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After sex, female jumping spiders get shy

After sex, female jumping spiders get shy

Science
Oct. 18 (UPI) -- For many female Australian jumping spiders, the first time is the last time.When scientists at Macquarie University tracked the mating habits of Australian jumping spiders, they found many females display an increase in sexual inhibitions after mating for the first time. Some never take another mate.The study -- published this week in the journal PLOS ONE -- is one of the first track the longterm effects of mating on sexual behavior.Scientists captured 89 immature female Servaea incana jumping spiders and brought them to the lab. Each virgin spider was paired with a new mate everyday for the first ten days of her adult life, and a new mate every ten days after.After mating for the first time, most of the females spurned the advances of subsequent suitors. Many were aggress...
Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: John Lithgow, Jon Favreau

Famous birthdays for Oct. 19: John Lithgow, Jon Favreau

Entertainment
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra.They include:-- Abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810-- Motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862-- Newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922-- English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931 (age 86)-- Actor Robert Reed in 1932)-- Pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 80)-- Actor Michael Gambon in 1940 (age 77)-- Actor John Lithgow in 1945 (age 72)-- Feminist Patricia Ireland in 1945 (age 72) File Photo by Rick Steele/UPI -- Singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1945 (age 72)-- British writer Philip Pullman in 1946 (age 71)-- Boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in 1952 (65)-- U.S. political figure Grover Norquist in 1956 (age 61)-- Singer Jennifer Holliday in 1960 (age 57)-- Former heavyweight boxing champi...
Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Revealed! The 15 best goalkeepers in Europe this season – ranked by save percentage

Sports
Sommer has faced 27 shots on target.Thursday, October 19, 2017Goalkeepers aren't short of attention at the moment, with Hugo Lloris the latest to receive widespread praise for his performance in Tottenham's draw with Real Madrid mid-week.Who, though, has been the standout player in between the posts in Europe this season?talkSPORT.com has taken a look at the stats and can reveal the 15 best goalkeepers in Europe right now, ranked by their save percentage – scroll through the gallery above to see who features.Note: Only league data applies and goalkeepers to feature have made a minimum of four appearances this season.Let's block ads! (Why?)
Canadian man sues airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

Canadian man sues airline for serving sparkling wine instead of champagne

World
Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A Canadian filed a lawsuit this month against Sunwing Airlines because they promised champagne but only served sparkling wine.Daniel Macduff booked a flight from Montreal to Havana aboard Sunwing Airlines, a budget airline based in Toronto, which advertised "champagne service" on board.But instead of a flute filled with bubbly from Champagne region of France, where official champagnes are from, Macduff got a cup of carbonated wine.Macduff's attorney, Sebastien Paquette, said the airline used deceptive advertising to lure customers into buying their tickets."You have to go beyond the pettiness of the [wine cost] per head," said Paquette, according to the National Post. "What's important is you're trying to lure consumers by marketing something, and you're not giving them th...