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In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to…

Nearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia

Scientists Say They Found A Way To Extract Color…

A team of researchers has found a way to extract a variety of different colors from patterns typically viewed as black.

NRA Sues California's Governor, Others For…

During their statewide stay-at-home order, California designated gun stores as "non-essential businesses" and ordered them to close.

'Twilight Zone' Episodes Seem Even Eerier Now

An electrician looked out over the empty streets of New York City one morning last week and considered the change. "It's like the Twilight Zone," he said, the Wall Street Journal reports. "That energy you get from New York—it’s all the people. Now there’s no people." That's how Burgess...

New York gets hospital ship, possible quarantine

US President Donald Trump floated the idea of a quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for a short time to stop the spread of coronavirus from reaching states with fewer infections. (March 28)

Deaths In Switzerland Climbs To 235

The health ministry of Switzerland reported 235 deaths and 13,213 cases of people with coronavirus. While numbers have grown, officials said their worst fears of the outbreak have yet to come. According to Reuters, the country is deploying army medical units at hospitals to help regions bordering Italy. Gatherings of more than five people have been banned and the public has been urged to remain home. The head of the health ministry’s communicable disease division said their medical system is still holding up.

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The Latest: Italy’s sports minister to extend b…

Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through all of April

10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually…

10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home A simple Google search on your computer can open the virtual door to these travel destinations. 1. The ancient Great Wall of China. 2. Egypt's three Giza pyramids. 3. India's Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 4. The ancient Colosseum in Rome, Italy. 5. France's beautiful Palace of Versailles. 6. Great Britain's mysterious Stonehenge. 7. California's Yosemite National Park, home of the Half Dome. 8. America's most famous road, Route 66. 9. Italy's Sistine Chapel, which can be found in the Vatican. 10. Paris' most famous art museum, the Louvre.

Trump Considers Locking Down New York Area

President Donald Trump floated the idea of prohibiting travel in and out of the New York area. According to Reuters, the move would attempt to limit the spread of the coronavirus in a state hit hard by the virus. Trump told reporters that a lot of New Yorkers are leaving the state to Florida, putting the state at risk. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the idea “anti-American” and said he wouldn’t cooperate. He said: “I don’t think any serious governmental personality or professional would support it.”

Trump Gives Order to Bring Back Retired Troops

The Pentagon will call back a number of retired and reserve troops to help fight the pandemic, after President Trump issued an executive order Friday night. He did not say if anyone would be returned to service who didn't agree to it, the Washington Post reports. The order covers retirees,...

Multiple funnel clouds pop up across the horizon

Blake Naftel was near Woodhull, Illinois, on March 28 when funnel clouds started appearing in the sky. At one point two were spotted at the same time.

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests…

Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of UK, Tests Positive for Coronavirus The 55-year-old leader of Britain made the announcement via Twitter on Friday. Boris Johnson, Twitter He is the first Western leader to confirm that he has contracted the virus. In a video message, Johnson reiterated that he will not turn his duties over to someone else. Boris Johnson, Twitter After pushing back against dramatic measures to curb the spread of virus in the U.K., Johnson imposed a lockdown for the nation earlier this week. Heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, also revealed this week that he has contracted the coronavirus. Queen Elizabeth II, 93, is said to be in good health.

Iran's president says economy is a factor in…

Iran's president has lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying he had to weigh protecting the economy while tackling the pandemic

Trump raises idea of quarantines for northeast US

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)

Walmart Sells Shirts, Not Pants Amid Coronavirus

When you teleconference, no one can see your pants—and that's driving a spike in shirt sales as more Americans work at home during the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports. "We're seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms. So, people who are concerned, obviously, from the waist up," Dan...

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Polish composer, conductor Krzysztof Penderecki…

Sources close to the family say that Poland's leading composer and conductor, Krzysztof Penderecki, has died at the age of 86

Why Do Cotton Towels Get Stiff After Natural…

Scientists say they’ve figured out why cotton towels get stiff and crunchy if they’re left out to air dry.

Rhode Island Troops Stop Vehicles With New York…

Gov. Gina Raimondo insisted the extreme move is necessary and follows federal guidelines.

The National Guard Seeks Fleeing New Yorkers

New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island might want to think again. The state's police and National Guard are pulling over drivers with New York plates, and knocking on doors for recent travelers from the Empire State—America's epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports. Such visitors are told...

Business owners hope to stay open despite outbreak

While much of the U.S. is living on lockdown to minimize the spread of the coronavirus, several Southern states are resisting. Small businesses considered non-essential say the governors are the only thing between them and financial ruin. (March 28)

Five Ways To Maintain Your Mental Health During…

1. Try to maintain a normal schedule. 2. Exercise, either at home or a run outside. 3. Limit the time you spend on the internet and watching the news. 4. Have virtual dates with friends and family. 5. Stay connected with people through FaceTime, Skype or phone calls.

Off to the cafe: Sweden is outlier in virus…

The coronavirus is not keeping people in Sweden at home even while citizens in many parts of the world are sheltering in place

Can Coronavirus Live on Shoes?

Can Coronavirus Live on Shoes? The COVID-19 pandemic has already raised questions about how long the virus can live on clothing. But what about shoes? Shoes are points of contact in crowded areas, such as grocery stores. According to public health specialist Carol Winner, there is no evidence that coronavirus enters our homes via shoes. Carol Winner, via HuffPost However, there is evidence that the virus can live on surfaces, which may include shoes depending on the material. Carol Winner, via HuffPost

Homemade Face Masks May Help

Homemade face masks are not as effective as surgical masks or N95 respirators. But, according to Business Insider, some experts say they're better than nothing when it comes to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. With health care workers faced with a shortage of medical supplies, like masks and respirators, many people are making masks at home. Layers and making sure there's a snug seal over the mouth and nose are key to making an effective mask.

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Roughly 33K Americans Still Can't Get Home

Some 33,000 Americans are still struggling to get back home amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, NBC News reports. Some 15,440 have already returned, but so many are stuck abroad that some are just planning to stay until the pandemic is over. "In some places, people have decided they're...

Powerful tornado forms in the distance

A man was driving near Rhodes, Iowas, when he spotted a tornado forming on March 28.

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Prince Charles Tests Positive for Coronavirus The Clarence House released a statement confirming the diagnosis. The Clarence House, via statement The prince's wife, Camilla, does not have the virus. The Clarence House, via statement Due to his hectic schedule, it is not yet known how and where the Prince of Wales came in contact with the virus. The Queen, who last saw Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on March 12, is "following all the appropriate advice with regard to her welfare." According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen remains in "good health."