Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

In this July 29, 2019, file photo, a monarch butterfly rests on a plant at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center in Milford, Del. Trump administration officials are expected to say this week whether the monarch butterfly, a colorful and familiar backyard visitor now caught in a global extinction crisis, should receive federal designation as a threatened […]

The role of platform protection insurance in the sharing economy

Researchers from Temple University, Tsinghua University, and Fudan University published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explores the business impact of PPI on buyers’ purchase behaviors and sellers’ sales activities. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing, is titled “The Impact of Platform Protection Insurance on Buyers and Sellers in the […]

This tardigrade’s blue glow gives protection from ultraviolet light

When blasted with ultraviolet radiation, a newly discovered species of tardigrade protects itself by glowing blue. Tardigrades, microscopic animals also known as water bears or moss piglets, are nature’s ultimate survivor. They’re game for temperatures below –270° Celsius and up to 150° C and can withstand the vacuum of space, and some are especially resistant […]