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Google Doodle celebrates Laura Bassi, one of the first European women to earn a PhD

Google Doodle celebrates Laura Bassi, one of the first European women to earn a PhD

Google takes many opportunities to celebrate trailblazers with its homepage doodles. On Saturday, the search engine featured Laura Maria Catarina Bassi, an Italian physicist and professor who was a pioneer for women in science. Born in 1711, Bassi debated top academics on the history of philosophy and physics by age 20, an impressive achievement given…MORE

Man tops off helicopter proposal with five engagement rings

Man tops off helicopter proposal with five engagement rings

Picking out the perfect engagement ring can be a lot of pressure for someone preparing to propose. A man in Atlanta seemed to have a solution — just propose with five rings. In a video posted to Instagram, William Hunn gets down on one knee and presents five rings to his girlfriend of about a…MORE

Two people injured, one critically, after a shooting at a Nebraska mall

Two people injured, one critically, after a shooting at a Nebraska mall

Two people suffered injuries in a Saturday shooting at the Westroads Mall in Omaha, Nebraska, according to police. One victim has been taken to the hospital with critical injuries, Omaha police public information officer Joseph Nickerson said in a statement. A second victim suffered a serious but non-life threatening injury to her leg, Lt. Neal…MORE

Phoenix nonprofit plans to vaccinate 500 homeless people in 5 days

Phoenix nonprofit plans to vaccinate 500 homeless people in 5 days

More than four months after the first coronavirus vaccine hit American arms, a week-long drive to vaccinate the homeless against Covid-19 is underway in Phoenix. With the goal of vaccinating 500 people in a five-day period that ended on Friday, it’s a project that builds on the work of Phoenix-area nonprofits to care for the…MORE

Loneliness won’t end when the pandemic ends

Loneliness won’t end when the pandemic ends

When the world goes back to normal, Shanan Cale’s life won’t change much. She’ll still work mostly from her home in California. She’ll mother her two college-aged daughters. And she’ll continue to ponder intimacy and connection as a 54-year-old woman experiencing loneliness. “Post-pandemic, even now that I’m vaccinated and everyone in my household is vaccinated…MORE