Art

Flowers Glow Under UV-Induced Visible Fluorescence

Flowers Glow Under UV-Induced Visible Fluorescence

Take a look at some of the flowers photographed by Craig Burrows and you might feel as if you’ve suddenly been transported into the alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar . Brightly pigmented petals starkly contrast a black background as specks of light, like glitter or fireflies, scatter across the blossoms. It’s hard to believe, but Burrow’s work isn’t fiction—it’s science. To capture these otherworldly images he uses a technique ... Full story

Education

Education Dept. steps in to help Argosy University students shorted $13 million in financial aid

Education Dept. steps in to help Argosy University students shorted $13 million in financial aid

(iStock) (LPETTET/iStock). Weeks into the spring semester, students at Argosy University, a chain of career schools stretching from Virginia to California, are still waiting for $13 million in federal financial aid, according to court documents. The delay is the latest development in the ill-fated acquisition of Argosy, South University and Art Institutes campuses by Dream Center Education Holdings. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization ... Full story

Economics

Ceta Base  Results • Taiji

Ceta Base Results • Taiji

The table below will attempt to compile seasonal catch statistics gathered from land-based observer reports that are posted via volunteer groups, primarily Dolphin Project , on the ground in Taiji. A breakdown of each year’s hunt and the results by the day will be recorded. Pod size estimates will be rounded up, for example, if 20-25 animals are reported, 25 will be noted in the table. The estimated numbers and other details (when available) ... Full story

Entertainment

More than a dozen people trapped on SeaWorld ride

More than a dozen people trapped on SeaWorld ride

Click to copy https://apnews.com/aea502a4689b4f13b0ed6cc890746be7. SAN DIEGO (AP) — Police say more than a dozen people are trapped on a ride at SeaWorld in San Diego. San Diego police tell FOX5 News that around six gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on “Bayside Skyride.” Authorities estimate that between 15 and 30 people are trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above water. The ... Full story

Health

Gene therapy first to 'halt' most common cause of blindness

Gene therapy first to 'halt' most common cause of blindness

Image caption Janet Osborne hopes to continue gardening if her sight loss is halted. A woman from Oxford has become the first person in the world to have gene therapy to try to halt the most common form of blindness in the Western world. Surgeons injected a synthetic gene into the back of Janet Osborne's eye in a bid to prevent more cells from dying. It is the first treatment to target the underlying genetic cause of age-related macular ... Full story

Law

Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared

Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren’t prepared

Bay Area prosecutors were trying to prove that a man arrested during a prostitution sting was guilty of pimping charges, and among the evidence was a series of Instagram DMs he’d allegedly sent to a woman. One read: “Teamwork make the dream work” with high heels and money bag emoji placed at the end. Prosecutors said the message implied a working relationship between the two of them. The defendant said it could mean he was trying to strike up a ... Full story

Living

Stone, Lawyers File Formal “Notice of Apology” to Judge

Stone, Lawyers File Formal “Notice of Apology” to Judge

After a bizarre day in which indicted Trump associate Roger Stone posted and then deleted an image appearing to threaten federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson, Stone and his lawyers filed a formal “Notice of Apology” to the court. Notably the notice included not only a statement of apology from Stone but one from his lawyers as well. The incident began earlier in the day when Stone posted an image to Instagram which had a picture of Jackson with ... Full story

Politics

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation

The latest news and developments about special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russia ties in the 2016 Election and President Donald Trump. Full story

Sport

Seungri steps down as the CEO of Yuri Holdings as well

Seungri steps down as the CEO of Yuri Holdings as well

Seungri has stepped down as the CEO of Yuri Holdings . The company was originally founded under Seungri's name, but in 2016 changed to Yuri Holdings after a Mr. Yu joined the company and they became joint-CEOs. As planned for Seungri's enlistment, he stepped down from the position on the 13th, and Mr. Yu will be the only CEO of the company for now. However, some are pointing out that Yuri Holdings is heavily affiliated with Burning Sun , so ... Full story

Technology

A key U.S. ally is close to adding swarming attack drones to its military arsenal

A key U.S. ally is close to adding swarming attack drones to its military arsenal

Swarms of small attack drones that confuse and overwhelm anti-aircraft defenses could soon become an important part of the modern military arsenal, Britain’s defense secretary said, something that would mark a major evolution in robot-enabled warfare. Speaking at the London-based Royal United Services Institute think tank, British defense secretary Gavin Williamson said Britain will fund the development of “swarm squadrons of network enabled ... Full story