“Death by DeSantis” Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike

“Death by DeSantis” Threatens Florida as Covid Numbers Spike

Florida reported a jaw-dropping 21,683 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest single-day total since the pandemic began. The new figure is 10 percent higher than for the previous worst day, January 7, 2021, which occurred at the peak of last winter’s devastating surge. On Sunday, the data was even more chilling. Florida broke the…

Over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ objections, Florida school districts are imposing mask mandates

Over Gov. Ron DeSantis’ objections, Florida school districts are imposing mask mandates

Florida teachers protest anti-mask mandates. Octavio Jones/Getty Images Several school districts in Florida are pushing back against Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and his executive order prohibiting schools from imposing mask requirements for students.On Tuesday night, the School Board of Alachua County voted in favor of requiring all students to wear masks during the first two…

Sharks hide in Florida canal to escape toxic red tide sweeping the coast

Sharks hide in Florida canal to escape toxic red tide sweeping the coast

Home News Bonnethead sharks are one of the four species of sharks to take refuge in the canal. (Image credit: Shutterstock)Hundreds of sharks are currently hiding out in a canal in Florida as they attempt to escape a toxic algal bloom sweeping the state’s Gulf Coast, according to news reports.tFour shark species — bonnethead (Sphyrna…

UFC 265 Embedded, part 3

UFC 265 Embedded, part 3

UFC 265 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here as well. The show that gives you an inside look at the marquee contestants on PPVs has issued the third episode for this weekend’s huge show in Houston, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card.…

Marcelo Golm vs. Kelvin Tiller targeted for Bellator 265 with Steve Mowry out

Marcelo Golm vs. Kelvin Tiller targeted for Bellator 265 with Steve Mowry out

Marcelo Golm has a new date and opponent for his Bellator debut. The UFC veteran was originally scheduled to face undefeated Steve Mowry at Bellator 264 on Aug. 13, but Kelvin Tiller has agreed to step in as a replacement at Bellator 265, scheduled for Aug. 20 in South Dakota, after Mowry withdrawal due to…

Meet Surfside’s Disaster-Data Forensic Sleuths

Meet Surfside’s Disaster-Data Forensic Sleuths

Looking to such specialized nervous systems as a model for artificial intelligence may prove just as valuable, if not more so, than studying the human brain. Consider the brains of those ants in your pantry. Each has some 250,000 neurons. Larger insects have closer to 1 million. In my research at Sandia National Laboratories in…

NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (Aug. 4)

NTD Evening News Full Broadcast (Aug. 4)

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer praises the Senate’s progress on the infrastructure bill, the CDC says new virus infections caused by the Delta variant increased by more than 90 percent over the last couple of months, and 17 suspected child predators were arrested during a six-day sting operation in Florida.