This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 3 'Tis the season to be jolly, and I'm not talking about Christmas. It's Fat Bear Week, a pure and wonderful treat for people who need a break from the harsh realities of life. The competition champions the brown bears of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they complete their transformations from scrawny to elephantine for hibernation. With the internet watching via live Bear Cams, the contestants go beast mode on the millions of sockeye salmon that run from Bristol Bay down the Brooks River. Then it's up to voters to interpret the "fattest." "There's no real set criteria that you're supposed to vote on," said Mike Fitz, a resident naturalist with Explore.org who started the competition in 2014. "You could vote on just simply the largest bear, or look at relative fatness or consider the extenuating circumstances of each bear's life like the challenges of raising offspring." For … [Read more...] about What is Fat Bear Week? Everything to know about the big, beefy event.
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George Russell feels the Marina Bay Circuit, host venue of the Singapore Grand Prix, should be revamped to boost overtaking opportunities. Singapore certainly delivered on atmosphere as Formula 1 returned for the first time since 2019, a new attendance record set for the event of 302,000 as fans flocked through the gates to embrace Formula 1 action in the nation once more. But on the track, while multiple appearances of the Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car played their part in spicing up the action, there was not a great deal of clean overtaking going on. The conditions certainly played a part in that, the race having begun on intermediate tyres after a storm had passed over the circuit and triggered a delay of over an hour. The track, as in qualifying, dried slowly, which meant it was treacherous to go off the racing line and encounter the wetter parts on wearing intermediate tyres. And once the drivers switched to dry tyres, it was still far from an overtaking bonanza … [Read more...] about George Russell urges Formula 1 to learn from limited-overtaking tracks like Singapore