 42 degrees F below. It was also a Casper record for Dec. 22, with the old record of 33 below set in 1983. Other areas breaking records Thursday included Riverton, Wyoming, which dropped to 31 degrees below, shattering a 24-year record.
  • Temperature in Wyoming drops 40 degrees in a half hour as wind chills freeze US, break records

    12/22/2022 6:55:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 22,2022 | Stephen Sorace |
    The polar cold front shattered the previous one-hour temperature drop record in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Wednesday, with temperatures plummeting from 43 degrees to 3 degrees between 1:05 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., the National Weather Service in Cheyenne said. The previous record was a 37-degree drop in one hour. The agency warned at the time that temperatures were still dropping. In a span of two hours, the winter chill dropped temperatures across southeast Wyoming by 51 degrees, from 42 degrees to -9 degrees, the NWS said.
  • Man on parole charged in triple slaying outside Portage Park bar

    12/16/2022 11:00:17 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Chicago Journal ^ | 12/13/2022
    Man on parole charged in triple slaying outside Portage Park bar According to records, Parsons-Salas was charged with first-degree murder in a 2009 Albany Park home invasion but the case against him was separated and a lesser sentence received after his codefendant confessed. He was paroled in October 2022. Chicago Journal Chicago Journal DEC 13 2022 | 4 MIN READ Paroled in the fall of 2022, Samuel Parsons-Salas, 32, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder Tuesday in relation to the slayings outside Vera Lounge in Portage Park. | Photo: Chicago Police Update: We've updated this post to include...
  • China Downgrades Omicron Risks To Seasonal Cold

    12/15/2022 8:03:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 12/15/2022 | Tyler Durden
    Although easing zero Covid restrictions in China will be met with reopening hardships as infections soar, earlier this week, one of the top medical advisers in the country said that the omicron variant of the virus is no worse than the flu. Now some Chinese cities are downgrading Covid even further, saying it's the same as the seasonal cold, and there is no need to panic. We pointed out earlier this week that China's renowned respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan downplayed the risks of the omicron subvariant of Covid-19. He said the death rate from omicron is .1%, equivalent to...
  • Update from Ukraine | The new Hot Spot on the frontlines in Ukraine | Fighting Was Reported

    11/22/2022 7:16:34 PM PST · by · 126 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11-22-2022 6:22 p.m. EST | Denys Davydov
    Update from Ukraine | The new Hot Spot on the frontlines in Ukraine | Fighting Was Reported Follow on Instagram up to date uploads. Military maps & Comment here: Invasion Day 272 – Summary November 22, 2022 Jerome News The summary of the situation of Russian re-invasion to Ukraine covering the last 48 hours, as of 22nd November 2022 – 22:00 (Kyiv time). Briefly: The vicinity of Bakhmut remains the hottest point, but Russian forces are unable to gain a momentum here, or anywhere else. Snow covered most parts of Ukraine, turned fields and dirt roads into a...
  • Ukraine readies for cold, dangerous chapter in Russian war

    11/20/2022 12:59:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 162 replies
    The hill ^ | 11/20/2022 | Laura Kelly
    Snowfall across Ukraine is signaling the official arrival of winter, setting up a dangerous chapter in the war with Russia as Moscow targets Ukraine’s power and energy supplies to deprive the country of heat and electricity. Anna Grigolaya, the operations manager in the city of Dnipro for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), said the situation will be critical for millions of Ukrainians suffering through more regular and sustained blackouts.
  • Could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine make it more expensive to keep the lights on in New England this winter?

    10/17/2022 1:37:21 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 41 replies ^ | September 19, 2022 | Matthew Zeitlin
    Like much of Europe, New England is transforming its electric grid, retiring coal, oil and nuclear plants, leaving it largely dependent on natural gas...Just over half of the electricity produced in New England comes from gas, which is largely imported through a network of pipelines that were largely laid down decades ago. The remaining balance of gas is imported...from overseas...While New England’s electricity is less carbon-intensive than much of the country’s... residents also pay some of the highest rates in the country...thanks to opposition both in New England itself and in neighboring states, especially New York, to building new pipelines....
  • Cold Paraguay; Record Lows Logged At Bismark And Parkersburg; Delhi Shivers; + “One-In-50-Year” Frost Decimates NZ Blueberry Crop

