Congress is trying to resist an insider trading investigation at every turn writes The Intercept's Lee Fang.
Supreme Court Justice vacancy
The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal's world-wide newsbox lead with late-breaking word that Justice David Souter plans to retire this summer, creating the first Supreme Court vacancy in President Barack Obama's administration. Souter, 69, was appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, but quickly turned into one of the biggest disappointments for conservatives as he became a reliable member of the court's liberal wing. The vacancy will be the first for a Democratic president in 15 years, and everyone notes Obama will be under intense pressure to appoint a woman since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stands alone among the nine justices.
Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Oceans’ Decline
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
The explosion of jellyfish populations reflects overfishing, rising sea temperatures and pollution, scientists say.
首先，章鱼有八条感觉灵敏的触腕，每条触腕上约有 300多 个吸盘，每个吸盘的拉力为 100克，想想看，无论谁被它的触腕缠住，都是难以脱身的。有趣的是，章鱼的触腕和人的手一样， 有着高度的灵敏性,用以探察外界的动向。每当章鱼休息的时候，总有一二条触腕在值班，值班的触腕在不停地向着四周移动着， 高度警惕着有无“敌情”；如果外界真的有什么东西轻轻地触动了它的触腕，它就会立刻跳起来，同时把浓黑的墨汁喷射出来， 以掩藏自己，趁此机会观察周围情况，准备进攻或撤退。章鱼可以连续六次往外喷射墨汁，过半小时后，又能积蓄很多墨汁，章 鱼的墨汁对人不起毒害作用。 more......章魚_百度百科 - 簡
nailing jelly to the wall
uk us nailing Jell-O to the wall
trying to give exact details for something that it is not possible to know about exactly:
Writing the history of this period is like nailing jelly to the wall.
at every turn
phrase of turn
one of the long thin arm-like parts of some sea creatures, which are used for feeling and holding things, catching food or moving
- A similar part or extension, especially with respect to the ability to grasp or stretch: an espionage network with far-reaching tentacles.
[New Latin tentāculum, from Latin tentāre, to feel, try. See tentative.]
"Tell me, O Octopus, I begs,/ Is those things arms, or is they legs?/ I marvel at thee, Octopus; If I were thou, I'd call me Us." — Ogden Nash