Cats With No Symptoms Spread Virus to Other Cats in Lab Test

Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests. Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, said it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people to cats to people again. Health experts have downplayed that possibility. […]

VIRUS DIARY: On a River, With Rod and Reel, he Finds Peace

  ROSCOE, N.Y. – The Catskills village that calls itself “Trout Town USA” is all but a ghost town this spring. Fishing shops in Roscoe, New York, that should be overflowing with anglers are empty, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Guide services are idled, since they are nonessential businesses. Yet the region’s famed rivers remain […]

New Comet May Be Visible to Naked Eye in Coming Weeks

A new comet that was discovered in April using data from an orbiting observatory may be visible to the naked eye in the coming weeks. The comet was first spotted by amateur astronomer Michael Mattiazzo, who used data gathered by an instrument onboard the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) […]

Rescinded Offers, Dashed Dreams for Wisconsin College Students

MADISON, WISCONSIN – The Class of 2020 may as well be dubbed the Class of COVID-19. Graduating seniors said an abrupt and socially distanced goodbye to their campuses in March when classes moved online in a matter of days. The pandemic stripped much of the pomp and all of the in-person options from commencement ceremonies. And the […]

European Markets Begin Week in Positive Territory

European markets are beginning the week on a high note, with all three major indexes making gains in early trading Monday.    The FTSE in London and the DAX in Frankfurt are both 0.4% higher, while the CAC-40 in Paris is down slightly at 0.2%.    The trading day began with significant gains in Asia, led by […]

AP-NORC poll: Majority Disapprove of Coronavirus Protests

A majority of Americans disapprove of protests against restrictions aimed at preventing the spread the coronavirus, according to a new poll that also finds the still-expansive support for such limits — including restaurant closures and stay-at-home orders — has dipped in recent weeks. The new survey from the University of Chicago Divinity School and The […]

Once Thriving Bartender Struggles to Pay Rent, Buy Food

A record number of Americans are unemployed as much of the nation’s economy remains at a standstill. Nearly 29,000 Virginians lost their jobs in March. Bartender Daniel Arden was one of them. He is grateful that he and his daughter are healthy and have not had the coronavirus. But he was denied unemployment benefits and is now behind on rent. […]

Did Coronavirus Come from the Bat Guano Trade?

Scientists suspect COVID-19 originally came from a bat, which may have harbored a wide range of coronaviruses. Despite the pandemic, the global trade in bat products continues, including in their highly prized feces, called guano.   Bat guano is commonly used throughout the world as a fertilizer, but it is also used as medicine. It […]