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Here’s everything to know about coronavirus in Arizona on June 12 – KPNX

There are 32,918 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,144 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Friday morning.

PHOENIX — The number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Arizona continue to rise. 

In an effort to track the changes, 12 News has started a daily live blog.

Here is the live blog for Friday, June 12.

Major updates: 

  • There are 32,918 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,144 coronavirus-related deaths, as of Friday morning.  
  • The state does not record how many people have recovered.
  • Scroll down to see how many cases are in each ZIP code and additional information.

COVID-19 cases reported in Arizona on Friday

There are 32,918 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,144 coronavirus-related deaths, according to the state’s latest numbers.

That’s up from 31,264 confirmed cases and 1,127 deaths on Thursday.

One week ago, there were 24,332 cases across the state with 1,012 deaths.

More virus cases in Phoenix jails than state prisons

The number of jail inmates in metro Phoenix testing positive for the coronavirus has surpassed the total among state prisoners.

Officials say 313 of Maricopa County’s 4,400 inmates tested positive as of Friday morning.

That compares to 249 confirmed cases among the nearly 41,000 inmates in Arizona’s prisons.

The sharp case growth in the county’s jails has been attributed to more testing and contact tracing within the jails. Officials are considering whether to test all jail inmates.

Arizona is among states seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases after stay-home orders were lifted.

The state hit a new daily high Friday with 1,654 new cases reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Sun City West requires face masks in shared spaces

Sun City West residents and employees will be required to wear masks in shared spaces starting Saturday, according to a news release from the community.

“This includes club rooms, fitness centers, pro shops, Member Services, the Village Store, Sports Pavilion, Library, etc. In outdoor areas where members can maintain 6 feet distancing, the masks are optional but encouraged.  The mandate is in place until further notice,” the announcement read.

“Mandating masks will allow us to keep our facilities open for now, unless this crisis worsens,” said General Manager Bill Schwind in the emailed announcement. “Compliance with this is critical to keeping our facilities available. And as we’ve said before, we will not tolerate any members taking their frustrations out on front-line staff. This is a difficult time for all of us.”

Arizona State University requires face masks on campus

Arizona State University will require all employees, students and visitors to wear face coverings while in buildings.

Face coverings will also be required in outdoor community spaces where social distancing isn’t possible, President Michael Crow said in a statement.

Examples of outdoor community spaces include garages and parking lots, ASU shuttles, bicycle racks and sidewalks. 

“ASU had already announced this requirement for the start of the fall semester,” part of the statement read. 

“But, given the current rise in COVID-19 cases we’re seeing in Arizona and a lax attitude toward face coverings and other social distancing measures since Gov. Ducey’s Stay At Home Executive Order was lifted, we feel it is important to accelerate our policy.”

Restaurants in Phoenix close due to potential coronavirus exposures

Hash Kitchen Arcadia said in a Facebook post that an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

It was not immediately known whether the individual was a customer or an employee. 

The company said the location temporarily closed and contracted a disinfection service to completely disinfect the restaurant.

Hash Kitchen will remain closed until all employees test for COVID-19 and the restaurant feels that it is safe to reopen its doors.

ARCADIA * To our community: Hash Kitchen Arcadia management has b… een alerted that an individual with close contact to the restaurant has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Porch Arcadia also said in a Facebook post that it is temporarily closing after someone who was at the restaurant tested positive. 

It was not immediately known whether that person was an employee or a customer. 

The closure will allow all employees to get tested. 

The restaurant will reopen “when we have all test results from our team, and have ensured that it is safe for our staff and customers to return,” part of the post read. 

“During our temporary closure, we will be doing a thorough deep cleaning and sanitizing of the entire building, and we will be completing some planned new construction projects, which will also include special features to help further minimize risk of exposure and transmission.”

TO OUR ARCADIA FAMILY: The Porch Arcadia ownership and management l… earned that an individual who was in The Porch has tested positive for Covid-19. We understand that this news may cause you concern.

Ducey touts hospitals amid focus on rise in virus cases

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is dismissing concerns about the state’s sharp rise in coronavirus cases and is instead focusing on hospitals’ capacity to care for patients. 

