Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss, pesticides and light pollution pushing fireflies to extinction, scientists warn

Biodiversity crisis: Habitat loss, pesticides and light pollution pushing fireflies to extinction, scientists warn

Fireflies, of which there are more than 2,000 species strobing softly throughout dark corners of the world, are facing grave threats to their continued existence due to the impact of humans, a study suggests. Habitat loss, pesticide use and artificial light are three of the most serious threats to fireflies, with certain species more at…
Some Iowa Caucus Results Are Finally Out, and They Look Bad for Biden

Some Iowa Caucus Results Are Finally Out, and They Look Bad for Biden

DES MOINES — Finally, some actual numbers. Nearly a full day after the Iowa Caucuses kicked off, the state Democratic Party got its act together enough to report out the first real results of the 2020 election cycle. And at first blush, they don’t look good for Joe Biden. Those numbers strengthen what the campaigns…
Forgotten PINs and Jammed Phone Lines: How the Iowa Fiasco Unfolded

Forgotten PINs and Jammed Phone Lines: How the Iowa Fiasco Unfolded

Nearly a full day after the Iowa caucuses, the results still aren’t in and the state’s Democratic Party says it might be another day before we find out who definitively won. As they scramble to clean up the botched mess of the all-important 2020 primary kickoff, there’s plenty of blame to go around. Several people…
ICON (ICX) Goes Parabolic as Price Triples for No Apparent Reason

ICON (ICX) Goes Parabolic as Price Triples for No Apparent Reason

Cryptocurrency ICON rallies more than 70% on Tuesday, reaching a fresh 18-month high. The altcoin has rallied more than 326% year-to-date despite no change in fundamental direction. While it’s still too early to declare ‘alt season,’ crypto values have appreciated more than $67 billion in 2020. Suddenly and without warning, cryptocurrency ICON (ICX) has been…
Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive for deadly virus

Coronavirus: Belgian woman on flight from Wuhan with Britons tests positive for deadly virus

A Belgian woman who was on board a flight returning UK citizens from the coronavirus-stricken city of Wuhan has tested positive for the deadly virus, Public Health England has confirmed. Belgium’s health agency said the woman was one of nine of its citizens to board the British flight back to Europe, which carried passengers from 30 other countries.…