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California Declares State of Emergency in All 58 Counties Over Coronavirus

California Declares State of Emergency in All 58 Counties Over Coronavirus

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday proclaimed a state of emergency due to the outbreak of new coronavirus, which now has 53 confirmed cases across the state. In a statement, the governor said that California “is deploying every level of government to help identify cases and slow the spread of this coronavirus.” The declaration is to […]

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Aging Better

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Aging Better

BY JILL SUTTIE About 13 years ago, I watched my very vital mother die a slow death from Lewy-Body dementia. For me, it was a wakeup call. If there was anything I could do to stay healthy myself—to avoid the slow decline of an aging brain—I wanted to do it. But what really helps us stay sharp longer? […]

Supreme Court Considers Law That Requires Admitting Privileges for Abortion Docs

Supreme Court Considers Law That Requires Admitting Privileges for Abortion Docs

BY MATTHEW VADUM WASHINGTON—A Louisiana law that requires abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges close to where the procedure takes place should be upheld because it protects women’s health, the state’s solicitor general told the Supreme Court on March 4 as protests raged outside. Oral arguments came in the case, June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, as partisan, […]

What Are Viruses, and Why Do They Make Us Sick?

What Are Viruses, and Why Do They Make Us Sick?

BY MARILYN J. ROOSSINCK  Editor’s Note: Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. As world health leaders try to determine how to respond to the new coronavirus, virus expert Marilyn J. Roossinck answers a few questions. 1. What Is a Virus? Defining a virus has been a challenge, because every time we come […]

Recipe | Sun-Kissed Citrus Winter Salad

Recipe | Sun-Kissed Citrus Winter Salad

BY EPOCH TIMES STAFF   Serves 4 For the dressing: 1 1/2–2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice, from about 4–5 large oranges 5–6 olive oil-packed anchovies, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, smashed with knife and minced 1/4 cup crushed pistachios 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil For the salad: 6–8 small heads endive, picked […]

California Officials Sue to Strike Down Pro-union Gag Law

California Officials Sue to Strike Down Pro-union Gag Law

BY MATTHEW VADUM Elected officials in California are challenging a controversial state law that deprives them of their ability to speak critically about labor unions by prohibiting statements deemed to “deter or discourage” public employees from seeking union membership. “I was elected by the people to ask tough questions and discuss public policy issues in an open dialogue […]

NASA Satellite Images Show Significant Decline In China Air Pollution Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

NASA Satellite Images Show Significant Decline In China Air Pollution Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

  BY KATABELLA ROBERTS Satellite images published by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) show a dramatic drop in levels of air pollution over China following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which forced the shutdown of industry and transport. Images taken by pollution monitoring satellites compare air quality between Jan. 1 and Jan. 20 with air quality between Feb. 10 and Feb. […]

POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

POLITICS | Appeals Court Suspends Own Order After Halting Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Asylum Policy

BY MIMI NGUYEN LY A federal appeals court has suspended an order that would block an immigration policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while a court processes their claims. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request on Friday from the Trump administration to pause its ruling from earlier in […]

Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You

Five Ways Hiking Is Good for You

BY JILL SUTTIE I’m a hiker—“born to hike,” as my husband likes to joke. It does my heart and soul good to strap on a pack and head out on a trail, especially when I’m alone and can let my mind wander where it will. The experience of hiking is unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond […]

Privacy Advocates Decry Widespread Sharing of Drivers’ Data in California

Privacy Advocates Decry Widespread Sharing of Drivers’ Data in California

BY CHRIS KARR The California State Auditor recently criticized law enforcement agencies in four of the state’s most populous counties for indiscriminately gathering, storing, and sharing records for millions of drivers. Automated license plate readers (ALPR) collect information about drivers’ whereabouts and movements daily. The ALPR data is collected for random drivers—anybody on the road may have his […]