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Are You Less Helpful in the Heat?

Summer is in full swing, and for most of us that means temperatures are soaring. It may not seem so bad to you if you spend most of your days going from your air conditioned home to your air conditioned car to your air conditioned workplace. But as soon as you start feeling the heat, it begins to affect you and not only in the obvious ways like sweating or becoming thirsty. According to new research, being hot can actually make you react less cooperatively with others.


Keep your dog cool in summer with 10 DIY home remedies to prevent overheating

Keep your dog cool as summer sizzles its way back into season. Summer signals the time when dogs are ready for hiking, fetching, and other outdoor play. Hot summer days can be deadly to our pets unless we protect them from overheating from heat stroke. Early signs are excess panting, weakness, confusion, increased salivation, dark red gums and seizures. Keep your dog cool and prevent overheating with a variety of home remedies and common sense actions.

'Predator'-Proof: An Invisibility Cloak for Heat

A new invisibility cloak for heat could help protect electronics against dangerous heat spikes, researchers say. In the past decade, scientists have invented special materials that can route light and sound around objects. These make items they cover appear as if they are not there, recalling the cloaks of invisibility in "Harry Potter" and "Star Trek."

Burning Question: Is it OK to Heat Food in Plastic?

Lunch at your desk can be a downer, especially when it involves leftovers reheated in the office microwave. But are you putting more into your body than just lukewarm pad thai? Rolf Halden, the director for the Center for Environmental Security at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, stirs the pot.

Feeling the heat: First half of 2012 is warmest on record

It's been a hot year. In fact, the first six months of 2012 accounted for the warmest January-through-June period on record for the contiguous U.S., the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Monday.