A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period

A new species of Darwin wasp from Mexico named in observance of the 2020 quarantine period
Holotype specimen of the newly described species of parasitic Darwin wasp Stethantyx covida. Credit: Andrey I. Khalaim

Scientists at the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) in Mexico recently discovered five new species of parasitoid wasps in Mexico, but the name of one of them sounds a bit weird: covida. Why this name?


In fact, the reason is quite simple. The thing is that the team of Andrey Khalaim (also a researcher at the Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Enrique Ruíz Cancino discovered the new to science species during the 2020 global quarantine period, imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their findings are described in a newly published research article, in the peer-reviewed, open-access scientific journal ZooKeys.

“We thought that it was a good idea to remember this extraordinary year through the name of one remarkable species of Darwin wasp found in seven

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IBM stock is going through a transformative period: Market analyst

IBM shares soared after the company announced plans to spin off its IT infrastructure unit to focus on its cloud computing business.

But even with Thursday’s surge, the stock still trades at a valuation far below its peers. IBM’s 11 times forward price-to-earnings ratio is cheaper than the XLK tech ETF’s 25 times multiple and the SKYY cloud ETF’s 35 times multiple.

This could be the beginning of a major transformative period for the company, Tocqueville Asset Management portfolio manager John Petrides told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Thursday. He compared new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership.

Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive officer since 2014, has overseen the company’s own shift to cloud services. Revenue in Microsoft’s cloud business increased 17% to $13.4 billion in its fourth quarter ended June, accounting for more than one-third of overall sales. IBM’s cloud business generates 30% of total revenue.

“What

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Synopsys Outreach Foundation Science Project Package Application Period Open

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation (known as the Synopsys Outreach Foundation) today announced it has opened applications for its Science Project Package Program.  The materials are offered to teachers in the California free of cost.  Applications can be submitted directly on the Synopsys Outreach Foundation website until October 15th.

Each package provides educators with STEM project materials including tri-fold boards, science fair collateral materials, and new science supplies or kits.  Educators in Santa Clara County, Calif. may also receive a membership to Resource Area for Teaching or California Association of Science Educators.

“The Science Project Package Program offers much needed materials enabling distant project-based STEM teaching and learning,” says Katherine Houston, President of the Synopsys Outreach Foundation.   “Additionally, providing memberships to professional associations empowers teachers to access professional learning whenever they need it, continuously

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Poshmark Holds PoshFest During IPO Silent Period

Holding a public event during a time of mandated silence by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can make for an awkward affair. Nonetheless, social resale platform Poshmark pressed on to hold its eighth annual conference for its community of sellers on Friday and Saturday.

The goal of PoshFest is to energize the community of “seller stylists” and showcase upcoming and recently launched features. But as the company dished on its latest tools, along the way it also wound up providing notable context for its upcoming initial public offering.

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As founder and chief executive officer Manish Chandra made clear, the company is in a state of constant development. And its moves over the past year have positioned the platform as a blend of some of the top retail trends of the moment. Beyond the company’s core premise of socially driven resale, it moved into short videos and

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Toothpick Market Report Segmentation, Emerging Market Trends, SWOT Analysis, Major Key Distributors/Retailers, Forecast Period of 2020-2025

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Sep 27, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
“Final Report will add the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on this industry.”

Global “Toothpick Market” reports covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the Leading Companies effective in this market. The pandemic has drastically changed the dynamics of the market and has affected every aspect of life globally. The Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of Toothpick Market for 2015-2025. To calculate the market size, scope and demand which is report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Toothpick globally.

The Toothpick report offers crucial information about the initial and future assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the overall market. The report also covers strategic business measures undertaken by the companies to gain substantial

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