close Video 170,000,000 Insects for Every Human Are we outnumbered in insect battle? Sifting through a shovel load of dirt in a suburban backyard, Michael Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury find their quarry: a cicada nymph . And then another. And another. And four more. In maybe a third of a square foot of dirt, the University of Maryland entomologists find at least seven cicadas -- a rate just shy of a million per acre. A nearby yard yielded a rate closer to 1.5 million. CICADAS LIVING UNDERGROUND FOR PAST 17 YEARS TO EMERGE IN THESE STATES THIS SUMMER And there's much more afoot. Trillions of the red-eyed black bugs are coming, scientists say . Within days, a couple weeks at most, the cicadas of Brood X (the X is the Roman numeral for 10) will emerge after 17 years underground. There are many broods of periodic cicadas that appear on rigid schedules in different years, but this is one of the largest and most noticeable. … [Read more...] about Trillions of cicadas about to emerge across US
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Video Player Close BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- China witnessed robust tourism during the five-day May Day holiday that ended on Wednesday as COVID-19 has been brought under control and the vaccination rate is rising steadily in the country. China saw a total of 230 million domestic tourist trips during the holiday, up 119.7 percent from last year, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Here is some specific tourism data. BEIJING Beijing's municipal parks and scenic areas received a total of 7.68 million tourist visits during the holiday, said the Beijing Gardening and Greening Bureau. The figure represented a growth of 77 percent year on year. It was also 6 percent higher than the same period of 2019. More than 68 cultural activities featuring flower exhibitions and folk customs have been launched in parks, and the city has seen 172 flower-themed zones pop up since the beginning of spring, each with an area of over 1,000 square meters. SHANGHAI Shanghai … [Read more...] about China Focus: China sees robust tourism during May Day holiday
Denver Post Broncos writer Ryan O’Halloran posts his Broncos Mailbag periodically during the offseason. Submit questions to Ryan here . Why do fans always seem to believe that highly touted draft prospects are a better choice than proven veterans (especially at quarterback position)? Do they not learn from history? To remind everyone that Teddy Bridgewater is not such a bad deal, can you please type the names: Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell, Tim Couch, Akili Smith, Josh Rosen, Johnny Manziel (feel free to add a few more)? — Alan, Belize I don’t care about past quarterback history. For every one of those busts, I mention Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Andrew Luck and Cam Newton — solid top-10 picks. I have no problem with the Bridgewater trade and I would have really liked it if he would have served as a bridge to Justin Fields. Among the quarterbacks Alan mentioned, Leaf (Chargers), Russell (Raiders) and Smith (Bengals) joined dysfunctional … [Read more...] about Broncos Mailbag: If Aaron Rodgers is traded to Denver, would talent around him be Super Bowl-quality?
WHEN Priti Vilankar lost her job in July 2019 she was worried that her plan to buy a house with her husband Akshay would be delayed. But she quickly secured a new role and used the £8,500 redundancy payout to help boost their savings for a deposit for their first-home. Priti and Akshay, aged 34 and 36, also ditched holidays in a bid to save at least £1,000 a month towards their deposit. As they had some money in savings, they needed to save a grand a month to get the £24,000 deposit in 15 months to buy their £480,000 two-bed flat in Hounslow, west London. This meant Akshay took on extra shifts working 16 hours a week at fast food chain Nando's on top of his full-time job. They moved in to their new home in September last year. By making the most of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme , their mortgage repayments are now just £850 a month. This is around £500 less compared to the rent they paid previously for a two-bed in the same area. Priti and Akshay work at a … [Read more...] about We bought £480k two-bed home despite facing redundancy by ditching holidays and working extra shifts at Nando’s
Sen. Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won Biden: GOP in the midst of a 'mini-revolution' Ernst defends Cheney, calls for GOP unity MORE (R-Ky.) remains safe as the minority leader. Sen. Mitt Romney Willard (Mitt) Mitt Romney The Memo: The GOP's war is already over — Trump won Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal MORE (R-Utah) survived a recent censure vote at home. And few on Capitol Hill are going after the likes of Reps. Adam Kinzinger Adam Daniel Kinzinger Kinzinger hits GOP on 'operation #coverupJan6' over Cheney ouster plot Gender politics hound GOP in Cheney drama Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party MORE (R-Ill.), Fred Upton Frederick (Fred) Stephen Upton Overnight Energy: Michigan reps … [Read more...] about Cheney fight stokes cries of GOP double standard for women