President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was heckled by members of a conservative student group at an event promoting his new book, Triggered, prompting him and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, to leave the event an hour and a half early.
Predictably, there were anti-Trump protestors outside of the event at the University of California, but inside the event, which was organized by Trump-supporting Turning Point USA, the young MAGA crowd turned against Don Jr. after learning that he and Guilfoyle would not be taking questions.
Recent Experiment on Snails May Have Just Called Into Question Everything We Thought We Knew About Where Memories Are Stored
A researcher at the University of California-Los Angeles may have discovered more about where memories are stored, and it could have major implications for neuroscience. Daniel Glanzman, a professor of neurobiology at UCLA made the discovery while working with his usual subject: the California sea hare, a 12-inch marine snail.
In the latest study, Glanzman gave a group of snails a mild electric shock. When snails feel threatened, they retract their frills and spout, so after a few shocks, the snails were sensitized, and retracted for about 50 seconds. Snails that have not received shocks typically retract for as little as one second.
[DIGEST, June 1, 2015, Boston Globe, NY Times, LA Times] Admission to an Ivy League college is a dream for many young Americans. As gaining entrance into these schools grows more difficult with each year, students increasingly have turned to independent advisors and counselors for help. The majority of students who consult these college counselors are Asian American. And the advice they are receiving can be jarring: Be less Asian.
As reported in the Boston Globe, college applications strategist Brian Taylor advises Asian families on how to get their kids into Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale. His advice for them: “We will make them appear less Asian when they apply,” he says. “While it is controversial, this is what we do."