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Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast (ars technica)

Enlarge / Studying the collective feeding behavior of black soldier fly larvae. (credit: Hu lab/Georgia Tech) How do the larvae of black soldier flies eat so much, so fast, despite their tiny size? Scientists at Georgia Tech have been studying this "collective feeding" behavior and found that one strategy for maximizing the larvae's feeding rate involves forming maggot "fountains." The scientists described the results in a recent paper in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, along with ...
Tags: News, Washington Dc, Georgia Tech, Jennifer Ouellette, Georgia Institute of Technology, David Hu, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Olga Shishkov

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick over abuse claims

Ex-archbishop of Washington DC is most senior figure to be removed from priesthood in modern timesA former Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal has been dismissed from the priesthood after the Vatican found him guilty of sexually abusing minors in a sign of an increasingly hardline stance taken by the church. Related: Vatican envoy faces inquiry into sexual assault claims Continue reading...
Tags: Religion, World news, US news, Washington Dc, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, Vatican, Pope, Theodore McCarrick

Relatives of China's oppressed Muslim minority are getting blocked online by their own family members, who are terrified to even tell them how bad their lives are

China's Uighur community — a mostly-Muslim ethnic group in the western region of Xinjiang — is living through extreme repression by the Chinese government. Chinese authorities have forbidden them from contacting relatives outside the region. Uighurs who break the rules often vanish, or are held captive in prison-like camps. Four Uighurs living in the US and Turkey told INSIDER that their family members blocked them on instant messaging apps and social media as a way of protecting themselves. T...
Tags: China, US, America, Trends, Turkey, Beijing, Washington Dc, WeChat, Muslim, Xinjiang, Facetime, Istanbul, US Air Force, Urumqi, Istanbul Turkey, Abbas

Best places to travel in April

There’s an old cliché about April showers bringing May flowers, like that’s some kind of optimistic mantra to get you through four weeks of saying, “The weather really should be getting better by now.” But how about instead of finding clever rhymes to survive the unexpected doldrums of April you just get the heck outta town? April is the month where cherry blossoms bloom from DC to Japan, baseball gets back in season, and New Orleans isn’t yet soul-crushingly humid. And it’s Laotian New Year!...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Washington, Kentucky, Thailand, Washington Dc, New Orleans, San Jose, Michelin, Venice, Coachella, North America, Jason Aldean, Carnival, St Lucia


So get this. I turned 50 today. I had something longer and more considered written. But I thought better of it. Instead, thanks for being readers. Thanks for being members. Thank you for your dedication to this site and the people who run it. And yes, it’s a great day to sign up for Prime if you haven’t done so already. Believe me!, as our President would say. A short while after I moved to Washington DC twenty years ago, I saw James Fallows announce that he had just turned 50 and he was officia...
Tags: News, Washington Dc, Josh Marshall, James Fallows, Editor’s Blog

Ilhan Omar: Who is Minnesota's Somalia-born congresswoman?

The first Somali-American in Congress has shaken up Washington DC since her election in 2018.
Tags: News, Minnesota, Congress, Washington Dc, Somalia, Ilhan Omar

Analytics Associate at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP in Dallas, TX

The buildingcommunityWORKSHOP ([bc]) is a Texas-based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. [bc] has offices in Dallas, Brownsville, and Houston, TX and in Washington DC.  Position Title: Analytics Associate Start Date: February/March, 2019 Compensation: Commensurate with Experience MAIN PURPOSE AND FUNCTION
Tags: Texas, Washington Dc, Houston TX, Dallas TX, Dallas Brownsville

The Religion of Pure Equality, Don’t Fall for this False GOD

Opinion Equality for Thee, but NOT for Me Ft Collins, CO –-( “Socialism confuses the distinction between government, and private, enterprise. As a result, every time we object to a thing being done by government, socialists insist that we object to its being done at all! We disapprove of state education. Socialists claim that we’re opposed to all education. We object to a state religion. Socialists claim that we’re opposed to all religion. We object to a state-enforced equalit...
Tags: Guns, France, Washington Dc, Venezuela, Planet Earth, John Farnam, Shooting Industry News, Defense Training International, Farnam, Collins CO AmmoLand, Bastiat

