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The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year

The secret life of plants: Ten new species found this year

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Plant collectors have searched for the hidden wonders of the plant world for centuries. Yet plants that are new to science are still being described, at a rate of about 2,000 a year.Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, discovered and named more than 100 new plants in 2018. Their list of the top new plants includes carnivorous pitcher plants, exotic orchids and climbers with untapped medicinal powers.Herb found in a waterfallProf Aiah Lebbie discovered an unusual plant clinging to rocks near a water fall in Sierra Leone. He collected a specimen and sent it to Kew, where it was identified as a new species. The plant, Lebbiea Grandiflora, has been named after him. ...
HQ Trivia co-founder found dead at 35

HQ Trivia co-founder found dead at 35

Technology
Colin Kroll, the co-founder of the HQ Trivia app and Vine, has been found dead in his New York apartment. Mr Kroll, 35, was discovered by police who were called to his lower Manhattan home by the tech entrepreneur's girlfriend soon after midnight on Sunday.She had been unable to raise him on the phone and asked officers to carry out a welfare check.When police arrived at his apartment on Spring Street near the Soho district, they found him unconscious and unresponsive on his bed.Celebrity website TMZ said there was "drug paraphernalia nearby", and that he had died of an apparent overdose. Image: Colin Kroll (r) and business partner Rus Yusupov at the 2014 Variety Breakthrough of the Year Awards He was pronounced dead a...
'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

'Surprise' Palu tsunami clue found on seafloor

Science
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the tsunami that struck Palu in Indonesia in September. Damaging waves rushed ashore after a Magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size. Now, a survey in the bay in front of the Sulawesi city shows significant subsidence of the seabed. This likely contributed to the abrupt displacement of water that then crashed on to land. More than 2,000 people lost their lives in the disaster. Preliminary results of various investigations are being reported here at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union - the largest annual gathering of Earth and space scientists. The quake occurred on what is called a...

I Found 5 Solid Income Stocks With Zero Debt

Finance
[unable to retrieve full-text content]A buddy of mine once got a bit of a shocker a few days before his wedding when his soon to be bride confided that she owed 40 000 or so in unpaid student loans Fortunately it wasn t a deal breaker and they are still happily married But it took years to dig out from that deep Latest Articles in
Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica

Hostel security guard arrested after American woman's body found in Costa Rica

World
A security guard at the hostel where an American woman was staying during her last night in Costa Rica has been arrested in connection with her death, local authorities said Tuesday. Carla Stefaniak was last heard from on Nov. 27, the night before her 36th birthday, her family told ABC News. The Miami resident traveled to Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day to celebrate her birthday with her sister-in-law, April Burton, but decided to stay an extra day after Burton returned to Florida on Nov. 27, the family said. Late Tuesday, Stefaniak's family confirmed that a body found decomposing in a wooded area about 1,000 feet away from her hostel in San Jose indeed was hers. Bismarck Espinoza Martinez, a 32-year-old Nicaraguan security guard who lived in the room next to Stefaniak's at the hostel, ...