Brain Cascade Helps Suitor Flies Learn From Rejection

Brain Cascade Helps Suitor Flies Learn From Rejection
No one likes being turned down, and amorous fruit flies are no exception. If a male fly's advances are spurned by a female, he will put less effort into chasing not only her but others as well, suggesting the pain of rejection leaves quite an imprint. A new study has identified the hormones responsible for this behavior and shown that if these hormones are obstructed, males will keep on pushing after rebuffs. When it comes to romance, human behavior is

What Alec Baldwin got right and wrong about the power of art at the Emmys.

What Alec Baldwin got right  and wrong  about the power of art at the Emmys.
Alec Baldwin is getting a lot of press following the jabs he took at President Donald Trump in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at this year's Emmys. During Trump's time hosting "The Apprentice," he was nominated for two Emmys but never won. Trump has often detailed his grievances with the award show, saying, "The Emmys have no credibility"; arguing that he didn't win because of politics; and, in 2012, even blaming the show's

Teacher retention efforts ‘not working’

Teacher retention efforts ‘not working’
Unfilled vacanciesBut over the same period, the number of secondary school teachers fell by 10,800. Secondary schools are now facing challenges to keep pace with rising pupil numbers, it said.A Department for Education survey quoted in the report found teachers and middle-leaders were working a 54-hour week.Schools are only filling half of vacancies with teachers having the required experience and expertise, it said.It also found local variations in the proportion of schools reporting vacancies. The North East had the

People are tweeting #ExpressiveAsians in response to racist Hollywood casting directors

People are tweeting #ExpressiveAsians in response to racist Hollywood casting directors
Are Asian actors less expressive than their white counterparts? Asians are taking to Twitter in anger, after a Hollywood casting director allegedly said Asian actors were more difficult to cast because they were "not very expressive." SEE ALSO: The 8 main excuses Hollywood uses for racially insensitive casting – and why they're BS An article by Paste Magazine quotes Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist, in which she recalls talking to an unnamed casting director regarding Asians. "I work with

Armed police search house over Tube bomb

Armed police search house over Tube bomb
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice cordons are in place around the residential street in Surrey Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a terror offence in connection with Friday's attack on a London Tube train.Armed police are continuing to search a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.The arrest is "very significant" and the terror threat level remains "critical", Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said.The man was arrested in the departure area of Dover

These 5 millennials are changing the name and age of activism right now.

These 5 millennials are changing the name  and age  of activism right now.
For many years, critics and studies denounced young people for not voting or being apathetic toward politics and activism. In the past few years, though, a number of teens, tweens, and everything in between have been outspoken on topics such as race, gender, class, and sexuality, raising the awareness level of passionate young people around the globe.     From crushing the patriarchy to advocating for better educational facilities for historically underserved kids, these adolescents are showing the world

EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment the government's attempt to take the UK out of EU law passed its first parliamentary test The government's bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test.MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a "power grab" by ministers.The bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK,

Public sector pay cap to be lifted

Public sector pay cap to be lifted
Teachers' pay declining, warns OECD Reality Check: Is public sector pay higher than private? Unite boss 'would back illegal strikes' Public sector pay was frozen for two years in 2010, except for those earning less than £21,000 a year, and since 2013, rises have been capped at 1% - below the rate of inflation.There has been speculation in recent weeks the cap could be lifted in response to worries about its impact on staff recruitment and retention and morale

Cycle groups warn over ‘car-dooring’

Cycle groups warn over ‘car-dooring’
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA driving instructor explains how the 'Dutch reach' works A campaign to raise awareness of "car-dooring" is needed to save lives on Britain's roads, Cycling UK has said.The campaign group says cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians are being injured and killed by drivers and their passengers carelessly opening doors.It wants the Dutch reach - which involves opening doors with the "wrong" hand - to be taught to new drivers.The Department for Transport

Trump to Push Other Leaders on North Korea as UN Assembly Meets

Trump to Push Other Leaders on North Korea as UN Assembly Meets
The U.S. won’t push for more United Nations sanctions against North Korea when the General Assembly opens next week in New York, but President Donald Trump plans to urge individual world leaders to keep ratcheting up pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime, two top administration officials said.The last two rounds of sanctions passed by the UN Security Council against North Korea need more time to have an impact on Kim and on his ability to continue development of nuclear

Pay cap to be lifted for police officers

Pay cap to be lifted for police officers
The West Midlands Police and Crime commissioner has warned that, in such a scenario, 80 jobs would be lost for every 1% rise above the current cap."If the government do not put aside money to fund the pay increase, PCCs will be left with large bills and have no other option other than to reduce officer and staff numbers," Labour's David Jamieson said. "The government must act quickly to ensure that its pay cap lifting is not a hollow

Report: At WH dinner, Pelosi asked, ‘Do the women get to talk around here?’

Report: At WH dinner, Pelosi asked, ‘Do the women get to talk around here?’
Washington (CNN)House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi asked "Do the women get to talk around here?" during the White House dinner on Wednesday night over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to a report in The Washington Post.As Pelosi tried to make her point that Trump would get support from Democrats on a variety of issues, the men at the table started talking over each other.

Beto O’Rourke Is An Ex-Punk Rocker, And He’s Coming For Ted Cruz’s Senate Seat

Beto O’Rourke Is An Ex-Punk Rocker, And He’s Coming For Ted Cruz’s Senate Seat
It's a full day after Ted Cruz lit up the internet for allegedly liking a hardcore porn account's tweet on Sept. 12, and I'm on the phone with his 2018 Texas Senate opponent, Beto O'Rourke. So, of course, I bring it up. Cruz is known for his “evangelical voting conscience,” which, in Texas, is the short-form slang for a few key issues. Cruz is anti-health care access, anti-choice for women, and has an unwavering passion for gun rights that was initially supported by

Russia Laundering Probe Puts Trump Tower Meeting in New Light

Russia Laundering Probe Puts Trump Tower Meeting in New Light
More than the White House was at stake when Donald Trump Jr. met at Trump Tower last UBS AG and TD Bank. Several banks produced records in response, according to court records filed by Prevezon’s lawyer.Representatives for Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and TD bank declined to comment. A UBS spokesman didn’t respond to a request for comment.Request to RussiaThe criminal investigation has focused on what prosecutors called an elaborate money-laundering network used to move proceeds of the Hermitage scheme out of

New Survey Shares Womens Attitudes Towards Fertility

New Survey Shares Womens Attitudes Towards Fertility
Trying to conceive a baby should normally be a joyous moment in a couple’s life. You’ve thought of a name and already picked out colors to paint his or her new room. However, according to a new online poll from Ava, a medical tech company for women’s reproductive health, 72 percent of women admitted to having "inconvenient or unromantic sex" just so they could try for a baby. Not exactly exciting. The research, which surveyed 2,093 women in Europe and the US, also showed