Sex educators campaign to make Nantucket beaches bare-breasted

One woman strives to make Nantucket’s beaches look more European. Dorothy Stover Fighting for all beaches to become part of the tiny, topless island of Massachusetts, according to Cape Cod Times. “Last summer, I was at the beach and wanted to go topless,” recalls the 40-year-old. And I thought, ‘Why can’t I do that?’ “ according to Boston.comStauffer proposed amending the bylaw, “Gender Equality on the Beaches,” in November 2021. The outlet stated that the law would “promote equality for all persons, and anyone will be permitted to be topless…

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Why are men more likely to die from Covid disease? It’s complicated

SARS-CoV-2 virus particles

It’s one of the most famous takeaways of the pandemic: More men die from COVID-19 than women. Early on, some scientists suspected that the cause was primarily biological, and that sex-based treatments for men — such as estrogen injections or androgen blockers — could help lower the risk of death. But New study analyzes gender differences in COVID-19 deaths Over time in the United States suggests that the picture is more complex. The study found that while men generally die at a higher rate than women, trends have varied widely…

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Dr. Ronald Weinstein, pioneer of telepathology, dies at 83

A provided image shows Dr. Ronald Weinstein holding a component of a telepathology imaging system. (Kris Hanning via The New York Times)

In August 1986, a doctor in Washington, D.C., manipulating a microscope, examined a tissue sample from a female breast cancer patient and correctly diagnosed her tumor spread. What was unusual about the diagnosis was that the tissue sample and microscope were half a country away, in El Paso, Texas. It was a demonstration of a technology, now known as telepathology, that enables specialists to provide diagnoses and other medical opinions from afar using various telecommunications technologies. At that time, the Internet was in its infancy, optical fibers were not widely…

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A rare Stellar sea eagle spotted a long way from home

An undated photo provided by Cornell Lab of Ornithology, shows a Steller’s sea eagle in flight. (Christoph Moning, Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology via The New York Times)

Far from its home in Asia, 200 birdwatchers spotted a rare Steller sea eagle around the Taunton River, Massachusetts, on Monday. The eagle is said to be the same eagle that derailed a year ago and was spotted in Alaska and Canada by bird watchers across North America, Boston Globe reported on Tuesday. Flocks of bird watchers in the Northeast said they traveled for hours to the river to catch a glimpse of the eagle in what they said was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the bird community.…

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I shout. you scream. The bees scream too

Vespa soror hornets

Bees do not scream with their mouths, but with their bodies. When giant hornets approach and threaten their colony, Asian honeybees fling their stomachs in the air and run while flapping their wings. The noise can sound frighteningly like a human scream. in a A paper published Wednesday in the magazine Royal Society of Open ScienceIn this article, researchers describe the unique acoustic signal of Asian honey bees, called antibacterial tube. Researchers colloquially refer to it as a “cry bee”. “It’s like a shriek,” said Hongmei Li-Byarlay, an entomologist at…

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Human remains, ID card found in search for mass teen missing since 1982

Authorities said an ID card belonging to a Massachusetts teen last seen nearly four decades ago was found from a river, along with unidentified human remains. Judith Chartier, then 17, of Chelmsford, was last seen on June 5, 1982 after leaving a party in Billerica. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said “significant parts” of a 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger were identified by divers Tuesday in Billerica’s Concord River, marking a crucial development in the decades-old hail issue. Then investigators recovered the human remains and a working ID of Chartres in…

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Salem aims to undo the legacy of Elizabeth Johnson Jr., the last guilty witch of 1692

It must be the season of the witch. Politicians, historians, and schoolchildren in Massachusetts unite to expel a case of history that has haunted it for more than 300 years, and spell out the name of Elizabeth Johnson Jr. – Salem’s last guilty witch. “It’s time of year to get it done,” Massachusetts Senator Diana DeZulio (D-Ola, Essex) told Post Saturday. She introduced a bill earlier this year to clear Johnson’s name by Massachusetts residents, and she hopes in the eyes of history. Her area includes both North Andover, where…

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