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  • Millennials tip the least, but it may not be for the reasons you think

    06/19/2018 2:54:30 PM PDT · by bgill
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2018 | Tim Carman
    It's hard to draw any hard conclusions from a new survey from CreditCards.com that paints millennials – America's largest demographic, often dismissed by older folks as the Entitled Generation – as the "worst tippers in the U.S." According to the survey, a weighted study of 1,000 interviews, 10 percent of millennials routinely stiff their servers at restaurants. Compare that figure with the percentage of Gen Xers and baby boomers who admitted stiffing the wait staff: 1.8 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. The highest percentage of baby boomers (6.1 percent) who stiffed servers was found in the 64-72 age group, some...
  • Brooks Falls Brown Bears Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA

    THE BEARS ARE BACK Welcome to Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve. Every summer, the brown bears of Katmai flock to Brooks Falls to hunt the sockeye salmon fighting their way upstream to spawn. Watch salmon leaping up the falls and the brown bears fishing with their young. You'll see the most bear action on this cam in July and August, but keep an eye out for bald eagles and gulls flying overhead... and, if you're lucky, maybe even a wolf or moose
  • LIVE: President Trump IMPORTANT Speech at National Federation of Independent Businesses

    06/19/2018 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 19, 2018 | Latest World News Updates
    President Trump speech. About an hour in length, from earlier today.
  • Ovarian cancer cells switched off by 'unusual' mechanism

    06/19/2018 12:39:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Kate Wighton, Imperial College London
    Cancer cells (blue) are deactivated. Credit: Imperial College London ______________________________________________________________________ Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College London have discovered a mechanism that deactivates ovarian cancer cells. The findings, published in EMBO Reports, could lead to better treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The research has found a new mechanism for a protein named OPCML. This protein is known as a tumour suppressor, as it prevents cells turning cancerous. However OPCML is usually lost in cancer patients. Scientists have now found that when OPCML is put back into cancer cells, it cleverly deactivates a type...
  • Dem House candidate in West Virginia voted for Trump

    06/19/2018 12:25:47 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/2018 | Ben Kasimar
    Richard Ojeda backed Donald Trump for president, but the West Virginia state senator is now running as a Democrat for the House as his party seeks to wrest control of Congress from Republicans. In an interview with Hill.TV’s “Rising,” Ojeda said it’s not that he always agrees with Trump, who remains very popular in West Virginia. “If you have a great idea, I'll support your great idea. But if you don't have a great idea, I won’t,” he said. “Just because I support somebody doesn’t necessarily mean I'll agree with them always. If they do not do something that’s correct,...
  • Beavers do dam good work cleaning water, research reveals

    06/19/2018 12:14:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 9, 2018 | University of Exeter
    A female beaver in Devon. Credit: Michael Symes/Devon Wildlife Trust ___________________________________________________________________________ Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows. The study, undertaken by scientists at the University of Exeter using a captive beaver trial run by the Devon Wildlife Trust, has demonstrated the significant impact the animals have had on reducing the flow of tonnes of soil and nutrients from nearby fields into a local river system. The research, led by hydrologist Professor Richard Brazier, found that the work of a single family of beavers had removed high...
  • 'Kiss of death' cancer: How computational geeks may have uncovered a therapy for a deadly disease

    06/19/2018 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Monash University
    L-R: Dr Sungyoung Shim and Dr Lan Nguyen. Credit: Monash University __________________________________________________________________________ It's called the 'kiss of death'. Triple negative breast cancer has no targeted drug therapy and, as such, the only hope for these patients is chemotherapy. Triple negative breast cancer is aggressive and deadly. Patients are currently treated by chemotherapy but there is no guarantee of success—and unfortunately, for those that chemotherapy does not work, the survival rate remains only 12 months. Doctors are turning to combination therapies—cocktails of drugs—in an effort to kill the cancer. However there is no reliable way to predict which combinations, amongst...
  • 5,000 year-old stone balls continue to baffle archaeologists

    06/19/2018 11:52:09 AM PDT · by ETL · 56 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | June 18, 2018 | Tom Metcalfe, Live Science Contributor
    Some of the most enigmatic human-made objects from Europe's late Stone Age — intricately carved balls of stone, each about the size of a baseball — continue to baffle archaeologists more than 200 years after they were first discovered. More than 500 of the enigmatic objects have now been found, most of them in northeast Scotland, but also in the Orkney Islands, England, Ireland and one in Norway. Archaeologists still don't know the original purpose or meaning of the Neolithic stone balls, which are recognized as some of the finest examples of Neolithic art found anywhere in the world. But...
  • Florida man wrangles alligator from 10-foot python's deadly grip in Everglades

    06/19/2018 11:06:22 AM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    An Everglades alligator owes its life to a Florida trapper after it was rescued from the suffocating clutches of a 10-foot python. Mike Kimmel, owner of Martin County Trapping and Removals and Martin County Wildlife Rescue, came across the massive python in the dark night of the Everglades already wrapped around a 4-foot alligator this weekend. In a video posted to his Facebook page, Kimmel was seen wrangling the python from the bushes and held it up until it dropped the smaller alligator, which quickly scampered away. The freed alligator has some company; Kimmel told Fox News it was the...
  • Shelters and Humane Groups Often 'Encode' and 'Conceal' Aggression in Adoption Advertisements