The Republican governor said Thursday that what’s most important now is that any Arizonan who gets COVID-19 can get medical care. 

Critics say Ducey is not doing enough to slow the spread of the virus. 

He has said the rise in cases was expected and partly resulted from increased testing. 

But public health experts have said it is clear the increase goes well beyond that, and some have called for the governor to tighten restrictions.

Navajo residents urged to stay the course, keep curve flat

Navajo Nation health officials are reporting 125 new coronavirus cases and five new related deaths on the reservation. 

The death toll is approaching 300 and reservation-wide cases totaled 6,275 as of Wednesday. 

Tribal officials said preliminary reports from 11 health care facilities indicate nearly 3,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 with more reports pending. 

Navajo officials are cautioning tribal members about letting up their guard too soon while the pandemic remains a serious threat throughout U.S. 

In Arizona, health care officials are reporting spikes in new cases and hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst.

Maricopa County health official: ‘We cannot go back to the way things were’

The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to continue to play a part in helping slow the spread of the coronavirus. 

“Until we have a vaccine, we cannot go back to the way things were pre-COVID-19,” executive director Marcy Flanagan said in a statement. 

“I know this is not what people want to hear, but in order to keep our community safe and protect our most vulnerable, we have to create a new normal,” she continued. 

“We expected to see an increase in cases with more people out and about, but the rate at which cases are increasing is concerning. And, the thing is, we have the tools to absolutely slow our rate of infection if each of us does our part.”

The department is working with partners to educate the public, facilitate testing in high-risk settings, provide personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, and conduct investigations and contact tracing for positive COVID-19 cases. 

Medical director Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine pointed out what is required of each resident in order to slow the spread. 

“Regardless of age or risk, all persons in Maricopa County should take the following precautions to keep themselves, those they love and our community safe,” she said in a statement. 

People are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community marks first COVID death

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community confirmed its first death due to COVID-19. 

The individual is an enrolled member of the tribe and resides on the Salt River Indian Community. 

“I am very sad to report the loss of one of our own Community member to the coronavirus. Our prayers go out to the family on the passing of their loved one,” President Martin Harvier said in a statement. 

“Our SRPMIC health representatives have reached out to the family to assist and provide support.”

The Salt River Indian Community issued a local Emergency Declaration that is still in effect requiring members to stay home except for essential trips along with limiting gatherings to 10 people or less.

“The State of Arizona and businesses have opened, but the virus is still among us,” said Harvier. 

Arizona releases ZIP code locations of coronavirus cases, other data

The Arizona Department of Health Services has released expanded data points regarding coronavirus cases in the state. 

The AZDHS website now features the location of confirmed cases in Arizona by zip code. 

You can see the current ZIP code map below and can find yours by clicking around or searching for your ZIP code in the top right of the map.

More information on coronavirus cases from Friday

There are 32,918 people with confirmed cases of coronavirus in Arizona and 1,144 coronavirus-related deaths.

That’s up from 31,264 confirmed cases and 1,127 deaths on Thursday.

That’s an increase of 1,654 new cases reported on Friday, a record high and an increase from the 1,412 new cases reported on Thursday.

There were 17 new deaths reported on Friday, down from the 32 new deaths reported on Thursday.

In total, 13,559 new tests were reported on Friday, up from 12,383 tests that were reported on Thursday.

There have been a total of 442,886 PCR and Serology tests reported to the state as of Friday. 

6.7% of those tests have been positive, up from Thursday’s 6.5%.

Here’s a county breakdown:

  • Maricopa: 17,010
  • Pima: 3,628
  • Pinal: 1,363
  • Coconino: 1,345
  • Navajo: 2,512
  • Apache: 1,927
  • Mohave: 584
  • La Paz: 217
  • Yuma: 2,841
  • Graham: 48
  • Cochise: 178
  • Santa Cruz: 833
  • Yavapai: 367
  • Gila: 54
  • Greenlee: 11

Click on the links below to find more information from each county’s health department:

COVID-19 is believed to be primarily spread through coughs or sneezes. 

It may be possible for the virus to spread by touching a surface or object with the virus and then a person touching their mouth, nose or eyes, but this is not thought to be the main method of spread, the CDC says. 

