TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona chiefs hope Messi can convince Valverde to stayby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Leo Messi will be key to the future of coach Ernesto Valverde beyond the end of this season.Off contract in June, Valverde could walk away this summer amid claims of fatigue concerns.However, Messi could yet intervene to convince Valverde to sign a new deal and carry on.A Barca source told AS: “He will decide, of course, it’s his life, but Lionel Messi can help the club when in doubt.”For their part, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu favours Valverde staying on. read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leeds owner Andrea Radrizanni delighted to scoop FIFA Fair Play awardby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeeds United owner Andrea Radrizanni was delighted to scoop the FIFA Fair Play award.The Elland Road club won the prize at the Milan ceremony on Monday following their sportsmanship in the Championship match with Aston Villa last season.Leeds player Mateusz Klich scored to put his side ahead during the clash, but had done so while a Villa player was on the floor injured.They then stepped aside to let Villa run through and score unchallenged to equalise as a gesture of goodwill.After collecting the award, Radrizanni tweeted: “Beautiful evening for “dirty leeds” @LUFC winning a fair play award @FIFAcom #TheBestAwards thanks for the invitation #Milano.” read more
jim harbaugh jameis winston crab legs storyLast April, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston set the blogosphere on fire after it was revealed that he stole crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee Publix. Eventually, Winston was suspended from the baseball team, though he faced no suspension from the football team for his transgression. Still, it was a big deal.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, who back then was the coach of the San Francisco 49ers, clearly hadn’t heard about Winston’s mistake. In a recent interview recorded for ESPN’s Draft Academy, Harbaugh and Michigan QB coach Jedd Fisch peppered both Winston and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty with some questions they’ll face from real NFL teams. When Fisch brought up Winston’s “stone crab” issue, Harbaugh, who definitely had no clue what he was talking about, gave Winston a bewildered look. It’s incredible.Here’s a Vine of his reaction, per Barstool. Winston made a number of mistakes in his short time on campus – a few of which weren’t even mentioned in the clip. It’d be interesting to hear whether Harbaugh would be willing to take a chance on him – if he were still in the NFL. read more
CORONADO, CA – MAY 27: Tate Martell of Ohio State University attends Steve Clarkson’s 13th Annual Quarterback Retreat on May 27, 2017 in Coronado, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)Five star quarterback recruit Tate Martell, who is currently committed to play for Texas A&M, is taking a visit to Ohio State this week. Apparently, it isn’t just the coaching staff attempting to get him to change his mind on his current pledge.Four-star linebacker Antjuan Simmons, an Ann Arbor native who committed to play for OSU earlier this month, is openly recruiting Martell on Twitter. He thinks that Martell could help the program win another national championship. ~JUST LANDED IN COLUMBUS, OHIO~UNOFFICIAL VISIT TO OHIO STATE TOMORROW~FOLLOW ME ON SNAPCHAT TO KEEP UP WITH MY VISIT, @tate18#Zone6— Tate Martell (@TheTateMartell) March 23, 2016Buckeye fans go follow & show some love to my boy @TheTateMartell he can help us bring a National Championship back to Columbus!— antjuan simmons (@_antjuan_) March 23, 2016Brendon White, a four-star safety committed to play for Ohio State, also chimed in.Follow the bro @TheTateMartell he’s a 5 Qb lets get to become a buckeye #— Brendon White (@therealestbw0) March 23, 2016Martell has been committed to play for the Aggies since August of 2015, but that hasn’t stopped him from communicating with a number of other programs. It’ll be interesting to see if any of this makes a difference. read more
For all the talk about conference imbalance in the NBA, basketball isn’t the only pro sport in which one half of the league usually dominates the other.1And the West does dominate in the NBA. Even after a rocky start, it ended up winning the NBA’s interconference battle for the ninth straight season in 2017-18, 221-199. Since baseball’s Interleague play was introduced in 1997, it has largely served as an excuse for the American League to show its superiority: The AL went into the 2018 season having run up a 1,503-1,257 record on the National League in interleague play over the previous decade. How good is that? If the average AL team were playing a 162-game season against its NL counterpart over that span, it would win 88 games — roughly good enough to make the playoffs in the NL most seasons.Why the big disparity? For one thing, the AL has typically had more star power: In the past decade, eight of the top 10 players in baseball according to wins above replacement2Using an average of the WAR versions found at Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs. (Mike Trout, Adrian Beltre, Zack Greinke, Robinson Cano, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Evan Longoria and Dustin Pedroia) spent time in the AL, while only