On Thursday, May 13th, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced that a new species of dinosaur has been identified from remains found in Mexico. The new species has been named Tlatolophus galorum, which is derived from the Indigenous Mexican language, Nahuatl, using the term “word,” and Greek with the term, “crest.” “Galorum” refers to the scientists that had a part in the … Continue reading New Dinosaur Found in Mexico Has Been Identified
On May 4th, a woman from Mali gave birth in Morocco to nine babies, weighing between 1.1 to 2.2 pounds. She gave birth prematurely at 30 weeks to five girls and four boys by Caesarian section. Doctors were only expecting seven babies and were surprised to find nine, the ultrasounds had missed two of the babies. The 25 year old mother, Halima Cissé, was sent … Continue reading Malian Woman Gives Birth to Nine Babies
On April 16th, two nonverbal communication boards were unveiled at the new “Play for All” playground in Blandair Park. The playground is set to open this spring. The goal of these boards is to make the playground more inclusive for all children. The boards were partially funded by the Howard County Autism Society. According to wtop.com, County Executive Calvin Ball, said, “These communication boards are … Continue reading Nonverbal Communication Boards Unveiled at New Playground in Blandair Park
On April 7th at a White House briefing, CDC director, Rochelle Walensky announced that the UK variant of the Coronavirus, also known as B.1.1.7, is now the dominant strain in the United States. Evidence suggests that this variant is more contagious. However, nbcnews.com reported that recent studies have shown that it isn’t connected to an increased risk of death. The variant was identified in the … Continue reading UK Coronavirus Variant Now the Dominant Strain in the U.S.
On March 19th, the Fagradals mountain volcano near Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, erupted after being dormant for 6,000 years. Lava began flowing out of the volcano during the night of the 19th. Many small earthquakes had been recorded since February 24th, and one was even detected hours before the eruption. According to washingtonpost.com, because of the frequency of the earthquakes, scientists believed that an … Continue reading Volcano Eruption in Iceland