Advancements in breathing devices for WWII fighter pilots paved way for modern ventilator

Before World War II, the iron lung was the most common type of mechanical ventilator, but advancements in breathing devices for fighter pilots near the end of the war paved the way for the modern ventilator. Unlike positively pressurized ventilators used in coronavirus patients today, which pump air into the lungs through a mask or tube, […]

Idaho earthquake measured at magnitude 6.5; state’s largest in nearly 40 years

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake  – Idaho’s largest in nearly 40 years – hit the state Tuesday evening. The quake’s epicenter was outside of Stanley, about 80 miles northeast of Boise, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Shaking was also felt in Oregon, eastern Washington, Montana and as far north as Canada, Boise State Public Radio reported. Utah […]

Lady Gaga’s dad seeks donations to pay furloughed restaurant staff

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. His daughter may be a globally famous singer with a net worth of millions — but that doesn’t help him pay his employees. Joe Germanotta, the father of Lady Gaga, said Friday that his New York City restaurant would be […]