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Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) — Kenneth Jacobs, chief executive officer at Lazard Ltd, and Scott Barshay, a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP., participate in a panel discussion about the impact of regulation on merger and acquisition markets and the role of activist shareholders in M&A. Bloomberg’s Cristina Alesci moderates the panel at the Bloomberg Link Markets 50 Summit in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)
The venom of the Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea) contains multiple toxins, which may help it immobilize and digest prey, as well as deter predators. But a bite from this spider would not cause a person serious harm.
In fact, humans might get help from this arachnid: an extract from tarantula venom called GsMtx-4 appears to help regulate heartbeat and may one day be used in medicine. In diseased or damaged hearts, calcium enters heart cells through stretch-activated channels, triggering heart spasms. The spider drug blocks these channels, causing the heart to beat more steadily.
See a live one in The Power of Poison.
Lenticular clouds, like the one shown above, often attract attention due to their unusual shape. These stationary, lens-shaped clouds can form near mountains and other topography that force air to travel up and over an obstacle. This causes a series of atmospheric gravity waves, like ripples in the sky. If the temperature at the wave crest drops below the dew point, then moisture condenses into a cloud. As the air continues on into a warmer trough, the droplets can evaporate again, leaving a stationary lenticular cloud over the crest. This particular lenticular cloud was captured by Michael Studinger during Operation IceBridge in Antarctica. The line of ice in the foreground is a pressure ridge of sea ice formed when ice floes collided. (Photo credit: M. Studinger; via NASA Earth Observatory)
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1. The Crying Indian Commercial
Parodied By: The Simpsons, Mr. Show, Wayne’s World 2, Married With Children, Kingpin, and many more.
Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
As a tribute to Nelson Mandela, NPR has compiled music that captures his legacy:
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