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Coronavirus: Rower uses driveway to train for Atlantic challenge

Ian Rivers has been using his driveway to prepare for a voyage across the ocean.
Tags: News, Atlantic, Ian Rivers


Crew of prehistoric monkeys rafted across the Atlantic to South America

A crew of a now-extinct monkeys made a treacherous transatlantic journey on a natural raft from Africa to settle in South America around 35 million years ago, according to a study of fossilized teeth found in Peru.
Tags: Africa, Cnn, Atlantic, South America


Thursday round-up

Alex Swoyer reports for The Washington Times (via How Appealing) that “[a]ccording to a new poll, Americans want to see the court, which has been shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic, back at work — remotely if need be — hearing oral arguments, including for highly watched cases concerning President Trump’s financial records.” At Reuters’ On the Case blog (via How Appealing), Alison Frankel talks to an advocate in one of the cases on the Supreme Court’s recently postponed April argument calendar, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, New York City, Court, Atlantic, Wisconsin, Republican National Committee, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Nra, Andrew Mccarthy, National Review, Alison Frankel, Democratic National Committee


Ancient teeth from Peru hint now-extinct monkeys crossed Atlantic from Africa

Four fossilized monkey teeth discovered deep in the Peruvian Amazon provide new evidence that more than one group of ancient primates journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa. The teeth are from a newly discovered species belonging to an extinct family of African primates known as parapithecids. Fossils discovered at the same site in Peru had earlier offered the first proof that South American monkeys evolved from African primates.
Tags: Science, Africa, Atlantic, Peru, Atlantic Ocean, Peruvian Amazon


Discovery of second primate lineage that crossed the Atlantic to settle in the New World

Analyses of four fossilized molars newly excavated along the left bank of the Yuruá River in the Peruvian Amazon suggest another primate lineage distinct from the Platyrrhini -- until now considered to be the only primate group ever to inhabit the New World -- also occupied the New World for a brief period of time.
Tags: Science, Atlantic, New World, Peruvian Amazon, Yuruá River


Comporta Presents A Olhar Trancoso

The beaches of Comporta, in Portugal, are the storyline behind Comporta Perfumes, with compositions made by famous noses like Daniel Josier, Stephanie Bakouche, Luca Maffei, and Beatrice Aguilar. For the summer of 2020, Comporta Perfumes sails away from its usual coast. For the newest and ninth fragrance, the inspiration comes not from Portugal, but from the other side of the Atlantic: a beach i... Read full article: Comporta Presents A Olhar Trancoso from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Maga...
Tags: Fashion, Atlantic, Portugal, Comporta, Comporta Perfumes, Beatrice Aguilar, Daniel Josier Stephanie Bakouche Luca Maffei


How reporters are covering the biggest story of their careers

In 2017, The Washington Post health reporter Lena Sun wrote, "The Trump administration is ill-prepared for a global pandemic." In 2018, The Atlantic science reporter Ed Yong wrote, "The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?"
Tags: Cnn, Atlantic, The Washington Post, Trump, Ed Yong, Lena Sun


Easter weekend may yield most significant outbreak of severe weather so far in 2020

Portions of the southern United States will need to brace for a potentially significant, multi-day severe weather outbreak that could bring the threat of tornadoes -- and conditions may come together just in time for Easter weekend as cold air eases its grip across the Gulf states.Dry and chilly air, more typical of late February and early March, will sweep across much of the Central and Eastern states to end this week. Even though the cold air may stabilize the atmosphere enough to prevent seve...
Tags: Texas, News, California, Atlantic, United States, Tennessee, Noaa, Nashville, Louisiana, Gulf Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Accuweather, South, Gulf, Southwest, Midwest


How California has contained coronavirus — and New York has not

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the country, a surprising trend has emerged: California, an early hot spot that logged its first infection in January, has seen its outbreak grow far slower than other states along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts that didn’t even record a case until last month. New York, with about half California’s population, marked its first COVID-19 infection March 1. That same day, its mayor urged residents on Twitter to “get out on the town” while his San Francisco counterpa...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, London, News, California, Washington, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Atlantic, Soccer, New Jersey, Italy


How California slowed the spread of coronavirus compared to New York

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the country, a surprising trend has emerged: California, an early hot spot that logged its first infection in January, has seen its outbreak grow far slower than other states along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts that didn’t even record a case until last month. New York, with about half California’s population, marked its first COVID-19 infection March 1. That same day, its mayor urged residents on Twitter to “get out on the town” while his San Francisco counterpa...
Tags: Health, Politics, New York, London, News, California, Washington, California News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Atlantic, Soccer, New Jersey, Italy


Veterinary scientist hailed for Faroe Islands' lack of Covid-19 deaths

Debes Christiansen adapted his salmon-testing lab to test for disease among humansCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A scientist who adapted his veterinary lab to test for disease among humans rather than salmon is being celebrated for helping the Faroe Islands avoid coronavirus deaths, where a larger proportion of the population has been tested than anywhere in the world.The north Atlantic archipelago currently has only one person in hospital with Covid-19 and it is o...
Tags: Science, World news, Medical Research, Atlantic, Infectious Diseases, Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Coronavirus outbreak, Debes Christiansen, Latvia Georgia Malta


