Weedmaps Virtual Concert on 420 Features Billy Ray Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and More

Social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic may have shut down in-person gatherings, but virtual meetups are the new normal right now. Festivals, parties, and other special affairs are being adapted to move online, and that includes activities surrounding 4/20 – or 420 – the internationally recognized “marijuana holiday.” Numerous events are taking place via the internet, and one of […]

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MMR vaccine is 'safe and does not cause autism', study finds

MMR vaccine is ‘safe and does not cause autism’ according to a review of dozens of studies into the medication involving millions of children Researchers reviewed 138 different studies into the effect of the MMR vaccine  They found that it is perfectly safe for use in the mass immunisation of children The dozens of global studies involved tests of the […]

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Coronavirus: Arsenal players and coaches take 12.5% cut to wages

Arsenal’s first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have agreed a pay cut to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League club said the “voluntary agreement” sees those involved have their annual earnings reduced by 12.5%. The club’s core coaching staff are also among those taking cuts to their pay. If the Gunners hit certain […]

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Drop in ambient noise during lockdown means birdsong is more audible

Can you hear the birds singing? Huge reduction in ambient noise from traffic and aircraft during the coronavirus lockdown means that birdsong is more audible than ever, experts find Engineering consultancy firm 24 Acoustics take recordings of ambient noise Normally they listen out for the sounds of traffic, construction and aircraft  However, since the lockdown began, they have found bird song […]

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This dog is giving virtual therapy sessions to help medical workers

A golden retriever from San Diego is doing her bit during the global pandemic. Therapy dog Ricochet usually works with children with autism and special needs, assists veterans with PTSD and helps people with disabilities. However, due to new social distancing guidelines, the red-haired canine – who works for a Canine-Inspired Community Reintegration (CICR) programme – has been unable to […]

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