Birmingham’s MotionMobs creates contact tracing map to slow spread of COVID-19

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Birmingham-based company MotionMobs. Photo via @motionmobs Instagram page

COVID-19 has turned the simple act of leaving the house into a bunch of nerve-wracking what ifs. But imagine if a simple app on your phone could help make those what ifs go away. Well, it’s happening! And Birmingham is at the center of the action.

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Birmingham’s buzzing with business news, career opportunities + more

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Birmingham from TJ Tower. Photo via Jon Eastwood

After a long Memorial Day Weekend, it’s time to get back into the swing of a brand new week. Luckily, it’ll be a short one! There’s lots of new business and career opportunities happening in Birmingham, so make that coffee extra strong and get busy.

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4 at-home science experiments from the experts at McWane Science Center

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What’s your favorite science experiment? Photo via McWane Science Center

School may be out for summer, but learning never stops at McWane Science Center. While we all wait for McWane Science Center to reopen its doors, check out these favorite at-home science experiments from Mr. Science and more of the McWane gang. Trust me, you’ll want to try them!

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Birmingham Zoo receives special gift from Birmingham Barons

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Happy flamingos. Photo via the Birmingham Zoo

Vibrant, long-legged and oh-so unique, flamingos are one of the raddest birds ever. Recently, the Birmingham Zoo received a gift for their newly renovated flamingo habitat from the Birmingham Barons—and it’s almost as unique as the birds themselves. Can you guess what it is?

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Stay safe + protect your face! Shop these 9 Birmingham Etsy shops selling masks.

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My mask from FifthAndMill. Photo by Patience Itson for Bham Now

Social distancing and staying home are the best ways to slow the spread of COVID-19. But if you have to leave the house, it’s a good idea to wear a face mask to protect yourself and others. Where can you find masks to wear? These local Etsy shops in Birmingham have you covered—literally.

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