Chicago Is So Ridiculously Cold That the Railroad Tracks Need to Be on Fire to Keep the Trains Moving

Chicago Is So Ridiculously Cold That the Railroad Tracks Need to Be on Fire to Keep the Trains Moving

There are over 140,000 miles of privately-owned standard-gauge rail in the United States, vital to the transportation of billions of tons of freight and people. Occasionally, it gets really cold where some of those train tracks sit. Like right now, in Chicago, where Wednesday’s high temperature is expected to be thirteen degrees below zero. Those temperatures are potentially deadly for humans, and deforming for the long pieces of metal that trains ride on.

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How Cold Is It In Canada And The Upper Midwest? Colder Than Mars, In Parts

How Cold Is It In Canada And The Upper Midwest? Colder Than Mars, In Parts

We knew we were in for a very cold, potentially life-threatening, week, but we had no idea that it was going to be this cold, like Mars-is-looking-pretty-good-now-compared-to-Earth degree of coldness. According to Mars Weather, a Twitter account that posts updates on the weather on the red planet, in certain parts of North America, the high temperatures yesterday were even lower than Mars' last reported high…

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US government scientists debunk Trump’s ‘global waming’ tweets with cartoon

US government scientists debunk Trump’s ‘global waming’ tweets with cartoon

US government climate scientists take unprecedented step of tweeting a rebuttal to PDonald Trump’s recent tweets implying that winter storms and cold weather in US somehow disprove global warming.…

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A Former Pastor Of Trump’s Church Says He Never Saw Him There

A Former Pastor Of Trump's Church Says He Never Saw Him There

President Donald Trump gave Bible literacy legislation a shout-out on Monday with a tweet praising states that are “starting to make a turn back” to an unspecified time when public schools apparently relished in Bible study. As The Washington Post’s Mark Chancy noted, there was no such time in American history. And as Trump’s former pastor noted, in any case, the president can’t exactly speak with much authority on the subject.

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Couple Stumble on 1950s Suitcase Full of Cash Hidden in a Wall While Renovating Basement

Couple Stumble on 1950s Suitcase Full of Cash Hidden in a Wall While Renovating Basement

When a Cleveland couple decided to renovate their home, the last thing they expected was to come out of the whole ordeal $23,000 richer. As they shared in a recent post on Imgur, though, a foray into the previously untouched basement during their renovations yielded quite a handsome payout! The couple, who posted on Reddit under the name Branik12, explained that they had started remodeling their 1940s house on the main floor and hadn’t gotten to the basement until a few years into their residency.

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NM to join 18 states in climate change coalition

NM to join 18 states in climate change coalition

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered New Mexico to join a national coalition of states seeking to combat the effects of climate change, as part of a far-reaching plan to shift the state toward a renewable energy economy. At a news conference in the state Capitol, the Democratic governor described the order as a “game-changer” that outlines broad, state-level initiatives to make up for a lack of federal action on climate change.

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Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong

Bill Gates says poverty is decreasing. He couldn’t be more wrong

Last week, as world leaders and business elites arrived in Davos for the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates tweeted an infographic to his 46 million followers showing that the world has been getting better and better. “This is one of my favourite infographics,” he wrote. “A lot of people underestimate just how much life has improved over the past two centuries.”

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Medical Marijuana Commercial Rejected for Super Bowl

Medical Marijuana Commercial Rejected for Super Bowl

CBS rejected a 60-second Super Bowl ad promoting the federal legalization of medical marijuana. The ad features three people with health issues who say that medical marijuana helped them: Austin, a Florence, CO, boy with Dravet syndrome (a type of epilepsy); Greg Kazmierczak, a man from Buffalo, NY, who has had three back surgeries and was on opioids for 15 years; and Ryan Miller, an Oakland, CA, former Army infantry officer who lost his leg due to a combat injury.

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