Heat

Mars

NASA Successfully Landed Its Digging Robot on Mars

InSight is the first Mars mission to focus on the red planet’s interior, and will drill a hole five meters into its surface.
Becky Ferreira
11.26.18
Heat Wave

Study Shows Heat Hurts Cognitive Ability

Researchers put young people in old, hot dorms during a Boston heat wave, and found that their memories and cognitive speed was worse that their AC-chilled counterparts.
Samantha Cole
7.10.18
video

Can You Cook an Egg by Screaming at It?

The Action Lab did an experiment to show how the energy of sound can be converted into heat, and even cook food.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.11.18
Planes, Pains, and Climate Change

Airports and Planes Need to Adapt to Climate Change, Too

High temperatures are already grounding planes, but what happens if (or when) things get worse?
Sarah Emerson
7.13.17
burnin up

Here Are Your Chances of a Hotter-Than-Normal Summer

Time to blast the AC and break out the lemonade.
Emma Griffith
5.20.17
videos

'Pretty Much Everywhere, It's Gonna Be Hot' Is the Best YouTube Video

This video is not even close to what you think it is.
Derek Mead
11.8.16
nasa

Sound and Gravity Waves Combine to Heat Jupiter's Great Red Spot

The upper atmospheres of gas giants are unaccountably hot. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be the key to understanding why.
Becky Ferreira
7.27.16
summer

How Guilty Should We Feel About Our Air Conditioners?

Anything that sucks up that much energy can't be good for the environment.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.8.16
video

Two Long Shirtless Minutes in the Snow Through the Lens of an Infrared Camera

A reminder not to strip your clothes off in the wintry Scottish highlands.
Rachel Pick
1.31.16
climate change

The Near-Term Extinction Movement Is Embracing the End Times

Meet the movement that's preaching peace and compassion in the face of inevitable apocalypse.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
10.1.15
short circuit

​You Just Lived Through the Hottest Month in Recorded History. Again.

July 2015 was the hottest month Earth has seen since record-keeping began, according to three of the world's biggest temperature-checkers.
Brian Merchant
8.20.15
Canada

NASA Is Testing Next-Generation Fire Shelters at a Burn Site In Northern Canada

Not unlike a spacecraft tearing through the atmosphere, NASA’s hope is that its material will be able to weather a wildfire’s blazing heat—saving lives in the process—unlike any emergency shelter before.
Matthew Braga
7.28.15
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