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Woman considers ending relationship over boyfriend’s ‘ludicrous’ request: 'I am concerned for his sanity'
A 25-year-old woman took to Reddit to seek relationship advice after her boyfriend became obsessed with a “ludicrous” idea.
- PoliticsThe Independent
Trump news – live: President demands extradition of former MI6 officer as Nancy Pelosi says Roger Stone's commuted sentence is 'act of staggering corruption'
Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of long-time confidant and political ally Roger Stone, with a White House statement claiming he "is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency".The outspoken Republican consultant had been due to start 40 months behind bars on Tuesday for lying to Congress, obstruction and witness tampering - charges linked to an investigation into alleged Russian interference in the US political process.
Female mosquitoes guzzled human blood until their abdomens burst during an experiment conducted earlier this year by a researcher in Melbourne, Australia.Close-up footage posted by Dr Perran Stott-Ross on March 19 shows the insects as they consumed blood from his arm.This video accompanied an article about an experiment which tested the hypothesis that blood ingestion in mosquitoes is regulated by “abdominal stretch receptors” that prevent the insects from drinking themselves to death.Writing in Entomology Today, Stott-Ross said he first immobilized the insects by putting them in the fridge and crushed their receptors using “a forceps.” The next day he let the bugs feed on his arm, which he said is “a common procedure.”Stott-Ross said the mosquitoes drank far beyond their fair share of blood and were unable to fly or even walk, while some drank so much that they eventually burst. Other mosquitoes continued to feed long after their abdomen ruptured.Even though he confirmed the hypothesis, Stott-Ross conceded that performing surgery on individual mosquitos was not an effective way to “control mosquito populations or reduce the incidence of mosquito-borne diseases.”The video has since received millions of views on Reddit and Twitter.Stott-Ross is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. His research is concerned with investigating ways to control insect pest and disease vectors. Credit: Perran Stott-Ross via Storyful
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Man who flies Nazi flag from his car to show he is in ‘total opposition of Black Lives Matter’ claims he was attacked because of it
A man who flies a Nazi flag on the back of his car to show his opposition to Black Lives Matter protests and gay people, claims he was attacked last month because of it.Jesus Seineke, who lives in Alpine, San Diego, flies a Nazi flag on the back of his SUV when he drives around his local area.
“Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to marry me and she said yes,” Brooklyn Beckham wrote as he announced the happy news