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Bill Nye breaks down the reason why we should all wear a face mask

Bill Nye the Science Guy took to TikTok to demonstrate why the general public should wear a mask. “Why do people in the scientific community want you to wear a face mask when you are out in public?” Nye asks in his social video. “Masks prevent particles from my respiratory system from getting into your…MORE

Oregon woman has battled coronavirus symptoms since March

Oregon woman has battled coronavirus symptoms since March

Chelsea Alionar hoped she’d be better by now. The 37-year-old resident of Keizer, Oregon, has battled the symptoms of the coronavirus for more than four months. She’s had to put her life on hold, but only feels a little bit better. “I have really not left my home except for doctor’s appointments and a hospital…MORE

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

Coronavirus is winning the battle in El Centro, California. It’s in almost every patient in the hospital. Tents are being put up to handle even more cases. It’s on the streets, forcing rescuers to put on protective suits and cumbersome masks before they approach people needing help. And it’s not stopping. Even as nearby and…MORE

New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

New audio brings detail to conflicting accounts of Breonna Taylor’s killing

Newly-released audio from the internal investigation into Breonna Taylor’s death illustrates conflicting accounts of whether police identified themselves before ultimately breaking down Taylor’s door in an incident which led to her death. The audio, first reported by NBC News and obtained by CNN, includes the Louisville Metro Police Department’s interview with Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker,…MORE

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

The rate of kids sports and recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries declined 32% from 2012 to 2018, after more than a decade of increasing rates, a new study finds. The decline seems to be largely related to the decreasing number of kids playing tackle football and the increase in the additional contact…MORE

What one of the few White ‘Hamilton’ cast members learned about race

What one of the few White ‘Hamilton’ cast members learned about race

Besides transforming Broadway and delivering maybe the most memorable history lesson ever, “Hamilton” also broke ground by being intentional about diversity in its casting. What creator Lin-Manuel Miranda pulled off in reimagining the Founding Fathers as men of color is a fabulous retort to the myth of a “pipeline problem.” What’s that like, though, for…MORE

An extinct giant dolphin behaved like a killer whale, study finds

Dolphins may seem cute and friendly, but the largest member of the dolphin family is actually none other than the ultimate hunter of the sea — the killer whale, also known as an orca. Now researchers have confirmed that an ancient dolphin that lived during the Oligocene Epoch — 33.9 million to 23 million years…MORE

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