User talk:Dr vulpes
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US National Park Service announces part of Yosemite National Park to close for days as flooding forecast
- Thank you for all your help with that article. I know it was really ugly when it started but I'm going to use some of the lessons from this to try and make better articles. Dr vulpes (talk) 18:27, 28 April 2023 (UTC)
Wikinews:Story preparation/First image of supermassive black hole at Milky Way's center continues to reveal new information
Hi, while you were correct that article is dated to last May, as are its sources, this article is not a standard prepared story. Usually, prepared stories are focused on some specific event in the future, even if the exact date is not yet planned, like Wikinews:Story preparation/US Senate votes on Lower Energy Costs Act (which was itself "gatwicked" — and that is an entire technique itself). The article you tagged, however, is not focused on any future event and is being stored for use as background if new developments happen with the image.
López Obrador announces that he will reinforce the southern border of Mexico after the end of Title 42 in the US.
- It’s not my area of expertise but I’ll take a quick look and see if I can help. Dr vulpes (talk) 04:52, 12 May 2023 (UTC)
Hi Dr vulpes,
Like many I have an interest in the human genome. Also, like many, I am sure, I am totally confused by what it is, and whether the progress scientists have made are really as significant as we have been led to believe.
I just wanted to tell you that your initial article at Scientists release updated human genome - first article not approved(as opposed to Scientists release updated human genome-second article not approved) was one of the most, if not the most, illuminating article I have ever read on the human genome project. I had no idea the the initial findings were based on the study of only 13 individuals from the United States and Europe. It is amazing that such a small sample can provide so much information that the medical field relies on. With this knowledge I can now carry out my own limited research to see how many of women were included in the studies, and whether medicine can rely on the results to help women, as well as men, benefit from medical advances based on these studies.
Hi Dr vulpes,
I hope you plan to continue to develop US Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of transgender asylum seeker. The US Supreme Court has been in the news a lot because they seem to be on a tear to change many long term traditions, I think. I find this case particularly interesting after seeing somewhere that Brazil was the first to [transgender place holder].
I found this in case you are interested: SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Syllabus SANTOS-ZACARIA AKA SANTOS-SACARIAS v. GARLAND CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT. Cheers Ottawahitech (talk) 19:51, 15 May 2023 (UTC)