An employee works in the new IKEA furnishing store in Magdeburg, Germany. Photo: Jens Meyer / AP

Ikea disclosed yesterday that it had refunded or serviced just one million of the 17 million Malm dressers and chests that it placed under recall in 2016, per The Washington Post.

Why it matters: At least eight toddlers have died after being crushed by toppled dressers. Ikea's newest disclosure and its re-announcement of the recall indicates the company's fear that word originally might not have gotten out, leaving millions of pieces of unsecured furniture still at risk around the country. The furniture did not originally adhere to safety standards in the United States and Canada and risked toppling without an additional anchor to a wall.

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Post-debate poll finds Biden strong on every major issue

Joe Biden speaks Friday about "The Biden Plan to Beat COVID-19," at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

This is one of the bigger signs of trouble for President Trump that we've seen in a poll: Of the final debate's seven topics, Joe Biden won or tied on all seven when viewers in a massive Axios-SurveyMonkey sample were asked who they trusted more to handle the issue.

Why it matters: In a time of unprecedented colliding crises for the nation, the polling considered Biden to be vastly more competent.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
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The murder hornets are here

A braver man than me holds a speciment of the Asian giant hornet. Photo: Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Entomologists in Washington state on Thursday discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S.

Why it matters: You may know this insect species by its nom de guerre: "the murder hornet." While the threat they pose to humans has been overstated, the invading hornets could decimate local honeybee populations if they establish themselves.