Hawaii governer David Ige has announced on Twitter that starting on Nov. 1, Hawaii will welcome back both essential and non-essential tourists. Due to the state's uptick in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in late August, Ige made the request for non-essential travelers to stay away. That severely hurt Hawaii's tourism industry, as it saw millions lost in revenue. Meanwhile, Hawaii's "Safe Travel" plans will continue to remain in place.
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According to a new study published, it was found that the western false asphodel wildflower (Triantha occidentalis) has found to be carnivorous. Using its sticky stems and glandular hairs, the false asphodel is able to absorb nutrients from their prey. Very few carnivorous plant lineages have been found in recent memory, so a discovery of what is referred to as a "cryptic carnivore" is notable.
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Protests occurred at the 2022 Beijing Olympic lighting ceremony on Monday, as activists waving a Tibet flag and a banner stating "No Genocide Games" were arrested. Numerous groups and campaigns are urging countries, sponsors, and athletes to boycott the games due to China's treatment - which includes mass detainment - towards Uyghur, Uzbek, and Kazakh Muslims
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Apple held their "Unleashed" virtual event on Monday, and unveiled a number of new products. The eye-catchers were the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros that use M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which provide more cores, memory, and faster graphic processing. Also showcased were the third-generation AirPods, which are sweat and water-resistant; and a cheaper Apple Music streaming plan, which goes for $4.99 a month, $5 less than Apple's regular subscription plan
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While almost 95% of the NBA is vaccinated, there are some holdouts - mainly superstar guard Kyrie Irving, who stated that he is unvaccinated and doesn't seem inclined to receive a dose. In response to Irving's refusal, the Brooklyn Nets have announced that Irving will not play in any of the Nets' upcoming games, either home or away, nor will he be able to practice with the team until he is a "full-time" player. Irving is owed around $34 million this year, and could risk losing money if he does not return to the team.
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away Monday morning due to COVID-19 complications, his family announced. Serving in the military and government under numerous Presidents, Powell was a trailblazer. In addition to serving as brigadier and major general, Powell would also serve in the positions of National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs, and Secretary of State — becoming the first African-American to hold that role. However, Powell's career was also heavily tainted during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, when he testified to the U.N. Security Council that Iraq was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. Powell admitted his intelligence was wrong and Iraq's stockpiling was unlikely to the U.S. Congress a year later, and resigned as a result.
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The Biden administration has announced its plans to reinstate a Trump administration immigration policy - the Migrant Protection Protocols, or "Remain in Mexico." The MPP forces migrants to remain in Mexico while they await a hearing. The MPP had previously been terminated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security back in June. However, a Texas U.S. District Court Judge ruled the the Biden administration was required to reinstall the policy after two Attorney Generals sued the cancellation.
In the world of 21st century medicine, gene - based medicines and vaccines (AKA gene therapy) is thought to be the future, and physicians like William Kelley are among those who were involved at the beginning of this new field of medicine which is now revolutionizing the way we prevent, cure and/or treat many human diseases.