The Daily Populous

Saturday April 27th, 2019 day edition

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In 1856 the sight of one in a tree near New York’s city hall so shocked passersby that a newspaper published a report about the “unusual visitor.”.

Deciphering the Strange Behavior of Squirrels Squirrels are one of the most common animals found in urban and suburban areas, but many of their behaviors can go unnoticed.

You may have seen squirrels burying nuts, but what you may not have noticed is just how organized their stash is.

Scientists at UC Berkeley, however, spend a lot of time watching squirrels.

They found that squirrels sort their stores by food type, and exhibit complex body language, even showing signs of frustration.

In a less formal experiment, one video blogger captured squirrels' anxiety when presented with a figurine surrounded by food.

By the early 20th century, though, America began to regret the hospitality it had shown squirrels. »

Beyond Meat’s IPO: vegan meats are going mainstream

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In total, Beyond Meat says its products are available in more than 35,000 outlets, from hotels and college campuses to grocery stores and sports stadiums.

Sales have been growing fast — last year the company reported revenues of $87.9 million, up from $32.6 million in 2017.

And while it’s the first plant-based meat company to go public, it looks likely that it won’t be the last. »

Chvrches Call Out Marshmello for Working with Chris Brown and Tyga

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“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” the band wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.

“We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior.

In January 2019, Chris Brown was arrested in Paris, France after a woman filed a report of aggravated rape against him. »

Hubble hints today's universe expands faster than it did in the past

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In more recent years, astronomers have measured the expansion rate of today’s universe using the Hubble Space Telescope.

At the time, astronomers said the odds were something like 1 in 3,000 that the disagreements were a fluke.

The Hubble Constant is a measure of how fast a galaxy is moving compared to how far away it is. »

City trees can offset neighborhood heat islands, Concordia researcher says

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"So if your neighbourhood has less than 40 per cent canopy cover, you'll get a little bit of cooling, but not very much.

Once you tip over that threshold, you really see large increases in how much you can cool areas off.".

Read the cited paper: "Scale-dependent interactions between tree canopy cover and impervious surfaces reduce daytime urban heat during summer. »