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Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world’s pollution crisis

Plastic-eating bacteria could be small step toward tackling world’s pollution crisis

Plastic products made with polyurethane, a synthetic chemical compound, typically end up buried in a landfill. Now scientists discovered a strain of bacteria, the first of its kind, that can degrade the harmful compounds in polyurethane products — a positive step toward reducing the amount of plastic pollution in the environment. The findings were published…MORE

Convicted serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper’ found dead in prison cell

Convicted serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper’ found dead in prison cell

A convicted serial killer, who murdered and preyed on women in California over a span of three decades, died over the weekend at San Quentin State Prison. Lonnie Franklin, known as the “Grim Sleeper,” was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An…MORE

America’s terrible, growing coronavirus death toll makes Trump accept reality

America’s terrible, growing coronavirus death toll makes Trump accept reality

Even President Donald Trump, a serial spinner of his own political realities, accepted science’s dire truth in ditching an Easter target to open up the US economy with the coronavirus pandemic set to take a savage turn. Trump’s extension of social distancing guidelines until April 30 is a highly significant move that means American life…MORE

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

There was a cameo from a singing orthopedic surgeon Sunday as millions watched “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America” on Fox. The man in scrubs performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” was Dr. Elvis Francois, a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, accompanied by Dr. William Robinson on the piano. Francois’ cameo followed a…MORE

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera singer Plácido Domingo hospitalized in Mexico with coronavirus

Opera legend Placido Domingo has been hospitalized in Acapulco, Mexico, with complications related to coronavirus, according to the singer’s spokesperson. “He is doing well and is responding to treatment,” Domingo’s spokesperson said in a statement to CNN. Domingo announced on his Facebook page last week that he had tested positive for the disease. He encouraged…MORE

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Singer-songwriter John Prine critically ill with Covid-19

Musician John Prine is in a critical condition in hospital after a “sudden onset” of coronavirus symptoms, his family says. Prine, 73, was hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday night and continues to receive care but “his situation is critical,” according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account. “This is hard news…MORE

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