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ependently, the researchers found that in certain instances, like longitudinal contractions, both layers o
f muscle are active, possibly allowing the animal to expel the influx of water that is constantly flowing into its cells.
Each individual cell also appeared to serve more than one function, and participate in more than one activation pattern. In
fact, the nerve nets appear to play a relatively limited role in movement. Neurons may initially trigger the a
ctivity, but the patterns of propagation are organized by the muscle cells themselves working in unison.
“The patterns of activation we identified were not implement
ed by specific, dedicated cells, but instead depended on the properties of the muscle tissue as a wh
ole, and the interconnections between cells,” said first author John Szymanski, a former MBL Whitman Center investigator.
The topic “Hotpot can be eaten by one person” has attracted about 56 million hits and more than 17,000 posts.
Cai Yani started dining alone in 2012, just after she quit her job as a maga
zine editor. During her period without work, she ate alone, but she discovered that ma
ny restaurants, especially those serving stir-fry, were reluctant to receive solo diners.
In response, Cai started filming her Solo Dining series. Each episode lasts about three minute
s and features one meal made by one person. The short series has attracted millions of views on Youku, a vid
eo-sharing platform in China, and its social media account has more than 1 million followers.
She believes the growing popularity of her films, as well as many othe
r videos and publications dedicated to eating alone, is not only due to the rising number
of singletons in China, but also the growing stress of living in big cities that pushes people to seek comfort in food.
ues, including existing ski resorts and some newly built projects, to host all eight Olympic snow
sports in 2022. The three clusters will be connected by a new high-speed railway, which will be com
pleted by the end of this year. It looks beyond the Games to boost future winter sports tourism.
According to the organizing committee, all 26 venues for 2022 will be ready by June next year with the first t
est event, a World Cup skiing series, scheduled to be held in Yanqing’s National Alpine Skiing Center in February.
About 90 percent of the earth moving work for the mountain center is now complete, and a 53-hec
tare forest reserve has been built nearby for transplantation of all the trees affected by the construction.
“The preparations are ready to step up to the next stage, from planning to the readiness
phase. Beijing is ahead in the race against time,” said Liu Yumin, director of the planning, construction and
sustainable development department of the 2022 Olympic Organizing Committee.
ford University in California, Singer focused on the school’s sailing program, even though the girl had no experience in the sport.
She was admitted to Stanford in 2017, but was not recruited to the sailing program.
A few weeks after their daughter’s admission, the Zhaos paid $6.5 million to Singer, who a
ppears to have kept the bulk of the money for himself. Former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer rec
eived only $500,000 in connection with Zhao Yusi’s admission. He has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Stanford spokesman Ernest Miranda said that a student’s admission was rescinded last month because of false
material in the application, but did not confirm the student’s identity, citing the “federal student privacy law”.
According to The Stanford Daily, the school’s independent newspaper, Zhao Yusi move
d out of her campus residence on March 30, three days before the university confirmed her expulsion.
The second-highest known payment, of $1.2 million, was also made by a Chinese family. She
rry Guo’s parents paid Singer this amount after their daughter was admitted to Yale University in late 2017.
old student from Xidian University in Shaanxi province, died from a rare cancer of the soft tissue. Wei was re
searching the disease on Baidu and came across an advertisement for treatments that proved ineffective.
After Wei’s death, Baidu announced a sweeping restructuring and optimization of its medical business, especially regardi
ng its paid listing practices. It also tightened regulations on medical promotion and enforced clear labeling rul
es that differentiate advertisements from credible medical information, according to media reports.
However, medical advertising remains one of the key sources of income for Baidu, and some are still trying to exploit the s
ystem. In April, the police in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, detained a team of medical fraudsters who drove up r
ankings on Baidu’s research results to promote faulty hospitals to patients, local authorities said.