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Race Of Champions to hold 2018 contest in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The 2018 Race Of Champions will become the first international motorsport event to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Felix Rosenqvist returns to Macau with Ferrari GT World Cup drive

Formula E frontrunner Felix Rosenqvist’s return to Macau to compete in the FIA GT World Cup for the first time has been confirmed by the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari team

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Ashley Graham, Susan Sarandon and More Cover British ELLE’s Wonder Woman Issue

Since kickstarting her tenure at British ELLE with a striking Cara Delevingne cover for September, Anne-Marie Curtis continues to do innovative and inspiring things for the magazine. Her October cover featuring a Rihanna reprint outshone the publication’s American counterpart and now the new issue for November 2017 looks to be another success. Continuing with the bold and well-received redesign, Curtis presents four diversity-embracing covers featuring Ashley Graham, Alek Wek, Susan Sarandon and Beth Ditto for the new “Wonder Woman” themed issue.

UK Elle November 2017 : The Wonder Woman Issue

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The covers received a lot of attention on our forums. “This is the first time I am in love with Ashley’s work in print. The other covers are also great,” expressed a delighted fluxxx the moment the covers dropped.

“What a lovely set of covers, love the new ELLE UK! Of course, Alek is my favorite, but I’m really impressed by Ashley’s cover: definitely not your typical cover shot! Nice work,” congratulated forum member apple.

“Lovely images of all of them. Good job, ELLE UK!” kenndale exclaimed.

Gazebo was also quick to show the magazine some love. “Wow at Ashley serving! For me, she totally outshines all the rest. She looks like a contemporary pin-up girl. This cover is the epitome of voluptuousness,” he raved.

“Ashley Graham’s cover is all I want to see on the shelves. She looks sensational, full of energy and allure — so alive!” said vogue28.

“Amazing! Every cover looks stunning except Beth. In fact, each of these women should’ve had their own month. It’s not just the art direction which got a lift, but also the refinement. Ashley’s cover looks sexy yet so tasteful,” Benn98 added.

Happycanadian commented, “Every cover is sublime. Alek’s is just incredible, though! That smile is pure magic.”

UK Elle November 2017 : The Wonder Woman Issue

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Scorpions Use Different Venom Cocktails Depending On The Type Of Animal They Are Attacking

Scorpions Use Different Venom Cocktails Depending On The Type Of Animal They Are AttackingDesert Pests

You would think that scorpions only inject their victims with one single type of venom. However, researchers have known for a while that scorpions contain three different subtypes of venom. The three different toxic chemicals that make up scorpion venom may be mixed in ways that either reduce or or increase the potency of their venom. For example, if a scorpion is hunting its prey, which are insects, then they will likely use a mix of venom that is strong enough to kill a small insect, but not strong enough to kill a mammal. Since scorpion predators are often mammals, then scorpions will likely have to use a particularly potent mix of chemicals in order to subdue large predatory mammals during defensive attacks. Do scorpions change the composition of their venom in order to match the animals that they are attacking? Does scorpion venom change composition depending on the relative dangerousness of their environments? Or is the particular composition of chemicals in a scorpion’s venom fixed? In order to answer these questions Dr Jamie Seymour from James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine has conducted some clever experiments.

Seymour’s team also included ecologists, chemists, and physiologists from the graduate school. The team of scientists separated scorpions into different groups. One group was placed in an environment with a dead cricket, and another group was placed with a live cricket. The third group was placed with a mammal that resembled a mouse. The stuffed mouse was lifelike and simulated threats against the scorpion.

Not surprisingly, the researchers discovered that the scorpion exposed to the mammalian threat produced a venom cocktail that was more lethal to mammals. The scorpion’s venom also contained less of a chemical that would be more effective at killing insects. The different venom compositions did not necessarily mean that some were more potent than others; instead some particular blends of venom were more effective at attacking particular types of nervous systems. Based on these results Seymour and his colleagues demonstrated that scorpions, and probably other organisms, can change the composition of their venom in response to a threatening environment.

Do you think that the change in venom composition is immediate or gradual in scorpions?

 

 

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Video: How to Choose a Stand-Up Paddleboard

I have to admit, I was one of those people who thought that stand-up paddleboarding would be just a fad that would fade away fairly quickly. Now, years later the sport continues to grow, drawing more people in all of the time. If you’ve already tried paddleboarding, and now find yourself ready to invest in a board, this video is for you. It comes our way courtesy of REI and shares some tips for…

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Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii on Wednesday granted a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s third travel ban, just hours before it was set to take effect at midnight on October 18.

Trump issued a proclamation last month restricting travel to the US from nationals of eight countries, including Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela, Chad, Libya, and North Korea.

Those restrictions came after the first two iterations of the travel ban, which targeted majority-Muslim nations, faced court challenges.

Trump’s newest proclamation, issued on September 24, replaced the outright ban with travel restrictions tailored on a country-by-country basis.