You should consult your doctor if you traveled to an area currently affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough or difficulty breathing. 

There is no vaccine for the coronavirus, so the best way to prevent COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases is to:

  • Wear face coverings while in public.
  • Practice social distancing while in public.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

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Here’s exactly how T. rex grew from a slender tot into a massive carnivore –

A cast of a juvenile T. rex nicknamed Cleveland next to the skull of a young adult, known as B-rex, on display at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.

A cast of a juvenile T. rex nicknamed Cleveland next to the skull of a young adult, known as B-rex, on display at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana.

(Image: © Thomas Carr)

Tyrannosaurus rex wasn’t born the massive beast known for ripping prey to shreds. A paleontologist has found the beast goes through 21 distinct growth stages as it develops from a wee, slender tot to a full-grown, massive dinosaur king. And the two most important stages on its growth chart occurred when T. rex became a teenager and around its 18th birthday.

The study — the most comprehensive to date focused on T. rex growth — also revealed: The male and female skeletons look exactly alike; the controversial Nanotyrannus is not a separate species; and adult T. rex‘s size and weight are not predictive of its age. 

Paleontologist Thomas Carr spent about three years studying 44 different T. rex skeletons being stored at natural history museums across North America. It was a laborious but rewarding scrutiny of the hypercarnivore, which lived from about 67 million to 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, he said. 

“I just love the way these animals look,” Carr, a vertebrate paleontologist and an associate professor of biology at Carthage College in Wisconsin, told Live Science. “I’m in love with their faces. I think they’re beautiful. And I want to understand every little [developmental] change that happens. I want to see through their eyes, if that’s at all possible.”

Related: Gory guts: Photos of a T. rex autopsy

The dinosaurs in the study ranged in age from a 2-year-old at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to the 28-year-old Sue at the Field Museum in Chicago. 

Every time Carr examined a different T. rex, he assessed up to 1,850 features on it, such as skull length, chronological age (as determined from the growth rings in certain bones) and the presence of certain bumps on the bones. 

Paleontologist Thomas Carr examines the

Paleontologist Thomas Carr examines the “Tufts-Love” T. rex at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington. (Image credit: Courtesy of Thomas Carr)

After studying the 44 T. rexes, Carr excluded 13 “wildcards” because they didn’t fit in with the rest of the data. But even with 31 T. rexes, “this work is clearly the most massive, time-intensive effort to understand the growth of the tyrant king,” said Lindsay Zanno, head of paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, who wasn’t involved in the study.

For instance, the data revealed that the two most important stages happened when T. rex roared into its teenage years and later, when it lumbered into young adulthood. 

The first change happened when T. rex exited its preteen years. Just before turning 13, “when T. rex was young, the skull was very long and low, [with] fairly narrow teeth,” Carr said. “These animals are about 21 feet [6.4 meters] long.” The sleek juveniles “don’t look like adults at all. In fact, juveniles have been mistaken as a different species called Nanotyrannus, but they’re really young rexes,” he said. 

Then, sometime between age 13 and 15 (there are no specimens that died at age 14), “everything changes,” Carr said. “In a span of two years, the entire head and jaw deepen, the teeth get thick and basically they now look like T. rexes.”

The second monumental change happened just after that, around the time of their 18th birthday. “That’s when T. rex is heavier than 3 tons [2.7 metric tons]. And that’s important because no other tyrannosaurs are that heavy,” Carr said. “By the time T. rex is between 15 and 18 years old and reaches its giant size — it leaves all other tyrannosaurs in the dust in terms of size.”

This diagram shows the 21 different stages that T. rex went through as it grew from a slender tot into a hulking giant.

This diagram shows the 21 different stages that T. rex went through as it grew from a slender tot into a hulking giant. (Image credit: Copyright Thomas Carr; PeerJ (2020) Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0)

It was already known that T. rex outpaced its fellow tyrannosaurs in terms of growth, “achieving colossal size by packing on the pounds faster,” Zanno told Live Science. “We knew that Tyrannosaurus rex had to morph from baby into a bone-crunching behemoth in just around two decades, but until now, we didn’t have a complete understanding of how this transition occurred.”

