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Appealing Jokes

Laura Rosen Cohen on Canada's most litigated joke making its way to the Supreme Court, a Muppet Show trigger warning, and lockdown psychosis... ...

‘We Recruit’

There once was a gay-rights group called the Lesbian Avengers, whose motto was: “We Recruit!” ...

The ‘Trump Tweets’ Defense Won’t Save Neera Tanden’s Nomination

I can’t get whipped up about Neera Tanden. Her nasty tweets about some of the senators to whom she has now come, hat in hand, seeking confirmation, did not leave much of a mark on their targets. But barring something unexpected, they will doom her nomination to be President Biden’s director of the Office of Management and Budget. Already, Senate committees have postponed the vote on Tanden. Political differences aside, no one doubts Tanden’s competence. The issue is...

Offensively Pre-Canceled

Welcome to another edition of The Mark Steyn Show, which begins with an innovative example of pre-cancel culture and ends with a last word on Rush. In between Steyn has an early favorite for Brit Wanker Copper of the Year, a genocidal Justin (but very ...

World news

France Imposing Local COVID-19 Restrictions to Avoid National Lockdown

France is considering reimposing restrictions locally in an attempt to avoid nationwide limitations to mitigate the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, a government spokesman said following a regular weekly cabinet meeting Wednesday....

Economy

Technology

GameStop’s Doing a Thing Again

GameStop, little diva that she is, is in the spotlight once more after shares of the company skyrocketed more than 100% on Wednesday. Read more......

Nickelodeon builds on Aang’s adventures with Avatar Studios project

Fans of award-winning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel, The Legend of Korra, are in for a treat. ViacomCBS execs announced on Wednesday that its subsidiary, Nickelodeon, will launch a new production studio dedicated to expanding the Avatar universe headed by series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan...

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ will debut on Paramount+ before airing...

When CBS first shared details on Star Trek: Prodigy last year, it should it would premiere on Nickelodeon. That’s no longer the case. The computer-animated series for kids will now instead debut on Paramount+ later this year. Only once it completes its initial 10-episode run will the series make its...

Side Effect From COVID-19 Vaccines Affects Mammograms

Doctors are noticing an uptick of abnormal mammograms as more people get their COVID-19 vaccine....

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Zombies, New Map Coming To ‘Call Of Duty: Warzone’...

Zombies and a new map replacing Verdansk could be coming in Season 2 of Call Of Duty: Warzone. ...

Science / Health

Arizona Researchers Develop Drug Combo to Treat COVID-19

Researchers at Northern Arizona University have come up with a one-two punch they claim knocks out COVID-19. It combines an ovarian cancer medication with remdesivir to stop the virus from entering cells and inhibit its replication. Researchers at NAU's COVID-19 Testing......

Study Finds Effective Treatment for Migraine Triggers

Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress......

Treating rheumatoid arthritis with micromotors

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder marked by joint pain, swelling and damage. Although medications, such as steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressants, can help slow joint destruction and relieve pain, they have side effects and aren't completely successful. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have developed magnesium-based micromotors propelled...

Measuring carbon nanotubes taken up by plants

Carbon nanotubes are tiny. They can be a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair. But they have huge potential. ...

Buckyballs on DNA for harvesting light

Organic molecules that capture photons and convert these into electricity have important applications for producing green energy. Light-harvesting complexes need two semiconductors, an electron donor and an acceptor. How well they work is measured by their quantum efficiency, the rate by which photons are converted into electron-hole pairs. ...

Pharmacists: ‘Pooling’ COVID-19 Vaccine Leftovers Could Provide Thousands of Extra Doses

Pharmacists say there is a simple solution to the shortage of COVID-19 vaccine: Use a tried-and-true method of combining leftover vaccine material from used vials to assemble additional doses. According to NBC News, this method is called "pooling," and has been used for......

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Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony...

Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony  The New York TimesBiden marks grim milestone of 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, but promises 'America will smile again'  Yahoo NewsWhite House Holds Moment Of Silence To Honor Covid Victims | NBC News  NBC NewsAs 500,000th Covid death looms, US reaches pivotal moment  CNN ‘This nation will smile...

Millions of Texans still without safe drinking water after...

Millions of Texans still without safe drinking water after winter storm  NBC NewsPower failure: How a winter storm pushed Texas into crisis  Yahoo NewsTexans still without safe drinking water after devastating winter storm  CBS Evening NewsGlenn Hegar: 10 years ago I wrote a law requiring power generators to plan for winter. Too many didn’t.  The...

California parents rip school board members who resigned after...

California parents rip school board members who resigned after they were caught mocking parents  Fox NewsOakley School Board Resigns After President Steps Down Over 'Hot Mic' Remarks  KPIX CBS SF Bay AreaSchool board resigns after mocking parents on reopening; weather could fuel virus spread in Texas: Latest COVID-19 updates  USA TODAYEntire Bay Area school...

Water crisis plagues millions in Texas after deadly winter...

Water crisis plagues millions in Texas after deadly winter storm  CBS NewsTop Texas Republicans on the ropes after tone-deaf storm response  POLITICOTexas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller calls power outages "a catastrophe"  WFAATexas’s power grid failed — by design  The Washington PostTomlinson: Texas electric grid is an easy fix, if lawmakers will admit their error  Houston Chronicle...

Entertainment

Sports

Noah Syndergaard’s rehab progress wows Luis Rojas

PORT ST. LUCIE — Noah Syndergaard already has been placed on the 60-day injured list to begin the season, but the energy he’s showing at the Mets’ spring training complex is that of somebody ready to roll. On Wednesday, the right-hander — who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery — threw...

Yankees’ Luke Voit focusing on his defense and ‘home-run trot’

TAMPA — After leading the majors in homers in the shortened 2020 season, what can Luke Voit do for an encore? “Hit a bunch more,’’ Voit said Wednesday. “Work on my home-run trot.” Actually, the Yankees first baseman said his focus this spring will be to continue to work on his...

Tiger Woods’ injuries: A lifetime of damage in 45 years

As Tiger Woods racked up dozens of victories on the PGA Tour during his professional golf career, the wins have come at a price to his 45-year-old...

Taijuan Walker switches number due to Mr. Met

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Taijuan Walker is taking a back seat on his new team — to Mr. Met. A day after the Mets finalized his $23 million, three-year contract, Walker said he was aced out of his preferred jersey number by the rotund mascot with the baseball-shaped head. “I...