Manafort Found to Have Lied to Prosecutors While Under a Cooperation Agreement

A federal judge found that President Trump’s former campaign chairman was untruthful about several topics, potentially leading to a longer sentence.
Tags: News, Jackson, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Decisions and Verdicts, Manafort, Amy Berman, Washington (DC, Paul J, Robert S III

Maria Ressa's arrest should unnerve everyone

Last September, I met Maria Ressa, founder and CEO of the Filipino news site, in a hotel in Washington, DC. We discussed preparations for an award that the Committee to Protect Journalists, for which I manage the Asia program, would give her in November.
Tags: Asia, News, Washington Dc, Stories, Committee, Maria Ressa

Opinion: Why Maria Ressa's arrest should unnerve everyone

Last September, I met Maria Ressa, founder and CEO of the Filipino news site, in a hotel in Washington, DC. We discussed preparations for an award that the Committee to Protect Journalists, for which I manage the Asia program, would give her in November.
Tags: Asia, News, Washington Dc, Stories, Committee, Maria Ressa

Bipartisan Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Announced for 116th Congress

Washington, DC – -( During the Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Annual Changing of the Guard Dinner on February 12, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus (CSC) leaders from the last Congress officially passed the torch to new House and Senate CSC leadership for the 116th Congress. Now charged with leading the largest bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill with the mission of protecting and advancing our hunting and fishing traditions, the new leadership addressed former CSC lead...
Tags: Guns, Congress, America, Canada, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, CSC, Parliament Hill, Scott, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, South Georgia, Debbie Dingell, Cabela, Joe Manchin

Long-Distance Romance? Get on the Love Bus

College sweethearts and long-distance lovers are using OurBus, which offers low rates, multiple routes, and millennial-friendly amenities.
Tags: News, New York City, Pennsylvania, Buses, Dating and Relationships, Washington (DC, Syracuse (NY, OurBus

GOA Seeks to ?Dismantle the National Firearms Act?

I have long admired Gun Owners of America (GOA) for a number of reasons, mainly because they do not compromise on our rights. While other organizations endorse anti-gun laws while claiming to stand against such infringements, GOA has remained the one and only no-compromise gun rights lobby in Washington, DC. In a recent Facebook video,[.....] The post GOA Seeks to ‘Dismantle the National Firearms Act’ appeared first on Read the full article here...
Tags: Facebook, Washington Dc, Weapon, Goa,, Gun Owners of America GOA

'It was hell': Parkland massacre survivor sets focus on healing ... and soccer

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas student was hailed as a hero for saving 20 students, but the teen only wants the freedom of playing on the fieldWhen the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school commandeered the streets of Washington DC to march for their lives last year, Anthony Borges was still in a Florida hospital, fighting for his.The soft-spoken 15-year-old, then a freshman at the school in Parkland, had been shot five times during the onslaught of violence on 14 February 2018, which l...
Tags: Florida, US news, Washington Dc, US gun control, Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida School Shooting, Anthony Borges

Rethinking Unreached Peoples: Why Place Still Matters in Global Missions

ABSTRACT: When Jesus commissioned his church to make disciples of all nations, was he focusing on unreached peoples, or unreached places, or both? The New Testament writers tracked the spread of the gospel not just by peoples but also places. David Platt proposes a revised version of the common definition of “unreached” and explains how it affects our missions strategies. We asked David Platt, a pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC, to share his new proposal for the definit...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Washington Dc, Jesus, God, Christian, Christ, Matthew, Corinthians, PAUL, Luke, David Platt, Samaria, Confucius, Judea, People Group

Senators Feinstein, Harris join Rep. Lowenthal, other legislators who wonder why DACA-holders can’t travel abroad

California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris joined a growing number in Congress calling on the Trump administration to allow DACA recipients to travel abroad – a campaign spearheaded by a Cal State Long Beach professor and Southern California immigrant youth. In a letter sent Tuesday, Feb. 12, 36 legislators from both chambers asked for documents and information relating to the administration’s policy shift in 2017, when officials began denying requests from those with DACA status who...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Long Beach, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Southern California, Trump

