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Lisa Montgomery Is The First Woman Executed By The Federal Government In Almost 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery Is The First Woman Executed By The Federal Government In Almost 70...

From infancy and through adolescence, Montgomery endured horrific domestic abuse from her mother and sexual assault at the hands of her stepfather in addition to other forms of abuse, including forced prostitution. Addled with trauma, Montgomery developed, the Times reports, "bipolar disorder, temporal lobe epilepsy, complex post-traumatic stress disorder (c-PTSD), dissociative disorder, psychosis, traumatic brain…
Who should get the vaccine first? The debate over a CDC panel’s guidelines, explained.

Who should get the vaccine first? The debate over a CDC panel’s guidelines, explained.

Millions of doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines against Covid-19 are being shipped around the United States right now, and millions more are on the way. But there are 330 million Americans, and according to expert estimates, it may be the summer or even the fall before everyone who wants the vaccine can get…
California will have its first Latino senator

California will have its first Latino senator

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ US Senate seat. California has never before had a Latino senator, despite the fact that nearly 40 percent of its residents are Latino — and Padilla will change that. “The son of Mexican immigrants — a cook…
For the first time in 800 years, you can watch a “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn

For the first time in 800 years, you can watch a “great conjunction” of...

Jupiter and Saturn are due to converge in their orbits on Monday, appearing as a double planet in the night sky — the first such occurrence in almost 800 years. The two planets have been near one another throughout the year, according to Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan. They will reach their closest approach, passing…
The first abortion case of the Amy Coney Barrett era is now before the Supreme Court

The first abortion case of the Amy Coney Barrett era is now before the...

Last October, the Supreme Court handed down a fairly surprising order in an abortion case. FDA v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concerns whether patients should have an easier time obtaining a pill used in medication abortions while the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging, but the Trump administration saw in the case an opportunity…
The FDA has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine in the US

The FDA has authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine in the US

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday evening granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, making it the first Covid-19 vaccine in the United States to begin distribution outside of clinical trials. The first 6.4 million doses could ship within days. The announcement came after an advisory…
The US is about to begin the first big test of Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The US is about to begin the first big test of Covid-19 vaccine distribution

The first 6.4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses may begin to ship out in the US as early as this weekend, after the Food and Drug Administration approves an emergency use authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The EUA is expected to be imminent following the Thursday vote of an advisory committee, which recommended it in a…
Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Singapore is the first country in the world to approve lab-grown chicken products

Currently, farms around the world produce chicken for sale by raising fast-growing chicken breeds in batches of tens of thousands, tightly packed in warehouses that are a public health hazard, a fire hazard, a worker safety hazard, and a hazard to the well-being of the chickens themselves. What if instead we could grow the meat…
The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The UK is the first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine

The United Kingdom on Wednesday granted temporary authorization for emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech to adults aged 16 and older, with the first 800,000 doses of the two-dose vaccine slated to be offered in the country next week. This makes the UK the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech…
I Got Lip Injections For The First Time — & I Love The Results

I Got Lip Injections For The First Time — & I Love The Results

In terms of the actual injection, it's essentially a two-part process of numbing and poking. "For numbing, we use a B.L.T., which stands for Benzocaine, Lidocaine, and Tetracaine," explains Dr. Palep of the the topical anesthetic cocktail she applies to Gulino's lips. After 15 minutes, Dr. Palep gently wipes the numbing cream away and begins…

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