The Daily Populous

Monday October 7th, 2019 evening edition

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According to a new study published in PLoS ONE, the measure reduces the number of biting flies on cows by more than half.

Biting flies are one of the great banes of cows worldwide.

The damage done by biting flies equates to roughly $2.2 billion in yearly economic losses for the U.S. cattle industry.

Seeking a potential solution to this situation, a team of Japanese researchers cleverly applied lessons from research on zebras.

And so, the researchers painted six Japanese Black cows with black-and-white stripes, which took just five minutes per cow.

The number of biting flies observed on zebra-striped cows was less than half the number seen on unpainted cows and far less than cows painted with black stripes.

Number of biting flies on legs and body (a) and the frequency of total fly-repelling behaviors (b) of the experimental cows. »

Trump’s Team Texted About Doing the Exact Ukraine Thing Trump Says Didn’t Happen

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The texts, shared by the former Special Envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, are now evidence in the House’s impeachment inquiry.

Zelensky never released the statement, but on Friday, Ukraine announced it was reviewing the closure of criminal investigations into the gas company Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, worked for.

Taylor: As I said on the phone, I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign. »

Judge says New York prosecutors can see Trump’s tax returns

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On Monday, Oct. 7 Judge Victor Marrero rejected Trump’s challenge to the release of his tax returns for a New York state criminal probe.

Trump has steadfastly refused to make his tax returns public, breaking a tradition set by presidents and White House candidates decades ago. »

Disturbing video shows hundreds of blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang

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(CNN) A drone video appearing to show hundreds of blindfolded men being led from a train in China has raised new concerns over the ongoing crackdown on Muslim Uyghurs in the far western region of Xinjiang.

The YouTube account which uploaded the video described it as demonstrating the "long-term suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Chinese government in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.".

"Watching the video, I'm still scared because I know what the prisoners are thinking," Seiit said. »