Year: 2020

The Best Beaches In South Africa

South Africa is the archetypal water lover’s paradise. Whether you want to be by the sea, on the sea, or even under it, there are countless ways to get your ocean fix—including snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and surfing. Swimming is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to enjoy the water, and many of South Africa’s best […]

Former 49ers quarterback Jesse Freitas Sr. dies at 99

Jesse Freitas Sr., a quarterback on the inaugural San Francisco 49ers team that began play in 1946, has died at the age of 99. Freitas died of cancer, his son told the San Jose Mercury News. Freitas was believed to have been the second-oldest living former NFL player, behind only former Lions end Cecil Sounders, […]

Researchers consider marijuana use and mental health in emergency department patients

Led by Catherine Marco, M.D., professor of emergency medicine and surgery, students at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine have helped to complete a study into the connection between marijuana use and mental health. Results of the analysis may spur future research into the understudied impacts of marijuana use. The research study surveyed […]

Trump says should be possible to allow PPP borrowers more time to use loans

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday extending the amount of time borrowers in the Paycheck Protection Program have to spend their funds to 24 weeks from the current eight weeks “should be easy.” Trump made the comment at a White House roundtable event with restaurant executives, who urged the extension. Restaurants have been particularly […]

Questions about Facebook’s oversight board, Quibi’s popularity, and the Pixel 4A

On this episode of The Vergecast, hosts Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn welcome on a few of our colleagues to discuss the week’s important stories. First up, deputy editor Dan Seifert stops by to cover our recent 13-inch MacBook Pro review, what is going on with the next Pixel phone, and why Windows’ laptop design […]

Woman accused of ‘witchcraft’ as she shows how to turn sock into a face covering

Earlier this week, the government changed their stance on wearing face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. As of Wednesday (May 12), the new advice is that people should “consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces where you may be more likely to come into contact with people you do not normally […]

Alex Mack taking on coaching role with young offensive linemen

Not that long ago, player-coaches were common in the NFL. These days, player-coaches are more assumed roles as opposed to job titles. Falcons center Alex Mack has become that on the team’s offensive line. The Falcons could have a new starter at left guard and second-year players are on the right side. They started five […]

Researchers discover new method of detecting endometrial cancer

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have confirmed a new non-invasive test can be used to help with the early detection of endometrial cancer and at-risk patients. Published in the journal Cancers, the study signals the next step forward in providing an inexpensive tool for diagnosing patients with endometrial cancer and its common […]

Starbucks reopens in Italy but keeps Milan flagship closed

Italians will be able to grab a cup of their favorite Starbucks coffee again after the group said on Monday it would reopen its Italian cafes, with the exception of its flagship location in central Milan. On Monday shops, restaurants, coffee shops and hair salons reopened in Italy as the government further softened its coronavirus […]

Samsung’s portable T5 USB-C SSD is cheaper than ever today

Samsung’s T5 USB-C solid-state drive is one of the most compact portable drives that you can buy, and it’s even more affordable than usual today. The 500GB model usually costs around $100, but today, you can get it for $80 at Amazon and Best Buy. The 1TB model that normally costs $200 is down to […]