Why the NFL`s Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed


`Our house is burning,` Macron says on Amazon fires

French and Brazilian presidents have clashed on Twitter over the Amazon fires, as G7 and is other states plan treaty to protect biodiversity.

Students work to protect and preserve the environment for future generations

Students experience the wildlife of Nottinghamshire as they learn about preservation.

Henry Boot records `resilient` half year performance in face of Brexit uncertainty

HENRY Boot, the property investment and development company, said it had delivered a resilient performance over the half year, during a time of political uncertainty.

US ready to restart negotiations with North Korea, but analysts expect little progress from talks

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. Washington is ready to return to the negotiating table with Pyongyang to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, the top U.S. envoy on North Korea, Stephen Biegun, said Wednesday, following the conclusion of annual U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. Speaking at … Read more

Asteroid Ryugu has no dust on it and we don’t know why

The most detailed pictures yet from the asteroid Ryugu show it has no dust, which is very strange. There are at least three competing possible explanations

Aggressive spiders will conquer the world

Things climate change is responsible for: angrier spiders. The Sun says this “maybe” true. As for labelling spiders angry in the fist place, well, who knew? The paper picks up on a report in Nature Ecology & Evolution . Scientists at Canada’s McMaster University in Canada watched spiders before and after tropical storms along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States and Mexico. “It is tremendously important to understand the environmental impacts of these ‘black swan’ weather events on evolution and natural selection,” says Jonathan Pruitt, lead author of the study. “As sea levels rise, the incidence of tropical storms will only increase. Now more than ever we need to contend with what the ecological and evolutionary impacts of these storms will be for non-human animals.” Aggressiveness of the spiders was measured in the speed, the number of attackers that respond to prey entering the web, how likely the female spiders were to cannibalize males and their own offspring, as well as how vulnerable they were to being infiltrated by predatory foreign spiders. Maybe they’re, you know, hungrier? Adds Pruit: “Tropical cyclones likely impact both of these stressors by altering the numbers of flying prey and increasing sun exposure from a more open canopy layer. Aggressiveness is passed down through generations in these colonies, from parent to daughter and is a major factor in their survival and ability to reproduce.” And then the jump: “There is, therefore, a possibility that this could happen to more spider populations if weather around the world gets more extreme due to climate change.” Back in 2013 : Pruitt performed personality tests on dozens of A. studiosus spiders and then arranged them into 90 couples consisting of an aggressive pair, a docile pair, or an aggressive spider matched with a docile one. The arachnids’ personalities are heritable, so a docile pair produces almost exclusively docile offspring, aggressive mates mainly make aggressive offspring, and mixed pairs produce a combination of docile and aggressive babies. After 1 week in the lab, each of the pairs had created small webs, or nests, on chicken wire within separate containers. Pruitt returned to the Tennessee woods where he originally collected the spiders and wired each of the 90 nests onto trees and shrubs. For the next 5 years, he removed other species of spiders from the territory surrounding half of the webs. These 45 webs served as a control to test the hypothesis that disposition matters when hungry, solitary spiders abound in nature. The colonies in these well-maintained territories faired roughly the same as one another between 2007 and 2012, no matter the personality of their founders. In contrast, colonies in the areas that were open to invaders differed from one another over time as solitary spiders began to infest the webs. Colonies founded by aggressive spiders successfully fought the intruders off, but produced fewer offspring because of the continuous conflict. Eventually the docile colonies died out.

Goldman Sachs plans to recruit more than 100 coders to its trading division as part of the bank`s largest hiring spree in years (GS)

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Goldman Sachs is looking to recruit more than 100 coders for its trading business as part of the firm`s biggest hire spree in years, according to Bloomberg . Adam Korn, the co-head of engineering for Goldman`s trading division, told Bloomberg that the bank wants to hire people who can help automate components of its trading business.  Wall Street banks have been forced to adapt their trading divisions in recent years as new technology has changed how markets are made.  Visit the Markets Insider homepage for more stories.  Goldman Sachs is reportedly about to embark on its largest hiring spree in years. And it`s looking for coders — a lot of them.  The bank is hoping to recruit more than 100 engineers from rival firms into technical roles on its trading floor, Bloomberg reported . Adam Korn, the co-head of engineering for Goldman`s trading division, said the firm is trying bring on engineers that can help automate components of its trading business.  See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Nxivm leader Keith Raniere has been convicted. Here`s what happened inside his sex-slave ring that recruited actresses and two billionaire heiresses. See Also: Costco workers reveal 33 things they`d love to tell shoppers, but can`t We pitted a $33,000 turbo Ford Mustang against a $38,000 turbo Chevy Camaro to see which was the better budget sports car — and the winner was clear WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The cast of `Bring It On` 19 years later

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Woman arrested on suspicion of neglect after boy, 10, found dead in caravan

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of neglect after a 10-year-old boy was found dead in a caravan.