Related: Photos: Newfound dinosaur had tiny arms, just like T. rex

However, big and heavy T. rexes weren’t necessarily older than less robust adults. “For example, one of the least mature adults [known as Scotty] is also the largest and most massive example of the species,” Carr wrote in the study. His research puts Scotty in the 23 to 27 age bracket, meaning the dinosaur is younger than Sue.

Carr’s data also revealed that T. rex male and female skeletons looked exactly alike, as is true of other dinosaurs. The only known ways to sex a dinosaur are to see if it has eggs inside of it, or to find medullary bone, a special bone tissue found in the long bones of females only when they are pregnant.

Is Nanotyrannus real?

As for the Nanotyrannus controversy, Carr studied the Cleveland skull (the first so-called Nanotyrannus) and the teenage Jane, another Nanotyrannus candidate. Some people think that Nanotyrannus is a type of dwarf tyrannosaur, but many paleontologists think that it’s simply a young T. rex

According to data gathered on each specimen, these so-called Nanos fit perfectly into the T. rex growth series , Carr said. 

“If they were a separate species, they ought to be sharing a branch and they ought to be on a branch separate from the other T. rex, but they aren’t; they’re successive,” Carr said. In addition, Jane is at a transitional stage between the younger Cleveland skull and the older T. rexes, he said.

“It turns out that Jane actually shows the first indications that the skull is starting to get deep. You don’t see that in the Cleveland skull,” Carr said. “So, Jane is actually almost like a missing link between the Cleveland skull — a really slender-snouted juvenile — and the subadults and adults that look like normal rexes.”

These results jibe with those of another study, published in January in the journal Science Advances, which looked at Jane’s bone growth. Jane’s bones showed “features characteristic of actively growing juvenile dinosaurs that had not yet entered an exponential phase of growth,” the researchers wrote in that study, meaning that Jane was a growing T. rex, not a dwarf dinosaur. 

Nanotyrannus, however, still needs to be investigated further, said Mark Norell, the chair and Macaulay Curator of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, who was not involved in the research, but has worked with Carr on other studies.

Related: In photos: Montana’s dueling dinosaur fossils (including the so-called Nanotyrannus)

Even though Norell said he personally agrees that Nanotyrannus is likely a young T. rex, and even though the Cleveland skull and Jane fit into Carr’s T. rex growth series, there are still questions about Nanotyrannus‘ anatomy, including the length of its forelimbs and the fact that it has more teeth than adult T. rexes do, he said. 

“I don’t think the case is open and shut on that animal yet,” Norell noted.

Not enough rexes?

Norell questioned some of Carr’s other findings, too. That’s because even with 31 T. rexes “the sample [size] is still small, especially when you take into account how poorly preserved the specimens are,” Norell told Live Science.

A better sample size would have included 25 T. rexes for each age group, Norell said. (Granted, that many T. rexes haven’t been found yet, Carr previously told Live Science.) With so few dinosaurs in the study, the assessment that there are 21 growth stages “is a little over-split, especially concerning the sample size,” Norell added. Even the lack of sex differences is suspect: “Because of [the] sample size, I don’t think that you can tell either way,” Norell said.

Carr defended his work, saying that his method to uncover the T. rex’s growth over time “isn’t a statistical test that is dependent upon a high sample size. In fact, the sample size of the specimens in my analysis (31) is at the norm, whereas the amount of data (1,850 characters [per dinosaur]) is extraordinarily high for an analysis of this type.”

For comparison, in another study, this one co-led by Carr, the researchers analyzed 30 species of tyrannosaur and examined “a mere 386 characters,” per specimen to come to the conclusion that T. rex might have been an invasive species from Asia, he said.

If the growth results weren’t truly present in the new analysis, “a growth series wouldn’t have been recovered in the first place,” Carr added. 

The new study was published online June 4 in the journal PeerJ

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Here’s why the Golden Gate Bridge sings in San Francisco now – CNN

(CNN)You can hear it, no doubt, while sittin’ on the dock of the bay.

