“The world is different now”: Rafters return to coronavirus pandemic
The 24-day adventure took them down the scenic Colorado River...away from cell service, internet and far from the outside world. The Portland, Oregon couple anticipated returning to everyday life would be difficult, but they never expected a new reality. Murphy and Murray were some of the last people in America to learn about widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic. They returned to a world where schools were shut down, movie theaters were closed and people used an unfamiliar phrase, "social distancing." “Right now, it’s like coming into a completely different world.”The Portland couple didn’t have much time to get ready for re-entry.
New 10-foot-long crocodile species found in museum
(CNN) - A unique species of crocodile lives in New Guinea, but in 1989, a researcher suspected that there may be more to the story on the tropical island. But the large island north of Australia is divided by a mountain range, creating distinct habitats in the north and south. They attended a talk that raised Hall's research and asked for help to finish the investigation distinguishing between the New Guinea crocodiles. "Our work adds to this with additional morphological insight into how distinctive these two species of crocodiles." The crocodile species in the south has now been declared a separate species and the researchers named it Crocodylus halli in honor of Philip Hall.