Young boy dies at Center Parcs in Longleat `after falling ill at park`s sub-tropical indoor pool`

Familes having fun in the water watched in horror as staff rushed to the stricken boy, who had been playing with three other children at the holiday park in Longleat, Wiltshire.

Listen to Missy Elliott`s surprise new project `Iconology`

"Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance" Missy Elliott Missy Elliott has surprised her fans by dropping a collection of new songs under the name ‘Iconology’ – you can listen to the project below. The rapper first teased that new music was on the way back in April as she announced that she had finished work on a “big project”. Elliott’s last album, ‘The […] The post Listen to Missy Elliott`s surprise new project `Iconology` appeared first on NME .

Howard Sherman: Every time a stage door closes on Broadway, a new show opens

Much has been made of the closing of five Broadway shows in the past two weeks: Be More Chill, King Kong, Pretty

Apparently, Facebook Had to Crack Down On Major Pro-Trump Advertiser. But That`s Not the Weird Bit...

Facebook banned the second-largest supplier of pro-Trump ads on its platform, the Epoch Times, after the group tried to sneak thousands of ads past its review system, according to an NBC report Thursday. Read more...

Brazilian Government Equips Firefighters With Flamethrowers To Combat Massive Amazon Rainforest

BRASILIA—In response to an environmental crisis that threatened mass swaths of the country, the Brazilian government announced Thursday that it was equipping crews of firefighters with flamethrowers to combat the massive Amazon rainforest. “We have marshaled our resources and distributed flamethrowers to thousands of… Read more...

‘Emoji Mashup Bot’ Puts Two Old Ones To Create A New Hybrid And Some Of Them Should Stay Permanently

The Emoji Mashup Bot creates new emojis out of two (or three) random emojis every hour, leading to some handy, some useless, and some absolutely hilarious examples!

Asexuality, the Internet, and the Changing Lexicon of Sexuality

By examining the language the asexual community has created as well as how we use this language we can understand different ways of constructing sexual categories.

Windows server 2016 vs 2019

What is windows server and its purpose Windows server is a server operating system released and maintained by Microsoft. Since windows was a great hit in the markert of operating systems and the majority of personal computers throughout the world are operating on Windows OS. Microsoft released Windows server to capture the market of server […] The post Windows server 2016 vs 2019 appeared first on Crazy Speed Tech .

North Korea calls Pompeo `poisonous` to diplomacy

Ri Yong-ho says US secretary of state cast ‘dark shadows’ over nuclear talks North Korea’s top diplomat has called the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, a “diehard toxin” who only complicates denuclearisation talks and said North Korea was ready for both dialogue and standoff. Talks aimed at dismantling the North’s nuclear and missile programmes have stalled since a failed second summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in Hanoi in February. Continue reading...

Jeremy Clarkson reveals his 2st weight loss is a result of eating lettuce like the QUEEN

The Grand Tour host, 59, revealed that he was able to shed the pounds by just eating salad, a tip he learnt from the Queen, he told The Sun on Thursday.

Zimbabwean comedian goes into hiding after abduction and beating

Political satirist Samantha Kureya seized at home, stripped and forced to drink sewage One of Zimbabwe ’s best-known comedians and political satirists is in hiding after being abducted from her home by unidentified armed men, then beaten, stripped, and made to drink sewage. The attack on Samantha Kureya is one of a series in recent weeks targeting critics of president Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF party. Continue reading...

How will Man City line up against Bournemouth? David Silva returns

Defending champions Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to face Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday.

MLB Adheres to Trump Executive Order, Bans Players from Venezuelan Winter League

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is banning players from participating in the Venezuelan Winter League in one of the first public repercussions of new U.S. economic sanctions against the Venezuelan government.

How to edit RAW images using Affinity Photo on a Mac

RAW photos provide a wealth of editing options unavailable in other file types, but not all image-editing apps support the format. Learn how to edit RAW images using Affinity Photo on a Mac.

Bucks Fire and Rescue Service to host open day in Aylesbury next month

Bucks Fire and Rescue Service is hosting an open day at Aylesbury Fire Station next month with plenty of fun for all the family.

Amazon’s Online Bezos Brigade Unleashed On Twitter

On August 14, a Twitter thread that included a small army of “Amazon FC Ambassadors” went viral, bringing to light Amazon’s year-long social media brand ambassador program. What exactly are these “Amazon FC Ambassadors”, how many of them are there, and are they actually real people? The Amazon Research Agency These “Amazon FC Ambassadors” all... The post Amazon’s Online Bezos Brigade Unleashed On Twitter appeared first on bellingcat .