San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge is “singing” and its neighbors aren’t quite sure if they love it or hate it.
Residents in the Bay Area said they can hear sounds from the 83-year-old bridge as far as three miles away.
The “musical tones” coming from the bridge are a result of a project “designed to make the bridge more aerodynamic under high wind conditions and is necessary to ensure the safety and structural integrity of the bridge for generations to come,” a Golden Gate Bridge district spokesperson told CNN.
Shirin Kermani and her family have been frequent visitors of the bridge for the past five years under several different weather conditions, but she’s never heard a sound like this before.
“Even when we were walking up toward the bridge from around Battery East and Lincoln Boulevard, we heard something very sad,” Kermani said. “Like a loud didgeridoo or meditation song being played all around us.”
Though others have said the sound is annoying, Kermani said she found them peaceful.
Part of the project includes replacing handrails on the west sidewalk with new, thinner vertical slats so that more air can flow through, according to the Bridge District spokesperson.
“We knew going into the handrail replacement that the Bridge would sing during exceptionally high winds from the west, as we saw yesterday,” he said.
Ray Ryan, who has lived in San Francisco since the 1990s, told CNN he first noticed the “haunting yet kind of beautiful” noise Friday afternoon while his friends had heard it last weekend.
Ryan said his family argued over what the tones are comparable to and have boiled it down to a sound similar to a train or an organ.
He tweeted the City and County of San Francisco looking for an answer for the sounds and was met with an apology.
“Sorry this is happening,” San Francisco 311 replied.
For the neighbors who aren’t so thrilled with the sounds, the Bridge District spokesperson said the new design is necessary to keep the bridge safe.

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Here’s why the real unemployment rate may be higher than reported – CNBC

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The unemployment rate in the U.S. improved last month as millions of people returned to the workforce.

But the official 13.3% unemployment rate, while still high relative to any point since the Great Depression in the early 20th century, likely understates the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.

The real unemployment rate is likely at least 16%, according to the federal government.

That would mean roughly 1 in 6 people can’t find work.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which published its monthly jobs report Friday morning, admitted the official unemployment rate may be low relative to reality due to an error in data collection.

Furloughed workers

Around 21 million Americans were unemployed as of mid-May, a reduction of 2.1 million people from a month earlier, according to BLS data.

The BLS determines how many people are unemployed based on a household survey. Survey interviewers misclassified several furloughed workers as being “absent from work due to ‘other reasons,'” according to the BLS.

That’s the same category of workers who’d be on vacation, for example.

16.3% unemployment rate

The overall unemployment rate would have been “about 3 percentage points higher than reported” if those individuals had been identified correctly, according to the agency. (The estimate isn’t seasonally adjusted.)

That would put the official unemployment rate at 16.3%.

The true rate could be higher still.

The unemployment rate doesn’t include the share of workers who may have dropped out of the workforce, perhaps due to feeling pessimistic about the chances of finding a job in the current economy. More than 6 million workers have dropped out of the labor force since February.

In fact, the unemployment rate is a much-higher 21.2% as judged by another metric.

This metric, which the BLS calls U-6, includes people “marginally attached to the labor force.” These are people who aren’t currently working or looking for work but are available for work, as well as part-time employees who want and are available for full-time work but have had to settle for part-time employment.

The U-6 metric doesn’t include the workers misclassified by the agency.

Of course, furloughed workers could be recalled back to work quickly, depending on the speed of the economic rebound as states begin to reopen certain business sectors. The unemployment rate would likely rebound faster in this eventuality than if the layoffs were permanent. 

The same misclassification phenomenon occurred in April, too — the official 14.7% unemployment rate would have been nearly 20% if furloughed workers had been identified correctly, the BLS said.

“BLS and the Census Bureau are investigating why this misclassification error continues to occur and are taking additional steps to address the issue,” the agency said Friday in the jobs report.

“According to usual practice, the data from the household survey are accepted as recorded,” the agency said. “To maintain data integrity, no ad hoc actions are taken to reclassify survey responses.”

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Okay, So Here’s Why Mary-Kate Olsen’s Request for an Emergency Divorce from Olivier Sarkozy Was Denied –

  • Mary-Kate Olsen has split from her husband of five years, Olivier Sarkozy, and requested an emergency order for their divorce.
  • The request was denied, and an attorney explains that Mary-Kate’s situation isn’t seen as an emergency.

