Best Wednesday deals: Sony headphones, meat thermometers, power tools, and more

This conversation is moderated according to USA TODAY’s community rules. Please read the rules before joining the discussion. — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Father’s Day is just around the corner (it’s in 11 days FYI). Although you have some time to get Dad a gift, we’re already seeing incredible deals and sales on power tools, meat thermometers, and exercise equipment. So you might as well take advantage of the savings whether it’s a Father’s Day gift or just treating yourself. To make sure these various sales actually have some good deals, we like to vet both the product and the prices—and we have the research to back it up. Not only do we spend the entire year testing products, but we use price tracking tools to make sure you get them at the best possible price. Today we found great deals on noise-canceling headphones, work gloves, furniture, and more. If your dad loves grilling, then he would tota...

Is Climate Change Already Making Hurricanes Stronger?

Large waves strike a pier in North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Arthur in 2014. Photo: Faye Mozingo via Flickr CC Scientists generally agree that, by the year 2100, climate change will most likely make hurricanes stronger. But what about the hurricanes of this year and next — is climate change already worsening those? The science is much less clear in that regard. And what about other factors, like hurricane frequency and where they make landfall? These questions will guide a new project led by Adam Sobel, an atmospheric scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Through funding from Swiss Re Institute, the team will investigate climate change’s effects on the number, intensity, and trajectories of hurricanes in the Atlantic and Caribbean, both today and 10-20 years into the future. The team hopes to get to the bottom of these questions by taking a different approach from other researchers. “It’s one that is based on the need to make actual decisions even in the face of uncertainty,” explains Sobel. It has been difficult to pin down whether hurricanes are already getting stronger because the best data are only a few decades old, and hurricanes vary a lot even under...