How to Convert a PDF File to PowerPoint

These run for $12.99 and $14.99 per month, respectively, so unless you’re already using one of these, it’s probably not worth the money just to convert a PDF file to PowerPoint. However, Adobe Acrobat is the best program on the market for anything dealing with PDF files, so we’d recommend subscribing to one if you […]

Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic and feuds with reporters grab headlines

“The Trump administration received its first formal notification of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China on January 3. Within days, the U.S. spy agencies were signalling the seriousness of the threat to [Mr.] Trump by including a warning about the coronavirus – the first of many – in the President’s daily brief.” But Mr. […]

African swine fever outbreak reported in western Poland

The spread of ASF on pig farms and in wild boars in western Poland is a concern for Germany, Europe’s top pork producer with approximately 26 million pigs. Germany is also the EU’s second largest pork exporter to non-EU markets, after Spain. Most German exports go to China, South Korea and Japan. Should any of […]

Sanity, stability and stress-relief: why our beloved pets have never been more important

Let’s start with some live updates from pets across the country. As I write this, I’m informed that Oscar the dog is delighting in hoovering up the extra scraps from under the kitchen table after the kids have eaten their home-school snacks and lunches. Morph, another dog in a different house, has become a regular […]

These Photos of the New Dog and Cheetah Besties at the Cincinnati Zoo Will Give You All the Friday Feels

“I don’t know if the dog thinks that’s a weird-looking dog or if the cheetah thinks that a poor cheetah has no spots. I don’t think they put much thought into it,” said Linda Castaneda, lead cat ambassador at Cincinnati Zoo, told WLWT 5.

What Did You Learn From The Cartoons You Watched Growing Up?

The human brain grows rapidly from birth until the age of five, when it reaches 90 percent of its total lifetime size. During childhood, brains overproduce synapses enabling an astonishing neuroplasticity, as new pathways of thought and ability are formed. At six or seven years of age, children can undergo significant structural brain changes in […]

Poaching, not coronavirus, is the bigger threat, says tiger expert

On the contrary, he said, the real threat to tigers was posed by a surge in local poaching of prey species during the lockdown. He cited incidents in Kodagu and Shivamogga, reported in recent days [involving sale of deer meat.] The police were busy otherwise, and forest officials faced movement constraints, emboldening a new wave […]

Vietnam’s comments on Chinese transgressions ‘inspiring’: foreign expert

Grossman said he was not surprised that China had not withdrawn its ships because China claims Vanguard Bank as part of its so-called “nine-dash line” and it now has the capabilities, including its navy, coast guard forces as well as the People’s Armed Forces Maritime Militia, to enforce its claims.

One coronavirus, 195 playbooks. Can the world stop a pandemic?

The surge of infections began with one man who spent two days at a hospital before his case was detected, infecting patients and doctors. Authorities have been swift to point the blame elsewhere; Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte claimed the hospital didn’t follow protocol, but the local health chief for the region of Lombardy said […]

Humans living in Amazon 10,000 years ago cultivated plants, study finds

The team say the new findings from Bolivia offer direct evidence such plants were grown in south-west Amazonia, meaning the region has a claim to join the Middle East, China, south-west Mexico and north-west South America as locations where wild plants were domesticated shortly after the last ice age. The team say the discovery chimes […]