By: Zeinab Zein
By: Nick Bilton
When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving end of a few of those calls. But nothing shocked me more than something Mr. Jobs said to me in late 2010 after he had finished chewing me out for something I had written about an iPad shortcoming.
These carnivorous plants make light work of any insects that stray into their deadly clutches. This set showcases an array of bug-eating plants, from the Venus flytrap – beloved of children the world over – to the Cape sundew, which lures insect life in with drops of sweet-smelling fluid on the highly-adhesive tentacles that line its leaves. Surrounding tentacles then move to further ensnare the insect, before glands on the leaf start to release digestive enzymes – liquefying the insect’s internal organs and allowing them to be digested by the plant.
By: Mohammed Al-Shafey
Following HSBC’s controversial decision to unilaterally close bank accounts belonging to a number Muslim organizations based in the UK, the Muslim organizations have hit back, branding the move “shocking” and “Islamaphobic.”
Last week, HSBC bank sent out a number of near-identical letters to Muslim organizations in the UK giving them two months to close their bank accounts, saying their services fell outside of the bank’s “risk appetite.” The Ummah Welfare Trust, Cordoba Foundation think tank and Finsbury Park Mosque were among the Muslim organizations to receive the letter.