How Venus flytraps store short-term ‘memories’ of prey

(SCIENCE NEWS) A Venus flytrap’s short-term “memory” can last about 30 seconds. If an insect taps the plant’s sensitive hairs only once, the trap remains still. But if the insect taps again within about half a minute, the carnivorous plant’s leaves snap shut, ensnaring its prey. How Venus flytraps (Dionaea muscipula) remember that initial touch has been a mystery. A

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Ohio State prof says Clarence Thomas not 'authentically black'

(CAMPUS REFORM) At a symposium hosted by Texas A&M University at Commerce, titled, "What the Truth Sounds Like," Professor Donna Ford argued that one of the significant problems in education is White females. She also noted that diversity of “skin color” is not enough, considering that she wouldn’t want “Clarence Thomas teaching my damn kids.” “There is a monopoly on

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Diddy launches Our Black Party party 'to get Trump out'

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) Diddy is trying to enact change. The “Come With Me” rapper, real name Sean Combs, took to Twitter Friday morning to share his new project: a political party intended to get President Trump out of the White House. “The NUMBER ONE priority is to get Trump out of office. HE HAS TO GO,” wrote Combs, adding,

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Bill Maher slammed for saying Dems should make issue of Barrett's Catholicism

(LONDON DAILY MAIL) Commentator Bill Maher has drawn backlash after calling Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett 'nuts' and arguing that Senate Democrats should make an issue of her Catholic faith. 'Chuck Schumer said Democrats won't make Barrett's religion an issue, but they should because being nuts is relevant,' Maher said in a monologue on HBO's Real Time on Friday.

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America 'better served' leaving Paris climate accord in ashcan

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.] By Christopher HullReal Clear Energy During the first presidential debate, Joe Biden pledged that, if victorious, he would rejoin the Paris Accord from which the U.S. is formally withdrawing. That’s no surprise. Elevating China was the key to the Paris climate agreement, and the famously Sinophilic Biden never

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Newsom's attack on gas engines 'putting progress in peril'

Los Angeles, California (Pixabay) [Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.] By Frank MacchiarolaReal Clear Energy Flanked by four expensive electric vehicles, California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced the signing of a new executive order. He

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Biden campaign sounds alarm in internal memo, warns race is 'far closer' than polls show

(THE BLAZE) Joe Biden's campaign warned in an internal memo Saturday that the race between President Donald Trump and Biden is much closer than election polling suggests. What do the polls show? According to RealClearPolitics, national polling shows that Biden has a commanding lead over Trump. Currently, Biden's average national lead over Trump stands at 9%, while his lead in

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Pennsylvania bakery claims cookie sales have predicted past presidential elections

(FOX NEWS) The real winner of the 2020 election might be this Pennsylvania bakery. A family-owned bakery in the town of Hatboro claims that its election-themed cookies — which are currently flying off the rack — have accurately predicted the outcome of the past three presidential elections. So far, they say sales indicate a clear leader for the 2020 race,

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Biden lashes out after being asked about N.Y. Post's Hunter exposé

(NEW YORK POST) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was finally asked about the explosive New York Post report that alleges emails show his son made millions trading on his father’s influence. His response? “I have no response.” After not being asked about the growing controversy surrounding Hunter Biden at the ABC News town hall by moderator George Stephanopoulos, the former

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Black Lives Matter and its 'rhetoric of revolution'

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] By Mark T. MitchellReal Clear Politics In classical Greece, the sophists were practitioners of the art of rhetoric. They took pride in their ability to persuade audiences to embrace any position. They could, as one boasted, “make the weaker argument appear the stronger.” Ancient sophists employed their rhetorical skills

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'This was a kangaroo court': LMU students impeach Latina senator over conservative views

(ZERO HEDGE) Loyola Marymount University student Stephanie Martinez is exactly what schools seek in admissions. She is politically and social active. She has been involved in the school’s governance and community, including serving at the government senator for diversity and inclusion. She is also conservative. That last element proved unacceptable recently when fellow students impeached her after a three-hour proceeding

