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This 429 million-year-old trilobite eye is similar to those of modern insects

Eyes don’t typically appear in the fossil record, but researchers were able to study the well-preserved and fossilized internal structure of a 429 million-year-old trilobite eye. Surprisingly, they found that the structure of the eye was nearly identical to the compound eyes of modern bees, dragonflies and crustaceans, according to the new study. The study…MORE

Eric Trump likes tweet calling Harris a sexist slur

Eric Trump likes tweet calling Harris a sexist slur

Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, liked a tweet on Wednesday that used a sexist slur to refer to California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Vice President Joe Biden’s decision to pick her as his running mate. The now-deleted tweet Eric Trump liked was from an account belonging to a user named Lori…MORE

States scramble to recruit thousands of poll workers amid pandemic shortage

States scramble to recruit thousands of poll workers amid pandemic shortage

States are facing a shortage of thousands of poll workers as older volunteers at higher risk for coronavirus complications cancel plans to work on Election Day. The numbers are staggering. Maryland announced in late July that it was short nearly 14,000 Election Day workers — prompting Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to consolidate precincts into voting…MORE

Why Kamala Harris as VP would be a revelation for Black America

Why Kamala Harris as VP would be a revelation for Black America

Kamala Harris walked into a packed auditorium for her freshman orientation at Howard University and experienced a revelation. As she studied her classmates at the historically Black school in Washington, D.C., she saw a mini-rainbow coalition of faces from around the US, Africa, the Caribbean and other places — many impossible to fit into a…MORE

Trump goes after FBI director Wray, whom he appointed, and issues warning to Barr

Trump goes after FBI director Wray, whom he appointed, and issues warning to Barr

President Donald Trump on Thursday again attacked his own FBI director, whom he appointed, and pushed Attorney General William Barr to pressure the Justice Department’s investigation of the Russia probe. During a discussion about the Justice Department’s probe into the Russia investigation, Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo asked the President whether FBI director Christopher Wray…MORE

Melania Trump plots convention speech that hopes to avoid past missteps

Melania Trump plots convention speech that hopes to avoid past missteps

First lady Melania Trump’s Rose Garden makeover is coming just in time. The first lady is expected to give a high-profile Republican National Convention speech and the newly renovated space — to be a reflection of Trump’s favored décor palette: creams, soft pastels, and a hint of luxe — might just be where she delivers…MORE

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