Wednesday round-up

Joan Biskupic writes at CNN that the court’s ruling Monday in Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee, which blocked a lower court order extending the deadline for mailing absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s election because of the coronavirus pandemic, “reflects Chief Justice John Roberts’ cramped view of voting rights in America, a long-held position that has often favored Republican interests.” At Vox, Ian Millhiser argues that “the Court’s decision in Republican suggests t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, America, Cnn, Atlantic, Gop, Wisconsin, Kansas, Miami, Republican, Vox, Republican National Committee, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Sonia Sotomayor


Black People Know: The Coronavirus Is No Great Equalizer

As an African-American, I always anticipated that the COVID-19 pandemic would disproportionately hit my community, and other communities of color the hardest. It was never an if, but a when. COVID-19 does not see race, color, or nationality; but it does attack the vulnerable and require the collective will of a society to stop. Communities of color have always been excluded, exploited, and vulnerable to attack in America, so it was inevitable that the coronavirus would come for us. Tragically, o...
Tags: Florida, News, White House, Milwaukee, Elizabeth Warren, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, Chicago, Atlantic, United States, Wisconsin, Cbs, Louisiana, Republican, Biden


Study reveals strongest predictors of menhaden growth in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic

New research suggests that large-scale environmental factors influence the size of one of the ocean's most abundant forage species. Recently, scientists found that anthropogenic influences affected menhaden in the Atlantic more than in the Gulf, where environmental factors were the more dominant predictors of growth.
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf


Has #CoronaVirus helped Narendra Modi to discover the virtues of democracy? Or, has ‘The Supreme Leader’ only craftily seized the moment to craft a new persona for himself?

Across the world—from Britain to Israel, Chile to Bolivia, Hungary to Philippines—political analysts and academics are horrified at the powers elected leaders are accumulating under the cover of #COVID to detain people, close borders, shut down courts, surveil people, prevent assembly and so on. Some of these steps are understandable in the circumstances, but many of the new powers have little to do with the outbreak. *** In many nations, populist leaders have doused themselves in teflon, ...
Tags: Travel, Germany, India, BJP, Narendra Modi, Atlantic, Britain, Philippines, The New York Times, Parliament, Modi, PMO, Varanasi, SAARC, Lok Sabha, Francis Fukuyama


You Should Be Wearing a Face Mask

Have you been wearing a face mask when going out in public recently? There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether they are effective in keeping people safe from COVID-19 infection, and it’s been really challenging to find good information. After reading several things over the past few days, I have concluded that wearing a mask in public is a helpful step I can take to help keep myself and others safe, with the important caveat that healthcare workers need access to masks before the res...
Tags: Asia, New York, Washington Post, Cdc, China, Atlantic, Manhattan, Who, Vermont, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Don, Ed Yong, Marr, Jeremy Howard, Maciej Ceg


Volunteerism rises during COVID-19 crisis

“We have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a March 17 press conference. He is one of many governors who have mulled extreme measures to deal with potential civic disorder during the COVID-19 crisis. We’re left, however, with a different impression about the state of life in these unprecedented times. Despite a few incidents of looting in San Francisco and some beach partiers who ignored social-distancing guidelines, Californians — and people...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, San Francisco, Tesla, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Editorials, Modesto, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, GE Ford, Mario Marovic


Reflections on another week sheltering-at-home

SHELTERING-AT-HOME: The governor says this could last until June, but it’s not so bad, right?. I keep telling myself that, hoping it’ll comfort me–it gives me something to do while I’m sitting around flattening the curve. These are strange, scary times though. Streets are empty. Stores are closed. Up is down, left is right. As Dr. Peter Venkman once said: “Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!” For introverts like me, this was what we’ve always wanted. No unsolicited hugs, no happy-hour ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Opinion, Sport, Netflix, Atlantic, Soccer, Fema, Winston Churchill, Facetime, Peggy Noonan, National Guard, Peter Venkman, Newsom, Alamitos Bay, Matt Fleming


Atlantic Media’s In-House Consultancy Aims to Help Brands Navigate COVID-19

The Atlantic's in-house agency, Atlantic 57, is creating a new platform specifically for brands and marketers navigating COVID-19 as it moves to position itself as a "brand evolution firm." The Atlantic's newsroom has been aggressively covering the pandemic, an effort that put substantial coverage in front of its paywall yet still saw a surge in...
Tags: Advertising, Atlantic, Atlantic Media, Publishers & Platforms


Atlantic Media’s Consultancy Aims to Help Brands Navigate COVID-19

The Atlantic's in-house agency, Atlantic 57, is creating a new platform specifically for brands and marketers navigating COVID-19 as it moves to position itself as a "brand evolution firm." The Atlantic's newsroom has been aggressively covering the pandemic, an effort that put substantial coverage in front of its paywall yet still saw a surge in...
Tags: Advertising, Atlantic, Atlantic Media, Publishers & Platforms


