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A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

A 99-million-year-old beetle shines light on the evolution of glowing insects

Bioluminescent insects have long fascinated scientists, but little is known about how these animals got their light abilities. A 99-million-year-old beetle recently discovered by researchers, however, unlocks a piece of the evolutionary puzzle, according to a study published in The Royal Society journal. The beetle, known by its Latin name Cretophengodes, was found fossilized in…MORE

Hiland Dairy recalls batch of chocolate milk, saying it may contain food-grade sanitizers

Hiland Dairy recalls batch of chocolate milk, saying it may contain food-grade sanitizers

A batch of chocolate milk has been recalled after it was discovered that some could contain food-grade sanitizers. Hiland Dairy is recalling half-pint, 1% low fat, chocolate milk, sold in small cartons, produced in Norman, Oklahoma, the company said in an announcement. Consuming food-grade sanitizers could cause illness. Affected products were distributed to these areas,…MORE

Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton dead at 75

Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton dead at 75

Hall of Fame baseball player Don Sutton died Monday night at the age of 75, his son tweeted Tuesday. “Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night. He worked as hard as anyone I’ve ever known and he treated those he encountered with great respect…and he took me to work…MORE

Major news outlets name women to lead coverage of the Biden White House

Major news outlets name women to lead coverage of the Biden White House

At least six major news networks have assigned women to lead White House coverage of the Biden administration, raising the profile of female journalists in an institution long dominated by men. CNN named Kaitlan Collins its chief White House correspondent, replacing Jim Acosta, who will be the anchor and chief domestic correspondent for the network.…MORE

Key takeaways from the first confirmation hearings for Biden nominees

Key takeaways from the first confirmation hearings for Biden nominees

With just one day left until President-elect Joe Biden takes office, five of his Cabinet nominees faced Senate panels as part of the first step of the confirmation process. Nominees taking part in confirmation hearings on Tuesday include Janet Yellen, Biden’s pick to lead the Treasury Department; Avril Haines, Biden’s choice to lead the Office…MORE

11 ways kids can take part in the presidential inauguration

11 ways kids can take part in the presidential inauguration

If kids were actually going to school, they’d likely be watching Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on television and getting a civic lesson or two. But in the pandemic, most of them are learning remotely. What’s a parent to do? Here are some fun and educational ways to get your kids involved in this…MORE

Biden transition finds culture of coronavirus denial throughout Trump’s federal government

Biden transition finds culture of coronavirus denial throughout Trump’s federal government

Joe Biden’s transition team found a culture of coronavirus skepticism within Donald Trump’s federal government as they prepared to take office, sources close to the Biden transition told CNN, with political appointees loyal to the President reflecting his dismissiveness of public health guidelines and sometimes mocking career employees for wearing masks. The findings from Biden’s…MORE

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

Sen. Hawley blocks quick consideration of Biden’s Homeland Security nominee

Sen. Josh Hawley blocked quick consideration of President-elect Joe Biden’s Homeland Security nominee, Alejandro Mayorkas, on Tuesday, leaving the third-largest federal department without confirmed leadership as it faces national security concerns, a pandemic and an incoming president prepared to roll out ambitious immigration plans. The Missouri Republican’s decision stemmed from an exchange with Mayorkas hours…MORE

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