The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 29th, 2021 evening edition

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Right whale mom “Tripelago” was spotted the day after Christmas seven miles east of Jekyll Island, in Georgia with her new calf.

BOSTON — Some baby news from the New England Aquarium.

Right whale mom “Tripelago” was spotted the day after Christmas, seven miles east of Jekyll Island in Georgia, with her new calf.

Researchers says she has been seen every year since she was born, with the exception of 2014.

The aquarium says that at the start of winter, pregnant North Atlantic right whales head to warmer Southeastern waters to give birth.

Nine right whale calves have now been born this season.

ACCOL’s Right Whale Research Team tracks the age of whales, the birth of calves, and event like vessel strikes and fishing gear entanglements in a catalog. »

What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine

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If Russian President Vladimir Putin is acting as if he has the upper hand in this standoff, that’s because he does.

According to U.S. intelligence services, Russia has nearly 100,000 troops and a great deal of heavy weaponry stationed on the Ukrainian border.

Not coincidentally, that could serve as a useful record to run on in 2024, when Putin would be up for re-election. »

‘Bloodthirsty’ squirrel attacks 18 people in Welsh village

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The attacks were ended when Ms Reynolds set out a cage in her garden leaving a handful of peanuts, Stripe’s favourite snack, as bait.

The RSPCA came and picked the squirrel up from Ms Reynolds’ home, transferring it from her cage in her bathroom to stop it from escaping.

Ms Reynolds told The Standard of her sorrow after the squirrel she nicknamed Stripe, after the vicious baddie from Gremlins, was euthanised. »

John Madden, football legend, dies at 85

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John Madden, a legendary figure known to one generation as a Hall of Fame coach, another generation as the sport’s greatest announcer, and yet another generation for the video game that bears his name, has died at the age of 85.

Madden’s influence on the sport of football is impossible to overstate.

John Madden may have been the single most influential person in the history of the sport of football. »

Broadly neutralizing antibodies overcome SARS-CoV-2 Omicron antigenic shift

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Here, we show that the Omicron RBD binds to human ACE2 with enhanced affinity, relative to the Wuhan-Hu-1 RBD, and binds to mouse ACE2. »