UC Davis expands rapid COVID-19 tests for students, staff

More University of California, Davis students and employees who don’t have coronavirus symptoms can now get tested after a rapid saliva-based COVID-19 test developed by UC Davis was officially validated, campus officials said.

About 6,000 more students, faculty and staff members have been invited by email to schedule their first weekly testing appointment, UC Davis announced in a news release earlier this week. The rapid asymptomatic testing started as a

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Navy Training Could Harm Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

<p>The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently <a href=”https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/” target=”_blank”>reported</a> that over the next 30 years flooding in Venice will increase. With the Adriatic Sea rising a few millimeters each year, severe flooding that once happened every 100 years is predicted to happen every six years by 2050, and every five months by 2100.</p><p><a href=”http://www.veniceinperil.org/pdf/The-Science-of-Saving-Venice.pdf” target=”_blank”>Venice</a> is just one example of the challenges of preserving iconic landmarks that

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Zoo, parks announce restrictions following gathering limits – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

Following limitations on the number of people who can gather at events, the Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department and Topeka Zoo announced restrictions of their own.

Gianfranco Pezzino, Shawnee County health officer, announced in a Nov. 12 press conference the large event limit dropped from 500 people to 100 people with mass gatherings capped at 10 people. Pezzino said private events and weddings are limited by these restrictions as

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Former mayor: Why I want a full cleanup of Liberty State Park | Opinion

By Jerry McCann

Recent letters to the editor and guest editorials fail to get it right when talking about contaminants in Liberty State Park.

The contaminated area has been fenced off since 1980 when contamination was dumped on the state park by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Port Authority and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. They did it again in 1987.

Chromium waste was dumped before 1980

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Game & Watch Super Mario review: Nintendo nostalgia in a tiny box


Game & Watch is back, with Mario onboard.

Scott Stein/CNET

I don’t know how many times I’ve played Super Mario Bros. It’s a ritual, some baked-in routine. Versions of the 1985 Super Mario Bros. game are littered all over my house. On a Nintendo 3DS. On a Nintendo Switch. On an NES Classic. Nintendo puts its classics up for sale over and over and over again.


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University to pause surveillance testing, make way for end-of-year tests | Campus

The day Purdue’s seven-day positivity rate peaked to an all-time high — 6.87% — for the seventh day in a row, the University announced it will pause surveillance testing until January.

This pause will likely lead to an increase between 2-4% in the University and Tippecanoe County’s positivity rates because Purdue will conduct 5,000 fewer tests weekly, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Esteban Ramirez warned.

“I’m afraid that some folks will

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More colleges expanding COVID testing before Thanksgiving, moving online after

The U of M and UW campuses in Stout, Eau Claire and River Falls will move classes online after Thanksgiving. St Thomas adds to mass testing push.

A day after the Mayo Clinic announced that beds in its northwestern Wisconsin hospitals are full due to a surge of COVID-19 patients, University of Wisconsin campuses in Stout, Eau Claire and River Falls announced that all classes will move online after Thanksgiving.

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Helena releases list of proposed open lands projects, seeks public input

Helena leaders are asking for public input, after they released a list of major projects they’re considering on city parks and open lands next year.

The city will hold an online open house Thursday, Nov. 19, at 5:30 p.m., to present information about the proposed projects and their impacts.

“We want to share our final list and our rationale for why we have that list and what projects we’re proposing

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10 Times The Whole Cast Broke Character

Modern Family is known for making people laugh uncontrollably at the lives of the Dunphy, Delgado-Pritchet, and Tucker-Pritchett clan. The sitcom is filmed in a mockumentary style with the characters giving a look to the camera every so often to show how they really feel about the scenario.

RELATED: Modern Family: 10 Hilarious Things Fans Noticed In The Background

Along with glances to the camera, the characters also do talking

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Exercise classes reduce loneliness, social isolation in seniors

Study: exercise classes reduce loneliness, social isolation in seniors
A new study from Cedars-Sinai showed that evidence-based group exercise classes reduce loneliness and social isolation in older adults. Credit: Cedars-Sinai

Older adults who joined group exercise classes experienced decreased loneliness and social isolation, according to a new Cedars-Sinai study conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic. The classes have continued virtually since March, and early results suggest the online versions are also effective.

Seniors face increased risk for developing serious health

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America’s forest sector is ready for climate action and rural America can benefit

While this election demonstrates there’s still a significant divide amongst Americans on many issues, there’s a center on climate policy that is tapping America’s forests as a natural climate solution. 

America’s forest sector is ready for this moment, with deep consensus among public and private sector leaders on needed policies to grow natural carbon capture in forests and wood products, generating thousands of new jobs in the process and significant

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