Google Maps Now Features COVID-19 Travel Alerts With Social Distancing Mandates And Crowd Levels

Google Maps Now Features COVID-19 Travel Alerts With Social Distancing Mandates And Crowd Levels

With scientists and public health advisors warning of things like “second waves” of COVID-19, resulting from the progressive loosening of restrictions in countries around the world, Google’s latest Maps update includes information on public health mandates in your area. It can be difficult to be sure you’re following enforced social-distancing … Read more

For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

For the First Time, Researchers Make Plants That Glow Sustainably—And They Could One Day Light Up Our Homes

Photo by Planta Although glowing plants may seem like a work of science fiction, researchers have succeeded in creating plants that produce their own visible luminescence—and they say the possibilities for how we can use these plants are endless. This week in Nature Biotechnology, the scientists revealed that bioluminescence found … Read more

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Customer Leaves Entire $1,200 Stimulus Check as Generous Tip for Family-Owned Restaurant

Like so many small businesses being forced to adapt to social restrictions amidst the novel coronavirus shutdowns, this Arkansas steakhouse has been struggling to make ends meet—but thankfully, one of their regular customers gave them a much-appreciated financial windfall. Despite the difficulties of remaining open during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the … Read more