The researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina estimate that, in a year, the invasion of kudzu in the U.S. alone can unleash the equivalent amount of carbon from 540 million gallons (2.5 billion litres) of gasoline.
Thanks to a new report from the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU), researchers have discovered that plants respond to the specific sounds caterpillars make when eating them, and what’s more, the noises even prompt the plants into putting up additional defenses. We already knew that plant growth could change in reaction to certain sounds, but this is the first instance we’ve seen of a plant actually protecting itself from a predator’s chomping, specifically.
The bumper stickers proclaiming “unmarked police car” that sell for $2.50 online are intended as a joke. But two Indianapolis police officers apparently were seriously concerned when they saw that bumper sticker taped to the back window of a silver minivan. They stopped the driver and made her remove the sticker.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. business constitutes “discrimination.”
You can only go so far on an American freeway before signs start popping up, advertising the nearest McDonald’s, Taco Bell or KFC restaurant. But according to a new survey, Americans find the fare at the huge chains disgusting.
The result, arguably, is one of the least restrictive fireworks laws in the nation. As many Hoosiers can attest, the $844,000 contributed to Indiana candidates since 2000 seemed to blow away common sense in regulating a demonstrably dangerous product.