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Meet ‘Mad Hatterpillar,’ the caterpillar that uses its old heads for defense

In the dense eucalyptus forests of Australia, deadheads forage leaves and wriggle their bodies around. No, these aren’t Grateful Dead fanatics stranded since the psychedelic shows of the 1970s. Native to Australia, Uraba lugens is a strange caterpillar that stacks its molted heads atop each other. With every molt, the stack becomes an increasingly tall,…MORE

Main opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of crucial presidential vote in Belarus

The main opposition candidate in Belarus’ Sunday presidential election went into hiding the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, who is seeking his sixth term. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s campaign said she fled her apartment due to safety reasons after police detained several of its senior staffers, in what critics called an attempt to intimidate the…MORE

Brazil passes 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, as cases top 3 million

Brazil passes 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, as cases top 3 million

Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday as cases exceeded 3 million, according to the latest numbers by the country’s Health Ministry. The fatalities milestone comes less than five months after Brazil recorded its first Covid-19-related death. The ministry said 100,477 people have lost their lives and 3,012,412 have been infected. In the last…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, August 7

What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, August 7

More than 19 million people around the world have now been infected with the coronavirus, and 715,024 have died. The number of new daily cases has topped 200,000 — a level not seen before July — for 23 days in row. In India, the number of infections surpassed 2 million today. The speed at which…MORE

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Lend a Helping Hand

Lend a Helping Hand

Our older adults have been hit hard by the Covid-19 outbreak, here’s how you can help.

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…