Before joining Newsweek, Lucy Westcott was an editorial fellow at The Wire. Previously a United Nations correspondent for the Inter Press Service, she has also written for the Guardian, Bustle, American Journalism Review, and the Capital News Service, and interned at the BBC’s Washington bureau. Lucy received her Masters of Journalism degree from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and got her start in journalism writing copy for a police station. She was born and raised in Swindon, U.K.
Underwater spear-catching, a mass breakfast-in-bed gathering and a meeting of the tallest and shortest men in the world were among the events surrounding the tenth annual Guinness World Records Day Thursday.
Humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières will host trials by European researchers of two drugs and blood plasma therapy at its treatment centers in countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak.