Carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap depend on meals of insects to survive in nutrient-poor soil. They sense the arrival of juicy insects, lured by the plants' fruity scent, with the aid of sensitive trigger hairs on the inner surfaces of their traps. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology looked more closely at exactly how the plants decide when to keep their traps shut and begin producing their acidic, prey-decomposing cocktail of enzymes. The short answer is: they count.
Michael Cohen "had the rug pulled out from under him" Thursday when he was abruptly sent back to prison, one of his lawyers says. According to the New York Times , Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer, was "in good spirits" as he arrived to the courthouse, expecting to...
Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)
California is pursuing a legal challenge against the Trump administration. Their controversial new student visa policy will force foreign students to leave the country... ...Or switch schools if they attend a university doing online-only instruction this fall. These new rules are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports HuffPost. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he’s filing a lawsuit against the administration. His office described it as an “unlawful policy that threatens to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19."
International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America
6 Tips for a Successful Virtual Job Interview With a number of companies still operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual job interviews are a necessity. Here are six tips to help you confidently take on your next video interview. 1. Be ready for you interview at the scheduled time. There’s no point in being early and showing up late doesn’t look good. 2. Get rid of distractions. Turn off any notifications and set up in a quiet, noise-free area. 3. Pick the right background. Opt for something that's simple and neutral or that displays who you are as a candidate. 4. Make sure you have proper lighting. Sit facing a window to use natural light and make sure there’s no light source right behind you. 5. Wear headphones to improve sound quality, block out distracting noises and prevent an echo. 6. Always test your computer's camera and microphone. Making sure all your tech works beforehand will prevent any mishaps from occurring during your interview.
The death of a Black man found hanging from a tree near a City Hall in southern California this month has been ruled a suicide. That's what authorities initially called it, prompting outrage from some, including activists who suspected he may have been lynched . But after a police investigation prompted...
WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
State lawmakers and prisoner advocates call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to significantly reduce the state prison populations as officials struggle to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has infected 1,400 inmates at San Quentin State Prison. (July 9)
Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, has tested positive for COVID-19. "I feel good, I feel strong, I will continue to work virtually from my isolation," she says in a video posted to her Twitter account, per NPR . Three cabinet ministers in her administration have also tested positive, including one who...
Russia and the West are in a showdown over continuing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria’s mainly rebel-held northwest after the current U.N. mandate expires on Friday
Glee actress Naya Rivera is presumed to have died in what police are calling a "horrible accident" at California's Lake Piru Wednesday. After the 33-year-old and her son rented a pontoon boat on the southern California lake in the afternoon, only the 4-year-old was found on the boat hours later,...
Vice President Mike Pence told Philadelphia police officers that President Donald Trump "backed the Blue" and that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden would cut funding for police if he wins the White House. (July 9)
Javicia Leslie has been tapped to become the CW's new Batwoman. According to CNN, the actress will debut in the iconic role in January 2021. "I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television". Leslie went on to say that "as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show". "Batwoman" will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET when the show returns.
Supreme Court Grants NY Prosecutor Access to Trump's Financial Records According to CBS News, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday. Vance is conducting a criminal investigation into Trump's financial and business dealings and can now obtain his business records and tax returns. Chief Justice John Roberts, via CBS News A separate case dealing with congressional subpoenas reinforced the investigative power of Congress, but there are limits. The court added that Congress must be more targeted in its subpoenas for the president’s personal information. With both cases being handled by lower courts, Trump’s records will not likely be released before the election. Trump called the move "not fair." Donald Trump, via Twitter
The World Health Organization recognized Thursday that research has shown the coronavirus can remain in the air in crowded indoor places—after earlier dismissing the possibility of such transmission as rare. The agency gave gyms and restaurants—even choir practice—as examples of places where floating particles could infect people,...
You might have noticed Jupiter outshining many stars this month. The gas giant will reach opposition, its closest encounter to our planet, on July 13-14.
Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.