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Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Kayla Cromer, Maria Bamford support ‘Everything’ changes

Entertainment
April 8 (UPI) -- Season 2 of Freeform's dramedy Everything's Gonna Be Okay complicates the relationships of autistic teenager Matilda (Kayla Cromer). The new season also introduces new characters coping with challenging relationships. "All I can really say is Matilda is rethinking her life and using Google for help," Cromer told UPI in a Zoom interview. Advertisement In Season 1, Matilda began to date Drea (Lillian Carrier) while both still were in high school. Now, the 23-year-old Cromer said their relationship will change. Season 2 will introduce Drea's parents, Suze (Maria Bamford) and Toby (Richard Kind). Bamford said Suze is the first mother she's played in her career. "To be able to act maternal, that's in my wheelhouse," the 50-year-old told UPI in a phone interview. "I'm pretty su...
Local traffic changes ‘more divisive than Brexit’

Local traffic changes ‘more divisive than Brexit’

Science
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods were introduced to tackle increasing traffic on minor roads, but now they are dividing communities. They use street furniture such as planters to block roads in residential areas. It lowers traffic, but can make it harder for drivers to get around.One in 20 Londoners now live in one and they are being rolled out across the country to dozens of towns and cities.Justin Rowlatt reports.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Science & Environment
Study: Few ‘important’ genetic changes seen in COVID-19 since hop to humans

Study: Few ‘important’ genetic changes seen in COVID-19 since hop to humans

Health
March 12 (UPI) -- The genetic makeup of the coronavirus underwent few "important" changes during the first 11 months of the pandemic, despite the emergence of potentially dangerous new strains last fall, according to a study published Friday by PLOS Biology. After analyzing hundreds of thousands of sequenced virus genomes, researchers from the United States, Britain and Belgium documented little significant alteration in the virus' genetic structure since it jumped to humans. Advertisement This was the case until late in 2020 -- after nearly a year of the virus circulating widely among people in nearly every nation on Earth -- when new variants began to emerge as a result of limited immunity in people who'd already had the virus. The vaccines developed to fight off the virus should contin...
Dolly Parton changes Jolene to vaccine as she gets jab she helped fund

Dolly Parton changes Jolene to vaccine as she gets jab she helped fund

Entertainment
Dolly Parton has been given the coronavirus vaccine she helped fund.The country singer, 75, "even changed one of my songs to fit the occasion", she told fans in a video filmed from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee. To the tune of her hit Jolene, she sang: "Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I'm begging of you, please don't hesitate. Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, because once you're dead, then that's a bit too late."Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world Parton donated $ 1m (£716,000) to help pharmaceutical firm Moderna develop its COVID-19 jab.
WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

WhatsApp to go ahead with changes despite backlash

Technology
Getty ImagesWhatsApp is pushing ahead with controversial changes to its terms of service, but altering the way it notifies users following a backlash. After its first announcement in January, millions of users downloaded apps from WhatsApp's competitors.The Facebook-owned platform previously said it had been the victim of "misinformation" around the change.But WhatsApp now says it has "reflected" on how it could have explained the changes better.The phrasing of the warning in the initial push led to widespread fears that it was going to share large amounts of WhatsApp data with Facebook. In reality, very little had changed in that area - and almost all users had previously accepted the type of data sharing involved.As part of its second attempt to convince users, WhatsApp will begin displa...