A Georgia Tech team found that fire ants act collaboratively rather than individually to form a water-repellant, buoyant raft. An individual ant’s exoskeleton is moderately hydrophobic. But fire ants enhance their water repellency by linking their bodies together, a process similar to the weaving of a waterproof fabric.
People angered by the indictment of a sole police officer in the Breonna Taylor case are marching in downtown Louisville—where cops have formed a line and arrested a few protesters, USA Today reports. The group had assembled early in Jefferson Square Park, the nerve center of protests for nearly...
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden slammed President Donald Trump, accusing him of "politicizing" the Justice Dept. during a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Sept. 23)
Elegant and timeless, burgundy lipstick is a classic shade that never really goes away. And according to Allure, its time in the spotlight once again is this fall. Fortunately, it's easier to find just the right shade of burgundy for your skin tone than it is to find the perfect red. That's because there are fewer shades on the market! If you go for a warm burgundy, it'll be closer to Old Hollywood red. A cooler burgundy will give off a purplish, goth vibe. Burgundy lips pair well with teal eyeliner, or even with green eyeshadow and super-long fake eyelashes. Enjoy!
TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to ban its app, suggesting the Chinese-owned app’s deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled
Gale Sayers, , Chicago Bears Hall of Fame Running Back, , Dead at Age 77. Sayers had reportedly been living with dementia for several years. Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker confirmed his death via a statement. All those who love the game of football mourn the loss of one of the greatest to ever play this game with the passing of Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers, Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker, via statement. He was the very essence of a team player -- quiet, unassuming and always ready to compliment a teammate for a key block. , Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker, via statement. Gale was an extraordinary man who overcame a great deal of adversity during his NFL career and life, Hall of Fame president and CEO David Baker, via statement. Known as "The Kansas Comet," the former running back was a first-round pick by the Chicago Bears in 1965. . A major knee injury in 1970 forced the five-time All-Pro to retire in 1971. According to Fox News, Sayers ended his career with 39 touchdowns and 4,956 rushing yards. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 at the age of 34. If you want to see perfection as a running back, you best get ahold of a film of Gale Sayers. He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again, Legendary Bears coach George Halas, at Sayers' Hall of Fame Induction, via ESPN. Sayers' friendship with terminally-ill teammate Brian Piccolo also inspired the movie, 'Brian's Song.'
Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster says he wishes President Donald Trump would recognize one thing. Namely, that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not Trump's friend. McMaster's comments came a day after addressing efforts from Trump and GOP leaders in Congress to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election. According to Business Insider, McMaster told CNN that such efforts benefited Putin's agenda. The intelligence community has repeatedly warned that Russia is engaged in ongoing efforts to interfere in the US electoral process. At a rally on Monday, Trump told supporters, 'I like Putin. He likes me.' It's self-delusion…Putin is the best liar in the world.
The new coronavirus test at Finland's main international airport delivers results in less than 10 seconds—and has four paws. Helsinki Airport has deployed a team of dogs trained to sniff out the coronavirus as part the first large-scale trial of the the method, the Washington Post reports. "It’s a...
Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Officer, Over Death of Breonna Taylor. Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree over the killing of Breonna Taylor. Hankison allegedly fired ten blind shots from his weapon into the door and window of Taylor's apartment the night she was killed. Activists and protestors have said the indictment is not enough. I know that not everyone will be satisfied. Our job is to present the facts to the grand jury, and the grand jury then applies the facts ... , Daniel Cameron, Attorney General KY, via CNN. If we simply act on outrage, there is no justice. Mob justice is not justice. Justice sought by violence is not justice. It just becomes revenge, Daniel Cameron, Attorney General KY, via CNN. Charges were not brought against the two other officers who were involved. The American Civil Liberties Union of KY tweeted a response to the indictment. Once again, a prosecutor has refused to hold law enforcement accountable for killing a young Black woman. Breonna Taylor should still be alive today, American Civil Liberties Union of KY, Twitter. The interim police chief of Louisville has activated the KY National Guard.
Federal officials say a sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown will cause long-term harm if not reversed
Here's the latest for Wednesday September 23rd: Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote; 1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case; California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars; "UK's first" A sci-fi robot-themed diner.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have turned heads in Britain by urging Americans to vote in November—an act some consider a breach of royal protocol, the Guardian reports. "This election I am not able to vote in the US. But many of you may not know that I haven't...
A grand jury decision in Kentucky to bring no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor’s killing and only brought three counts of wanton endangerment against fired Officer Brett Hankison for shooting into Taylor’s neighbors’ homes, was not unexpected by many NBA players and coaches
Cindy McCain might be Joe Biden's favorite person this week . But the Guardian argues that Beto O’Rourke could end up his "greatest ally" of the campaign. That's because O'Rourke—a one-time Biden rival for the 2020 Democratic nomination—thinks Texas and its 38 electoral college votes could go blue and...
Americans will need to wear masks and stay socially distant to protect themselves from the coronavirus even after early vaccines become available. (Sept. 23)
A career government records professional says Trump administration officials at the White House repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book
Chance the Rapper Receives Backlash , After Telling Fans to Cast Same Votes as Their Moms. On Tuesday, Chance the Rapper took to Twitter to offer some political advice to his 8.3 million followers. Ask your mom who to vote for. Vote for who she say, Chance the Rapper, via Twitter. After receiving criticism for his initial tweet, Chance reaffirmed his stance, saying people need to “trust” their moms. And ion care what somebody quoted over my s---. Ya mama been thru alot. Ask them and trust them, Chance the Rapper, via Twitter. Some fans continued to disagree, expressing the importance of researching candidates and making an independent decision. Chance later retweeted a post and expressed his agreement that the advice he previously offered “does not apply if you are white.”
Spoofing is a form of market manipulation by which traders make a large sum of orders they have no intention of executing. Such actions can mislead market participants to steer prices in a certain direction, and was outlawed in 2010 through the Dodd-Frank Act. Now, Business Insider reports JPMorgan is set to pay almost $1 billion in settlement fines for spoofing in precious metals and Treasury markets. Paying up would resolve probes by the Justice Department, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. One source says paying the record sum isn't likely to restrict JPMorgan's business practices, and that the bank will admit to wrongdoing.
TikTok says "groups operating on the dark web" engaged in a "coordinated effort" to share a graphic suicide video across its platform. Now it's asking other social media giants for help. The video of a US man shooting himself was live-streamed on Facebook in late August before clips went viral...
One month after Laura struck Louisiana, homeowners feeling the effects are getting help from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Operation Blue Roof program.
Death Toll in US, Due to Coronavirus , Surpasses 200,000. The U.S. hit the grim milestone on Tuesday. The number of dead due to COVID-19 is close to two and a half times the number of U.S. soldiers killed during both the Vietnam and Korean Wars combined. 200,000 coronavirus deaths was also the CDC's low-range, worst-case scenario, as discussed in internal documents in March. The milestone is the highest total number of deaths of any country in the world, by far. It represents a doubling of the death toll from less than three months ago in June. On average, the U.S. has reported close to 40,000 new cases of coronavirus a day for the past week. Those are the things that I get concerned about as we get into October and November and December, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via 'The New York Times'. I’d like to see us go into that at such a low level that when you have the inevitable cases you can handle them, Dr. Anthony Fauci, via 'The New York Times'. Some scientists predict the death toll in the U.S. could surpass 300,000 by the end of the year
President Donald Trump predicted Wednesday the 2020 presidential election "will end up in the Supreme Court." And he suggested that's one of the reasons he is pushing so strongly to fill the vacant seat before the Nov. 3 election. (Sept. 23)