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Study says insects suffer from "chronic pain" if they survive your swat.
Swatting pests and summertime go together like hot dogs and mustard, but a new study might make you feel guilty about splatting that annoying bug buzzing around your barbecue.
Researchers from Australia's University of Sydney say they've found that insects that survive your swat live the rest of their lives with chronic pain.
While it was already known that insects could feel what we humans perceive as pain, the fact that pain from the injuries would linger in insects was something new.
Study co-authorGreg Neelynoted that the experiment centered on the humble fruit fly. The researchers damaged the legs of some, then allowed the insects to heal. However, after the injuries healed, the flies' legs remained sensitive -- in the same way your trick knee has never been the same since you hurt it back in the day. And like you, the bugs tended to baby that busted appendage afterwards.
"What what we didn't know is that an injury could lead to long lasting hypersensitivity to normally non-painful stimuli in a similar way to human patients' experiences," said Neely in astatement.
"After the animal is hurt once badly, they are hypersensitive and try to protect themselves for the rest of their lives."
The study was undertaken to understand the basics of pain, to develop, "new stem cell therapies or drugs that target the underlying cause and stop pain for good."
Air Force: Don’t Even Think About Storming Area 51 -The Air Force is warning people not to try and storm Area 51.
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed up for a Facebook group that proposed everyone rush the top secret military base in the Nevada desert this September, in an effort to unlock its alien secrets.
A joke or not, the Air Force says don't try it. A spokeswoman said that the base is an active training range for the Air Force and that it will protect America and its assets. The satirical event is scheduled for September 20.
If you are thinking about going, heads up. The perimeter of the base is constantly patrolled by armed security guards and CCTV and motion-sensor cameras are also in use – with signs around the base warning intruders could face “deadly force”.
Amazon Prime Day Is Here -Welcome to the Black Friday in July.
What started out as a discount day for people convince people to sign up for Amazon Prime, has evolved into a price war period for major retailers.
As you know, starting today and for the next 48 hours, bargain shoppers can cash in on some of the best discounts on electronics and other gadgets with Amazon. Some of the main items that are hugely discounted are 4K TVs, Echo speakers, smart home supplies, tablets and DNA tests. There will also be deals at Whole Foods, which was bought by the online retail giant back in 2017.
But, did you also know that Walmart, Target, Ebay, and other major retailers are getting int other fray? You’ve got Target Deal Days, Ebay’s got their Crash Sale. If AMazon crashes, the deals on Ebay will be nuts. Walmart is doing a four day sale, featuring Google products through tomorrow.
Even Old Navy, Macy’s and others are having sales.
This may be a great time to Christmas shop. We’re just saying….
Firefighters Baffled to Receive Amazon Package of Lingerie
A meteorologist is fighting back against a troll who had some not-so-nice things to say about her on-screen wardrobe.
Lauren Linahan, a morning meteorologist at WTVM in Columbus, Georgia, felt the need to respond after someone on Facebook criticized her for repeating outfits on the air, writing, “Oh, and tell your female weather forecaster that we have seen all five of the same dresses. Enough,” and adding, “How backyard can you get!”
Well, Lauren wasn’t about to stand for it, responding, “Since there appears to be some confusion on this matter, I am the sole proprietor of my on-air wardrobe,” noting, “I don’t have a stylist (lol) and no allocated wardrobe allowance. Any dress you see me wearing on-air comes from my own hard-earned money or a generous gift from my family (thanks, Mom!).”
The meteorologist then reiterated that she doesn’t exactly have an unlimited budget to constantly buy new dresses, although she does own about 100, and then she called out the double standard when it comes to females on TV. “I rarely see criticism like this directed toward my male counterparts, who can get away with repeating suits much more frequently,” she noted. “But even then, isn’t our forecast more important than how often we are wearing the same suit or same dress?”
Lauren also responded to the woman privately, who actually responded with an apology. "She didn’t mean to hurt my feelings,” Lauren says. “That’s progress.” Lauren tells Yahoo Lifestyle, “Four years ago, a message like this would have made me cry. Now I want to help younger female anchors avoid appeasing the audience.”