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Winter Horror

The silence of the snow was smothering. The large, slow flakes and the mounds of fluffy powder appeared soft, but I only felt the edge of the cold infiltrating my layers, bristling against my contracting skin. 740 more words

Horror

5 Die from Hypothermia in Maryland in a Month

BALTIMORE — State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month. 138 more words

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5 Die From Hypothermia In Maryland In Month

BALTIMORE (AP) — State public health officials say Maryland has seen its first deaths from hypothermia this season, with five people dying from cold-related conditions in a month. 83 more words

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Feedback (#4)

“Achieving the summit of a mountain was tangible, immutable, concrete. The incumbent hazards lent the activity a seriousness of purpose that was sorely missing from the rest of my life.

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Body Temperature

The brain doesn't like it hot

An adequate body temperature is essential for our survival. The brain is especially vulnerable to temperature changes. It won’t display its usual top performance when temperature is too high. 935 more words

Brain

Why do our teeth chatter when we're cold?

Word of the Day: Thermoregulation – the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when the surrounding temperature is very different. 18 more words

Freezing to Death in Florida

Earlier this year, the death of Jerome Murdough made the news as a horrifying case of neglect and abuse in the prison system. Murdough, a mentally ill inmate, baked to death in his cell at Rikers Island. 392 more words

Jails And Prisons