Daredevil biker Fabio Wibmer swaps mountains for washing machine stunts

Daredevil biker Fabio Wibmer swaps mountains for washing machine stunts

Most people might look at a washing machine and think it’s only got one use. For Fabio Wibmer though, once he’s finished washing his clothes, white goods provide the perfect obstacle for his next trick. The Austrian cycling sensation, whose videos have garnered him a huge following on Instagram and YouTube, has been pedaling furiously…

Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Playdates and the pandemic: Can kids safely meet up?

Most days, Shannon Miller’s two sons, ages 7 and 4, play outside on their cul-de-sac in a suburb of Dayton, Ohio. But as the hours pass, more kids meet up from all over the neighborhood, until there are a dozen of them. “It’s almost like a block party,” she said. Once those children try to…

A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

A guide to how you can support marginalized communities

The pain felt by black communities after three recent tragedies is all too familiar. Each time these incidents happen, many of us are left wondering what we can do to support our African-American friends beyond anguished online posts — and in real, meaningful ways. Being an ally — a person who is not a member…

DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor’s stay-at-home measures

The Justice Department said in a court statement Friday evening that it was supporting the seven businesses that had filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement of interest in the case, the department called the Democratic governor’s coronavirus executive orders for her state,…

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

A deep dive into the genetics of the novel coronavirus shows it seems to have spent some time infecting both bats and pangolins before it jumped into humans, researchers said Friday. But they said it’s too soon to blame pangolins for the pandemic and say a third species of animal may have played host to…