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Good News in History, April 11

Good News in History, April 11

Happy 60th Birthday to Jeremy Clarkson, the journalist and television personality who hosted the iconic motoring show Top Gear. Born in Doncaster, England, his opinionated and humorous tongue-in-cheek writing and… ...

Bryan Texas Utilities seeking kids' artwork for 2021 calendar

Bryan Texas Utilities is looking for artwork from area elementary school students to use in its 2021 calendar. Source: World Business ...
TEXAS GARDENING: Wrap maples and oaks to protect bark from long lasting sun damage

TEXAS GARDENING: Wrap maples and oaks to protect bark from long lasting sun damage

Dear Neil: I have a red maple tree that has sun scald damage to its trunk. It was planted two years ago, and unfortunately, I didn’t know I was supposed… ...
SKIP RICHTER: Plants picked for scent

SKIP RICHTER: Plants picked for scent

Gardening is such a multi-sensory blessing, providing us delectable flavors, beautiful sights and wonderful scents. No wonder we enjoy it so much. I must confess a strong preference for landscape… ...
Garden Calendar for April 10

Garden Calendar for April 10

The following organizations will not have any meetings or workshops during April: ...
Friday Funnies: Look Inside This Mini Art Gallery That a Bored Couple in Quarantine Made for Their Pet Gerbils

Friday Funnies: Look Inside This Mini Art Gallery That a Bored Couple in Quarantine Made for Their Pet Gerbils

Much to the delight of Pandoro and Tiramisu, the mini museum was even equipped with recreations of the “Mousa Lisa” and “The Gerbil with the Pearl Earring”. The post Friday… ...
Photographer Has Been Taking Free Family ‘Porchtraits’ to Capture Sweet Silver Linings During Social Distancing

Photographer Has Been Taking Free Family ‘Porchtraits’ to Capture Sweet Silver Linings During Social Distancing

Over the course of the last two weeks alone, David Puente has photographed 146 happy families from a respectful distance. The post Photographer Has Been Taking Free Family ‘Porchtraits’ to… ...
Himalayan Mountaintops Visible for the First Time in 30 Years as Air Pollution Continues to Plummet in India

Himalayan Mountaintops Visible for the First Time in 30 Years as Air Pollution Continues to Plummet in India

Awestruck social media users have already snapped hundreds of pictures of the snow-capped mountains in celebration of the historic phenomenon. The post Himalayan Mountaintops Visible for the First Time in… ...
In Historic Televised Speech, Queen Elizabeth II Offers Message of Global Support: ‘We will succeed’

In Historic Televised Speech, Queen Elizabeth II Offers Message of Global Support: ‘We will succeed’

As the world continues to combat COVID-19, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II offered a rare televised message of encouragement to the masses. The post In Historic Televised Speech, Queen Elizabeth… ...
Good News in History, April 10

Good News in History, April 10

On this day 50 years ago, Elton John released his self-titled second studio album which included the breakthrough single Your Song. Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and certified… ...
How to disinfect your home against coronavirus

How to disinfect your home against coronavirus

With the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) and concerns about its associated disease, COVID-19, many people are wondering how to clean the surfaces in their homes. To find… ...
Here’s a #TBT Video of a Toddler Hugging Strangers to Keep You Company During Social Distancing

Here’s a #TBT Video of a Toddler Hugging Strangers to Keep You Company During Social Distancing

If you’re in need of a smile today, then this video is just the thing that you need to turn that frown upside down. The post Here’s a #TBT Video… ...
These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household

These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household

You’ve already heard about solar-paneled rooftops, but now, a company from Hungary is powering residential homes with solar driveways. The post These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can… ...
16-Year-Old Has Been Using His Flying Lessons to Deliver Medical Supplies to Rural Hospitals Fighting COVID

16-Year-Old Has Been Using His Flying Lessons to Deliver Medical Supplies to Rural Hospitals Fighting COVID

TJ Kim has been using his time off from school to focus on his flying lessons and flying much-needed medical masks and gowns to Virginia hospitals. The post 16-Year-Old Has… ...
Tyler Perry Picks Up the Tab for All Groceries Purchased During Senior Shopping Hour at 73 Supermarkets

Tyler Perry Picks Up the Tab for All Groceries Purchased During Senior Shopping Hour at 73 Supermarkets

The movie tycoon ended up paying for the senior shoppers’ groceries at 44 Krogers in Atlanta and 29 Winn-Dixies in New Orleans. The post Tyler Perry Picks Up the Tab… ...

BBB: Scams targeting economic impact payments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27. The act aims to provide economic relief to both individuals and small businesses that have… ...
BBB: Scams targeting economic impact payments

BBB: Scams targeting economic impact payments

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law March 27. The act aims to provide economic relief to both individuals and small businesses that have… ...