    06/19/2018 11:00:23 AM PDT · by Norski · 17 replies
    Dogsbite.org ^ | May 11, 2018 | Staff
    What They Tell the Public vs. What They Tell New Holding Facilities web advertisements of aggressive shelter dogs Described as "loving, gentle," but has dog, stranger and handler aggression. False Advertisement DogsBite.org - In September 2016, we published an expose about what lies behind the web advertisements of aggressive shelter dogs available for adoption today. We determined that many shelters candy-coat dogs with aggressive behaviors in their zeal to increase "live release rate." Animal behaviorist Alexandra Semyonova provided a detailed analysis of the 34 case files we obtained from a county shelter, along with a special report about behavior testing...
  • Hat Trick: Researchers Solve a Lingering Mystery About Easter Island’s Statues

    06/19/2018 10:54:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Seeker ^ | June 23, 2018 | Glenn McDonald
    Carved from sharp volcanic rock and more than 700 years old, the stone formations can weigh upwards of 13 tons. Archaeologists have long wondered how these stone hats, which sit atop the heads of the famous Easter Island statues, were put into place with 13th-century technology... Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, rises from the waves about 2,000 miles from Chile. The island's famous statues have been studied by various teams of archaeologists and geologists since the 18th century. Previous studies determined that the statues are made of from one quarry on the island, while the hats come from a different...
  • Norwegian Rapper Curses Jews At Concert Celebrating Diversity

    06/19/2018 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Forward ^ | June 18, 2018
    A Norwegian rapper hired by the city of Oslo to sing at an event intended to celebrate diversity cursed the “f—-ing Jews” during his performance. In response to the profane statement Friday by Kaveh Kholardi, the leader of the country’s Jewish community has threatened to take legal action against the 23-year-old performer. Kholardi wished Muslims “Eid Mubarak,” a greeting in Arabic for the Eid al-Fitr holiday that on Friday marked the end of Ramadan, Dagen reported. He went on to ask if there were Christians present, smiling upon hearing cheers. Then he asked if there were any Jews, adding “f—-ing...
  • More than 500 guns seized from Southern California homes

    06/19/2018 10:50:21 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    Fox ^ | 19 June 2018
    Authorities have seized more than 550 guns at two Southern California homes and made one arrest after getting a tip that a convicted felon was storing an arsenal. ..."Detectives also seized computers, cellphones, and hard drives from the residence believed to be involved in the illicit purchase of firearms by the suspect," the sheriff's department said in its release.
  • Desperate Democrats, Never Trumpers and their Media die Politically.

    06/19/2018 10:38:47 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Let us see how many Democrats will go forth to the vast numbers of the American voters with their "immigration" fantasies. Let us see how many Democrats will bet their re-election on their immigration stance. Democrat, Joe Manchin has already caved...expect more Dems to do the same. They cannot and will not beat Trump down. Who is going to do it? Pelosi, Schumer, Obama, Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Time Kaine, The biased Media, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Kimmel, etc. Ya gotta be kidding me!!! The Democrats, the ones with still some brains left...realize the...
  • DemocRATS Care More for Minor Illegals than US

    06/19/2018 10:03:04 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 28 replies
    Vanity | 6/19/2018 | Self
    DemocRATS Care More for Minor Illegals than US. They shutdown the Government this January for them; so here they go again. Tell me I'm wrong.
  • Bizarre deep-sea creature washes up on Texas beach, puzzles park rangers

    06/19/2018 10:00:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jennifer Earl
    An odd-looking fish that lives on the ocean floor shocked Texas park rangers when it washed up on Padre Island National Seashore in Corpus Christi last week. Photographer Edie Bresler was scanning the beach for hidden treasures when he spotted the big-eyed fish. With its bumpy skin and wide mouth, Bresler wasn't exactly sure what he was looking at. So, he quickly took out his camera and started snapping. "I have been beach combing all my life so to come across something strange like this was totally exciting," Bresler explained in a Facebook post on Thursday. "It got even better...
  • Scenes From Washington DC Old Time News Years Traditions w/sound (1 January 1930)

    06/19/2018 9:56:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06-19-2018 | Guy Jones
    Ordinary citizens queuing to greet President Hoover at the White House and scenes of arriving dignitaries at the annual New Years reception for the diplomatic corps (top hats and claw hammer coats). The cameraman identifies many of the VIPs (cabinet secretaries and ambassadors).
  • Former LAPD officer sentenced after illegal drug lab exploded in his garage

    06/19/2018 9:56:06 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    Full Title: Former LAPD officer sentenced to 60 months in federal prison after illegal drug lab exploded in his garage (LOS ANGELES) - A former Los Angeles Police Department officer whose garage explosion revealed the makeshift lab where he used butane to extract hash oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC,” from marijuana plants, was sentenced to five years in federal prison. Joseph Jay Spadafore, 64, of Menifee was sentenced this morning by United States District Judge John F. Walter after a federal jury found him guilty of maintaining drug involved premises. The sentence stems from an investigation conducted by the Drug...
  • Mr.President, stop family separation now!!1!!111

    06/19/2018 9:47:22 AM PDT · by z3n · 38 replies
    vanity | 08/19/2018 | z3n
    Give all individuals as well as families the option to be deported immediately if they do not want to be detained and processed for asylum or hearings. Problem solved. Thank you
  • Laura Bush shows Democrats are desperate

    06/19/2018 9:43:26 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 47 replies
    Many readers likely are wondering why Laura Bush put her name on an op-ed condemning President Trump for enforcing a border protection law that her husband signed into law. The short answer is she is all the Democrats have left Their leadership is too tainted by scandal or incompetence (and in the case of Hillary, both) to persuade anyone. Bill is a joke with his pants around his ankles. Obama's legacy quickly shrank like a cheap T-shirt in its first wash. Not one of their 2020 candidates had sense enough to give President Trump a sportsmanlike chance, which renders their...