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Why 'Stop Getting Tested' is trending.

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So, I looked at what was trending on Twitter and was surprised to see 'Stop Getting Tested' was trending. I thought maybe it was a play on words, that it meant just the opposite of what it said. Nope, it was something that was really said. What? Let me explain.  Republican Nino Vitale in the House of Representatives posted the following on Facebook this yesterday: Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet? This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested. STOP GETTING TESTED! It...

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JUL
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Sniffing Out Smell

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Harvard Medical School: New study reveals how the brain organizes information about odors By KEVIN JIANG -- July 2, 2020 Research The premiere of the movie Scent of Mystery in 1960 marked a singular event in the annals of cinema: the first, and last, motion picture debut "in glorious Smell-O-Vision." Hoping to wow moviegoers with a dynamic olfactory experience alongside the familiar spectacles of sight and sound, select theaters were outfitted with a Rube Goldberg-esque device that piped di...

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JUL
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How old is your dog in human years? New method better than 'multiply by 7'

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Science Daily:  Date: July 2, 2020 Source: Cell Press Summary:How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in human years? According to the well-known ''rule of paw,'' one dog year is the equivalent of 7 years.  Now scientists say it's wrong. Dogs are much older than we think, and researchers devised a more accurate formula to calculate a dog's age based on the chemical changes in the DNA as organisms grow old. FULL STORY How old is your tail-wagging bundle of joy in ...

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JUL
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Wearable-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time

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Science Daily: Science NEWS Date: June 29, 2020 The device is inexpensive, flexible and highly durableSource:University of California - Los AngelesSummary:Bioengineers have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time though a smartphone app. The system includes a pair of gloves with thin, stretchable sensors that run the length of each of the five fingers. These sensors, made from electrically conducting yarns, pick up hand mo...

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JUN
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Now: 2000 Fashion and Tech

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A Look at today

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JUN
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Then: 1970s Fashion and Tech

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A Look Back  

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JUN
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DRINKING HAS SURGED DURING THE PANDEMIC

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Where did I put my weekend? – June 21, 2020 – Dr. Sarah Johnson, medical director of Landmark Recovery, an addiction treatment program based in Louisville, Ky., with locations in the Midwest says that, virtual events aside, the lockdowns nearly put an end to social drinking.  "It's not as much going out and incorporating alcohol into a dinner or time spent with family or friends," Johnson says. "Lots of people are sitting home drinking alone now, and historically, that's been viewed as more...

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JUN
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Teleportation: Important step in improving quantum computing

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Teleportation: Important step in improving quantum computingDate:June 19, 2020 Source:University of RochesterSummary:Researchers are exploring new ways of creating quantum-mechanical interactions between distant electrons. The research marks an important advance in quantum computing. FULL STORY "Beam me up" is one of the most famous catchphrases from the Star Trek series. It is the command issued when a character wishes to teleport from a remote location back to the Starship Enterprise. While hu...

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JUN
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From the Ground Up: NASA Career Helps Alum Inspire Others

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June 22, 2020 Joeletta Patrick crested a small hill on Saturn Boulevard at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to a sight that changed her life. There in the near distance, like a giant at rest, lay a Saturn V rocket — the tallest, heaviest and most powerful rocket system ever. The first humans to walk on the moon flew aboard one into space. "That beauty was sitting right there on the lawn," Joeletta says.  "That was the moment where I was like, 'Oh my God! This is NASA! This is ...

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JUN
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Personality traits linked to toilet paper stockpiling

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High levels of emotionality and conscientiousness are indicators for stockpiling behaviorDate:June 12, 2020Source:Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologySummary:People who feel more threatened by COVID-19 and rank highly on scales of emotionality and conscientiousness were most likely to stockpile toilet paper in March 2020, according to a new study. FULL STORY Following the fast spread of COVID-19 across Europe and North America in March 2020, many people began stockpiling commoditie...

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JUN
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WNCTIMES United States, Then and Now: Bad Outcomes in Black Babies: Racism or Race

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National Library of Medicine -- 1991 National Center Biotechnology Information R J David 1, J W Collins Jr Affiliations expand PMID: 1842536 Pubmed  Abstract The gap between black and white infant death rates in the United States has grown over the last three decades. Epidemiologic and medical studies by investigators seeking to understand and reverse this adverse trend have been unsuccessful. Researchers have looked in vain for the combination of social and environmental risk factors that ...

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JUN
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Where is the London Bridge?

