Nick Willis Set a Record by Running a Sub-4 Mile for the 19th Straight Year. Here’s How He Did It

On January 19, Nick Willis wrote himself into the record books when he ran a 3:58.63 mile. His time marked the 19th consecutive calendar year that the 37-year-old Kiwi runner has clocked a sub-4-minute mile. A middle-distance specialist, Willis has sub-4 miles every year since 2003—and even the two years before that, he clocked a…Continue Reading

US sets new record with nearly 290,000 COVID cases in 24 hours

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The United States hit a new record for coronavirus cases Friday, notching nearly 290,000 in a span of 24 hours, according to a real-time tally by Johns Hopkins University. The country, the hardest-hit in the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, also recorded 3,676 virus deaths in the same day, the Baltimore-based…Continue Reading

California Hits Record COVID-19 Deaths as New Variant Found

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County surpassed 10,000 deaths from the coronavirus Wednesday as California also hit a record high number of fatalities. The governor also announced the first detected case of the new and apparently more contagious variant of…Continue Reading

New record for UK’s busiest pure cargo airport

Publishedduration7 hours agoimage copyrightThe Studio 17image captionEast Midlands Airport handles passengers and freight separatelyThe UK’s largest pure cargo airport had its busiest ever period in the run-up to Christmas, bosses have said.In November, East Midlands Airport (EMA) processed its highest number of goods in a month at 41,613 tonnes, a 26.4% increase on last year.…Continue Reading

Thailand sees record 548 new virus cases tied to seafood market in Bangkok

Migrant workers at a seafood market in Samut Sakhon province, Thailand. Photo: Reuters Most of the migrant workers in Samut Sakhon are from bordering Myanmar, which has reported more than 114,000 cases Provincial Governor Veerasak Vichitsaengsri said Samut Sakhon will enforce travel restrictions and shut down businesses Topic |   Disease Published: 1:20am, 20 Dec, 2020 Updated:…Continue Reading

2020 likely to end up hottest year on record

Just how warm Earth stays this December will determine if 2020 goes down as the hottest year on record. And it’s looking a lot like it will.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration calculated  Monday that last month globally was the second hottest November on record, behind only 2015. Yet NASA and a European climate  monitoring group said it…Continue Reading

S&P 500, Dow close at record highs amid Pfizer vaccine rollout and stimulus progress

Reuters / Brendan McDermid US stocks erased early losses and closed at record highs as Congress inched closer to a stimulus compromise and coronavirus vaccinations began in the UK.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seemingly eased in his opposition to a $908 billion proposal supported by Democrats and Republicans, saying Tuesday that members of both parties…Continue Reading