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Big doses of vitamin D might secure you from COVID-19– but it’s likewise poisonous

It has been suggested that taking vitamin D may protect people from getting COVID-19. But should we be using supplements to ward off the virus? We need to separate fact from fiction. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining overall health, especially for bones, teeth, and muscles. It regulates the body’s stores of calcium and phosphate…

Gov. Cuomo states large shopping centers need to have unique air filters before reopening

June 29, 2020 | 5:09pm “Large malls” in New York won’t be allowed to reopen until they install air-infiltration systems that block coronavirus particles, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. “There are HEPA filters — which are high-efficiency particle air filters — that can actually filter out the COVID virus,” Cuomo said at a press briefing.…

Worlds With Large Oceans are Most Likely Common in the Galaxy

Within our Solar Systems, there are several moons where astronomers believe life could be found. This includes Ceres, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Enceladus, Titan, and maybe Dione, Mimas, Triton, and the dwarf planet Pluto. These “ocean worlds” are believed to have abundant liquid water in their interiors, as well as organic molecules and tidal heating –…

Nine people shot at a large gathering in upstate New York

(CNN)Police are investigating a shooting that left nine people injured at a large gathering in upstate New York.The incident started late Saturday night when officers responded to a complaint about a stolen vehicle in Syracuse.When they arrived at the scene, they found hundreds of people in the street. People began running toward the officers saying…

At least 9 people shot at large gathering in New York

At least nine people were shot Saturday night at a large gathering in Syracuse, New York, officials said.Police responded to a report of a stolen car in a downtown parking lot shortly before 9 p.m. They were greeted by a large crowd of several hundred people running towards officers, saying gunshots had been fired, according…

A big shark and a big squid battled in the deep sea

An underwater photographer snapped a curious picture of a shark off of Kona, Hawaii, in November 2019. The oceanic whitetip shark had unusual, ring-like markings on its body.  The photographer, Deron Verbec, passed the images to Yannis Papastamatiou, a shark researcher and predator ecologist at Florida International University. These telltale scars almost certainly came from…

Asteroid as large as Empire State Building to zoom past Earth, NASA says

NASA is monitoring an asteroid that may be as large as the Empire State Building, expected to pass Earth on Saturday, June 6. Asteroid 2002 NN4 is estimated to be 250-570 meters (820-1,870 feet) in diameter, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). New York City's iconic Empire State Building is more than 1,400 feet…

Large simulation finds brand-new origin of supermassive black holes

Snapshots of the simulations showing the distribution of matter in the Universe at the time of black hole formation (top) and the density distribution of black hole-producing gas clouds (bottom). In the bottom panel, the black dots near the center of the figure represent massive stars, which are thought to evolve into a black hole…

Large crowd at East Peoria Walmart

UPDATE (11:40 p.m.) -- The East Peoria Police chief says pepper balls were fired at a crowd outside of the Walmart at East Peoria when bricks were thrown towards officers. The incident happened around 10:50 p.m. Saturday night. The crowd also formed a line of shopping carts prior to the bricks being thrown, but Chief…

Large crowd rallies at Alabama Capitol, protests death of George Floyd

Skip to content Protesters take to Alabama Capitol, protest George Floyd death By WSFA Staff | May 30, 2020 at 5:29 PM CDT - Updated May 30 at 6:56 PM MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A large group gathered Saturday afternoon on the steps of the Alabama Capitol to protest the death of George Floyd. The…

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Diamondbacks’ Junior Guerra, Silvino Bracho Tested Favorable for COVID-19

Dustin Bradford/Getty ImagesArizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed that relief pitchers Junior Guerra and Silvino Bracho tested positive for COVID-19.  "The two guys I mentioned are asymptomatic and feel great," Lovullo said, per the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro. "They're in the protocol, they're doing what they can, taking care of what they can at home and healing…

Patriots’ Cam Newton Says He’s ‘Getting Tired of All This Humble S–t’ in Video

Mike McCarn/Associated PressAs he approaches his first season with the New England Patriots, Cam Newton has a message to send.In an Instagram video, Newton said he's "really a killer" and "getting tired of all this humble s--t." He added that "they start taking advantage of you" when you're humble.Tackler Media @tacklermediaCam Newton says he’s “getting…

NASCAR at Indianapolis 2020: Kevin Harvick Wins Race for 2nd Consecutive Year

Jamie Squire/Getty ImagesKevin Harvick rolled to victory in overtime in the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Powered by Big Machine Records at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Harvick was sitting in first place at the restart ahead of Matt Kenseth. Rather than bridging the gap on the leader, Kenseth fell far behind the No. 4 car to eliminate…

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Florida requires to proceed with enforcement of COVID-19 rules

Opinion It is clear that many people and many businesses are sympathetic to protecting public health, and also understand the risks they face trying to conduct business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are too many people not practicing social distancing, and not wearing face coverings in the community. The lack of compliance…

Authorities concern warnings about toxins in shellfish

Authorities in Ireland and New Zealand have issued warnings about consumption of collected shellfish in the past week. The Marine Institute in Ireland detected amounts of naturally occurring compounds in shellfish that can cause illness in consumers. Increased levels have been found in recent weeks during a routine nationwide shellfish monitoring program along the South…

Law modification helped reduce break outs connected to catering services

Implementation of food safety management systems helped reduce outbreaks in food catering in Singapore, according to a study. However, reported food hygiene violations did not change after they were applied. HACCP-based food safety management systems (FSMS) were mandated in Singapore in June 2014 for all licensed catering services. Researchers investigated the effects of FSMS implementation…