three (Clayton Kershaw, Joey Votto and Greinke) played in the NL.3You can extend this further down the list if you want: 13 of the top 15 played in the AL, versus just six in the NL, and so forth. The rule difference that grants AL teams a designated hitter at home also helped them rack up a big home-field advantage over the years.But so far in 2018, the AL’s edge has eroded. After about a month and a half, NL teams are 32-18 against their AL foes, outscoring them 242-208. If this holds, it would be the first time the NL has won interleague play since the 2003 season. Obviously, it’s still early. But even if we limit ourselves to the first 50 interleague games of each season (to make an apples-to-apples comparison with 2018), this is the NL’s best record in interleague play ever, supplanting its 31-19 start in 1999. Back then, the NL was competitive — it ended up winning almost 54 percent of its games against the AL that year. This season might bring a long-awaited return to its old form.Some of the reasons for the change were emerging last year. The DH just isn’t the advantage it used to be; so far this season, AL designated hitters have an on-base plus slugging (OPS) of only .725, their worst mark in nearly three decades. Perhaps that’s why AL teams are just 6-19 (a miserable .240 winning percentage) at home against the NL this year, a complete reversal of the trend that used to fuel American League dominance.The specter of tanking also applies here. Of the nine teams tracking for at least 88 losses in FiveThirtyEight’s MLB prediction model, six (the White Sox, Royals, Orioles, Tigers, Rangers and Rays) are in the AL. 4After Tampa Bay at 88 losses, the next-losingest predicted record belongs to the Oakland Athletics (84 losses), a big gap that probably can serve as the de facto barrier between tankers and simply mediocre ballclubs. Meanwhile, some of the most improved teams in the majors (such as the Braves, Phillies and Pirates) are in the NL, along with a group of already solid teams who got better over the offseason (the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Brewers).Although the AL still has the advantage in top-line talent — only one of this year’s top 10 in WAR (Nationals ace Max Scherzer) is in the NL — things appear to have tilted in the NL’s favor overall. It’s worth noting that the NL has gotten off to a hot start before, only to crash and burn by year’s end: In 2016, it won 30 of the first 50 interleague games… then promptly went 105-145 the rest of the way. So we could end up looking back and thinking how cute it was that the NL had such a large early edge on its AL rivals. But at least there are some reasons to think this year is different, and that the NL’s newfound success is sustainable. read more
In becoming the 18th major-league player to hit four homers in a game (and the second player this season), Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez did something rarer than a perfect game. But in accomplishing the feat, Martinez has also become the poster boy of one baseball’s biggest trends: the overnight fly ball-smashing sensation.Martinez began his career as a slap-hitting prospect for the Houston Astros — and to be charitable, he was not successful at it. Over his first three MLB seasons, Martinez had an adjusted on-base plus slugging that was 12 percent worse than average, accumulated negative 1.3 wins above replacement1Taking the average of Baseball-Reference.com’s and FanGraphs’s versions of WAR. and hit for very little power, belting just 24 home runs in 252 games. By 2014, Martinez was struggling so much that Houston released him.“I’m doing everything the coaches tell me,” Martinez told Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs in March about that period of his career. “I’m swinging down on the ball. In BP, I’m hitting low line drives everywhere. In games, it doesn’t play.”But the Detroit Tigers saw potential in Martinez, snapping him up a few days after his release. And Martinez repaid their faith by turning his career around, with the help of a new philosophy at the plate. He became one of baseball’s earliest fly-ball revolutionaries, reducing his ratio of ground balls to fly balls from 0.87 in his first three seasons to 0.64 in the seasons since. And the results were striking. Since 1901,2The first season of MLB’s modern two-league era. only Hall of Fame second baseman Rogers Hornsby increased his isolated power — which is slugging percentage minus batting average — more from his career average through age 25 to his average between the ages of 26 and 29 (Martinez was coming off his age-25 season when the Astros waived him): Ivan Rodriguez.14997.8.235127.7+.086 Harry Heilmann.125118.3.216165.4+.092 PLAYERISOWRC+ISOWRC+ISO DIFF. Rogers Hornsby.162162.6.300203.5+.138 George Sisler.096136.7.192160.0+.096 Joe Adcock.15297.5.246138.5+.094 Gil Hodges.14796.4.244135.9+.098 David Ortiz.182101.5.288143.9+.106 Jeff Bagwell.170138.4.284169.1+.115 Tony Armas.12773.6.219105.1+.092 Kirby Puckett.07186.0.182138.3+.111 For players with at least 750 plate appearances through age 25 and at least 1,500 from age 26 to 29.Sources: FanGraphs, Baseball-Reference.com Albert Belle.222118.0.323159.9+.100 George Foster.14898.0.258151.3+.110 Todd Hundley.13667.0.251128.1+.115 J.D. Martinez.13687.3.265145.8+.129 Gorman Thomas.16281.8.264129.5+.101 Damion Easley.09272.9.190105.5+.098 Andy Pafko.114111.7.203132.2+.089 