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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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Melburnians get on the beers at midnight as pubs and restaurants open after lockdown – ABC News

While most of Melbourne slept, keen party-goers gathered at the few pubs and restaurants that opened to savour the end of the city’s second wave lockdown rules.

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Liam Ganley had waited more than 100 days for this moment, and when it came there was one overwhelming emotion relief.
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  • Many restrictions in Melbourne lifted at midnight, allowing businesses to re-open
  • Hospitality venues face strict density limits and protocols until ‘COVID Normal’ is reached
  • Customers say they’ve been desperate to get out and socialise

As the clock ticked past midnight, Melbourne restaurants and pubs were legally allowed to throw open their doors to customers as lockdown…

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UK records highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May, study shows declining antibody immunity – ABC News

COVID-19-related deaths have been steadily increasing throughout October, and the latest total marks a similar daily figure to the 374 deaths recorded on March…

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The UK has recorded its highest daily COVID-19 death toll since May.
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  • Tuesday’s toll was the highest number of daily COVID-19-related deaths in the UK since May 27
  • It took the official Government death toll to 45,365 people, the highest in Europe
  • It comes as a UK study showed antibody immunity declines rapidly after infection

Official government data on Tuesday showed a further 367 people died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test, which is the biggest daily total since May 27, while…

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Antibiotic use patterns and patient transfers in hospitals may drive the emergence of drug resistance – News-Medical.net

Understanding the role of antibiotic use patterns and patient transfers in the emergence of drug-resistant microbes is essential to crafting effective prevention…

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020
Understanding the role of antibiotic use patterns and patient transfers in the emergence of drug-resistant microbes is essential to crafting effective prevention strategies, suggests a study published today in eLife.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing global health threat, but preventing it takes smart choices at the local level. The current findings, originally posted on bioRxiv, provide insights on how antibiotic use patterns and patient transfers…

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