The Atlantic Ocean Hasn’t Been This Hot in at Least 2,900 Years

Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station.

Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station.
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More than 20 years after intoning, “The water’s getting warm, so you might as well swim,” Smash Mouth’s “All Star” continues to be prophetic. Case in point: A new study finds that the Atlantic Ocean just had its hottest decade in at least 2,900 years. Someone award Smash Mouth a PhD and calculate the h-index of their discography immediately.

The new findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, rely on a mix of ice and sediment cores as well as thermometer data to track the state of the Atlantic. The ocean has gone through a well-known up-and-down swing in sea surface temperature, known as the Atlantic multidecadal oscillation. Plotted over hundreds of years, the AMO looks like a pretty steady wave pattern. In its warm phase, it

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Hot Pursuit Remastered’ Features Cross-Platform Multiplayer Racing

KEY POINTS

  • The latest title to get the remake treatment is 2010’s “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit”
  • “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered” will feature better graphics and new achievements
  • With cross-platform multiplayer introduced, players can challenge one another no matter the system they’re playing on

Criterion Games’ 2010 hit “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit” is getting a remake for several current generation consoles, and the new iteration will come with a cross-platform element.

Dubbed “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered,” the racing game set in fictional Seacrest County is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on Nov. 6. Nintendo Switch users will not be left behind, however, as the Switch version is slated for release on Nov. 13.

Remakes seem to be more in vogue now among video game circles. In the past few weeks alone, both “Demon’s Souls” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands

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Newly Discovered ‘Extreme’ Alien Planet Is Super Hot At 5,800 Fahrenheit, Researchers Reveal

KEY POINTS

  • CHEOPS has released the results of its observation on alien planet WASP-189b
  • WASP-189b’s orbit is tilted dramatically and orbits its star every 2.7 Earth days
  • WASP-189b has temperatures reaching 5,800 Fahrenheit

The European Space Agency’s Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS) has recently discovered an alien planet about 1.6 times the size of Jupiter. Aside from having a strange orbit, it is also scorching hot.

WASP-189b, the newly discovered alien planet, was first detected in 2018 and has been recorded to have temperatures reaching 5,800 Fahrenheit — almost as hot as Earth’s outer core and is even hot enough to turn iron into gas, ESA’s study revealed.

Aside from having a size comparable to Jupiter, the exoplanet is also considered a “Hot Jupiter” due to its extremely short orbital period (2.7 Earth days). A Hot Jupiter is a gas planet with a “Jupiter-like” size that orbits very close to its

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Marine Heat Waves Are Putting Caribbean Fisheries In Hot Water

Small-scale fisheries are a critical component of the social and economic and fabric of coastal communities in the Caribbean and are key to the region’s food security, with annual fish consumption ranging between 10 and 35 kg/capita per year (FAO, 2014). But marine heat waves (MHW) or extended periods of anomalously warm ocean temperatures1 can have major impacts on marine biodiversity and ecosystems, and are a significant threat to the regional fisheries sector. A 2019 study in journal, Nature Climate Change, reports that coral reefs in the Caribbean have been among the hardest hit by heat waves, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation has found that the Caribbean fisheries sector is most vulnerable to climate change in the world. (Monnereau, 2017)

According to a September article in journal, Science, as global warming makes oceans hotter, marine heat waves (MHW) have become at least 20 times more likely. “The duration,

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Climate change at the heart of more frequent and intense dry and hot extremes in recent decades — ScienceDaily

Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the Unites States, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more likely, are becoming larger, more intense, and more frequent because of climate change.

In a study published by Science Advances, the researchers analyzed heat and drought events across the contiguous United States over the past 122 years. They found that combined dry and hot events have not only increased in frequency, but also in size geographically. Where such events were once confined to small parts of the United States, now they cover whole regions, such as the entire west coast and parts of the Northeast and Southeast.

“Dry-hot events can cause large fires. Add wind and a source of ignition, and this results in ‘megafires’ like the 2020 fires across the west

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Forget Hot IPOs, Buy These Top Tech Stocks Instead

With the tech industry flying high amid the pandemic, the pace of new IPOs and interest in them has been fast and furious. Recent debuts have set a new bar for ludicrous valuation. Snowflake (NYSE:SNOW), for example, is trading for well over 100 times trailing-12-month revenue — a price tag that assumes flawless execution of its growth strategy in the cloud industry, and then some.

There are more timely purchases out there, though. Three Fool.com contributors think Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV), Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)(NASDAQ:GOOG) are worth some of your money right now.

Honeycomb shaped cells with illustrations of tech devices in them.

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A consistent home-run hitter in life sciences

Nicholas Rossolillo (Veeva Systems): First off, I need to acknowledge my pick is no value. On the contrary, cloud computing technologist Veeva Systems trades for 31 times trailing-12-month revenue and 28 times expected fiscal year 2021 (the 12 months ended Jan. 31,

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