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Drake on course to smash streaming records with ‘Scorpion’

LOS ANGELES: Canadian rapper Drake, the world’s best-selling artist of 2016, looked on course to set records tumbling again on Friday with his soul-baring new album “Scorpion,” in which he reveals he is a father. Spotify said the album was streaming at an average rate of 10 million times an hour on Friday, while Apple Music said “Scorpion” was the No. 1 streamed album in 92 countries. On the 25-track double album, Drake, 31, confirms long-standing rumours that he has fathered a son, but does not name the mother.…

Scientists develop scorpion ‘milking machine’ for disease research

CASABLANCA, Morocco: Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task. The poisonous secretion, while fatal to humans, contains hundreds of components that have potential uses in the health sector when they are broken down to a molecular level. In a bid to remove the venom safely, for both scorpion and extractor, a group of scientists in Morocco have developed a remote-controlled 'milking machine', which straps to the scorpion's tail and uses an electric impulse to stimulate the venom glands for…

United Air passenger says scorpion bit him on flight from Texas

NEW YORK: United Airlines found itself on the defensive again on Friday after a passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, capping off a bruising week for the public image of the one of the world's largest carriers. A man on board a United flight from Houston to Calgary, Alberta on Sunday, said a scorpion dropped on his head from an overhead storage bin and stung him under his fingernail, according the United and media reports. "We were on the plane about an hour, having dinner, and then…