Duke Snider.203124.0.306163.8+.103 Martinez isn’t the only recent player to go on an out-of-nowhere power spree — Jose Bautista, for instance, went from a light-hitting utility man early in his career to a fearsome, bat-flipping homer machine as he approached his 30s. Nor is Martinez the only exemplar of the fly-ball phenomenon sweeping across the game; from Daniel Murphy to Yonder Alonso, plenty of players have given their careers new life by way of an uppercut swing.But Martinez might be the best of the bunch.Because of his newfound affinity for fly balls, Martinez — who landed in Arizona via a midseason trade — has remade himself into one of the game’s most dangerous hitters. Over the past four seasons, Martinez ranks as the eighth-best batter in all of baseball according to Weighted Runs Created Plus, which measures how many runs a player generates per plate appearance.Early in his career, it would have been a pleasant surprise if Martinez had hit four home runs in a month. But after Martinez modified his approach, Monday’s accomplishment is just the latest signpost along his road to stardom. And with the red-hot Diamondbacks practically assured of making the playoffs, a national audience will have a chance to get acquainted with Martinez’s power stroke this fall.Check out our latest MLB predictions. Ken Griffey Jr..234141.9.321146.0+.087 Sammy Sosa.18396.7.273123.5+.090 THROUGH AGE 25AGE 26-29 Late-blooming power hittersLargest difference in isolated power (ISO) between appearances through age 25 and age 26-29, 1901-2017 read more
OSU sophomore forward Alexa Hart (22) attempts a shot during a game against Rutgers on Jan. 10 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorWhen two of the top 3-point shooting teams in the Big Ten face off, expect a slew of conversions from deep. That is exactly what was displayed at the State Farm Center as Illinois (8-13, 1-9) hosted No. 7 Ohio State (17-4, 9-1).Last year Illinois pulled an upset on OSU in Champaign, Illinois, defeating the Buckeyes 66-55. On Monday, was a different result, as the Buckeyes continued their winning streak, extending it to five games in a 80-70 victory over the Fighting Illini.At first, the high-octane offense of the Buckeyes looked as if it was going to be too much for Illinois, as OSU quickly picked up the first five points of the game. But after taking an early timeout, Illinois came to the realization that it can hang with OSU.The Fighting Illini has a roster full of shooters, and they were not timid in letting the rock fly from behind the arc. Ranking third in the Big Ten in 3-point field goals by shooting an average of 7.5 trey balls per game, right behind the Buckeyes 7.6 per game, it is one is one of the areas that Illinois needed to do well to have a chance against OSU.Sophomore guard Brooke Kissinger was one of those shooters, as she knocked down a trio of 3-pointers in the first quarter, giving her team a one-point cushion going into the second period. She ended up finishing the first half shooting 4-of-6 from behind the arc, as the Buckeyes had a hard time stopping the guard from Minden, Nebraska.When Kissinger wasn’t the one knocking down threes, it was the sophomore center and Kissinger’s fellow Nebraska native Chatrice White showing that she can score in the paint as well as the perimeter. White finished the first half with 16 points, leading all scorers at the break and shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point land.Later in the second quarter, OSU created buckets on the fast break, taking advantage of Illinois’ eight first-half turnovers. Sophomore forward Alexa Hart led the way for the Scarlet and Gray by scoring a quiet 14 points in in the first 20 minutes, while also grabbing eight rebounds.With junior forward Shayla Cooper absent from the lineup due to a coach’s decision, Hart needed to take over the Buckeyes’ inside presence.“She was clearly effective scoring the ball, she had 18 points,” coach Kevin McGuff said after the game. “Probably more importantly, her eight blocks.”Hart finished the game with her second straight double-double, notching 18 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. With eight shots swatted, she was close, but no cigar, to picking up a triple-double.Cooper being out also meant that there would be more dependence on the scoring of sophomore guard Kelsey Mitchell and senior guard Ameryst Alston. As usual, the Buckeye backcourt was able to rise to the challenge as Mitchell finished the half with 13 points and three assists, and Alston had 11 points and four assists.Playing against a formerly 1-8, now 1-9, Big Ten team, a 49-41 score going into the locker room was too close for comfort for the Buckeyes, and the contest got tighter at the start of the second half.The Fighting Illini cut the lead to three points at the start of the third quarter, going on an 8-2 run and eventually taking a lead at the five-minute mark. Illinois’ second half surge was led by White, who finished the game with 26 points to lead all scorers, and added 10 rebounds.After Illinois took the lead, the Buckeyes looked to the senior leadership of Alston to shift the momentum their way, and with her poise and composure she was able to do just that.