The conference called upon the government to use paddy procured from farmers to improve the quality of noon meal served to students. It also demanded that the authorities scientifically modify water conservation methods in Kole fields. The government should take over quarries and crusher units to check exploitation of natural resources, the Parishad said. … [Read more...] about KSSP opposes waste-to-energy plant project
Tiny bugs in plant soil
“The main loss was in my hip and my buttock so there wasn’t going to be enough structure left to support it. They wheeled me away to amputate but then, by some miracle, they didn’t have to.” … [Read more...] about Mum’s hip and bottom devoured by flesh-eating bug after she pricked herself on rosebush
Peterson was inspired by Tucson entomologist Justin Schmidt, a mild-mannered raconteur now in his early 70s. He pays homage to his mentor in a 2017 video, "Origin of STINGS!" for his invention of the Pain Scale for Stinging Insects. That subjective, sometimes whimsical connoisseur's guide rates the stings of 78 species, from "light and ephemeral, almost fruity" (for Halictidae, or "sweat bees") to "Like walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch nail embedded in your heel" (for Paraponera clavata, the "bullet ant.") … [Read more...] about YouTuber gains fame – by letting poisonous bugs sting him
File this one under turning-lemons-into lemonade: instead of getting frustrated by the difficulty of keeping track of fossil specimens—or maybe in addition to getting frustrated—Yongjie Wang at the College of Life Sciences in Beijing parlayed the confusion into the identification of a new species. The confusion came because the extinct hangingfly looks almost exactly like an extinct ginkgo leaf. Researchers speculate that the bugs may have mimicked the leaves in order to escape predators, and may also have provided a protective function, preventing other bugs from eating real leaves nearby. … [Read more...] about It’s a bug! It’s a leaf! It’s a fossil!
Strategist writer Liza Corsillo recently took a trip back in time to help a reader looking for a plant pole like the one their “mom had in the house growing up.” Plant poles, notes Corsillo, “were so popular back in the ’60s and ’70s, and like everything in the ’60s and ’70s (except for plastic couch covers), they’re kind of sexy, alluding to another type of pole without actually going that far.” These days, though, they can be harder to come by — except, of course, if you know where to look. Of the nine options Corsillo uncovered, which include full-size vintage plant poles that stand from floor to ceiling, this hybrid pole-stand is a nifty way to get the look with little fuss. It “makes great use of vertical space,” she notes, “leaving counters, desks, tables, and windowsills free (to hold even more plants?). It’s 55 inches tall and comes with three four-inch removable planters that can be rotated and … [Read more...] about 9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Plant Poles to Cat Toys
Company executives successfully enlisted Vice President Mike Pence and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield to help keep the plant running. On the day the closure order was sent for the plant April 10, Pence and President Donald Trump both mentioned the Greeley plant at the day's White House coronavirus briefing, promising testing resources to the plant. … [Read more...] about More than 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. have died of covid-19, yet federal regulators issued just two modest fines