Category Archives: CNN – World

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, July 7

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, July 7

The number of new coronavirus cases recorded daily in the United States has doubled in the span of a week and a half. Asked about the surge in cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed the idea that the US is experiencing a second wave of the pandemic. “We are still knee-deep in the first wave of…MORE

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells fans he had lung screening

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tells fans he had lung screening

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told supporters gathered outside the presidential palace in Brasília Monday that he took a Covid-19 exam and that his lungs were screened. “I’ve came back from the hospital now, I’ve done a lung screening, my lung is clean, OK? I went to do a Covid exam a while ago, but everything…MORE

Meet the ‘tiny bug slayer,’ an ancient relative of giant dinosaurs

Meet the ‘tiny bug slayer,’ an ancient relative of giant dinosaurs

A “tiny bug slayer” that only reached 4 inches in height was the ancestor of much larger dinosaurs and flying pterosaurs 237 million years ago, according to a new study. The diminutive fossil was found in Madagascar, where other intriguing fossils have helped researchers paint a picture of unique animals that lived millions of years…MORE

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

Hubble spots galaxy moving away from us at 3 million miles per hour

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a fleeing galaxy 60 million light-years away. The image was shared on Hubble’s site Monday. The galaxy is known as NGC 7513 and it can be found in the Sculptor constellation in the skies over the Southern Hemisphere. Similar to our Milky Way galaxy, it’s a…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, July 6

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, July 6

Coronavirus can float through the air. It’s likely transmitting that way. That’s why experts want you to wear face masks and stop going to crowded bars, churches and other indoor spaces. A group of 239 international scientists wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization and other agencies to be more forthright in explaining…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…