Auto loan delinquencies at highest point since 2010

By Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Borrowers are behind in their auto loan payments in numbers not seen since delinquencies peaked at the end of 2010, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. More than 7 million Americans were 90 or more days behind on their car loans at the end of last year, 1 million more than eight years ago, according to a report from the bank. That’s a potential sign of trouble for the auto industry and perhaps the broader economy. The New York Fed reported that...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Federal Reserve, Urban Institute, New York Fed, Schuster, LMC Automotive, McKernan, TOM KRISHER, Charlie Chesbrough, Jeff Schuster, Federal Reserve Bank of New York More, Associated Press Borrowers, Cox Automotive U S, Kelley Blue Book Loan

QED Investors adds new partner

Alexandria, Virginia-based QED Investors, a venture firm that invests in early-stage fintech companies, has named Ciara Burnham as a partner. Previously, she worked at Evercore where she was a senior managing director. PRESS RELEASE Alexandria, VA — February 12, 2019 — QED Investors, a Washington DC area venture capital firm that funds early stage fintech companies announced today Ciara Burnham has joined as partner. A seasoned investor, operator and strategist with more than 20 years of experie...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Trends, People, Washington Dc, Nigel, Kate, Princeton, Latin America, Alexandria, Princeton University, Ciara, World Economic Forum, Morris, Oliver Wyman, Sanford C Bernstein

Arlington Capital to exit Endeavor Robotics

Arlington Capital Partners has agreed to sell Endeavor Robotics to FLIR Systems Inc for $385 million. Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Endeavor is a provider of ground-based robotic systems. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Arlington Capital Partners (“Arlington Capital”), a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, today announced it has agreed to sell Endeavor Robotics (“Endeavor”) to FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) for $385 million. Formerly known as iRobot Defense & Security, End...
Tags: Washington, Trends, Tech, Washington Dc, M&a, Flir, Arlington, FLIR Systems Inc, United States Department of Defense, Chelmsford Massachusetts, Arlington Capital Partners, Sean Bielat, Tom Frost, Arlington Capital, BUSINESS WIRE Arlington Capital Partners, Peter Manos

Darby invests in Biopas

Darby Private Equity has made an investment in Biopas, a Latin American specialty pharmaceutical distribution company. No financial terms were disclosed. PRESS RELEASE Panama City, Panama and Washington, DC, February 12, 2019 – Darby Private Equity (“Darby”), a private equity arm of Franklin Templeton, today announced that Darby Latin American Private Debt Fund III, L.P. (“DLAPDF III”) completed an investment in Pharma Consulting Group, S.A. (known as “Biopas”), a specialty pharmaceutical distri...
Tags: California, US, Trends, Colombia, Washington Dc, Ifc, Treasury, Panama, Latin America, Company, Darby, Panama City Panama, Central and Eastern Europe, PE Deals, Latin America Asia, Franklin Resources Inc

Responding to “Abuse of Faith” and the #Metoo Movement

I read the first installment of the Houston Chronicle’s “Abuse of Faith” story with much fear and trembling. The fact is that for those of us who have been following this story, there was little new there. The details of this indictment of the unacceptable SBC response to pastoral malfeasance have been known for some time. Many of the sad cases were ones that we had read of before and were just as painful to read again. I am guessing that the main effect will be to expose these facts to a wider ...
Tags: Hollywood, Religion, Washington Dc, Catholic Church, Birmingham, James, Bart, Todd, Houston Chronicle, SBC, Chronicle, SBC Issues, Bart Barber, JD Greear, MeToo Movement

President starts a war? Congress yawns. Threatens to end one? Condemnation!

