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Saturday, July 24, 2021

A sound engineer who decided to set up a live stream camera in a bird box has said he finds it "bizarre" it has had more than 41 million views online. read more


A coronavirus infection can mow down the forests of hairlike cilia that coat our airways, destroying a crucial barrier to keeping the virus from lodging deep in the lungs. read more


Linda Feldmann: When her husband was imprisoned in Belarus, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya took up his fight against Belarus' dictator. An interview about her journey. read more


Israel's Health Ministry reported Thursday that the Pfizer vaccine's efficacy in preventing delta variant infections has dropped to 39 percent, while the vaccination was still 91 percent effective in preventing serious illness among those fully inoculated. read more


Wildfires across parts of the U.S. and Canada are burning unusually intensely and emitting larger amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than typical during midsummer, scientists say. Massive blazes in Siberia are also adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, while contributing to local air pollution. read more


Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA's first mission focusing on Jupiter's icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space agency said on Friday. read more


Even after a hospital stay from COVID-19, a Louisiana man told a reporter he still refuses to get the vaccine. The CBS interview with Scott Roe, who was still plugged into machines as he recovered from pneumonia, went viral on Twitter this week. read more


Yesterday's (July 21) episode of The View was one guest short after Bill O'Reillys legal team stepped in, axing an entire segment from the show. read more


A former Olympic hopeful who became an advocate against child sexual abuse is joining the race against U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Schuylerville Republican, for New York's 21st Congressional seat. read more


Friday, July 23, 2021

After refusing to receive a vaccine for COVID-19, Rick Dennison is out as a Minnesota Vikings assistant coach, sources told ESPN on Friday. read more


Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states.


A month ago, the number of Covid-19 patients admitted at two University of Florida hospitals in Jacksonville was down to 14. Now more than 140 people are hospitalized with the coronavirus, a tenfold increase over five weeks -- and the highest number of Covid-19 patients this system has seen during the pandemic. read more


FirstEnergy, a powerful Ohio-based utility company, has agreed to pay a $230 million fine for its role in a truly wild corruption scandal. read more


Martin Belam: Three series is the usual tenure for an actor playing the Doctor, so rumours are rife that Jodie Whittaker is about to step down. But what if, instead of a new Doctor, the show actually needs something a doctor might prescribe to an exhausted patient -- a rest. read more


A Fort Benning basic trainee washout stockpiled arms, ammunition and sought military training in a plot to commit mass murder in Ohio and murder as many women as possible, a federal indictment alleges. read more


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