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Email sent to computer-shop owner from Hunter Biden's attorney is released

(GATEWAY PUNDIT) Rudy Giuliani was in the news this week after the explosive Biden Crime Family emails went public. Giuliani was approached by computer repairman John Paul Mac Issac after Hunter Biden, a known drug addict, turned over his computers to the store and then refused to come pick them up. The FBI took the hard drives from the computer

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Missing Hong Kong protester Alexandra Wong 'was held in mainland China'

(BBC NEWS) A prominent Hong Kong protester has made her first public appearance in 14 months, telling the media she had been held in mainland China. Alexandra Wong, 64, was nicknamed "Grandma Wong" and was often pictured waving a British flag at protests. She said she was detained last August in the border city of Shenzhen and forced to renounce

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Kim Jong Un cries, apologizes for 'failures' at military parade

(JERUSALEM POST) North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un shed tears, issuing an apology to his people for failing to live up to their expectations, The Guardian reported on Monday. "Our people have placed trust – as high as the sky and as deep as the sea – in me, but I have failed to always live up to it satisfactorily,"

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Wray's FBI is investigating whether Hunter Biden emails are 'Russian disinformation operation'

(GATEWAY PUNDIT) The FBI is investigating the damning Hunter Biden emails — not for the myriad of crimes they expose but to see if they are a “Russian disinformation operation.” ** The Hunter Biden emails expose a multi-million dollar pay-for-play scandal involving Joe and Hunter Biden. ** The emails came from Hunter Biden’s computer. ** Already, at least one person

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At least 118 Seattle cops have quit or separated from the department this year

(PJ MEDIA) TAccording to the Seattle police union, at least 118 police officers have resigned or separated this year. The union is warning residents that their 911 calls may go unanswered because of the dearth of officers on duty. Some of the officers were victims of the budget cuts promised by the “defund the police” crowd. But most were resignations.

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'Deeply misleading' 1619 Project has become standard for 'inconvenient facts'

[ Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics . ] By J. Peder Zane Real Clear National politics I’ll join the particular chorus calling New York Times writer Bret Stephens “brave” for final week’s takedown of his newspaper’s “1619 Task.

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Source on alleged Hunter Biden email chain verifies message about Chinese investment firm

(FOX NEWS) One of the people on an explosive email thread allegedly involving Hunter Biden has corroborated the veracity of the messages, which appear to outline a payout for former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a deal with a Chinese energy firm. One email, dated May 13, 2017, and obtained by Fox News, includes a discussion of “remuneration

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Meet the pros at 'transforming' state courts into 'legislative backstops'

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] By Andrew WynneReal Clear Politics If you’re wondering why Joe Biden still won’t say whether he supports packing the U.S. Supreme Court if he’s elected president, it’s because he doesn’t have to. His Democratic Party has been actively transforming state courts into legislative backstops for years – and

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How California can fix its failed climate-change strategy

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.] By Daniel M. KolkeyReal Clear Energy As California burns, Governor Gavin Newsom fiddles – with California’s climate change goals. In response to record-breaking wildfires, the Governor announced that California must accelerate its goal of reaching 100 percent green electricity by 2045. And on September 23, as dark smoke infiltrated

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Oxygen supply just failed in part of the International Space Station

(AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) The oxygen supply system has failed in a module on the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) but the crew is in no danger, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Thursday. The oxygen supply system on the Zvezda module on the orbital lab failed late on Wednesday but a second system on the American segment is operating

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Las Vegas voter: I could have voted 4 times thanks to vote-by-mail

(LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL) If Laurel Morley weren’t honest, she could have voted four times in this election. Blame Nevada’s rushed vote-by-mail system. Morley, a 25-year Las Vegas resident, lives alone. Recently, she received five ballots in the mail. She should have received only two, one for herself and one for her son who attends an out-of-town university. But she also

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Numbers say residents fleeing San Francisco in droves

