Extreme heat of Vesuvius eruption vaporized body fluids, exploded skulls

Enlarge / Italian scientists detected red and black mineral incrustations in victims’ skulls—the iron from human blood. (credit: P. Petrone et al.) The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD wiped out several nearby towns and killed thousands of people. It has long been supposed that the vast majority died from asphyxiation, choking on […]

A budget supermarket is selling ready-made scrambled eggs for $2 a portion — but you could scramble fresh eggs in the time it takes to heat them up

Iceland British budget supermarket Iceland just launched ready-made scrambled eggs. The eggs come in a microwaveable pouch and cost £1.50 ($ 2) per 250g portion. Iceland says the product was developed for workers and students who were short on time, skill, or workplace cooking facilities. People on social media were quick to condemn the product […]

Trump’s US-Mexico NAFTA deal is already taking heat for failing to include Canada

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday it intends to enter a bilateral trade deal with Mexico — and Canada can join later. Talks between US and Canadian officials broke down on Friday, in part due to leaked Trump comments saying the US doesn’t intend to compromise. More negotiations between Canada and […]

Spain heatwave: Temperatures to reach 40 degrees – this is how to stay safe in the heat

Spain temperatures are set to soar tomorrow to at least 40 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country as Spain experiences its first heatwave warning of the year. Night time will bring no relief from the heat either as the Spanish national Met Office predicts temperatures to be above 20 degrees Celsius. According to […]

Heat exhaustion symptoms: Headache? Signs the heatwave is making you unwell

Heat exhaustion symptoms may be unpleasant for the sufferer and can come on suddenly. Caused by high temperatures, Britons may be particularly at risk during this summers heatwave. The condition is “not serious”, according to the NHS, but can lead to some uncomfortable symptoms. “It usually gets better when you cool down,” they continued online. […]