Kings’ Assets Point to Bright Winning Future

When the NHL shut down in the middle of March due to COVID-19 pandemic fears, the Los Angeles Kings were the hottest team in the league with a seven-game winning streak. It was a huge surprise. Not long before that, the Kings were treading water, frantically trying to stay out of the crypt. After 70 games, with 12 to go, when the season was suspended on March 12, Los Angeles ranked 28th out of 31 teams, two notches up from where they were on Feb. 14. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts ...
Tags: Minnesota, Los Angeles, Sport, Canada, Atlantic, Wheeler, Kings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Pacific, Staples Center, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings


Stronger Atlantic currents drive temperate species to migrate towards the Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean increasingly resembles the Atlantic, not only regarding its temperature but also the species that live there. However, scientists from the CNRS and Université Laval, Quebec showed that an unprecedented strengthening of Atlantic currents is playing a major role in this phenomenon called 'Atlantification.' The research team studied Emiliania huxleyi, a marine microalgae that typically lives in temperate waters at lower latitudes.
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Arctic Ocean, CNRS, Université Laval Quebec


Meteorologists warn winter may return to the Northeast

After late-spring warmth surges into parts of the East through the middle of next week, winter looks to return ahead of Easter weekend.A surge of warmth is set to spread from the center of the country to the Northeast through the weekend and early next week.Temperature will top out near 70 in parts of the Ohio Valley by Tuesday, and Washington, D.C. may near 80 degrees F by Wednesday."A sharp change in temperature is in store for the eastern half of the country late next week," said AccuWeather ...
Tags: New York, News, Washington, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Detroit, Accuweather, New England, Midwest, East, Ohio Valley, Hudson Valley, DirecTV Frontier, Bernie Rayno, Nicole LoBiondo


"We have little publicly available data about the racial makeup of those Americans who have been tested, those who have tested positive for the coronavirus..."

"... those who have been hospitalized, those who have become critically ill, those who have recovered, or those who have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s information site does not offer racial data. Neither does the Johns Hopkins University database used by CNN, The New York Times’ count, nor the COVID Tracking Project. Few states, municipalities, or private labs are releasing their data by race. On Friday, the Illinois Departm...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Illinois, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Illinois Department of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Kendi, Ibram X Kendi, Coronavirus


The Recession Bread Lines Are Forming in Mar-a-Lago’s Shadow

(Bloomberg) -- Though it’s just a four-minute drive across the lagoon from Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club, and ten minutes from the Palm Beach outposts of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, Howley’s diner has become an emblem of America’s stark new economic reality.With more than 10 million people across the nation suddenly unemployed, bread lines are forming in the shadows of privileged enclaves like this one in Florida.For the past two weeks, the kitchen staff at Howley’s has been co...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, America, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Chanel, Donald Trump, Vito, Palm Beach County, Mayo, Economic Policy Institute, Addison, Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boca Raton


‘I live alone at sea. Here's how to be happy in isolation’

Our lives have changed radically but we can adapt, says a former Guardian journalist who has lived solo on a boat for three years – and learned to love itLiving alone in the wild‘I want to reassure people,” I announced grandly on Instagram the other day, “that it’s easier to change behaviour than you think.” With anxious friends facing a massive change of life in the face of coronavirus, I wanted to spread some calm.The reason I’d started dispensing “wisdom” like some nautical soothsayer was tha...
Tags: Travel, Greece, France, Spain, Atlantic, Italy, Portugal, Mediterranean, Travelling Solo, Sailing Holidays, Europe Holidays


Social distancing plays a role in flu-like illness activity in the US

People are taking social distancing seriously - even when it comes to their health care decisions.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday that influenza-like illness (ILI) activity decreased by 14 percent for the week ending March 28 compared to the prior week. This comes after three straight weeks of increased ILI activity, driven in part by COVID-19.The reason for the decline?"Recent changes in health care-seeking behavior, including increasing use of telemedicine ...
Tags: New York, News, Cdc, US, Atlantic, Great Lakes, University Of Virginia, Accuweather, Pacific Northwest, New England, Lowe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mark Lennihan, Peter Palese, Bryan Lewis, DirecTV Frontier


Weekend reading: Stuck in the middle with you

What caught my eye this week. T he lockdown continues, with the predictable result that the global economy has fallen off a cliff in barely a fortnight. I’ll repeat again – we cannot take many months of this. I continue to have doubts about how we’re approaching this crisis, whilst conceding most policy makers are striving to do the right thing with incomplete data and faced with horrible choices. It’s easy for pundits with blogs to speculate about alternative approaches. Rather different if y...
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What 'Peaks,' 'Lockdowns' and 'Testing' Mean When Talking About Coronavirus

Officials often use similar words when describing the pandemic, but they are not always talking about the same thing, making global comparisons less useful.
Tags: South Korea, Europe, News, China, Atlantic, United States, Italy, Epidemics, Deaths (Fatalities, Tests (Medical, The (Magazine, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Forecasters Predict Above Average Hurricane Season

Four major hurricanes are possible during the Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1, scientists said Thursday.
Tags: News, Atlantic