Northeast Bomb Cyclone Leaves More Than 500,000 Without Power

Sanya Mansoor A powerful northeast “bomb cyclone” has caused power outages — from New York to Maine — that have affected more than 500,000 customers as of Thursday morning. The storm is expected to “continue to bring heavy rainfall, gusty winds, and coastal erosion to parts of New England through Thursday” before approaching eastern Canada by Friday, the National Weather Service said. “A bomb cyclone is a rapidly strengthening storm that will almost certainly unleash strong damaging winds and heavy rain, Accuweather meteorologist Bill Deger tells TIME. “We’ve seen that with this storm.” Massachusetts and Rhode Island have been hit … Continue reading Northeast Bomb Cyclone Leaves More Than 500,000 Without Power

The #GravityChallenge Is Raining Down on Everyone With a the Latest Greatest Visual Gag

Time The latest, greatest viral challenge to get people from all walks of life around the world “doing it for the TikTok has organically been dubbed the “Gravity Challenge.” What’s really revving people up is the chance to demonstrate that the law of gravity, well, “works” with a fairly universally uncomfortable visual gag in their videos. Specifically, people are posting videos of themselves leaning back and spitting water into the air. The joke? Much, much more water is dumped back on them thanks to an assist from a friend overhead. Some people get a little moisture on their head that … Continue reading The #GravityChallenge Is Raining Down on Everyone With a the Latest Greatest Visual Gag

As Vaping Deaths Mount, Cannabis Bros Smell Opportunity 

Alejandro de la Garza At a cannabis industry event in New York this fall, product reps handed out hemp joints and CBD gummies as shop talk flowed and business cards traded hands. Onstage, entrepreneurs ardently pitched new vaping devices, flavors and pet-friendly hemp products. Among the mostly male attendees, the mood was ascendent — marijuana is a growing industry, with global sales expected to reach more than $66 billion by 2026, and almost everyone here had gotten in on the ground floor. But recent events are jeopardizing the weed business, not to mention harshing good vibes. Since August, vaping products, … Continue reading As Vaping Deaths Mount, Cannabis Bros Smell Opportunity 

Chicago Teachers Strike – Canceling Classes for 300,000 Students

Kathleen Foody and Don Babwin / AP (CHICAGO) — Chicago teachers went on strike Thursday, marching on picket lines after failing to reach a contract deal with the nation’s third-largest school district in a dispute that canceled classes for more than 300,000 students. The strike came after the Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its 25,000 members would not return to their classrooms. It follows months of negotiations between the union and Chicago Public Schools that failed to resolve disputes over pay and benefits, class size and teacher preparation time. The strike is Chicago’s first major walkout by teachers … Continue reading Chicago Teachers Strike – Canceling Classes for 300,000 Students

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes

Stef de Haan If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for advances in both climate science … Continue reading To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes

Watch the TIME 100 Health Summit Live

Jamie Ducharme Some of the biggest names in health, science, politics and entertainment will convene in New York City on Thursday for the inaugural TIME 100 Health Summit, with the goal of defining—and shaping—the future of health care. The Summit, is an offshoot of the magazine’s annual TIME 100 list of influential people, will address the largest questions, challenges and breakthroughs in health care today, from climate change and global health to paying for the cutting-edge cures emerging from scientific research. The event, which will begin with opening remarks at 9:45 a.m., will include a range of interviews, panels and … Continue reading Watch the TIME 100 Health Summit Live

Here’s Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America

Madeleine Carlisle and Melissa Chan Boston Globe—Boston Globe via Getty ImagesA memorial to a family of five found shot to death in their home in Abington, Mass., in what police said was a murder-suicide on Oct. 7, 2019. La’Shea Cretain had just finished feeding her 4-month-old daughter when her ex-boyfriend arrived unannounced at the home in Opelousas, La., that she was visiting and shot her in the head before killing himself. Cretain, who was 18 at the time, collapsed at the front door, just feet from her infant daughter and toddler son. Twenty-three years later, Cretain still suffers from chronic … Continue reading Here’s Why Domestic Violence Kills So Many Women and Children in America