EDIS Emergency & Disaster Alert
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Some roads have been closed due to flooding as heavy rain continues to fall throughout central North Carolina. In addition to flooding, thousands were without power early Tuesday and dozens of crashes were reported Monday. A Flood Warning is in effect for much of central North Carolina until late Tuesday morning as heavy rain will continue through the morning. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Wake County until 11 a.m. The Flood Warning has been issued for Wayne, northeastern Sampson, Wake, Johnston and Durham until 11:15 a.m., Orange and northeastern Chatham counties until 11:30 ...
Futurity
34 minutes
Our results suggest that the world isn't quite at the point where every record hot event has a detectable human fingerprint, but we are getting close, Diffenbaugh says. For the driest and wettest events, the authors found that human influence on the atmosphere has increased the odds across approximately half of the area that has reliable observations. Precipitation is inherently noisier than temperature, so we expect the signal to be less clear, Diffenbaugh says. One of the clearest signals that we do see is an increase in the odds of extreme dry events in the tropics. This is also where we see the biggest increase in the odds of protracted hot events—a combination that poses real risks for vulnerable communities and ecosystems. Climate predictions and reality are lining up The research team has been developing the extreme event framework in recent years, focusing on individual events such as the 2012-2017 California drought and the catastrophic flooding in northern India in June 2013.
PinkNews
38 minutes
The boyfriend of the French policeman who was shot dead last week has opened up about his “extreme and profound pain”.
West Briton
an hour
An inspirational Cornish dad who is recovering from cancer took on an extreme challenge to help raise funds for the charity trying to put a stop to the disease that could have killed him. About a year ago Paul Jones, from Trewellard, near Pendeen, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Despite battling the disease as well as other serious illnesses including sepsis and infection bug clostridium difficile - or C diff - Mr Jones kept a positive attitude and said he was determined not to let the...
Carscoops
an hour
Just after we thought we’d seen it all with the Middle East’s crazy Nissan Patrols, 1320 Video recently checked out what’s shaping up to be the craziest Patrol ever conceived. Read more »
Mondoweiss
an hour
Ditto the Syrian territory of the Golan Heights, and Sinai (which was subsequently returned to Egypt under a separatepeace agreement” following the 1973 war). Since 1967, under the so-calledmoderate” and “extremeIsraeli governments led by the Labor and Likud parties, some 130 settlements and 100 outposts have been established in the West Bank, with a population of some 400,000 Jewish settlers. Additionally, some 200,000 Israelis live in East Jerusalem. Any relocation of the occupier’s population into occupied territories, whether into government-established settlements or so-calledrogueoutposts, is considered illegal according to international law and conventions. Immediately after the 1967 war, the Syrian population of the Golan Heights (some 130,000 people) was forced out by Israel , 1948-style, leaving the territory largely empty for Israeli colonization to take root.
Western Morning News
2 hours
Hayfever sufferers in the UK face the worst year ever because of a new super pollen created when plant pollen mixes with diesel fumes. It can trigger extreme hay fever and asthma, according to allergy expert Dr Paul Carson, reports the Mirror Online. He claims that 2017 is shaping up to be the worst year ever for super pollen, and suggests the situation is only likely to get worse until diesel emissions are brought under control. Vehicle fumes are said to create a photo-chemical smog...
Daily Mail - USA
2 hours
RT News
2 hours
The UK, which recently said it could launch a preemptive nuclear strike “in the most extreme circumstances,” runs the risk of being “wiped off the face of the Earth,” the deputy head of a Russian upper house committee said. Read Full Article at RT.com
Futurity
2 hours
One group, the emotion-tracking neurons, detects the intensity of a single specific emotion, such as happiness or fear. For example, a happiness-signaling neuron would fire more spikes if the emotion were extreme happiness, and fewer spikes if the emotion were mild happiness. Separate groups of neurons within the emotion-tracking neurons code specifically for fear or for happiness. The other group, the ambiguity-coding neurons, indicates the ambiguity of the perceived emotion, irrespective of the nature of that emotion. Tired people struggle to identify certain emotions Showing patients images of emotionally ambiguous faces was the key to understanding how the specialized neurons in the amygdala contribute to decision-making, the researchers say. The faces were so ambiguous that a patient would sometimes judge the same image to be fearful at times and happy at other times.
BoingBoing
2 hours
UK retailer TopShop is selling clear plastic jeans. They're $100 and come waist sizes from 24 to 34. Think outside the box with these out-of-the-ordinary clear plastic jeansguaranteed to get people talking. In a straight leg cut, they feature classic pockets detailing and are cropped at the ankle bone. Ideal as a statement piece for a festival or costume party, take the look to the extreme with a bikini and sequin jacket or dress down, layered under an oversized jumper or asymmetric hem dress. 100% Polyurethane. Machine wash.
