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Coral tells own tale about El Niño's past

Scientists use data from ancient coral to build a record of temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last millennium. The data question previous links between volcanic eruptions and El Niño events.

Witty ‘Coronavirus Tourism’ Posters Advertise the Thrilling Adventures of Staying Home

Global travel may have stopped almost entirely, but the “Coronavirus Tourism Bureau” is ramping up its latest campaign. The creator of this fictional entity, California-based graphic designer Jennifer Baer, illustrated a set of coronavirus-themed

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

How teams are tackling an NFL Draft that will reward the ingenious


Seniors won't have to file tax returns for stimulus check, but some disabled and veterans will

The Treasury Department has partially reversed their initial decision to throw up unnecessary bureaucratic hoops for seniors obtaining the $1,200 one-time stimulus payment. Originally the administration was going to require them, as well as disabled people o

World coronavirus cases pass 1 million mark

In early March, the worldwide case count totaled below 100,000.

Google and USCF collaborate on machine learning tool to help prevent harmful prescription errors

Machine learning experts working at Google Health have published a new study in tandem with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF)’s computational health sciences department that describes a machine learning model the researchers built that c

For NBA coaches, the new schedule involves waiting, wondering and planning

NBA coaches are all spending more time at home, not able to run practices, but none seem to be sitting idly, either.

Packers officially sign wide receiver Devin Funchess

The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess, the team announced Thursday.

Saints agree to re-sign free agent cornerback P.J. Williams

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has re-signed free agent cornerback P

Ivies deny 5th year of eligibility for spring-sport athletes

Ivies deny 5th year of eligibility for spring-sport athletes

Packers sign former Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess

The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an injury-shortened 2019 season

DoorDash is reportedly sending drivers to closed restaurants - CNET

The app can't tell whether something is open and is accepting orders from closed venues according to a report.

Facebook launches coronavirus fact-checker for WhatsApp users in Italy - CNET

The service lets users run content from the messaging service through a fact-checking tool to see if it's legit.

'August or September': Khabib gives update on next possible date for Ferguson fight

A clearly frustrated Khabib Nurmagomedov has given more insight into the barriers leading up to his seemingly doomed UFC 249 fight with Tony Ferguson and offered a prediction about when their UFC title scrap will finally be held. Read Full Article at

COVID-19 vaccine candidate shows promise in first peer-reviewed research

A potential COVID-19 vaccine, delivered by microscopic needles, produces antibodies specific to the virus when tested in mice. This is the first peer-reviewed paper describing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The next step is a human clinical trial.

A new way to fine-tune exotic materials: Thin, stretch and clamp

Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use i

Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.

Georgia Republican says widespread vote by mail would be 'extremely devastating to Republicans'

Georgia isn’t delaying its May 19 primary at this time, but the secretary of state’s office is mailing out absentee ballot applications to every one of the state’s 6.9 million registered voters. That has some Republican lawmakers very unhappy.  Stat

From PPE to hospital laundry, COVID-19 outbreak exposes America’s dependence on incarcerated labor

Rapid response efforts to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus are revealing deeply embedded structural inefficiencies within countless institutions in American society—the criminal legal system being no different.     Earlier this month, New York

Covid-19 cases reach 1 MILLION worldwide as pandemic continues to ravage the globe

The coronavirus pandemic has passed its landmark moment, as over one million people worldwide have tested positive for the disease, according to figures from the AFP news agency. Read Full Article at

A short history of interesting March Madness game-winners

A sad fact: In a world in which the coronavirus didn’t exist, this weekend would have been Final Four weekend (and I would have been in Las Vegas).  Oh, what could have been … Now I'm stuck at home in Ohio, where I conducted an exhaustive review of ever

Disney debuts its streaming service in India

Disney+ has arrived in the land of Bollywood. The company on Friday (local time) rolled out its eponymous streaming service in India through Hotstar, a popular on-demand video streamer it picked up as part of the Fox deal. To court users in India, the larges

World Games in Birmingham, Alabama postponed until 2022

World Games in Birmingham, Alabama postponed until 2022

Blackhawks agree to extensions with F Highmore, G Lankinen

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to two-year contract extensions with forward Matthew Highmore and goaltender Kevin Lankinen

UNC's Cunningham to join NCAA basketball selection committee

North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham is joining the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee that selects the field for the 68-team NCAA Tournament

Vikings post-free agency 2020 mock draft roundup

With free agents signed and trades made, here’s another look at who the experts think the Minnesota Vikings will select in the 2020 NFL Draft

Tennis great Novak Djokovic is joining the fight against COVID-19 in his home country of Serbia

The world's No. 1 ranked men's tennis player Novak Djokovic is donating one million euros for the purchase of medical equipment in Serbia.

Moscow extends coronavirus lockdown until May 1 as Putin prolongs paid leave period

Moscow, which is a major hotspot of the dreaded Covid-19 outbreak in Russia, has extended its strict home isolation regime until the end of April following President Vladimir Putin‘s decision to extend nationwide paid leave. Read Full Article at

‘Deepest crisis ever’: Covid-19’s effect on airlines dwarfs 9/11 fallout, says industry

The coronavirus has devastated airlines worldwide even more than the aftermath of 9/11, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said, warning that air carriers are set to lose at least $250 billion. Read Full Article at

10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats - CNET

Stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic? Use these videoconferencing options to keep in touch with family, friends and your workplace.

Mobile phone shipments will drop to 10-year low this year as coronavirus hurts demand - CNET

The market should bounce back in 2021, researcher CCS says.

Coronavirus movie delays: All the 2020 and 2021 blockbusters postponed - CNET

Wonder Woman, James Bond, Black Widow and Top Gun get hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with 2021 films like Uncharted, The Batman and Matrix 4 disrupted.

Amazon reportedly working on cloud gaming platform code-named Project Tempo - CNET

The online mega-retailer plans to release two big budget games in May as part of a much larger push into online gaming.

On This Day: Russell Westbrook honors Nipsey Hussle

NBA superstar Russell Westbrook dedicated his performance on April 2, 2019, to the late Nipsey Hussle – and the results were spectacular.

The Waiting Game: For NBA coaches, that's the new schedule

Orlando's Steve Clifford is spending this NBA shutdown studying his roster and getting ready for a playoff run that may never start

Packers post-free agency 2020 mock draft roundup

With free agents signed and trades made, here’s another look at who the experts think the Green Bay Packers will select in the 2020 NFL Draft

COVID-19 threatens to rip apart Southern states in a way that isn't happening anywhere else

On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp finally issued a stay-at-home order for his state after resisting it for weeks. Kemp’s stated reason was one part amusing, three parts terrifying: he claimed that he had just learned that some people with COVID-19 can

Pay cut: Atletico Madrid to slash players' wages by 70% to keep all staff employed during coronavirus crisis

La Liga giants Atletico Madrid have announced that they have cut players' wages by 70% in order to maintain the salaries of the club's lower-paid employees during the coronavirus crisis. Read Full Article at

Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Inve

Apple, Laurene Powell Jobs and Leonardo DiCaprio launch a GoFundMe with $12M for the hungry

Apple has made a donation to a new fundraising campaign, America’s Food Fund, along with Laurene Powell Jobs, Leonardo DiCaprio, and the Ford Foundation. Together, they’ve contributed $12 million towards the $15 million goal for the new initiativ
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