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    Headlines were released last year when the remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, the Royal Navy explorer who led Australia’s first circuit, were found in London’s Euston. Captain Flinders was discovered by archaeologists to help work on the HS2 project. However, the scale of the findings is now set to be revealed in the documentary HS2...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden wore a mask for a Zoom interview with a local Wisconsin ABC affiliate on Monday, for reasons that remain unclear. The mask is meant to prevent transmission of coronavirus to other people within a close radius, but Biden and reporter Brittany Schmidt from Green Bay’s WBAY appeared not to be...
    Twitter has launched an investigation after users claimed that its image crop feature was favorable to white people’s faces. An automated tool in the social network’s mobile app automatically crops up images that fit on the screen – and selects which parts of an image to cut out. But a test from a graduate programmer...
    Anticipating the coronavirus pandemic that smashed into New York City would crash over his suburban New Jersey community, John Bonanni, a county administrator, believed he'd prepared for the worst. But in early spring, as infections surged and hospital bedspace and ventilators ran short, Bonanni worried the worst might have been an underestimate. Half a...
    Vice President Mike Pence said that the White House coronavirus task force is continuing to rely on the scientists, following reporting on how one top official has been sidelined. CDC director Robert Redfield has reportedly been sidelined in the covid response, and just last week the president publicly contradicted Redfield on key statements he...
    Thousands of starfish washed ashore Navarre Beach after Hurricane Sally ripped through Florida last week. Residents discovered the creatures Saturday morning, along with other animals like clams, worms and an oyster toadfish. Biology experts say these marine animals live in the inner tidal zone of the ocean and the hurricane shifted currents that left them...
    By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, U.S. scientists reported Monday. The extent of ice-covered ocean at the North Pole and extending further south to Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia reached its summertime...
    Police are seeking out the individual or individuals who broke into a Long Island building and painted its interior with graffiti, causing an appraised $3,000 in damages.  According to police, vandals broke into the Tesla Science Center at 5 Randall Road in Shoreham at some point between Monday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 13, Suffolk...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain faces six months of COVID-19 restrictions and needs to take action to avoid exponential growth in cases and deaths, top medical adviser Chris Whitty and top science adviser Patrick Vallance said on Monday at a briefing. Below are highlights of what they said about the state of the epidemic in England,...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top medical adviser says the country has, in a “very bad sense,” turned a corner on COVID-19 infection rates, with figures suggesting there will be an exponential growth in the disease unless action is taken. Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty told the public on Monday that rates are going in the...
    By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top medical and scientific advisers will tell the public on Monday that COVID-19 infection rates are going in the “wrong direction” amid expectations the government is preparing to announce new measures to control the pandemic. Chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific officer Patrick Vallance...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top medical and scientific advisers will tell the public on Monday that COVID-19 infection rates are going in the “wrong direction” amid expectations the government is preparing to announce new measures to control the pandemic. Chief medical officer Chris Whitty and chief scientific officer Patrick Vallance are scheduled to hold a...
    New signs of Covid-19 complacency even as the American death toll nears another dreaded milestone The most historic restaurant in your state Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft ...
    (CNN)The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday brought an outpouring of tributes for a freedom fighter whose determination and skill led to landmark changes in the law. It also immediately prompted a partisan battle over her replacement that is likely to supercharge the November election, already considered the most consequential in decades....
    Twenty-four winners of the Turing Award are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election, The New York Times reported, explaining they’re concerned the Trump administration’s immigration policies could be detrimental to both computer research and the technology industry over the long term. “The most brilliant people in the world want...
    (CBS Local)– On Sunday, September 6, a new six docu-series premieres on Smithsonian Channel called “The Curious Life and Death Of…” where Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris re-examines the mysterious deaths of people like Pablo Escobar, Harry Houdini, Brittany Murphy and Brian Jones. Dr. Fitzharris is a medical historian with a doctorate from Oxford and hopes people can...
              On Friday morning’s Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the Beacon Center’s Vice President of Communications Mark Cunningham on the newsmakers line. During the second hour, Cunningham weighed...
    President Donald Trump rallied with supporters in Minnesota on Friday evening, joking that it was not officially a political rally. “I said, you know, we cannot have a rally. The most we can have is ten people,” he said, referring to the coronavirus restrictions limiting the size of crowds. “But why don’t we just call...
    AN alligator on helium has landed boffins a bizarre science prize. They gave the knobbly reptile a dose of comedy gas to see how it sounded. 2An alligator on helium has landed scientists an Ig Nobel Prize Credit: Fame Flynet Like humans, its pitch went higher, which proved for the first time they produce sound...
    SAN MATEO, Calif (KGO) -- CuriOdyssey in San Mateo is a mix of a zoo and a science lab and they are still open during the pandemic, with a few adjustments.The indoor, hands-on exhibits are closed to comply with state and county COVID-19 safety guidelines, but you can still visit the outdoor museum and zoo.RELATED:...
    Vitamin B6 supplements should not exceed 1.4 mg a day for women over 18 and 1.7 mg a day for men over 18. Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images Vitamin B6 promotes healthy brain function by helping synthesize dopamine, serotonin, and melatonin. Vitamin B6 also supports heart health and immune system functioning.  Eating adequates amounts of...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Friday criticized Salvatore Cordileone, the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco, for an op-ed in which he said that governments are using the coronavirus pandemic to restrict the right to worship. "With all due respect to my archbishop, I think we should follow science on this," Pelosi, a Catholic,...
    Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C with 85 mg per cup. Maskot/Getty Images Vitamin C may help your immune system fight off infections from some bacteria and viruses.  Consuming enough vitamin C is also important because it might lower your risk of stroke.  Topical application of vitamin C is good for...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF/AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone for his outspoken criticism of COVID-related restrictions placed on worship services by California health officials. Pelosi, a San Francisco Bay Area catholic, said she misses going to Sunday mass, but was critical of the archbishop’s recent op-ed...
    NEW YORK – U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people...
    WASHINGTON – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco's criticism of COVID-related restrictions, saying he should “follow science” rather than advocate for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship. Asked about Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone's recent op-ed protesting limits on larger public gatherings, Pelosi, a practicing Catholic, said...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back Friday against the Catholic archbishop of San Francisco’s criticism of COVID-related restrictions, saying he should “follow science” rather than advocate for fuller in-person gatherings for Mass and worship. Asked about Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone’s recent op-ed protesting limits on larger public gatherings, Pelosi, a practicing Catholic,...
    By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of...
    North Carolina elementary schools can resume full in-person learning next month, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday. Under the state's current plan, schools were allowed to open in smaller in-person classrooms to allow social distancing or offer remote learning. Cooper's announcement resumes full attendance in K-5 public and charter schools Oct. 5. "We are...
    Washington (CNN)A series of new revelations about the federal government's coronavirus response could reinforce concerns about whether the Trump administration's political motives were a higher priority than the health of Americans. The New York Times reported Thursday that a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation narrowing the scope of who should get tested...
    graphics NXIVM, a sex cult covered up as a multi-level marketing company, employed science-backed psychological methods to manipulate members into sex, branding themselves, and sharing private information. According to therapist Kelly Scott, the group approach reinforced manipulative behavior and turned vulnerability into "currency." Leader Keith Raniere's "exploration of meaning" method also made people...
    Among the many people entangled in convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s past is British physicist Stephen Hawking, who was at one point reportedly photographed on “Pedophile Island.”
    ▶ Watch Video: “It’s insane to play dice with the planet” by ignoring climate change, former climate denier says President Trump made headlines this week when he said “I don’t think science knows” about climate change and claimed that mitigating the wildfires raging through California was simply a matter of forest management. But Jerry Taylor, a former...
    Your doctor has clearly been trying to kill you all along. Or is suicidal. Or both. Other than that, situation normal. Everything's fine. We're all fine here. How are you? I know that because the director of the CDC, Dr. Robert Redfield, told me so this week when he said masks are even...
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui, one of the versatile actors of Indian Cinema, is going to be back on Netflix with another intriguing show, Serious Men. He was last seen in the crime thriller Raat Akeli Hai and his performance as an inspector was lauded by the audience. Right now, fans of the actor are looking forward to...
    When you’re the CEO of a company, you have the final say. If subordinates are pushing a different view, they either get with the program or they’re gone. Donald Trump, long accustomed to running his own real estate empire, has taken a similar approach as the government’s chief executive. When he grew dissatisfied with Jeff...
    In a few days, the president contradicts his government’s scientists. A risky bet for his re-election? Presidents seeking reelection often confront their political rivals. But American Donald Trump has decided instead to contend with science. Two clear signs of that defiant attitude emerged this week, less than 50 days before the...
    Announces Approval from Science Based Targets Initiative of Goals to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Celestica Inc. (NYSE, TSX: CLS), a leader in design, manufacturing and supply chain solutions for the world’s most innovative companies, today announced the release of its 2019 Sustainability Report. Now in its tenth year, the...
    President Trump made headlines this week when he said "I don't think science knows" about climate change and claimed that mitigating the wildfires raging through California was simply a matter of forest management. But Jerry Taylor, a former "climate skeptic" who is now the president and co-founder of the Niskanen Center, an environmental think tank, says "it's...
    From the right: Focus on Your Base, Don “President Trump has work to do to ensure he can replicate his strong 2016 showing among working-class white voters, crucial to his Electoral College victory,” warns the Washington Examiner’s W. James Antle. A recent Fox News poll found his support among non-college whites down 11 percentage points...
    By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jupiter and its enticing moon Europa shine in a new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the picture last month when the planet was 406 million miles (653 million kilometers) away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday....
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Jupiter and its enticing moon Europa shine in a new photo by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble snapped the picture last month when the planet was 406 million miles (653 million kilometers) away, and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore released it Thursday. Europa, which is smaller than...
    Scott Atlas, one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBarr criticizes DOJ in speech declaring all agency power 'is invested in the attorney general' Military leaders asked about using heat ray on protesters outside White House: report Powell warns failure to reach COVID-19 deal could 'scar and damage' economy MORE’s coronavirus advisers, is threatening to sue a...
    People who are in the same emotional state during a test as when they stored the information remember better what they have learned. This phenomenon, well studied in adults, is known as state-dependent memory. But what happens in early childhood? Intrigued by the answer, psychologists from the Ruhr University in...
    Sliminazer slimming patches and other brands are one of the most sought after on Amazon. Do they work? It depends on your expectations, they won’t make you lose weight if you just put the patch on. What can be achieved with some consistency is to reduce volume, (and if you...
    Donald Trump wasn't happy with his Centers for Disease Control director Wednesday after he told a congressional committee it would take until at least next summer or later to make a vaccine "fully available" to the American public. “I think he made a mistake when he said that," Trump told reporters of Dr. Robert Redfield’s remarks....
    She “bee” the first. Despite COVID-19 pandemic precautions and constraints, the California Master Beekeeper Program, headquartered at UC Davis has certified its first-ever Master Beekeeper: Amy Hustead of Grass Valley, a veteran beekeeper who also happens to be the first and only beekeeper in her family. Hustead, president of the Nevada County Beekeepers Association and a veterinary...