Secret Of How The Mantis Shrimp Delivers Its Killer Punch Revealed

Secret Of How The Mantis Shrimp Delivers Its Killer Punch Revealed
You might know of mantis shrimp for their ridiculously fancy colors or their elaborate eyes, but the feisty crustaceans also pack a considerable punch. Now researchers are beginning to understand how the creatures are able to shatter shells and even glass, while at the same time not hurting themselves. Some types of mantis shrimp can deliver a devastating punch using their specially adapted appendages, which end in a hammer-like club. Moving these limbs at an impressive 23 meters a

Mercedes Takes Soft Touch to First G-Class Redo Since 1979

Mercedes Takes Soft Touch to First G-Class Redo Since 1979
In the first revamp of the G-Class since the rugged sport utility vehicle’s introduction nearly four decades ago, Mercedes-Benz took the approach that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There’s a special “G” mode for offroad driving and a large flat screen. But aside from such flourishes, the styling is still dominated by flat steel surfaces and a utilitarian interior, the car’s still got a brawny gasoline engine, and it’s still mainly hand-built in Graz, Austria. The $124,000 model also spews

Reality Check: Do touchline bans make a difference?

Reality Check: Do touchline bans make a difference?
We then compared this with what actually happened.There was a tiny difference. The average points per game during touchline bans was 1.03 as opposed to 1.27 under normal circumstances, which could be due to chance.Although the data do not show that touchline bans make a difference, some experts believe they are still likely to have an effect."It's hard to show what effect any one thing has in a sport with so many moving parts," says sports statistician Rob Mastrodomenico.

Simone Biles says she, too, was abused by former USA team doctor

Simone Biles says she, too, was abused by former USA team doctor
(CNN)On the eve of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for sexually abusing girls in his care, American gymnast Simone Biles has come forward to say me, too.This experience 'does not define me'More than 140 female athletes said they were abused by the once-respected doctor, including Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney, members of the "Fierce Five" US Olympic gymnastics team that won the gold in 2012. Many said they were pressured into silence by powerful

Russian foreign minister berates US for ‘destabilizing’ world

Russian foreign minister berates US for ‘destabilizing’ world
Moscow (CNN)Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has accused the United States of destabilizing the world, airing a list of grievances over the Trump administration's foreign policy.Trump has openly ridiculed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Twitter over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear testing and threatened military intervention. He recently lambasted the Iranian leadership for being repressive, "brutal and corrupt," and supported anti-government protesters challenging the government in six days of rallies. White House defends Trump's nuclear taunting

Swiss racer wins world’s longest downhill in Wengen

Swiss racer wins world’s longest downhill in Wengen
(CNN)It's the longest race on skiing's World Cup circuit but Switzerland's Beat Feuz proved he has legs of steel with a second Wengen title in front of raucous home fans Saturday.The 30-year-old Feuz was first to ski and clocked two minutes 26.5 seconds on the classic course overlooked by Alpine giants the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau.How to ski slalomLindsey Vonn's dream for her late grandfather

The Innovative CIA Agent Who Brokered a Truce in Vietnam

The Innovative CIA Agent Who Brokered a Truce in Vietnam
There was a sudden madness that nearly tore Vietnam apart at the seams. Edward LansdaleOne mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Never has this hoary adage been more applicable than in the case of Trinh Minh Th (pronounced tay), a warlord who was reviled by the French as a mass murderer and revered by many Vietnamese as a hero. Both sides could agree on one thing: he would play a paramount role in determining whether the Ngo Dinh

What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of ‘I, Tonya’

What Nancy Kerrigan thinks of ‘I, Tonya’
(CNN)There's been plenty of buzz about the film "I, Tonya" but the woman at the center of the controversy that brought down skater Tonya Harding isn't contributing to it."I, Tonya" stars Margot Robbie as Harding and delves into the former skater's life beyond the attack.Related: Margot Robbie earns high marks in 'I, Tonya'Kerrigan went on to win a silver medal at the Olympics, weeks after the attack.The Olympian told the paper she's been "busy" and it sounds like she's

Proud Mary and Why Hollywood Wont Let Black Women Kick Ass

Proud Mary and Why Hollywood Wont Let Black Women Kick Ass
Its well over an hour into Proud Mary before we hear Tina Turners cover of Creedence Clearwater Revivals Proud Mary. It plays over an absolutely stunning sequence in which Taraji P. Hensons hitwoman Mary speeds through Boston, gets her car pumped with bullets, and gets her John Wick on shooting up a gaggle of gun-toting men. Its a shame you have to sit through the rest of the movie to see it. The answer to Hidden Figures, one of

Dennis Rodman charged with DUI in California

Dennis Rodman charged with DUI in California
(CNN)Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman was arrested in California on Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence. Read more: Dennis Rodman Fast FactsRodman has a history of alcohol abuse. He was required to attend an alcohol program in July 2000 after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He also checked into a rehabilitation facility in January 2014. Rodman's longtime agent Darren Prince told CNN Sunday he was flying back to the US from London

Government urged to step in over care homes

Government urged to step in over care homes
'Ridiculously-short timescales'The union will back calls for government intervention at a public meeting due to take place for family and friends of Bield residents.The care homes are set to be closed by the spring.Many of those currently living in the homes need special care such as feeding assistance or 24-hour care.The homes are spread across Edinburgh, Falkirk, Glasgow, the Borders, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian.Families have said the closures are tantamount to eviction and have warned of the detrimental

Comedy actress Bella Emberg dies

Comedy actress Bella Emberg dies
"She really was a one-off."In an interview with the Daily Mirror last year, Emberg insisted the Blunder Woman character had been a blessing, not a curse, despite meaning that when the show finished in 1996 she could not get work."I went for jobs and they'd say: 'We'd love to hire you but you're too well known with Russ,'" she told the paper."Once every few weeks I go and look at that Blunder Woman costume - still hanging up at

Rugby star admits KFC machete robbery

Rugby star admits KFC machete robbery
'Hands up'The pair, who were wearing balaclavas, raided the fast food restaurant in Pemberton first, before moving onto the shop in Whelley, a spokesman said.She said a bundle of £20 notes they took from the Tesco Express contained a GPS tracker, which police tracked to Delegarte Street in Ince.Officers found Naylor "hiding behind a car" with the notes and tracker in his pocket and Alker "then came out of the bushes with his hands up". Naylor, 25, of West

Diana and Dodi statue to leave Harrods

Diana and Dodi statue to leave Harrods
Michael Ward, managing director at Harrods, said he had been proud to have welcomed people from around the world to see the memorial. "We feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace," he added. How has Princess Diana's death changed the Royal Family? Princes commission Diana statue Queen's bra fitter loses royal warrant Chesterfield's 'awful' Princess Diana tribute mocked