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Sunday Puzzle: Summer movie blockbusters

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A thermal imaging device attached to an iPhone shows a range of temperatures with reds and oranges representing hot conditions. Some cities are mapping heat to better understand how to prepare for extreme temperatures. Britny Cordera/KOSU hide caption

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Extreme heat can slow cognition and increase anxiety, research finds. AleksandarGeorgiev/Getty Images hide caption

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Yes, heat can affect your brain and mood. Here's why

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A United Airlines flight is de-iced before takeoff during a winter storm at Denver International Airport on Wednesday in Denver. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images hide caption

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How to stay safe and cool in extreme heat

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People rest in the shade of a tree on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Climate scientists say South Asia's heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what's to come

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A firefighter participates in a controlled burn in a forest outside El Perelló in Catalonia, Spain, on Sept. 27. NPR followed a special unit into the woods in Spain to see how they burn for prevention. Aaron Labaree for NPR hide caption

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For the second time in a month, an intense heat wave has hit Western Europe, particularly France. In Toulouse, temperatures reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit by 10 p.m. This heat wave is characterized by unusually high temperatures at night. Alain Pitton/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Is Anything More Urgent Than The Temperature Of Our Planet?

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Bandar, a male tiger, plays with a ball made of tough plastic in the pool to keep cool on a hot day at the National Zoo. Courtesy of Smithsonian's National Zoo hide caption

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How Does A Tiger Keep Cool In This Heat? One Word: Bloodsicles

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