    If you thought that Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler’s divorce was the messiest celeb split of the coronavirus pandemic so far, then clearly you haven’t heard about Mary-Kate Olsen’s divorce from Olivier Sarkozy.

    Things got pretty yikes when Mary-Kate filed for an emergency divorce, writing, “I am petrified that my husband is trying to deprive me of the home that we have lived in and if he is successful, I will not only lose my home but I risk losing my personal property as well.” The filing also added that she is “gravely concerned that my husband will dissipate, dispose of and/or secret not only my separate property belongings but also our marital property belongings that are in the Gramercy Apartment…My husband is trying to force me out of our home by his failure to renew the lease on the Gramercy Apartment, which he terminated without my consent.” So yeah, it’s not a great situation!

    However, a judge denied Mary-Kate’s request, meaning that she has to find a way to move her belongings and find a new place to live ASAP. As for why Mary-Kate’s request was denied, People shares that her divorce filing “did not rise to the level of a true emergency,” and New York courts are only currently taking emergency cases due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    An attorney explained to the outlet, “Domestic violence is an emergency, perhaps refusing to provide health care is an emergency. I want to be divorced because I want to be divorced now is not an emergency…If she really had no place else to live, that might have attracted the judge’s attention.”

    So while it sounds like Mary-Kate will be able to get a divorce eventually, for now she’s just going to have to wait it out.

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    Here’s what sports looked like during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic – Yahoo Sports

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has halted all sporting events, as well as every other large gathering in the United States, and fans are wondering how and when games will return.

    about one-third of the population— were infected around the world.” data-reactid=”37″ type=”text”>It’s worth it to look back at what sports looked like during the 1918 influenza pandemic, commonly called the Spanish flu. That pandemic lasted 15 months and killed an estimated 50 to 100 million people worldwide, including approximately 675,000 Americans, according to HISTORY. More than 500 million people — about one-third of the population— were infected around the world.

    What did MLB look like during the 1918 Spanish Flu?

    Flu masks were common in 1918 and 1919 during the influenza pandemic. Even MLB players, umpires and managers wore them during games.

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    Picture shows a baseball player wearing a mask during the Flu epidemic of 1918. (George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

    cut one month off the end of the season and ended with Game 6 of the World Series on Sept. 11, which the Boston Red Sox won against the Chicago Cubs. The game played at Braves Field over Fenway Park due to the larger setting, and attendance was lower than usual.” data-reactid=”60″ type=”text”>Though the first case of the flu appeared in the United States in March 1918, the MLB season began as scheduled on April 16 and completed most of its slate. It cut one month off the end of the season and ended with Game 6 of the World Series on Sept. 11, which the Boston Red Sox won against the Chicago Cubs. The game played at Braves Field over Fenway Park due to the larger setting, and attendance was lower than usual.

    “And it’s during this period when the Red Sox and Cubs are playing the World Series that these social gatherings – three games at Fenway Park, a draft registration drive, a Liberty Loan parade – all of those events and the regular interactions that people had on streetcars and in saloons and so on helped spread the virus,” Smith continued. “And Boston becomes really the epicenter of the outbreak in September of 1918.”

    The 1919 MLB season started one week later than it had the year before.

    Was there a college football season in 1918?

    The 1918 college football season also forged forward and changed the game for the next century to come.

    per The Athletic.” data-reactid=”67″ type=”text”>“The football season of 1918 was one of the most peculiar in the whole history of the game and yet it will stand as an epoch-making one in the progress of the sport,” Walter Camp wrote for the “Spalding’s Official Foot Ball Guide,” per The Athletic.

    Games didn’t start until October and November and teams played a condensed season. At least 18 teams did not play college football that season. Charity games were also popular.

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    This 1918 photo by Thomas Carter, a Georgia Tech graduate, shows a game at Grant Field during the pandemic. (Photo by Thomas Carter/Provided by Andy McNeil)

    As with the MLB season, fans attending college football games wore masks as shown in these photos of a Georgia Tech game at Grant Field in 1918. Thomas Carter was an undergraduate at the time and took the photographs. He passed them down and now his great grandson, Georgia Tech graduate Andy McNeil, can look back at them with Carter’s handwriting on the back.