One of the lawyers on the case, Neal Katyal, tweeted, “We have just won.”

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NOW WATCH: Construction has started on a prototype of Trump’s border wall

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Ex-Ferrari man Marmorini assisting Aston Martin on F1 project

Former Ferrari engine chief Luca Marmorini is working with Aston Martin as part of its evaluation of a Formula 1 project for 2021

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Mercedes F1 team goes aggressive on Mexican Grand Prix tyre choice

Mercedes has opted for a more aggressive approach than its main Formula 1 rivals with its tyre selection for upcoming Mexican Grand Prix

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Vogue Paris Takes a Risk With Rianne van Rompaey’s Bold, Garish November Cover

Vogue Paris opted for sophistication and simplicity with Cara Delevingne‘s chic cover last month. For November 2017, the magazine takes us on a completely different journey with an in-your-face image of Rianne van Rompaey, complete with bold, garish text. The Dutch redhead makes her debut on the French fashion bible, photographed on location by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. The team transports us to the city of Venice with Rianne sporting a vivid makeup look, a head full of curls and a pink Céline dress for the electrifying cover.

Vogue Paris November 2017 : Rianne van Rompaey by Inez & Vinoodh

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Members of our forums were taken aback. “I gasped when I read the title. I was excited to see Rianne van Rompaey! But when I opened the thread, I quickly lost my enthusiasm. What is this? Wrong pose, wrong makeup, wrong frame, fake background, that dizzy pink font…” Valentine27 disapproved.

“We have a winner! Definitely the worst cover of 2017! It’s so bad, it hurts,” cried a horrified jaybee0605.

“Oh for crying out loud… what a complete eyesore! Yuck! I would expect this from [Mario] Testino, but I&V!” Miss Dalloway exclaimed.

In agreement over how horrendous the cover looked was gazebo. “This is nauseating. Ugly as sin and completely irrelevant,” he stated.

Not everyone was so quick to complain. “I love it!! Honestly. It’s something different and fresh, give me this over an old, boring studio shot any day. Well done VP,” applauded [Piece Of Me].

“I love it too. Very fresh. Rianne’s eyes are so intense, they pop off the page,” admired liv4beauty.

“Giving me Guy Bourdin on acid and I don’t mind it at all,” raved zoom.

“I love it. It’s completely horrifying and garish and absurd… but at least it’s different and refreshing. It would sure as hell catch my attention on the newsstand. And I don’t see the complaints about the background – doesn’t look fake to me,” noted happycanadian.

The cover story is set to be a total must-see. Await the contents and join the debate here.

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A Swarm Of Nearly One Million Bees Results In A Man’s Death| Killer Bees

A Swarm Of Nearly One Million Bees Results In A Man’s Death| Killer BeesBees

Typically bees are not interested in causing harm to human beings. Unless, of course, the bees in question happen to be Africanized honey bees, or “killer bees,” as they are sometimes called. Killer bees are invasive to the United States, and they are often spotted around the US/Mexico border. Back in 2014, a man from Douglas, Arizona near the Mexican border, died after a swarm of eight hundred thousand bees swarmed directly at him. The man’s official cause of death was from a heart attack. The man, whose name was not released to the press, died at the tragically young age of thirty two.

The man was working for Douglas-ARC, which is a charity that helps people with special needs find employment within the community. The charity also assists needy residents within their own homes. The man who was killed by Africanized honey bees was working as a gardener. The man and three of his colleagues were called to the home of a ninety year old resident of Douglas. As soon as one of the three men started a lawnmower, a horrifyingly large amount of aggressive bees roared towards them from an open attic space.

A pest control professional, Jesus Corella, was working in the same area as the three men at the time of the attack. Corella was called to the scene. According to Corella, the bee swarm was massive, and numerous bees repeatedly dive-bombed him. Corella became frightened, as the bees seemed unusually aggressive. Two of the three charity workers who had arrived at the house earlier managed to escape the bee swarm. One of the workers asked a neighbor to call the police and fire department.

One of the two charity workers had sustained more than one hundred stings, but luckily he survived. Another worker managed to survive with very few injuries. Sadly, one of the workers arrived dead at the nearest hospital. The deceased victim had clearly sustained massive injuries during the bee attack. According to doctors, the thirty two year old man died of a heart attack.

Not long after the fire department arrived at the home, professional beekeepers were quickly called in to handle the massive bee swarm. However, the beekeepers had to have part of the home’s roof removed in order to access the hive. Authorities in the town of Douglas sometimes receive calls from residents complaining of bee-related disturbances, but a bee swarm as massive as the one described in this article had never been seen before by fire or police department employees in the border town of Douglas. Every year the United States sees an average of forty fatal bee attacks.

Do you think that all Africanized honey bees in America should be eradicated when found since they are dangerous invasive insects?

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