How Bloodsucking Vampire Bats Aim Their Bites Vampire bats need to get about 2 tablespoons of blood a day to live. To find it, the animals are able to detect heat — and where there’s heat, there are blood vessels close to the surface. Researchers say they have identified the molecular basis for this remote [...]
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nine states slashing unemployment benefits The Nine States Slashing Unemployment Benefits Posted: August 4, 2011 at 5:27 pm Around 14 million people in the U.S. are jobless today. Yet, several states — even some that are experiencing economic recoveries — have begun to cut jobless benefits, according to recent data obtained by 24/7 Wall St. This [...]
New Orleans Has a New Model for Housing the Poor New Orleans Has a New Model for Housing the Poor August 4, 2011 By ayvaunn View Comments Your Black World reports, The city of New Orleans is moving away from the model of putting all subsidized housing into one place. The city is, instead, mixing [...]
Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones to Receive Oscars Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones to Receive Oscars August 5, 2011 By ayvaunn View Comments By Jasmine Hughes Some things are better late than never and an honorary Oscar is no exception. On Tuesday, entertainment industry veterans Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith were picked [...]
What Language Is — And Isn’t Speech just morphs … like the lump in a lava lamp. – John McWhorter, author and linguist Linguist Considers ‘What Language Is’ — And Isn’t Linguist John McWhorter says sign languages function in ways that no other languages do. But, he says, like all spoken languages, they also morph [...]
Colleges and Universities Lead the Way with Social Media Adoption Posted by Kyle James Thu, Aug 04, 2011 @ 07:00 PM Social media is not just some fun tool that everyone is using these days. It is one of the top 3 most important building blocks of inbound marketing today. Inbound marketing is no longer [...]
5 Simple Steps to Turn Risks into Rewards Why worry about risk when you can avoid it altogether? Read More As we hurtled towards a 33-degree banked turn at 170 mph I realized there are really only two types of people. One type chatters away over the headset about how awesome lunch was even [...]
Latin America Business Booms On Mexican Border Despite Violence In Mexico’s ongoing drug war, the country’s northern border has become a virtual war zone. But at the same time, the region’s economy is flourishing, with factories adding jobs and exports to the U.S. reaching record levels.
Free Birth Control New federal rules will soon require most health plans to cover more preventive services with no co-pay, including birth control. Insurers To Cover No-Cost Birth Control To Women »
Unemployment In Your State (Cont’d) More than 25 million Americans are unemployed or can’t find full-time work. Here’s a map with the broader unemployment rate in each state.