8 December 2020.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Alex Smith has completed 107 of 155 pass attempts for 1067 yards since his return. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Local12Skinny)

  • Alex Smith missed more than a year following life-threatening infection in his broken leg
  • After numerous surgeries he returned to NFL for Washington Football Team
  • Steelers Ben Roethlisberger praised Smith for his passion and perseverance

3 November 2020.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The vaccine is being developed by researchers in the US. (Photo Credit: Envato Elements)

  • Scientists have developed a COVID-19 vaccine that produces "extremely high levels" of protective antibodies
  • The researchers noted that it develops ten times as much antibodies in mice even at a six-fold lower vaccine dose
  • The molecular structure of the vaccine roughly mimics that of a virus

26 October 2020.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Entomologists in full-body protective gear vacuumed the Asian giant hornets from a tree. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Washington's agricultural department spent weeks searching for and trapping the hornets
  • Murder hornets can sting repeatedly with venom that is stronger than a honeybee’s
  • It was first discovered in the US in December by a homeowner in Blaine