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Friday, July 10, 2020
When You Can And Can’t Stand Your Ground

When You Can And Can’t Stand Your Ground

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A piece of legislation known as the “Castle Doctrine” played a central role in a case decided this week where an off-duty police officer killed a black man in his own apartment. Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger believed she was in her own apartment when she shot Botham Jean, 26, dead. She had mistakenly…
Cigarettes Can’t Be Marketed On TELEVISION. Should Juul Advertisements Be Allowed?

Cigarettes Can’t Be Marketed On TELEVISION. Should Juul Advertisements Be Allowed?

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A 15-year-old in Cambridge, Mass., shows off her vaping device in 2018. Schools and health officials across the U.S. are struggling to curb what they say is an epidemic of underage vaping. Steven Senne/AP hide caption toggle caption Steven Senne/AP A 15-year-old in Cambridge, Mass., shows off her vaping device in 2018. Schools and health…
Amazon can’t conceal behind Walmart’s huge size permanently (AMZN, WMT)

Amazon can’t conceal behind Walmart’s huge size permanently (AMZN, WMT)

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Amazon is trying to change the way it is perceived. Unfortunately, it's working against reality in doing so. "Because of brand recognition — and we're in a variety of things — we're perceived to be much bigger than we are," Jay Carney, Amazon's senior vice president of global corporate affairs, told the Washington Post in…
Millipede Genital Area Radiance Different Colors (However Researchers Can’t Describe Why)

Millipede Genital Area Radiance Different Colors (However Researchers Can’t Describe Why)

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The millipede Pseudopolydesmus canadensis is one of many species that was recently found to glow under UV light. Credit: The Field Museum For North American millipedes, foreplay has a built-in a lightshow. Scientists recently discovered that many species of the leggy critters fluoresce under ultraviolet (UV) light — the trait appears to be widespread in…
An E. coli break out has actually sickened more than 70 individuals in 5 states, and health authorities can’t discover the source

An E. coli break out has actually sickened more than 70...

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E. coli has sickened more than 70 people in five states, and health officials continue to search for the source. 72 people have been infected with an outbreak strain of E. coli O103, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday. Eight people have been hospitalized. Investigators are still attempting to pinpoint the…
Jaguar Mother Consumes Dead Cub, and Zoo Caretakers Can’t Describe Why

Jaguar Mother Consumes Dead Cub, and Zoo Caretakers Can’t Describe Why

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A jaguar cub (not the one who was eaten) plays on a tree branch. Credit: Shutterstock A newborn jaguar cub lived a mere two days before it died and — to the horror of its caretakers at Associação Mata Ciliar in Brazil — its mother gobbled it up. Why would a mother eat her cub?…
A new age of online merchants is discovering a specific niche by being what Amazon can’t be (AMZN)

A new age of online merchants is discovering a specific niche...

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Right now, most online shops are built as platforms for searching. Shoppers looking for a wide range of items — spatulas, paper towels, dog treats, or pasta, for example — will see a wall of results ordered according to a secret algorithm and, in many cases, ad sales. "What we hear a lot is that…
Bartenders share 13 things they ‘d enjoy to inform consumers however can’t

Bartenders share 13 things they ‘d enjoy to inform consumers however...

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Bartenders (not pictured) have a lot to say. Colin Young-Wolff/AP While you may have the liquid courage to say whatever you want in a bar, there are some things that bartenders just won't tell you, even if it's to everyone's benefit. So Business Insider asked more than 30 bartenders to weigh in on what they'd…
9 daily things astronauts can’t carry out in area

9 daily things astronauts can’t carry out in area

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According to The Franklin Institute, many popular foods are too difficult to transport to and eat in space. Bread, for example, can result in crumbs that can damage equipment or accidentally get inhaled by astronauts. Therefore, according to NASA, tortillas have been used since the 1980s. When it comes to beverages, carbonated drinks are off…
Guy Gets Black Widow Spider Bite. Then He Can’t Pee.

Guy Gets Black Widow Spider Bite. Then He Can’t Pee.

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A female black widow spider. Credit: James Gathany, CDC There's a whole range of reasons you don't want to be bitten by a black widow spider, but you probably wouldn't think that losing the ability to pee is one of them. But that's what may have happened to a man in Canada. After he got…

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