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Sales tax revenue and other economic indicators suggest residents are fleeing San Francisco over the past six months largely due to the negative effects of coronavirus restrictions. The California city has experienced a drop in public transportation ridership, weak online sales tax collection, a 20% drop in rent pricing, and an office vacancy spike over the past

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Biden: GOP not 'constitutional' in Barrett nomination

(FOX NEWS) -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is facing pushback to his claim that Republican efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court are not “constitutional.” Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Biden again declined to say whether he supports packing the court like some in his party and tried to turn the issue back on Republicans. “The

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Graham warns Dems against Kavanaugh repeat

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham opened the historic confirmation hearing of Judge Amy Coney Barrett praising her as academically gifted and admired for integrity and warning Democrats against repeating the process that dragged out the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday outlined the Senate schedule to usher Barrett through the confirmation

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'Great environmentalist' Trump's actions preferred to Left's 'unworkable' policies

(Image courtesy Pixabay) [Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.] By Mary NeumayrReal Clear Energy President Trump has never been shy about communicating his sweeping vision for clean air, crystal clean water,

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Energy, global-warming solution that's 'right in front of us'

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.] By David Cox & Tom RussoReal Clear Energy Regardless of which Administration is in charge next year, or what party controls the Congress, these leaders will be tasked with addressing our energy challenges and rebuilding our economy. Moving the needle on both of these challenges, will require

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China's damage to U.S. industrial base called 'horrific'

Sailors use patrol boats during a security mission exercise while training in Long Beach, California on Sept. 23, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Nelson Doromal Jr.) [Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Energy.]

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'Demonic' threesome between priest, dominatrices on church altar

(NEW YORK POST) -- Let us pray — that the same fate doesn’t befall this altar. The archbishop of New Orleans has consecrated a new altar at a Catholic church in Louisiana after the previous one was the site of a “demonic” threesome between a priest and two dominatrices, according to reports. Archbishop Gregory Aymond led Mass Saturday at Sts.

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Pence says Biden's COVID plan 'looks a little bit like plagiarism'

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris traded blows about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Debate moderator Susan Page began the vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City by asking Harris how a Biden administration would have handled the virus differently from the Trump administration. "The American people have witnessed

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Pence and Harris strike calmer tone than presidential debate

(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – The vice presidential debate was much calmer and more conventional than the first meeting of the major party presidential nominees, but Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence nevertheless differed mightily on the issues, launched sharp attacks at each, and, particularly in the case of Pence, stepped on each other's allotted time. Harris assailed the Trump administration

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Harris accused of giving utilities pass, contributing to wildfire plague

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] By Susan CrabtreeReal Clear Politics LOS ANGELES -- It’s an all too familiar refrain to Californians. Federal officials are investigating whether a failure of a power company’s equipment sparked the Bobcat Fire, the largest in Los Angeles County history. The fire has raged for a month, scorching more

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Trump urging Congress to pass more COVID-19 aid

(FOX NEWS) -- President Trump called on Congress in a pair of late-night tweets to pass additional coronavirus relief measures, reversing course from hours earlier when he announced he was calling off negotiations until after the November election. "The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program

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Trump approves release of all Russia collusion documents

(FOX NEWS) -- President Trump on Tuesday said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents" related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political

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Tens of thousands of cases of possible vote fraud cited in new report

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by the Daily Signal.] By Hans von SpakovskyDaily Signal One of the constant refrains from those who oppose election reforms designed to protect the security and integrity of the voting process is that serious vote fraud is a myth. But as a shocking new report from the Public Interest Legal Foundation shows, those naysayers

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Study shows 'free speech environment at Syracuse has been deteriorating for years'

[Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Education.] By Cara MarcanoReal Clear Education Syracuse University has much to be proud of, but not when it comes to support of free speech on campus—SU ranks among the weakest schools in this area, according to the 2020 College Free Speech Rankings released last week by RealClearEducation in partnership with

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Hospitalization of presidential candidate a first? 'Not quite true'

Theodore Roosevelt [Editor's note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] Rick MarschallReal Clear Politics Much is unprecedented this year, and not only in politics. Every day seems to bring surprises, and one way

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