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Australia swelters in extreme weather as one town breaks heat record

Australians will be cranking up the pedestal fans, as extreme heatwave conditions sear across most of the country. Temperatures have soared above average across much of the continent, peaking at 49.1°C (120.38°F) in the town of Marble Bar in
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How to find the best temperature for your high-tech weed vape

This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. Cannabis users
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Take control of the temperature in your house with a Nest Learning Thermostat, on sale for $41 off

Editor's note: Mashable and PCMag are both owned by Ziff Davis. Winter is coming, y'all — and we're not talking about Game of Thrones. Which is why you should be psyched that the PCMag Shop has the Nest Learning Thermostat on sale for $209
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NASA finds Fuego's volcanic avalanches are still warm, weeks after violent eruption

A NASA satellite passed over Guatemala's Volcán de Fuego on June 24, and it found something intriguing. According to data collected by the satellite — named Landsat 8 — temperatures in the chaotic avalanches the volcano blasted
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You just lived through the hottest May on record in the contiguous U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the lower 48 U.S. states recently experienced their warmest May on record.  Records have now been kept for 124 years. "Last month, the U.S. sizzled with record
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Box that unlocks iPhones is the hottest new gadget for police

Law enforcement agencies — despite protests from privacy advocates — have long lobbied to get access to your smartphone. Now a mysterious U.S. startup called Grayshift — which reportedly has an ex-Apple security engineer on staff
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Drastic Arctic warm event stuns scientists, as record-breaking temperatures reach the North Pole

Arctic scientists are poring over data coming in from the vast, normally frozen region, after the North Pole's version of a heat wave swept across the area for the past week. Not only was the region near the North Pole the warmest it has been during
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Temperature rises above freezing near North Pole, as frigid air slinks toward Europe

The temperature at a weather station at the very top of Greenland, at one of the closest points of any land mass to the North Pole, has risen above the freezing mark of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or 0 degrees Celsius, during the past two days. 
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It's misleading to ask what Earth's 'ideal temperature' is. Here's what's really important

The most commonly asked questions about climate change, particularly from those who doubt the mainstream findings showing that greenhouse gases are warming the planet, tend to be zombies. They rear their heads again and again, only to seemingly die
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Wild Arctic weather: Siberian temperatures swing 100 degrees Fahrenheit in 2 weeks

On weather maps, the high pressure area looks like a pockmark in the Arctic. The reddish, almost pink blotch goes from far eastern Russia across the Bering Sea and up into the Chukchi Sea, extending well north, into the Arctic. The unusually strong