Tropical Depression Nuri formed on Halloween morning, Oct. 31, and is haunting the waters of the western North Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a ghostly-white image of the storm. —> Read More Here
More than 60 years after its last confirmed sighting, a strange deer with vampire-like fangs still persists in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan according to a research team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which confirmed the species presence during recent surveys. —> Read More Here
When people talk about what happens after we die, they’re usually talking about afterlife questions and not the gross details of a slowly decaying corpse. Luckily, from the moment of death until things get really gooey, we have that information too! —> Read More Here
Today: Zebra Fish Muscle: Gerst connected a water bag and a waste bag to the Aquatic Habitat water circulation unit and performed water exchange #6.
Canada’s seeming vacillation as to how to advance the nation’s specialty in space-based robotics was in part responsible for MDAy’s purchase of SSL.
The NBA’s regular season kicked off Tuesday night, and already players are being accused of “flopping” — with fingers pointing at Charlotte Hornets’ Lance Stephenson, San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan and Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert, among others.
What’s flopping? That’s when a player exaggerates the effects of physical contact from an opposing player in an attempt to trick the referee into calling a foul. (Just check out the slideshow at the bottom of this article.)
But does flopping pay off? Not if you believe the results of a new study conducted in Israel. It suggests that most flops fail to fool the referee. What’s more, it seems that players who flop actually harm their teams’ chances of winning.
For the study, the researchers gathered 501 video-recorded incidents of flopping in Israeli Basketball Super League games and showed them to dozens of professional coaches and referees. Some of the experts were asked whether each incident of physical contact was intentional or not while others were asked to determine how a referee should respond. The researchers then compared how the experts called each play to what actually happened in the game.
What did the —> Read More Here
Too much time in the sun would damage plants, as it does humans, so they use a chemical called sinapoyl malate to absorb ultraviolet rays for them
A new study from the University of Aberdeen suggests that Britons have been getting smarter every decade. Is it true – and if so, why? Tom Chivers investigates
Behind-the-scenes preparation for Sunday’s big Discovery Channel show featuring Nik Wallenda crossing two Chicago buildings at a 15 degree uphill angle, then another 100 feet blindfolded. —> Read More Here
The MARIJUANA smoke alarm: Device knows exactly what you’re smoking – and can report you to authorities
AirGuard (pictured), from Lebanon-based FreshAir Sensor, distinguishes between cigarette and marijuana smoke. It then logs and records the compounds found in the smoke using an app. —> Read More Here