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    Fans showed up to games with masks on during the 1918 influenza pandemic. (Photo by Thomas Cart

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    Here’s why Lenovo’s little Duet Chromebook 2-in-1 is a big deal – CNET



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    Want to Mine the Moon? Here’s a Detailed Map of all its Minerals – Universe Today

    The prospect of mining asteroids and the Moon is on a lot of peoples’ minds lately. Maybe it’s all the growth that’s happened in the commercial aerospace industry in the past few decades. Or perhaps it’s because of Trump’s recent executive order to allow for asteroid and lunar mining. Either way, there is no shortage of entrepreneurs and futurists who can’t wait to start prospecting and harvest the natural bounty of space!

    Coincidentally enough, future lunar miners now have a complete map of the lunar surface, which was created by the US Geological Society’s (USGS) Astrogeology Science Center, in collaboration with NASA and the Lunar Planetary Institute (LPI). This map shows the distribution and classification of the mineral deposits on the Moon’s surface, effectively letting us know what its familiar patchwork of light and dark patches the really are.

    Known as the “Unified Geologic Map of the Moon,” this immensely-detailed 1:5,000,000 scale map is available online and is intended for use by the scientific community, educators, and the general public. In addition, the USGS states that it will serve as a “definitive blueprint of the moon’s surface geology for future human missions.”

    Said current USGS Director and former NASA astronaut Jim Reilly in a USGS statement:

    “People have always been fascinated by the moon and when we might return. So, it’s wonderful to see USGS create a resource that can help NASA with their planning for future missions.”

    To create the new digital map, scientists at the USGS synthesized data from six of the Apollo missions along with updated information from recent satellite missions. These include the Wide Angle Camera (WAC) element of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), as well as its Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) – which gathered images and topographical data on the Moon during the LRO’s ten-year mission.

    Then there was the elevation data of the moon’s equatorial region, which was obtained by the Terrain Camera on JAXA’s SELenological and Engineering ExpLorEr (SELENE). Also known as Kaguya, this recent mission conducted stereo observations of the Moon’s equatorial region. Mission data was from both missions was used to update the northern and southern polar regions of the Moon.

    The full map and descriptions of mineral deposits. Credit: USGS/USRA

    In addition to merging new data and old, the USGS researchers also developed a unified description of the rock layers on the Moon (aka. stratigraphy). This resolved issues with previous maps, which included inconsistencies with names, descriptions, and ages. Said Corey Fortezzo, USGS geologist and the lead author of the study describing the map:

    “This map is a culmination of a decades-long project. It provides vital information for new scientific studies by connecting the exploration of specific sites on the moon with the rest of the lunar surface.”

    The research that led to this map was made possible due to a grant issued by the NASA Planetary Data Archiving, Restoration, and Tools (PDART) program. In the coming years, the data contained within is likely to inform surface operations for Project Artemis, which are scheduled to begin in 2024 with the Artemis III mission.

    This will be the first time that astronauts have gone to the Moon since the Apollo era. But unlike the heady days of the Space Race, NASA is intent on establishing a program for “sustainable lunar exploration” this time around, which includes elements that will allow for a permanent human presence on the Moon – like the Lunar Gateway and the Lunar Base Camp.

    Illustration of Artemis astronauts on the Moon. Credits: NASA

    Commercial access to the Moon has been an important part of this plan from the beginning. In addition to partnering with aerospace companies to develop these and other elements that will make future missions to the Moon possible, NASA’s long-term plans include partnering with other space agencies and companies so that they can use this same infrastructure to facilitate their own missions and goals.

    On top of that, the legal precedents for commercial ventures on the Moon began before the executive order, titled “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources.” In 2015, the Obama administration signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law to “facilitate a pro-growth environment for the developing commercial space industry.”

    Now that companies and individual citizens have the right to claim, own, and sell resources that they extract from asteroids and other celestial bodies, a comprehensive map of where those resources are (at least on the Moon) is going to come in mighty handy! In the meantime, it is one heck of a scientific and educational resource and is likely to lead to some exciting breakthroughs in astrogeological research.

    Further Reading: USGS, USRA

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