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47-year-old Ontario teacher who was ‘totally healthy’ intubated after contracting COVID-19

TORONTO — An Ontario teacher who was “totally healthy” before contracting COVID-19 is now intubated in a Toronto hospital, an infectious disease doctor says. Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, who works at Toronto Western Hospital, said the 47-year-old teacher tested positive for COVID-19 after coming in contact with a student who was also positive.  Due to confidentiality…

2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel, 1st since Dead Sea Scrolls…

A 2,000-year-old biblical scroll has been unearthed in the Judean desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Tuesday. The groundbreaking discovery marks the first time that such an artifact has been uncovered in decades, since the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls.Video clip of the expedition (Credit: Yaniv Berman, Israel Antiquities Authority)The two dozen fragments were…

Scientists read a 300-year-old sealed letter without opening it – CNET

Scientists are using technology to read centuries-old letters sealed using “letterlocking.” Nature Communications The contents of a handwritten European letter sealed for 300 years are no longer a secret, thanks to a technique that let scholars peek inside virtually without damaging the intricately folded historical document. In the letter, dated July 31, 1697, Jacques Sennacques asks…