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100K Dead Bats Drop From Sky in Australia

Heat overtakes 'flying foxes'

(Newser) - As the US emerged from that whole "polar vortex," Australia saw an intense heatwave last weekend—leading to the deaths of 100,000 bats, many of which reportedly dropped from the sky. In one video that went viral, a man filmed what he estimated to be more than... More »

Death Valley: People, Quit Frying Eggs on the Sidewalk

Today marks 100 years since heat record set

(Newser) - Rangers in Death Valley National Park say it's tough enough working in the hottest place on the planet without having to clean up the mess after people try to fry eggs on the pavement in parking lots and overlooks. The park—which marks the 100th anniversary of claiming the... More »

What It's Like to Work in the Hottest Place on Earth

AP photographer visits Death Valley during 128-degree heat

(Newser) - Photographer Chris Carlson worked in the hottest place on Earth on Friday: Death Valley in California, where temperatures soared to 128 degrees while he attempted to snap photos. Carlson is no stranger to the area, he writes for the AP , but he still made some rookie mistakes: "I forgot... More »

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