Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E electric revolution

Mercedes-Benz to join Formula E electric revolution

Story highlights Mercedez-Benz to join Formula E from season six Motorsport giant leaves DTM series in “strategic repositioning” of activities The German marque, which has been the dominant forces in F1 — winning constructors’ championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016 — will conclude its participation in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series at the end of 2018 in what it calls “a strategic repositioning of its motorsport activities.” Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was moved to tweet: “Critical moment for @DTM !! And @FIAformulaE growing a lot …” The Formula…

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Why Disney villains all die the same way

Why Disney villains all die the same way

ALL Disney villains tend to have a lot in common — inflated ego, extreme jealousy and a serious chip on their shoulder. But their penchant for scheming usually only gets them ahead for a brief 15 minute period, three-quarters of the way through the story before they are ultimately defeated by a valiant prince — or more recently a feisty female lead. But this good triumphing over evil often follows the same formula, each of the Disney villains takes some sort of tumble at the peak of their defeat, reports…

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'Rust deposits' in the brain linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers say

'Rust deposits' in the brain linked to Alzheimer's disease, researchers say

Posted July 25, 2017 20:10:38 Photo: Scientists have known for some time that iron levels in the brain rise with age. (Supplied: Florey Institute) Australian researchers say they have discovered a new link between Alzheimer’s disease and the levels of iron in the brain. The researchers, from the Florey Institute in Melbourne and the CSIRO, said they had found a link between higher levels of iron in the brain, amyloid — the Alzheimer’s protein — and poorer memory skills. Three-dimensional brain scans suggest lower iron levels may delay the progress…

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Reward offered in bid to solve murder of hairdresser, 44 years on

Reward offered in bid to solve murder of hairdresser, 44 years on

Posted July 26, 2017 07:36:18 Photo: Paul White and Lynette White on their wedding day. (Supplied: Paul White) Related Story: How playing cards could crack 43yo cold case New South Wales police will offer a $100,000 reward for help in solving the murder of Lynette White, who died in Sydney 44 years ago. The young Coogee mother was stabbed to death in her unit in 1973, in what police described as a “frenzied attack”. Her husband, Paul, found her with multiple stab wounds and her throat cut after coming home…

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North Korea promises nuclear strike on US

North Korea promises nuclear strike on US

The threat was in response to comments from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said last week that the Trump administration needed to find a way to separate Kim from his growing nuclear stockpile. “As for the regime, I am hopeful we will find a way to separate that regime from this system,” Pompeo said. “The North Korean people I’m sure are lovely people and would love to see him go.” KCNA reported that a spokesman from the North Korean Foreign Ministry said, “The DPRK legally stipulates that if the supreme…

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