Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

IndyCar 2018 calendar: Watkins Glen dropped, Mexico could be added

IndyCar has dropped Watkins Glen for its 2018 season with the championship set to return to Portland, while Autosport understands Mexico City could yet be added to the calendar

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See Every Piece From Erdem x H&M, Feel Your Victoriana Obsession Reach New Heights

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Erdem x H&M; Image: Michal Pudelka/H&M

The Spring 2018 runways were filled with period pieces (styled anachronistically, of course). Miuccia Prada layered Victorian-era bustiers over graphic tees; Nicolas Ghesquière paired brocade frock coats with silk running shorts at Louis Vuitton. Here to further fuel our desire for clothes that feel as if they had a past life is Canadian and Turkish designer Erdem Moralioglu, who just unveiled his much-anticipated Erdem x H&M collab.

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Erdem x H&M; Image: Michal Pudelka/H&M

As presaged by the dreamy Baz Luhrmann-directed teaser the duo released this past July, the capsule is filled with floaty tea dresses and floral print suits. But that’s not all: there’s also ruffle, lace and bow-accented blouses, jackets and coats done in tweed and faux fur, colorful cable knit sweaters, fancy pajama-style shirts, pretty bow hairpins and — to remind us we’re all still in 2017 — a logoed sweatshirt and flower-embellished combat boots.

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Erdem x H&M; Image: Michal Pudelka/H&M

Suffice it to say we need it ALL. And even if you don’t partake of the collection — which you should, but we get it, H&M’s coveted designer capsules are known to sell out quickly/crash the retailer’s site — be sure to steal some styling tips from the surrealist, Michal Pudelka-lensed lookbook. Printed hoodies with matching slip dresses and heels? Yes, please.

Click through the slideshow below to see every piece from the collection and mark your calendar for November 2 when the collection drops.

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Spider Scientists Turn to Twitter for Researching the Brown Recluse

Spider Scientists Turn to Twitter for Researching the Brown Recluse

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Recluse spiders are pretty much universally hated and feared by most people. Considering their toxic venom and the pain they can cause with their bite, it doesn’t take a genius to understand why. Stories of bite victims are notorious, with almost every person you meet claiming they know someone who knows another person that was bitten by a brown recluse. But despite the numerous horror stories, brown recluse bites are actually rather uncommon, and getting your facts straight from the source without any embellishment can be a little tricky when that is the case. Urban legends unfortunately don’t provide much concrete data for scientists to study. In an attempt to learn more about recluse spiders as well as address peoples’ fears concerning them a team of spider experts from the U.S. and Canada have teamed up to launch a huge social media initiative they are calling Recluse or Not?

Matt Bertone from North Carolina’s State’s Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology and Eleanor Spicer Rice from the University of Toronto are leading the massive campaign. People are encouraged to send them pictures of spiders they think are a possible brown recluse to their project at @RecluseOrNot. They will go through the photos and deduce which spiders are a genuine brown recluse, and post those photos with each one’s particular location and habitat data. If the spider is not a brown recluse, then the actual species of spider will be revealed. This will help scientists study their location and habitats better a well as see which spiders are most often confused with recluses. They can then use this to help educate people about brown recluse spiders as well as numerous other species.

Bertone and Rice are hoping they can address the brown recluse’s bad reputation and provide a platform to educate the public on these cases of mistaken identity, and help them better understand the spiders around them. With the data they collect, the researchers will also be able to study and discover where brown recluse spiders actually reside in the country and keep tabs on these locations for recluse activity. They are hoping to help the public better-identify these arachnids and avoid stirring up unnecessary panic in spider situations that don’t warrant it.

Have you or someone you know ever been bitten by a brown recluse spider? Have you seen brown recluses around your home or spiders you thought might be recluses?

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The Himalayan Database Will Soon be Available for Free

When it comes to climbing the big mountains in Nepal – and lesser extent Tibet – The Himalayan Database is the definitive record for everything has been accomplished there over the past 50 years. The information contained in the database has been meticulously compiled by Ms. Elizabeth Hawley for five decades, and soon all of those records will be available to the general public online for…

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The NYPD has launched a criminal investigation into Harvey Weinstein, as sexual assault allegations surface

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Recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault committed by Harvey Weinstein have prompted the New York Police Department to open a criminal investigation into the film mogul, police told Variety and The New York Post.

The investigation comes in the wake of bombshell reports by The New York Times and The New Yorker, which detail numerous allegations against Weinstein.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the investigation to Variety with the following statement: 

“Based on information referenced in published news reports the NYPD is conducting a review to determine if there are any additional complaints relating to the Harvey Weinstein matter. No filed complaints have been identified as of this time and as always, the NYPD encourages anyone who may have information pertaining to this matter to call the CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.”

Weinstein avoided prosecution from the Manhattan district attorney in 2015, when actress Ambra Batillana Gutierrez, then 22, said he groped her. In a subsequent sting operation, the NYPD secretly recorded Weinstein admitting to groping Gutierrez in a hotel room.

In the audio, released by The New Yorker, Gutierrez asks Weinstein, “Why yesterday you touch my breast?” 

Weinstein responds, “Oh, please. I’m sorry. Just come on in. I’m used to that.” He then admits to groping her by saying, “I won’t do it again.”

Here’s the audio:

The Manhattan district attorney ultimately decided not to file charges against Weinstein at the time, following a two-week investigation.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office released the following statement on Tuesday, in response to outrage that Weinstein was not prosecuted: “While the recording is horrifying to listen to, what emerged from the audio was insufficient to prove a crime under New York law, which requires prosecutors to establish criminal intent.” 

SEE ALSO: All the women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault

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NOW WATCH: Jaleel White played Steve Urkel on ‘Family Matters’ for 9 years — here’s what he’s up to now

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Ferdinand Habsburg targets European F3 title attack in 2018

Formula 3 European Championship race winner Ferdinand Habsburg aims to remain in the series for a crack at the overall title in 2018

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Fuji WEC is Toyota's 'best, but not only' chance to beat Porsche

This weekend’s Fuji round of the World Endurance Championship will be Toyota’s “best, but not only chance” to return to the winner’s circle this season, according to Anthony Davidson

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