Heatwaves are ‘more dangerous than we realize,’ says scientist

“Heat is a silent killer. Someone just at home alone, they might not even realize it — they start to feel sick, they take a nap, and it can be deadly. It's more dangerous than we realize,” says Jennifer Marlon, a research scientist and lecturer at the Yale School of the Environment. Photo by Riccardo Agazzi.

Triple-digit temperatures can cause cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke for vulnerable individuals. A research scientist gives tips on protecting yourself and your neighbors.

To address drought, some people are proposing a giant pipeline to ferry water from the Mississippi River over the Rockies and through California’s parched deserts.

If the CDC greenlights a new COVID booster, people could start getting shots after Labor Day. But “demand is really weak and tepid,” says one science journalist.

A state bill would punish doctors for spreading false information about COVID vaccines and treatments. It awaits Governor Newsom’s signature.

The hit show “Yellowstone” appeals to a conservative audience, but liberals might find it entertaining and valuable, says professor Tressie McMillian Cottom.