Technical Discussion: Frigid this morning, then a weekend coastal storm brings snow & wind! | Technical Discussion

NEW INFORMATION as of 4am: A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect all day Saturday for our four Southern Counties and Tolland and Windham THE REST OF THE WEEK… After a very frigid start, today will be a good day to do any preparations for the upcoming nor’easter this weekend. Under a mostly sunny sky, … Read more

Snow blankets Greece and Turkey as wild weather system creates rare ‘snownado’

Storm Elpida swept across Greece on Monday, covering Athens with heavy snow, which rarely falls in the Greek capital but has now occurred in a second consecutive year. Athens has only seen six snow events since 2000, and while it usually experiences average snowfall of 1.3 centimeters (0.5 inches) annually, Elpida has already brought around … Read more

Lab-grown meat start-ups hope to make strides in 2022

Josh Tetrick, co-founder and CEO of cultured meat startup Eat Just, has a vision: Imagine a day when lab-grown meat is available everywhere, from Michelin-starred restaurants to street vendors to food chains. fast. But more investment and regulatory approvals will be needed to get there. Cultured or cultured meats are actual animal products made in … Read more

UW modelers: State might finally be able to end ‘major restrictions’ once omicron wave passes

As an omicron-fueled surge in COVID-19 cases finally begins to wane, modelers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) believe we may be nearing the final phase of major virus restrictions. King County COVID cases finally trending down, but ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’ IHME has been among … Read more

Winter Weather Will Test Texas’ Grid

Icicles hang from the sign for State Highway 195 on February 18, 2021 in Killeen, Texas. Another cold snap is heading to the state.Photo: joe raedle (fake images) Stop me if you’ve heard this setup before: Temperatures are expected to plummet in Texas as snow and ice descend on the state. The Lone Star State … Read more

How HIFO accounting reduces IRS bill

Bitcoin is down about 36% from its all-time high in November, but the drop has a silver lining, thanks to a quirk in the tax code that helps crypto holders shield their earnings from the IRS. The IRS treats cryptocurrencies as property, which means that every time you spend, trade, or sell your tokens, you … Read more

How the U.S. fell way behind in lithium, ‘white gold’ for EVs

The United States has a lithium supply problem. Nearly every major automaker has announced a transition to electric vehicles, Tesla delivered nearly a million cars in 2021, and a handful of new EV companies like Rivian and Lucid are rolling new models off the line. To power all these electric vehicles, we’re going to need … Read more

Study: Sensible intermittent fasting can be good for heart health

Orem’s Celeste Allred finds that a regular and sensible fasting schedule improves her overall health. (Heather Simonsen, KSL-TV) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes OREM — Have you ever wondered how effective intermittent fasting is? The hot diet trend may have health benefits far beyond weight loss, researchers say. Until recent changes in her eating habits, … Read more

US judge bars Martin Shkreli from drug industry, orders $64.6 million payment

A US judge on Friday barred Martin Shkreli from the pharmaceutical industry for life and ordered him to pay $64.6 million after he raised the price of the drug Daraprim and fought to block generic competitors. (Carlo Allegri, Reuters) Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge Friday barred Martin Shkreli from … Read more