Daily Archives: June 13, 2017

IndyCar set to call on Montoya and Servia to test 2018 car

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya and Oriol Servia are set to be tasked with testing IndyCar’s new-for-2018 aerokits in the coming months

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What’s Next in Korean Beauty

Gucci may be the hottest thing on the runway (especially those ubiquitous loafers), but in the beauty world, it’s all about Korean beauty products. Sheet masks have gone from creepy-looking things that only the most inquisitive beauty lovers tried to products that we all buy in bulk.

It’s not just our love affair with K-beauty that has moved quickly. Korean skin care moves at jet speed with innovations coming out every few weeks. One minute we are learning about sheet mask mistakes and ampoules and the next we are discovering pressed serums and exfoliating pads. It’s these innovations that keep us coming back for more.

For those who are addicted to the latest Korean beauty and want to know the newest breakthroughs, we asked the experts about the trends and products that will soon be on everyone’s radar.

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Extremely Rare Cockroaches Are Excellent Pollinators

Extremely Rare Cockroaches Are Excellent Pollinators

The worst aspect of living in any big city is all of the roaches that you will inevitably encounter. Roaches are not beloved creatures, but the world has many different species of cockroach crawling around, and not all of them are out to eat the leftovers in your sink, or catch a juicy glimpse in your shower. Unlike many of the roaches that you find in the big city, some roach species are not drawn to urban areas. Believe it or not, there are some types of roaches that are content in the wild, and not only that, but some roaches can even pollinate flowers. And you thought that only pretty and majestic-looking insects pollinated flowers.

As it turns out, the existence of roaches is more important to the world than keeping exterminators employed. For example, ninety nine percent of the worlds forty five hundred different species of cockroach thrive in wild regions, such as rainforests and even deserts. Most roaches are not pests at all, but are actually valuable members of various ecosystems.  But, however valuable some roaches may be to the environments in which they thrive, it is rare to find a roach that pollinates plants, but the Moluchia brevipennis does just that. These roaches are native to central Chile’s scrublands, and they are often found on the tops of flowers.

Roaches that are capable of pollination are extremely rare. At this time there are only two types of roaches that have been observed pollinating plants. One of these roach species is found in French Guiana, and the other is found in Malaysian Borneo. Between the years of 2000 and 2016, there have only been one hundred and seventy eight studies that focused on one of these pollinating roaches. This is compared the tens of thousands of studies conducted on bees or ants in that same amount of time. As of now, these pollinating roaches are understudied, but it is nice to know that some roaches are good for something.

Do you know of any other types of insects that can pollinate flowers, but people would never guess so?

 

 

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Video: Riding the Super Technical ‘Treasure Trail’ in Squamish, Canada

The “Treasure Trail” in Squamish, Canada is considered a very technical mountain biking route, and definitely not for beginners. In this video we get a first-person look at what it like to ride this wild trail as we join pro rider Richie Schley and friends as they test their skills on a path that includes big drops and plenty of narrow, twisty singletrack. It looks like a lot of fun, although I’m…

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How a chain of text messages led to one teen's death and another one's trial

Michelle Carter

When two teenagers started exchanging text messages, they probably didn’t expect them to be read by anybody but themselves.

But after the string of texts led to the one teen’s suicide, months worth of deeply disturbing messages are now being aired publicly in a Massachusetts courtroom.

Michelle Carter, 20, is charged with involuntary manslaughter after sending hundreds of texts that the prosecution says encouraged her 17-year-old boyfriend Conrad Roy III to kill himself in 2014. It will be up to a judge to determine whether she is legally responsible for his death by the end of this week.

Here is the chain of events that led up to the trial:

  • In 2012, Carter and Roy were both teenagers when they met while taking family vacations in Florida. Both lived in Massachusetts and, at the end of their holiday, started talking to each other over Facebook and text.
  • In October 2012, Roy’s parents divorced and he attempted to commit suicide. Court evidence found that Roy had been both physically and verbally abused and once referred to himself as “no-good trash” and “an abortion.”
  • While Carter also struggled with body image and severe anxiety, court experts described her as more positive than Roy. She would regularly listen to him as he shared his worries. In 2014, she wrote to a friend that she was “kinda going thru my own stuff but if I leave him he will probably kill himself and it would be all my fault.”
  • By July 2014, Carter switched from taking Prozac to Celexa for her anxiety and, according to a court psychiatrist, also shifted in her communications with Roy. “She’s thinking it’s a good thing to help him die,” psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin told The New York Times.
  • In the two weeks before Roy killed himself, Carter continued to send him lengthy texts. In one, she told him that he was strong enough to go along with it while adding that “everyone will be sad for a while but they will get over it and move on.”
  • Carter even wrote Roy possibilities of how he could kill himself, writing one could “hang yourself, jump off a building, stab yourself idk there’s a lot of ways.”
  • On July 10, Carter started texting Roy about how he could use the car generator of his pickup truck to commit suicide. At the same time, she was texting her friends that Roy had gone missing while still talking to him.
  • In the next two days, Carter would send Roy multiple texts saying he “just had to do it” and spoke to him by phone before texting another friend that Roy had gotten out of the car because he got scared and she “told him to get back in.”
  • On July 12, 2014, Roy died inside his car from carbon monoxide poisoning. He was found by the police the next day.
  • In the coming weeks, Carter organized a fundraising tournament in Roy’s honor and started calling herself a suicide prevention advocate trying to “save as many other lives as possible.”
  • As police started investigating the events that led up to Roy’s suicide, Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter on March 5, 2015.
  • On June 6, 2017, lawyers presented opening statements in the trial, with Carter having waived her right to a trial by jury.
  • If the judge finds Carter responsible for helping Roy kill himself, she could face up to 20 years in prison.

SEE ALSO: Massachusetts woman charged with encouraging boyfriend’s suicide on trial for manslaughter

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NOW WATCH: Megyn Kelly defends controversial interview with far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

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Ferrari's Bird suspects Ford BoP games ahead of Le Mans 24 Hours

Ferrari driver Sam Bird has raised suspicion over Ford’s Le Mans 24 Hours test day pace, when the reigning GTE Pro champion marque lapped nearly three seconds slower than rivals

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Max Verstappen concerned about Renault's 2018 F1 prospects

Max Verstappen says he is concerned that a lack of progress from Renault could hold back Red Bull’s chances of Formula 1 success in 2018

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