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Steven Meisel’s Joyful Marc Jacobs Campaign for Spring 2018 Gives Us Life

Photographer Steven Meisel is quite popular this season, lensing campaigns for Loewe, Versace, Max Mara Accessories, Chloé and Moschino — and it’s only January. For his latest project, the legendary lensman takes over for David Sims and David Hughes as Marc Jacobs’ campaign photographer for Spring 2018. In the images, models Aube Jolicoeur, Cristina Piccone, Fran Summers, Lea Julian, Remington Williams, Sophie Martynova and Sveta Black roam around the studio wearing Jacobs’ lavish creations, styled by Katie Grand.

Marc Jacobs S/S 18 by Steven Meisel

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Members of our forums were ecstatic about the campaign. “The Meisel takeover is REAL!! Damn,” said guimon.

“Such a joy to see Meisel shooting so many great campaigns again this season,” applauded mikel.

“Fabulous! The reflection effect looks very original and cool! All this new work is making Meisel push himself out of his comfort zone. I love it!” GivenchyHomme raved.

Benn98 felt the same way, writing, “OMG, magnificent! Marc Jacobs has been consistently good with Sims and Adwoa [Aboah]‘s beauty shot gave me hope, but this amazing! It’s so perfect for this collection and such a return to art and fashion as opposed to celebrities and star models for this brand.”

“One of my favorite campaigns this season,” declared Sensation in awe.

“I’m totally feeling this. It’s got a visual energy to it that’s partly the fabulous clothes and colors, and partly that sort of rippled/distorted reflection going on,” admired Spike413.

“Glorious images. I love the mirror effect/lighting and the zani-ness of this all,” approved Fiercification.

Marc Jacobs S/S 18 by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: FACEBOOK/MARCJACOBS

Marc Jacobs S/S 18 by Steven Meisel

IMAGE: FACEBOOK/MARC JACOBS

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Two Mutually Antagonistic Termite Species Can Peacefully Inhabit The Same Nest

Two Mutually Antagonistic Termite Species Can Peacefully Inhabit The Same Nest

It may come as a surprise to learn that two different, and even mutually hostile termite species can dwell within the same nest. In these situations there are “host” termites, which built the nest and were its first occupiers, and there are “inquiline” termites, which leech of of the hosts. Inquiline termites are like the lazy roommates to host termites. Today, scientists are still not sure how two mutually hostile termite species can coexist peacefully within one single nest. However, one particular study has shed some more light on how host and inquiline termites respond to specific situations. Do inquilines defend their hosts when they are at risk of a predatory attack? Or do inquilines only look after themselves in such situations? Can inquilines understand the communication that takes place between hosts? These questions have long puzzled many termite researchers.

Two entomology departments from two Brazilian Universities teamed up recently in order to study how two different species of termite behave while occupying the same nest. Much to the surprise of researchers, the two species were never found to engage in hostile relations, and the hosts seemed to tolerate their rude and uninvited guests. Most people are unaware that an entire class of termite inquilines exist. These termites are specialized to leech of other more productive termite species. In the recent study the Inquilinitermes microcerus species of termite inquiline was observed living with their hosts of the Constrictotermes cyphergaster species.

Termites often notify their nestmates of disturbances with alarm cues. These disturbances are often caused by invading predators. Termite alarm cues are communicated through vibrations or by pheromone release. The inquiline termites in the study were able to understand their host’s alarm cues, but instead of coming to the defense of their hosts, they acted selfishly by protecting only themselves. This is understandable, as any predator that is interested in the hosts are more than likely to be interested in the inquilines as well. However, the hosts were unable to recognize alarm cues that came from the inquilines. This suggests that termite inquilines have adapted to survive while inhabiting the nest of a host, but non-inquilines that don’t inhabit other nests have no reason for understanding the alarm cues of other termite species.

Do you believe that some inquilines may risk their lives fighting predators alongside their hosts in order to preserve the architectural integrity of the nest?

 

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Video: Mountain Biking Down the Steepest World Cup Ski Course on Earth

What happens when a mountain biker takes on the legendary Hahnenkamm downhill course on the back of his bike? That’s what Max Stöckl traveled to Austria to find out. As you’ll see in the video below, he got everything he could ask for, even hitting speeds as fast as 106 km/h (65 mph) in the process. This is one fast and wild ride down slopes that average a 27% gradient. Who says mountain…

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Rapper Chamillionaire wants to give financial help to the family of Jorge Garcia, a man who was deported after living in the US for 30 years

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  • Rapper Chamillionaire is trying to help out the family of Jorge Garcia, a suburban Detroit man who was deported to Mexico last week after living in the US for 30 years with no criminal record.
  • On Tuesday, Chamillionaire sent an email to Detroit Free Press reporter Niraj Warikoo, who wrote the story on Garcia’s deportation, asking if Warikoo could connect him to the Garcia family.
  • Chamillionaire said in a statement to Business Insider that while he hasn’t been connected to the Garcia family, he was “happy to see their story getting the attention that it deserves.”

 

On Monday, Detroit Free Press reporter Niraj Warikoo wrote a moving story on the deportation of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old metro Detroit man and father of two, who was deported to Mexico after living in the US for 30 years with no criminal record.

The story gained traction nationwide this week, with supporters of Garcia seeing his situation as emblematic of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration. On Tuesday, Warikoo even received an email from rapper-entrepreneur Chamillionaire, best known for his 2005 Billboard No. 1 single, “Ridin’ Dirty.” In the email, Chamillionaire said he wanted to help Garcia’s family with financial support:

 

Chamillionaire confirmed in a statement to Business Insider that he did indeed send the email to Warikoo, while expressing regret that he hadn’t yet been connected to the Garcia family.

“(When I sent the email) I assumed this would be a private conversation, and I was hoping that I would be connected to the family, but unfortunately, neither happened,” Chamillionaire said. “It looks like the story of this family’s unfortunate situation is gaining some traction, so at the least, I’m happy to see their story getting the attention that it deserves.” 

Warikoo did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.

Chamillionaire, who moved into the field of technology venture capital in 2015, has a history of helping out those in need. His website currently hosts a YouCaring fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. 

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