- ScienceThe Telegraph
A commonly held belief among dog owners is that if they want to know how old their pet is, they simply have to times its age by seven. Then, it can be decided whether man's best friend is acting up because it is a naughty teenager - or simply due to poor training. However, new research has found that this method is not based on science, and our pooches may be far 'older' than previously believed. As people, and animals, age, the number and placement of methyl groups in the genome change. By mapping these, scientists can tell the age of an organism. The researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine used blood samples from 105 Labrador retrievers to accurately work out how quickly the breed ages. The study, published in Cell Systems, found the comparison is not a 1:7 ratio over time. Especially when dogs are young, they age rapidly compared to humans. A one-year-old dog is similar to a 30-year-old human. A four-year-old dog is similar to a 52-year-old human. Then by seven years old, dog aging slows, and a 12-year-old dog is 70 in human years.
- U.S.Miami Herald
The man, a pastor at a Las Vegas church, killed his 71-year-old neighbor and her friend with a shotgun, police say.
- BusinessNBC News
COVID-19 plus the flu could quickly overwhelm health care systems.
- U.S.USA TODAY
Critics have likened Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels' actions to "a call for vigilantism" after his comments about protesters.
After more than a year of polling, focus groups and message testing against the president, there’s a growing consensus about what damages Trump — and what doesn’t.
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After backlash for not kneeling with NWSL teammates, Rachel Hill explains why she didn't join racial inequality protest
Casey Short, Julie Ertz and their Chicago Red Stars teammates knelt during the national anthem. One player did not, however.
Federal coronavirus unemployment insurance is scheduled to expire at the end of this month as the pandemic makes a resurgence in parts of the U.S. and 25 million out-of-work Americans are collecting benefits. The Democratic-led House has passed legislation to extend the $600-per-week boost through January, but the Senate Republican majority is vowing not to continue that provision. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that the unemployment benefit passed in the CARES Act in March won't be in the next phase of coronavirus relief, which he said he expects to pass by the end of July.