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Where is the London Bridge? Obvious answer, in london, right? Nope! This has to fall under the category of "How Odd." I was really surprised to learn that not only is London Bridge not in the city of London, but it's here in the United States. So, you might think it's most likely in a place that is well known, possibly a northern state? Or at least a state with well known bodies of water...maybe? Nope! One of the last states I would think of is Arizona. Oh, Arizona, ok, what? Why?  Well, ap...

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JUN
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Brunswick County School Update on Former Teacher's Noose Meme FaceBook

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Brunswick County Schools responded to questions on their FaceBook page about Joann Tucker. Tucker's Facebook post went viral on social media. The meme, a noose included the words "If we can't make America great again we will have to make evil people fear punishment again" Bishop Talbert Swan brought attention to Tucker's post tweeting her photo and meme on his twitter account.  Twitter Bishop Talbert Swan @TalbertSwan This is Joann Tucker, a teacher in Brunswick County S...

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JUN
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Gun Violence Awareness Day

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WHO DO YOU #WEARORANGE FOR? The #WearOrange Campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by Chicago teens who refused to be silent in the face of gun violence after their 15-year-old friend, Hadiya Pendleton, was killed by a stray bullet days after performing at President Obama's second inauguration. They selected orange because it is the color used by hunters to protect themselves. No one is immune to gun violence, as proven by the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary Schoo...

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MAY
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Visualizing 100,000 Lives Lost

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As we approach 100,000 Americans dead from COVID-19, a search online was done to be able to see just how many people that would be in a group. "Visualizing Crowd Size" on Lime link from December 18, 2018 shows photographs from 50 people, 100. 150, 250, 500, 1,000, 3,000, 10,000, 20,000, 30,000, 50,000, 75,000, then 100,000. Viewing those photographs brings it home. To get the full view of 100,000 realizing that is how many people we've already lost, is heartbreaking.  Seeing it on a ce...

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MAY
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In Detroit, NYC, kindness comes one slice of pizza at a time

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 NEW YORK (AP) — Before the pandemic, Shalinder Singh spent Sundays at his gurdwara, helping serve a community meal for 300 people or more at the Sikh place of worship in suburban Detroit. Now, he's all about pizza.  By LEANNE ITALIE Singh and his family have paid for and delivered hundreds of pies to hospitals, police stations and fire departments since the gurdwara suspended in-person services. They wanted to carry on a tenet of their faith: helping others through langar, the communa...

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MAY
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Sarge's Animal Rescue: Meet Kitty Keebler

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Beautiful Sarge kitty Keebler is now residing at The Dog House in Waynesville. You may visit her there, and who knows? She might go home with you if the chemistry is good. ❤️? Find out more about Keebler and other adoptable pets @  link below   Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. - Home | Facebook Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc., Waynesville, NC. 14,294 likes · 2,401 talking about this · 1,173 were here. SARGE'S is a non-profit organization... https://www.facebook.com/sa...

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MAY
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Recipes: Quick and Easy Snack Peach Pie Smoothie!

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Quick and Easy Snacks!  Peach Pie Smoothie! MMMMMMMMMM..................... Level: EasyTotal: 5 minPrep: 5 minYield: 1 serving, 2 cups Ingredients 1/2 cup nonfat or 1 percent lowfat milk 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 cup frozen unsweetened peaches 1 tablespoon honey, plus more to taste 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Pinch ground nutmeg Pinch ground ginger Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Per Serving: Calories 240; Total Fat 0 g; (Sat Fat ...

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MAY
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How Odd: 9-year-old boy in Tennessee catches 80-pound lake sturgeon

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How Odd: Today's Odditty is a Fish Story! This one is True! Check it out! HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nine-year-old boy in Tennessee became the third child in his family to catch a monster fish, reeling in an 80-pound sturgeon that outweighed him by far. Coye Price was eager to catch something big after his 11-year-old sister Caitlin hooked a 40-pound striper and his 8-year-old sister Farrah reeled in a 58-pound blue catfish a while back, the Tennessee Wildlife and Resource Agency said Tuesda...

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MAY
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Easy Dinners to Make with a Jar of Salsa

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Easy Taco Casserole Quick and easy taco entree for a last minute meal. Top with chopped tomato, onion, and lettuce if desired. By charmed71 Recipe Summary Prep:15 minsCook:35 minsTotal:50 minsServings:6Original recipe yields 6 servings Ingredient Checklist  1 pound ground beef 1 cup salsa ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 cups crushed tortilla chips, divided 4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack chee...

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