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Yellowstone to half reopen, amid COVID-19 self-quarantine differences between states

Yellowstone to half reopen, amid COVID-19 self-quarantine differences between states

Yellowstone to half reopen, amid COVID-19 self-quarantine differences between states. Access to the southern half of Yellowstone National Park will resume Monday by way of Wyoming, but park officials continue to talk with Montana officials about reopening the rest of the park after a seven-week closure because of the coronavirus, Superintendent Cam Sholly said Wednesday. The partial reopening comes as ... Read More »

Jared Kushner presidential election: No White House discussions on altering Election Day

Jared Kushner presidential election

Jared Kushner presidential election: No White House discussions on altering Election Day. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was forced to clarify he is not trying to change the date of the November election after coming under fire for suggesting it was a possibility. Election officials have raised concerns about how to conduct the general election on November 3rd if ... Read More »

New Mexico woman who beat 1918 flu, has coronavirus (Video)

New Mexico woman who beat 1918 flu, has coronavirus (Video)

New Mexico woman who beat 1918 flu, has coronavirus (Video). At 105 years old a New Mexico woman has lived through two pandemics, a century apart. Even though she’s tested positive for coronavirus her family says she’s still in good spirits. “She was four-years-old when the Spanish flu hit,” says Luby Grenko’s granddaughter Misty Tulson. Now at 105 in a ... Read More »

Swiss grandparents told they “can now hug their grandkids”

Swiss grandparents told they "can now hug their grandkids"

Swiss grandparents told they “can now hug their grandkids”. According to Daniel Koch, the head of the infectious diseases unit at the Federal Department of Public Health (FOPH), it is no longer necessary to keep the distance between the grandparents and grandchildren. The original recommendation was issued “when our learning curve about the transmission of coronavirus was still high”, Koch ... Read More »

Facebook says its Blender chatbot ‘feels more human (Details)

Facebook says its Blender chatbot 'feels more human (Details)

Facebook says its Blender chatbot ‘feels more human (Details). SIRI, ALEXA, OR Google Assistant can set a timer, play a song, or check the weather with ease, but for a real conversation you may as well try talking to the toaster. Speaking as naturally as a person requires common-sense understanding of the world, knowledge of facts and current events, and ... Read More »

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies from COVID-19

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies from COVID-19

Federal Inmate Who Gave Birth While On Ventilator Dies from COVID-19. A 30-year-old federal inmate who gave birth while on a ventilator four weeks ago died from the coronavirus Tuesday, the Bureau of Prisons said. Andrea Circle Bear was serving a 26-month sentence for maintaining a drug-involved premises, the agency said in a news release. Circle Bear, of Eagle Butte, ... Read More »

Connie Titchen, Britain’s oldest coronavirus survivor

Connie Titchen, Britain's oldest coronavirus survivor

Connie Titchen was applauded by staff as she left Birmingham’s City Hospital on Tuesday, after three weeks. Retired shop worker Ms Titchen, from the city, was admitted in mid-March with suspected pneumonia, the hospital said. She said: “I feel very lucky that I’ve fought off this virus.” In a statement released by Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Ms Titchen ... Read More »

Thomas Modly: Job and taxpayers an estimated $243,000

Thomas Modly: Job and taxpayers an estimated $243,000

Thomas Modly: Job and taxpayers an estimated $243,000. Former Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s Monday trip to Guam cost him his job and taxpayers an estimated $243,000. Modly traveled on a modified Gulfstream jet, CNN reports, with a flight time of roughly 35 hours. It costs about $6,946.19 per hour to fly the plane. He went to Guam to speak ... Read More »

Stroke brain rats study: Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells

Stroke brain rats study: Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells

Transplanted reprogrammed skin cells repair stroke-damaged rat brains. Repairing neurological damage has never been an easy task for scientists and physicians but remains the ultimate goal for much of the research in neuroscience. For instance, transplanting neuronal stem cells into damaged or diseased areas of the brain has been touted as a potential therapeutic option, although it has been met ... Read More »