Know Your Mobile
3 hours
Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
Know Your Mobile
3 hours
Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
Fast Company
3 hours
As Lagarde has explained it, When we work on a particular matter, we will work the file inside, outside, sideways, backwards, historically, genetically, and geographically. We want to be completely on top of everything, and we want to understand it all, and we dont want to be fooled by somebody else. 7. Unsubscribe from doubt. In his book Originals , Adam Grant describes two kinds of doubt: self- doubtwhich causes you to freeze upand idea doubt, which can actually motivate people to work on refining, testing, or experimenting with a good idea. Try to turn self-doubt into idea doubt by telling yourself, its not that Im crap, its that the first few drafts of any idea are always crapand Im just not there yet. Seven Famous Impost-Hers The beauty of the imposter syndrome is you vacillate between extreme egomania and a complete feeling of, Im a fraud! Oh God, theyre on to me! Im a fraud! [Illustration: Saskia Wariner for Feminist Fight Club ] The Supreme Court justice has said that at Princeton, she felt like she was waiting for someone to tap her on the shoulder and say, You dont belong! [Illustration: Saskia Wariner for Feminist Fight Club] Yes, her.
Know Your Mobile
3 hours
Of course you can get other colour options which are not quite so extreme and feature metallic trim that’s a bit more visible. Here the detail of the visual design is a bit more apparent. Samsung Galaxy S8+ Review: Display Samsung has been playing the long game as far as display technology is concerned. It started investing heavily in OLED while everyone else was saying it was too complicated or expensive, even though many could see it would outclass LCD if done properly. The firm also started developing flexible OLED way ahead of everyone else and is now starting to reap the benefits of that as a market leader. Rivals such as Apple are now looking to source flexible OLED from Samsung's factories. Samsung’s history with OLED hasnt always been smooth, there have been some tough learning experiences - early on the firm’s screens came under flak for some instances of poor colour calibration and pixelation due to earlier PenTile technology.
Plymouth Herald
3 hours
Millions of allergy sufferers in the UK are set to face more 'hayfever' misery than ever this year - because of a new type of pollen, it has been claimed.Super pollen is created when pollen from plants mixes with diesel fumes in the air.It can trigger extreme hay fever and asthma, according to allergy expert Dr Paul Carson, reports the Mirror Online.He claims that that 2017 is shaping up to be the worst year ever for super pollen, and suggests the situation is only likely to get...
Breitbart News
4 hours
People on the far left and right of the political spectrum are more likely to engage in “extremesexual practices, according to a study of 4,000 people in France.
Sputnik International
4 hours
TIME - Top Stories
5 hours
For three years, photographer Erin Trieb has been covering the conflict against ISIS in northern Iraq. She followed Kurdish women fighters and shadowed some of the 5,000 U.S. soldiers involved in the fight against the extremist group. But, looking back at that work, the American photographer realized she hadnt photographed much of the beauty of Kurdish culture, she tells TIME. So, in a bid to show that Iraq is not just one giant pit of terrorism and despair, Trieb says, she turned her lens on some of the cultural traditions that set Iraqs Kurdistan apart from the rest of the country. [There], picnicking is like an extreme sport, she says. If there is a square-meter patch of grass and the weather is nice, you will find Kurds picnicking on it. Even if that patch of grass is on a median between two highways, they dont seem to mind.
Evening Standard
6 hours
SPACE.com
6 hours
The hot springs of Yellowstone National Park may be extreme environments, but they are host to a diversity of microbes that could shed light on the evolution of life on Earth and, perhaps, what lurks on distant planets.
Politico
7 hours
And the bubble is growing more extreme. Concentrated heavily along the coasts, the bubble is both geographic and political. If you’re a working journalist, odds arent just that you work in a pro-Clinton countyodds are that you reside in one of the nation’s most pro-Clinton counties. And you’ve got company: If you’re a typical reader of Politico, chances are you’re a citizen of bubbleville, too. The “media bubbletrope might feel overused by critics of journalism who want to sneer at reporters who live in Brooklyn or California and dont get the “real America” of southern Ohio or rural Kansas. But these numbers suggest it’s no exaggeration: Not only is the bubble real, but it’s more extreme than you might realize. And it’s driven by deep industry trends. The national media really does work in a bubble, something that wasnt true as recently as 2008.
Voice Of America
7 hours
One third of voters were undecided just days before the balloting. In the last few weeks before the vote, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon surged in the polls and so did discussion of the previously obscure candidate in social media. Among the ways his campaign lured young voters was through the release of a video game in which a player pretending to be Melenchon is shown in a battle against the rich and powerful. Anger at the establishment is the sentiment driving voters in an election in which security, France’s lagging economy, its 10 percent unemployment rate, and Islamist extremism are issues on the minds of those on the left and on the right. That, say analysts, is what influenced large numbers of people, including some of the middle and upper class residents of Paris, to vote for candidates of the extreme. “Some of them for the thrill of it.
The Iran Project
8 hours