U.S. Immigrant children Border Patrol The U.S. Border Patrol has objected to the media’s use of the word ‘cages’ when describing the conditions of the detention center in South Texas used to separate migrant children from their parents as they are “not being treated like animals.”The agency admitted that it is not an “inaccurate” way to describe the metal fencing keeping people who attempted to illegally gain entry into the country from Mexico, but feel “uncomfortable” with the association.The statement was provided to CBS This Morning and read out on air by co-host Gayle King following the network’s report on the shelter.“They are very uncomfortable, in their words, with this characterization of the word ‘cages,’” King said. “They said it’s not inaccurate, but they’re very uncomfortable with using the word ‘cages.’Recommended Slideshows5150 Highest Paying Jobs in the … [Read more...] about Border Patrol Object To Detention Cages Reports: ‘Not Inaccurate, But They’re Not Treated Like Animals’
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A Bayonne woman and her daughters are part of a joint complaint filed by 14 women against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging they were illegally targeted at the Newark Liberty International Airport because they were wearing hijabs. Meriem Bendaoud, an assistant biology professor at New Jersey City University, alleges in the joint complaint that she, her twin daughters, and the group of other women -- all Muslim -- were stopped by Transportation Security Administration agents and screened for additional security, they say, because they were traditional Muslim headdresses. "This was an experience that is still hard for me to go back to and remember. It was very shocking," she said. "I needed to speak up about it." In December, Bendaoud and her 19-year-old twin daughters, Sara and Amina, who are New Jersey Institute of Technology students, arrived at Newark Airport for a 7:10 a.m. flight to Chicago to attend the annual conference of the Islamic Circle … [Read more...] about ‘Treated like animals’ by TSA because we wore hijabs, NJCU professor says
Tech & Science animal behavior evolution of language Humans Language is perhaps the most distinctive of human traits, but its evolution remains a mystery. Our communication is underpinned by turn-taking—or the orderly exchange of communicative signals—which has been found to be largely universal across cultures. But this turn-taking behaviour, which may seem quintessentially human, is actually widespread across the animal kingdom, according to a large-scale review of studies, published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The review—which involved researchers from the Universities of York and Sheffield, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands—noted many instances of turn-taking in animal communication between species as diverse as African elephants (which communicate with rumbling sounds), naked … [Read more...] about Do Animals ‘Talk’ to Each Other? Yes, and They Take Turns Just like Humans
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest He was bullied for his cleft lip, different-colored eyes. Then he adopted a cat just like him. Madden Humphreys and his cat, Moon, were born with conditions that are rare together. "They were destined to be best friends," his mom said. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA Today Network Mallorie Sullivan, The Cincinnati Enquirer Published 2:06 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 | Updated 2:23 a.m. ET April 5, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Madden Humphreys needed a friend. The 7-year-old boy from Owasso, Okla., about 15 miles northeast of Tulsa, was born with bilateral cleft lip and … [Read more...] about He was bullied for his cleft lip, different-colored eyes. Then he adopted a cat just like him.
Tech & Science new material Chemistry Biomedical research Researchers have developed a new material that mimics the properties of skin and also changes color in the process, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The first-of-its-kind material could change the way doctors deliver drugs to the body or work with implants for reconstructive surgery. In animals, skin serves as an important line of defense and can rapidly stiffen to prevent injury. And in some species, like chameleons, skin can change color when it goes from a relaxed to an excited state for the purposes of camouflage or displays of aggression. These natural defenses inspired scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to create a biomimetic material—synthetic materials that mimic designs found in nature—that is soft on touch, stiff when it is deformed and also changes color. A material with this combination of characteristics has never been developed … [Read more...] about Watch: Bizarre New Skin-Like Material Changes Color Just Like a Chameleon