Bryan-College Station restaurants add groceries, more during outbreak

As local restaurants had to close their dining rooms due to the coronavirus, some have turned to other outlets to meet the community’s needs and find other ways to stay… ...
State lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project

State lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project

More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the… ...
Protecting children with asthma from COVID-19

Protecting children with asthma from COVID-19

Children diagnosed with asthma are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, even though their symptoms may not be as severe as those of adults. Parents and caregivers can reduce chances… ...
Nursing students using virtual simulations for patient care experiences

Nursing students using virtual simulations for patient care experiences

A digital patient named Doris is lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a hysterectomy. A nurse enters the room and introduces herself before walking to the sink and washing… ...
Stuck At Home on 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? Here’s How to Connect with Nature in Isolation

Stuck At Home on 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? Here’s How to Connect with Nature in Isolation

Stuck At Home on 50th Anniversary of Earth Day? Here’s How to Connect with Nature in Isolation There are dozens of ways for you to connect with nature while you’re… ...

State lawmakers ask Department of Transportation to drop high-speed rail project

More than two dozen state lawmakers have signed a letter urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to end work related to a high-speed rail project that would pass through the… ...

Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the… ...
A learning experience: Study of methods for teaching biostatistics in public health

A learning experience: Study of methods for teaching biostatistics in public health

Statistical analysis has become a crucial part in public health research and practice. Because of this, biostatistics education is a significant part of the curriculum for master of public health… ...
Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. ...

Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When a coronavirus outbreak hit a Texas nursing home, Dr. Robin Armstrong reached for an unproven treatment: the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine. Source: World Business ...
Twitter’s Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

Twitter’s Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get some breaks

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the… ...
Consumers get some breaks, but layoffs keep coming

Consumers get some breaks, but layoffs keep coming

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the… ...
The Latest: U.N. estimates loss of 195M full-time jobs

The Latest: U.N. estimates loss of 195M full-time jobs

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...
Customers get some breathing room; layoffs keep coming

Customers get some breathing room; layoffs keep coming

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the… ...
Insurers, banks cut customers some slack during outbreak

Insurers, banks cut customers some slack during outbreak

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the global economy, the work place and the… ...
Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

Employers posted solid job openings before virus shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted a healthy number of job openings in February, evidence that the job market was in decent shape before the viral outbreak brought the economy… ...
The Latest: US Surgeon General Adams touts social distancing

The Latest: US Surgeon General Adams touts social distancing

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...
The Latest: Belgium expects more tests in general population

The Latest: Belgium expects more tests in general population

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; Japan declares emergency

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care Tuesday fighting the coronavirus, while across the world, Japan’s leader declared a monthlong state of emergency for Tokyo… ...
Global shares rise on optimism over progress in virus battle

Global shares rise on optimism over progress in virus battle

TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on hopes that the peak of the coronavirus pandemic surge may be near in some places in the United States and Europe. ...
Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the… ...
<div>Japan’s PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.</div>

Japan’s PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s PM Abe declares state of emergency in Tokyo, 6 other regions to fortify defenses against coronavirus pandemic. ...

REI: Stores stay shut, workers furloughed, no pay for CEO

SEATTLE (AP) — REI said Monday it would keep its 162 retail locations closed and furlough some of its roughly 14,000 employees without pay for 90 days as the COVID-19… ...

The Latest: Lockdown in Philippines extended to April 30

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...
US judge won’t block gun store closures in Los Angeles

US judge won’t block gun store closures in Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to block Los Angeles officials from shutting down gun stores as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. ...
The Latest: 3M has OK to send masks to Canada, Latin America

The Latest: 3M has OK to send masks to Canada, Latin America

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...

Businesses wait for word, money after applying for SBA loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners hoping for quick loans from the government were in a holding pattern Monday — waiting on their bank to either take their application… ...
Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult,… ...
The Latest: Pentagon: Active duty infections topped 1,000

The Latest: Pentagon: Active duty infections topped 1,000

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can… ...
Athenahealth plots new path to growth; culture, disruption top priorities

Athenahealth plots new path to growth; culture, disruption top priorities

Health IT company Athenahealth Inc. is in the midst of an evolution, with the company announcing a renewed focus on culture and a shift in sales tactics for its electronic… ...
Austin drug developer gets $1.7M NIH grant

Austin drug developer gets $1.7M NIH grant

Lung Therapeutics Inc., an Austin-based pharmaceutical startup, has $1.69 million more to pump into the development of a drug that could help people afflicted with pneumonia. Dr. Steven Idell, the… ...

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