Canada’s Last Intact Ice Shelf Collapses Due to Warming

Much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada’s 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country’s last intact ice shelf until the end of July when ice analyst Adrienne White of the Canadian Ice Service noticed […]

Ultrasound Machines Connected to Smartphones Help Scan Coronavirus Patients

An ingenious device originally intended for use in developing countries has made its mark in modern medicine during the pandemic. A handheld ultrasound scanner that attaches by cable to a smartphone or tablet can help doctors check patients when access to traditional ultrasound units is not available or convenient. The portable Butterfly iQ can do whole-body scans on the spot […]

Chazz Palminteri to Newsmax TV: COVID-19 ‘Tears Up Your Organs’

Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri hailed friend and fellow actor Nick Cordero on Newsmax TV on Monday, a day after the Broadway star died from complications of COVID-19, urging anyone infected seek treatment immediately or the disease “tears up your organs.” Palminteri, best known for his work on his semi-autobiographical “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” said Cordero, 41, […]

WH Reassures Apple, Other Firms on Using WeChat in China

The Trump administration is privately seeking to reassure U.S. companies including Apple Inc. that they can still do business with the WeChat messaging app in China, according to several people familiar with the matter, two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. ban on the Chinese-owned service. In recent days, senior administration officials have been reaching out to some […]

Hungarian Researchers Accidentally Create ‘Sturddlefish’

Hungarian researchers trying to breed Russian sturgeons and American paddlefish in captivity to help their depleted numbers inadvertently created what the Internet is calling a “sturddlefish,” a hybrid version of the two freshwater denizens. The species, revealed in the July 6 issue of the journal Genes, was generated accidentally through a process called gynogenesis, which is a form of asexual […]