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How to celebrate National Volunteer Week

Covid-19 has presented challenges to both staffing and financing for charitable causes around the world. This year, non-profits are using National Volunteer Week (April 18-24) to ramp up support. “There’s never been a more important time than now to get involved,” said Laura Plato, chief solutions officer for Volunteer Match, an online platform that connects…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A driver-less boat goes nuts, a pupper gets a horrific adoption ad and popcorn salad stuns the internet. These are the must-watch videos of the week. Berserk boat alert The Coast Guard had to stop a small craft that was out of control off the coast of Miami, after the owner and only passenger had…MORE

Biden to be briefed on Indianapolis shooting

Biden to be briefed on Indianapolis shooting

President Joe Biden will be briefed Friday morning on a shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx facility that left at least eight people dead, a White House official told CNN. White House chief of staff Ron Klain has already been in communication with Indianapolis’ mayor, and Biden’s homeland security adviser, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, is also in touch…MORE

The stock market is throwing a global party

The stock market is throwing a global party

Spurred on by renewed optimism about the post-pandemic recovery and a strong fear of missing out, investors keep pushing stocks higher. What’s happening: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 34,000 for the first time on Thursday as Wall Street celebrated a strong start to corporate earnings season. But US stocks aren’t the only ones…MORE

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US

Brood X is almost here. Billions of cicadas to emerge in eastern US

Love is in the air this spring in the eastern United States, where billions of cicadas will soon appear in the biggest emergence event since 2004. The insects are part of a group called Brood X — also known as the Great Eastern Brood — which is expected in a geographical range stretching from Tennessee…MORE

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

Giant radio pulses and X-ray surges are coming from the Crab Nebula

The hauntingly beautiful Crab Nebula, located 6,500 light-years away in the Taurus constellation, is releasing an incredible amount of energy. The nebula is six light-years wide, and it’s a growing cloud of debris formed from a supernova explosion. (A light-year is six trillion miles). The light from this supernova first reached Earth in July 1054…MORE

Dogecoin price soars more than 100% to new record after Elon Musk tweets

Dogecoin price soars more than 100% to new record after Elon Musk tweets

For the second time this week, Dogecoin has hit a milestone. And this time around, it may be thanks to the world’s richest man. The virtual currency, which features the face of a Shiba Inu dog as its logo, soared more than 100% to hit an all-time high of $0.298 Friday morning, according to cryptocurrency…MORE

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