Five months into the pandemic, things were getting desperate for Robin Betancourt, The tourists he depended upon as a boat captain were unable to visit the Galapagos Islands, whose isolation — 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from the mainland — makes alternative employment hard to find. Betancourt was one of 74 Galapagos residents hired and trained to sample the genetic diversity in the small island chain that famously inspired Charles Darwin in his description of evolution. The Barcode Galapagos Project uses local people to gather, prepare and process tiny samples in DNA sequencing machines set up in three laboratories on the islands.
Rita Ora paired star-shaped pasties and a thong with a nude latex dress to perform her new single—check out the pics here!
- House Beautiful
‘Baywatch’ star Donna D’Errico responded to haters who said she was “too old to wear a bikini” by posing in a pink string bikini on Instagram.
- ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports
Multiple teammates consoled Bengals linebacker Joseph Ossai after he drew a late hit penalty that put the Chiefs in position for a field goal that delivered a Super Bowl berth for Kansas City. One teammate in particular was not pleased. Linebacker Germaine Pratt was yelling on the way to the locker room about the foul. [more]
- NBC Sports BayArea
George Kittle offered a brutally honest assessment of the 49ers' NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles.
- Patriot Ledger
The 8-month-old boy who was seriously injured inside his Duxbury home Tuesday night has died of his injuries at a Boston hospital.
- Bengals Wire
A controversial play in the AFC title game created major reactions.
- Marie Claire US
It makes sense why Her late Majesty wanted to keep this close to the vest.
- Fox Business
State Farm and Progressively are reportedly not writing new insurance policies for some models and years of Kia and Hyundai vehicles because of a rise in thefts.
- Associated Press
Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24" and providing the voice for Tess in the video game “The Last of Us,” has died. Wersching passed away Sunday morning in Los Angeles following a battle with cancer, her publicist told The Associated Press. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Wersching appeared on dozens of television shows over the course of her two-decade career.
After Suffering Second Vehicular Accident In Months, It Looks Like There's Even More Bad News For Jay Leno
After having experienced two serious accidents in the past few months, Jay Leno got some more bad news.
So this is where he gets his athletic genes from.
- Golf Channel
Rory McIlroy made a 14-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic and avoid a playoff with nemesis Patrick Reed.
- Miami Herald
South Florida will see two big changes to the weather this week.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will meet in Super Bowl 57. Here's why Fox's Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen are third best team there.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
"Hey, I've got some wise words for that Cincinnati mayor," Travis Kelce said after the Chiefs' win. "Know your role and shut your mouth, you jabroni!"
- The Daily Beast
ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty ImagesLisa Loring, the original Wednesday Addams who played the spooky scion in the 1960s sitcom The Addams Family, has died at the age of 64.The news of Lisa Loring’s death was announced by friends on social media, who said she had slipped into a coma and died Jan. 28. Close friend Laurie Jacobson announced the news Sunday night via Facebook, and described how Loring “suffered a massive stroke brought on by smoking and high blood
- NBC Sports BayArea
Kyle Shanahan explained why the 4ers didn't challenge DeVonta Smith's fourth-down catch in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
- NBC News
An infant who was recently returned to his mother from an alleged kidnapping died Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital.
- Giants Wire
Ex-New York Giants Eli Apple and Kadarius Toney remained true to form on Sunday night and the post-game trolling of Apple was relentless.
"I prided myself on being tough and not complaining — even when I had to crawl on my hands and knees down the stairs to have a family dinner."