    10/13/2022 6:25:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Electroverse ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2022 | CAP ALLON
    COLD PARAGUAY.. As was the case across much of South America, September 2022 was an anomalously cool month. Paraguay was very cool, in fact, with temperature anomalies here ranging from -1C to a full -2C below the multidecadal norm. ... RECORD LOWS LOGGED AT BISMARK AND PARKERSBURG.. Despite the mainstream’s “Terrifying Terra Firma Broiling” rhetoric, the U.S. is still managing to bust cold records. A record low temperature of 17F (-8.3C) was recently noted at Bismarck Airport, ND — tying the same reading for the date set back in 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20). A fresh record was...
  • Energy Crisis: Europe Told to Prepare for Long, Cold Winter Ahead

    10/03/2022 6:23:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/03/2022 | Simon Kent,out%20of%20gas.
  • Cold exposure could help combat type 2 diabetes, particularly if it provokes shivering

    09/22/2022 8:26:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 16 replies
    Research finds that shivering during repeated exposure to cold improves glucose tolerance, decreases fasting blood sugar and blood fat levels, and markedly reduces blood pressure in overweight and obese adults. The preliminary study highlights the potential for repeated cold exposure that activates shivering as an alternative strategy to treat and prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D). "When we are cold, we can activate our brown fat because it burns energy and releases heat to protect us. In addition, muscle can contract mechanically, or shivers, thereby generating heat. As there is considerably more muscle than brown fat in a human, shivering can...

    08/24/2022 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 34 replies
    Electroverse ^ | 24 Aug 22 | CapAllOn
    The mainstream are heat-chasers. They report only on stories that fit the AGW Party agenda. This cherry-picking leads to a painfully misinformed public when it comes to the climate–which is exactly where they want us. It usually stands, however, that if the MSM goes silent on a particular locale then it’s probably because that particular locale isn’t ‘behaving’ as they would like. Case in point today: we have the Arctic and Greenland refusing to play ball. Earth’s most-northern reaches are actually experiencing persistent and long-lasting COOLING, which is far more telling than a brief burst of heat in, for example,...
  • Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice (Lowers blood sugar level!)

    08/03/2022 8:09:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 15 replies
    Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice. The study found that chilly temperatures activate heat-producing brown fat that consumes the sugars the tumors need to thrive. Similar metabolic mechanisms were found in a cancer patient exposed to a lowered room temperature. Mice acclimatized to temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius had significantly slower tumor growth and lived nearly twice as long compared with mice in rooms of 30 degrees Celsius. To find out why, the researchers analyzed glucose metabolism. Cancer cells typically need large amounts of glucose, or...
  • Fierce Cold Sweeps Antarctica, Drives The Continent -4.4C Below 1979-2000 Average; Persistent Chills Reduce Central Washington Cherry Harvest; + Slumberous Sun

    06/28/2022 8:01:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Electroverse ^ | JUNE 27, 2022 | CAP ALLON
    FIERCE COLD SWEEPS ANTARCTICA, DRIVES THE CONTINENT 4.4C BELOW 1979-2000 AVERAGE.. Not that the MSM cares, but Antarctica has suffered a fiercely cold last 18-or-so months — cold that is refusing to abate. According to the official data, yet contrary to the mainstream’s ‘heat induced catastrophe’ narrative, between April and September 2021, the South Pole’s temperature averaged a penguin-hugging -61.1C (-78F). Simply put, this was the locale’s coldest six month spell ever recorded, one that comfortably usurped the South Pole’s previous coldest ‘coreless winter‘ on record, the -60.6C (-77F) from 1976 (solar minimum of weak cycle 20). ... Also worth...
  • Later snowpack melt means more water this summer

    06/13/2022 9:23:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 35 replies
    Cascadia Daily News ^ | June 11,2022 | JULIA LERNER
    Western Washington’s cold and wet spring continues, as record amounts of rain and low temperatures contribute to high snowpack in north Puget Sound. On June 7, snowpack levels reached 157% of normal in the Nooksack River basin, according to data available from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service. “We definitely are holding the snow up there,” said Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist at the USDA’s office in Mount Vernon. “It’s just the cold temperatures and the cool, wet weather we’ve seen this spring.” Across the region, snowpack levels remain high late in the season,...