The city of Sarasota, Florida, has rescinded its mandatory masking ordinance against public health experts’ advice. Sarasota’s commissioners claimed that face coverings were too “burdensome” for residents and businesses alike, and the city could not penalize every citizen who defied the rule.
“This was one of those ordinances that was done as a public spectacle,” Vice Mayor Erik Arroyo said, Herald-Tribune reported. “People don’t really respect us as a commission for us trying to regulate every single little thing. It might make us feel good about passing it, but it just doesn’t work, and I think we need to stop this now.”
Researchers in New Zealand discovered three new shark species that glow in the dark. Do not fear because these sharks swim in what scientists call the “twilight zone” which is as deep as 200 and 1000 metres. And humans are not on their list of prey.
The US carried out airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia in Syria, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others. According to officials, this was a response from President Biden’s administration to show that it will act tough.
A new report has found that more than half the people charged in the U.S. Capitol Hill riot that took place on January 6, were not connected to extremist groups or to one another.
Israel passed a law allowing the government to share the identities of people who are not vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Passing the law, officials asked, “Is privacy more important than life itself?”
YouTube has decided to cancel five Myanmar military-run channels on its platform for a violation of its community guidelines and terms of service. The decision
An Ontario quarantine screening officer has been charged with extortion and sexual assault after he demanded cash from a woman in her home before sexually assaulting her.
Royal Caribbean will debut Odyssey of the Seas in May, with plans to provide sailings from Israel with all crew and passengers over 16 vaccinated. As COVID-19 vaccines are of experimental nature, many are hesitant to inoculate themselves.
In a Phase 1 vaccination plan, Toronto will be vaccinating the homeless population, which faces the highest risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus in the shelter system. The vaccines, however, are still undergoing trial across the world.
The University of Alcalá in Spain virtually reconstructed Neanderthals’ ears using medical imaging software and CT scans of their skulls. According to the researchers, the
US President Joe Biden did not include Dr. Seuss in his announcement for the Read Across America Day, held annually on March 2, the author’s birthday. Some speculate this omission was due to the racially insensitive imagery in Seuss’s books.
Toronto General Hospital has ranked fourth in the global ranking of top hospitals conducted by Newsweek and Statistica. This is the second consecutive year the
Alek Minassian, driver of the 2018 Toronto van attack, is found guilty of 10 counts of 1st-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, judge rules
Anyone fancy a trip to Mars? You can now send your name to the next mission to the Red Planet, courtesy of NASA. Find the details here:
SpaceX prototype SN10 of its Starship rocket exploded after a successful take off and landing. The rocket spent 30 seconds in the air before landing. The rocket stood for 10 minutes before it burst into pieces.
A number of National Guard troops in Washington DC have been hospitalized after consuming food containing metal shavings and feathers. Michigan members of the House
A new study has found that over 30,000 Americans have died due to pandemic-related job losses between April 2020 and March 2021.
According to the TRREB, the average price of a house in Toronto has hit a new high of $996,000. Real estate prices have been rising unchecked, even in the pandemic when hundreds of thousands of people have lost jobs.
A report states that since the pandemic, hate crimes in Vancouver have spiked by 97% overall. Anti-Asian hate crimes had also increased by a staggering 717% in 2020
FBI Director, Christopher Wray, shared his insights on the riot at the Capitol on January 6. Wray said the FBI apparently visited some extremists and attempted to dissuade them from coming to Washington.
Ancient blue European beads found in Alaska are said to predate Columbus, but a controversial study says they are more likely to be from the 16th or 17th century.
Texas Governor Abbott to lift mask mandate and open all businesses to run with 100% capacity from March 10. The controversial decision contradicts health officials’ opinions. Will this decision benefit or harm Texans?
Twitter is set to increase censorship of COVID-19 vaccine “misinformation” through the use of its new “strike” system that will determine when and if further enforcement is needed. This follows intense backlash for banning former US President Donald Trump.
Scientific research has shown that new immunotherapy drugs can target two types of evasive cancer-driving proteins.
A new scientific study has found that there are more than 140,000 virus species in the human gut, more than half of which have never been seen before. The study opens up a new avenue for research about how viruses live and affect human health.
An orangutan named Karen has made US history after receiving the first COVID-19 experimental vaccine for animals developed by veterinary pharmaceutical company Zoetis.