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Chilling Experiment Pinpoints The Moment You Have a Venus Flytrap’s Full Attention – ScienceAlert

Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exa…

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Many animals eat plants. Some plants eat animals. While the first scenario is not puzzling, the second still holds some mysteries, even for scientists. How, exactly, does a plant know how or when to eat an animal?
In the case of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) one of the world’s most famous and mesmerising plant carnivores it’s all a matter of timing. Whether you’re a fly or a spider, a beetle, or a grasshopper, timing is absolutely crucial if you want to avoid becoming lunch.
That’s bec…

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Of all the places that have seen off a second coronavirus wave, only Vietnam and Hong Kong have done as well as Victorians – The Conversation AU

How does Victoria’s response to a second COVID-19 wave compare internationally? Very favourably – only a handful of other jurisdictions have enjoyed anything like…

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Of the 215 nations and territories that have reported COVID-19 cases, 120 have experienced clear second waves or late first waves that began in July or later. Thats according to the Worldometer global database, which sources data from national ministries of health and the World Health Organisation.
Of these 120, only six have definitively emerged from their second wave: Australia, South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. I am not including New Zealand, as the series of clusters that…

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As holidays near, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, putting families in a quandary about celebrations and travel – The Washington Post

Americans face agonizing decisions on gatherings as experts warn of risks from indoor events.

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Covid doesnt care that its a holiday, and unfortunately covid is on the rise across the nation, she said. Now is not the time to let our guard down and say its the holiday and lets be merry. I think we need to maintain our vigilance here.
The coronavirus pandemic numbers have been going the wrong direction for more than a month, topping 80,000 newly confirmed infections daily across the country, with hospitalizations rising in more than three dozen states and deaths creeping upward. Now, the United…

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Sleep influences attention considerably. – The Washington Newsday

It is possible to be awake and alert, but not necessarily mindful. It is also possible to be tired or not attentive, but still mindful, explain the researchers….

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It is possible to be awake and alert, but not necessarily mindful. It is also possible to be tired or not attentive, but still mindful, explain the researchers. So-called mindful attention means more than just being awake. For attention control and self-regulation can facilitate sensitivity and adaptive adaptation to environmental influences and internal stimuli, which are essential for effectively dealing with stressful situations.
Sleeping 29 minutes longer at night has a positive effect on attention…

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