Stephan Reber has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for Acoustics - for a 2015 study that involved an alligator inhaling helium. This was done to understand if alligators have resonances in their vocalizations, something that certain animals use to communicate body size.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, DC, reports the AP . She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999. NPR reports that in the days before her death, Ginsburg...
A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters. (Sept. 18)
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at age 87, repeatedly showed a steely resilience in the face of personal loss and health problems
Dr. Fauci Cites , These 3 Things , for an Optimal Immune System. Beyond social distancing measures, hand-washing and wearing a mask, . White House task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci has three solid recommendations to keep your immune system healthy. 1. , "Get a reasonable amount of sleep.". The rule of thumb is that between seven and eight hours of sleep is necessary to keep your immune system healthy. 2. , "Get a good diet.". Foods that are rich in necessary vitamins and minerals will help your immune system to stay strong. 3, "Try to avoid or alleviate severe stress, which we know can sometimes impact the immune system.". Regular exercise, a consistent meditation practice and listening to your favorite music are just a few ways to mitigate and release stress
Democrats have a slight edge at the moment in their effort to take control of the Senate from Republicans, but many outcomes—including a tie—remain possible. That's the upshot from FiveThirtyEight , which kicked off its Senate forecast Friday. The most likely result from the November elections is a Senate...
Trump Says He Will Create National Commission , to Push 'Pro-American' History. Speaking at the National Archives, President Donald Trump announced the "1776 Commission" on Thursday. . He cited the purpose of the commission as promoting a “pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history.". The title of the commission seems to be a response to the 1619 Project, named in reference to the first year enslaved Africans were brought to the "New World.". The 1619 Project was created by Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. It has been integrated into existing school curricula around the country. What we’re witnessing today is a result of left-wing indoctrination in our nation’s schools and universities, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. American parents are not going to accept indoctrination in our schools, cancel culture at work .., Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. ... or the repression of traditional faith, culture and values in the public square. Not anymore, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. Many young Americans have been fed lies about America being a wicked nation plagued by racism, Donald Trump, via 'The Washington Post'. Chris Dier, 2020 teacher of the year in Lousiana, said he was "not teaching my students to hate America.". We are teaching our students to embrace our country, even the things that are negative. We’re choosing not to ignore the ghosts of our country’s past, Chris Dier, 2020 Teacher of the Year, via 'The Washington Post'
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has dropped a threat of contempt against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the State Department turned over 16,000 pages of records related to a Senate investigation of Democrat Joe Biden’s son
A scoreboard was erected Friday in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook to keep track of the number of Americans who've lost their lives to COVID-19. (Sept. 18)
Fans and supporters could buy a new commemorative Colin Kaepernick jersey on Thursday—if they were really, really fast. Nike sold out online in less than a minute, CBS reports. The all-black, No. 7 jersey marks the fourth anniversary of the first time the former quarterback took a knee during...
Unearthed in 1987, less than a century after the existence of Tyrannosaurus rex had first become known, STAN — named after his discoverer Stan Sacrison — represents one of the most complete fossil skeletons of the most famous dinosaur species ever to have lived.
After health officials objected to changes in government guidance about whether people without coronavirus symptoms should be tested, the advice has been changed again. As of Friday, Politico reports, the CDC straightforwardly states that if you've spent at least 15 minutes within six feet of a person who has contracted...
In what is sure to be a United Nations General Assembly like no other, the UN's annual meeting of world leaders is forced to go mostly virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Sept.)
Maya Rudolph Wins First-Ever Emmy Award for ‘Big Mouth’ Role . On Thursday, during night four of the Creative Arts Emmys, Maya Rudolph won her first-ever Emmy. She won the award for outstanding character voice-over performance for her role as Connie on ‘Big Mouth.’. Her competitors in the category were Wanda Sykes, Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria, Leslie Odom Jr. and Taika Waititi. . Rudolph also received two nominations in the category of outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. She was recognized for her role as the judge on ‘The Good Place’ and her portrayal of Kamala Harris on ‘Saturday Night Live.’. The results of that category will be presented on September 19, the final night of the Creative Arts Emmys. ‘Big Mouth’ may also win an additional category that night, as it is nominated for outstanding animated program.
The stock market fell again on Friday as investors continued to lose their mojo in September. The benchmark S&P 500 declined for the third straight week, per the Wall Street Journal . The index fell 37 points to 3,319, while the Dow fell 244 points to 27,657, and the...
National Black Farmers Association, Announces Boycott of John Deere. On September 9, the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) spoke out against John Deere. The organization is asking members to stop buying products from a company that doesn’t “value [their] work.” . According to a statement from NBFA, John Deere has a history of disrespecting Black farmers and “cares little for equality and inclusiveness.”. NBFA president John Boyd specifically referenced John Deere's repeated refusal to attend the NBFA’s annual conference. The statement points out that John Deere instead chooses to attend “predominantly white farm shows.”. We buy tractors and John Deere parts as well. We deserve to be treated with dignity and respect not as a nuisance, John Boyd, via statement. The NBFA represents a “substantial customer base for John Deere,” as it has 116,000 members in 42 states
President Donald Trump says he is bothered by FBI Director Chris Wray's testimony this week that antifa is an ideology, not an organization. (Sept. 18)