Last week’s bipartisan Senate vote to rebuke President Trump for his decision to remove troops from Syria and Afghanistan unfortunately tells us a lot about what is wrong with Washington, DC. While the two parties loudly bicker about minor issues, when it comes to matters like endless wars overseas they enthusiastically join together. With few exceptions, Republicans and Democrats lined up to admonish the president for even suggesting that it’s time for US troops to come home from Afghanistan an...
Tags: Isis, Congress, Obama Administration, Opinion, Senate, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, US, Sport, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Washington Dc, House Of Representatives, Al Qaeda

Call Me Madam - Bright, Bouncy, and at times creaky

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the state of things in the world today, one would think the time would be prefect for a revival of the 1950 Broadway musical, Call Me Madam. The show currently being given a such treatment as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center . With a score by Irving Berlin, a book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and starring Ethel Merman, this gentle political satire originally ending up running for a total of 644 performances. In ...
Tags: Congress, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, Washington Dc, Maria, Cosmo, Kenneth, Berman, Sally, Ike, U S, Lauren Worsham, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Ben Davis

You know me — I said, last December, "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

Link.So what am I supposed to do with this: "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides/'It’s hard to explain the anxiety that permeates the office,' a former staffer for the Minnesota Democrat told BuzzFeed News."I could say, eh, it's BuzzFeed, well known fake-newsers.Or I could say, this is what they do to women. The same thing that would be tolerated (or even celebrated) in a man is terrible in a woman. Oh, Amy's not nice enough. Every single woman who could pull off the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Bill, Hillary, Cruz, Amy, BuzzFeed News, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trumpspeak

Prosecutors Told Judge That Manafort Might Have Lied in Hopes of a Pardon

Prosecutors also expressed concern that Mr. Manafort was misleading them about his contacts with administration officials, the transcript of a court hearing shows.
Tags: News, Trump, Andrew, Mueller, Donald J, Manafort, Washington (DC, Paul J, Robert S III, Weissmann

Magic Bullet #11 in MSU Comic Art Collection

I've been sending issues of DC Conspiracy's Magic Bullet newspaper to the Michigan State Comic Art Collection for years. Recently, librarian Randy Scott cataloged an issue, and you can see why he's behind on doing these: "Toon Man" / by Mike Brace. p. 5 in Magic Bullet, no. 11 (July 2015). -- "Sung to the tune of 'Soul Man'." -- Call no.: PN6728.8.D32M3no.11 ----------------------------------------------------- "Sleep When the Baby Sleeps" (Firs...
Tags: Comics, Chicago, Washington Dc, Michigan, Jack, Alex, Hay, Poe, Logan, Haynes, JEFFREY, Eric Gordon, Andrew Cohen, Axel, Slumberland, Dabney

Whicker: Frank Robinson played the game for keeps

FILE – In this April 2, 2005, file photo, Washington Nationals manager Frank Robinson watches batting practice before a spring training game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball and the only player to win the MVP award in both leagues, has died. He was 83.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Frank Robinson Sound The gallery will resume in seconds San Francisco Giants manager Frank Robinson a...
Tags: New York, Washington, White House, Sports, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Mlb, San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park, Mark Wilson, Cleveland, Giants, Baltimore

Finding a Luxurious Retreat at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis

Winter in Washington, DC is not our best season. While it varies from year to year, cold temps and snow are fairly common and, along with the dark days, makes for a slightly depressing few months. While a great spot to visit any time of year, it’s this mild seasonal affective disorder that had me so excited to head south for a few days of some much needed rest and relaxation on the Caribbean island of Nevis. Anytime a hotel transfer is conducted via boat is a reason to smile, and that’s exactly...
Tags: Travel, Washington Dc, Columbus, Four Seasons Hotels, Caribbean, Destinations, Resting Your Head, Alexander Hamilton, St Kitts, Nevis, US Mexico, Seasons Resort Nevis, American Colonies, Four Seasons Resort Nevis, St Kitts There, Federation of St Kitts

Minimalism Grows…

Me speaking about Digital Minimalism at Company HQ in New York City on Monday Night. I only rarely write administrative posts, but because this is the launch week for my new book, I figured I’m due a break on this rule. With this in mind, I want to share a few more interesting pieces of news coverage on Digital Minimalism. Before I do, two quick notes: First, if you live in the Washington, DC area, come see me at Politics & Prose at 3:30 on Saturday. I’ll be taking questions and sig...
Tags: Amazon, Usa, College, New York City, Time, Uncategorized, Washington Dc, Npr, Usa Today, Brian Johnson, Mark Hyman, Digital Minimalism at Company HQ, Tech News Weekly Written