“(Alston) just has a calming presence,” McGuff said. “She knows what we’re trying to accomplish so she makes the extra pass, she makes people are in the right spot doing the right things. She has a lot of experience and I think it shows in those moments.”The last 10 minutes were dominated by the Buckeyes, as they attacked the basket with authority, shying away from the 3-point contest they were originally taking part in with the Fighting Illini. When OSU didn’t settle for the long jumper, it had a lot more success on the offensive end, and ultimately achieved a double-digit lead to get the win.Alston led OSU in scoring, finishing the game with 24 points and shooting an impressive 12-of-12 from the charity stripe. Monday’s showing was the 11th time that Alston was able to surpass the 20-point barrier this season. Even with the third leading scorer in the nation on her team in Mitchell, Alston has still been able to find her own shots.Mitchell finished with 22 points, finishing right behind Alston on the scoring sheet.OSU is next scheduled to travel back to Columbus to host Wisconsin (6-14, 2-8) at the Schottenstein Center, looking to keep its winning streak intact. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. on Thursday. read more
OSU then-junior forward Nichelle Prince (7) during a game against Butler on Nov. 14 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Credit: Courtesy of OSUAfter two weeks on the road, the Ohio State women’s soccer team returned home to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to face the Texas Longhorns in senior forward Nichelle Prince’s first home game since the Rio Olympics.Prince played for team Canada and took home the bronze in the XXXI Olympiad.At the end of Friday’s game, the Buckeyes were glad to have Prince back up front.OSU trailed since the third minute of the game after a goal when Longhorns sophomore forward Alexa Adams put one past redshirt senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker. But in the 59th minute Prince earned a penalty kick and finished inside the right post to knot the game at one apiece.Six minutes into overtime, Prince struck again with a header into the back of the net off of a cross from senior forward Lindsay Agnew, sealing a 2-1 victory for the Buckeyes over the Longhorns.OSU coach Lori Walker didn’t anticipate the game going quite like this. “No disrespect to Texas, but I think this is about as poor as I’ve seen our team play in the first half,” said Walker, “There was a lot of things we weren’t doing… we did not play the way Ohio State knows how to play, and we found a way to win anyways.”Agnew shared the sentiment with Walker.“I don’t think today we played our best soccer,” said Agnew. “It doesn’t always have to be super pretty, and we just got it done and that’s all that really matters. Texas brought a really good team, and they beat us to the ball more.”Prince took little time to readjust to college soccer after playing in the Olympics, but notes that there are some differences in how the sport is played.“At international level it’s very structured, and you kind of have a structured play… here you have a little more freedom, you get to be more creative,” Prince said.Prince also said there was a large difference in the crowd at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium as compared to the thousands of international fans in Rio. Nevertheless, she was overjoyed to be greeted excitedly by her teammates after nine months of being away.On Monday, September 12, the Buckeyes will take on No. 7 Brigham Young in Columbus. read more
Ohio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper drives the ball during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorNo. 9 Ohio State (3-1) rode a season-high 32-point performance from guard Kelsey Mitchell and guard Linnae Harper’s career-high 23 points to a 95-63 win against Quinnipiac (0-3) Friday night at the Schottenstein Center.Harper also pulled down 10 rebounds, which gave the 5-foot-8 guard her third double-double of the season. “She’s one of the most unique players in college basketball with the fact that she’s such a great rebounder and defender for her size,” head coach Kevin McGuff said. “We can get away with playing small because of that. It gives us an opportunity to do some different types of things.”Mitchell converted 6-of-9 3s, including three in a row down the stretch. She drilled a her final 3-pointer with 4:09 remaining in the contest to give her 32 points — which eclipsed her former season-high of 30 points — and cap off a 13-0 run. A preseason first-team All-American, Mitchell said she felt like she got into a rhythm near the end of the game.“It’s just a flow, still try to play within the game system, trying to play within the gameplay defensively and offensively,” Mitchell said. “But what ever you see, try to go for it.”Despite the 32-point win against a team that made it to the Sweet 16 last season, McGuff was not pleased by Ohio State’s performance.“I thought we played hard throughout the game, but we had some stretches where we just mentally had lapses and when we did that, they made us pay,” McGuff said. “So that was kind of the message afterward, if we’re going to be the team that we’re capable of being, it’s got to be a much more consistent mental effort for closer to 40 minutes.”Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga corrals a rebound during the first half of the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorQuinnipiac ended the third quarter on a 7-0 run, trimming its deficit to 65-53. But Ohio State quickly quenched any Bobcat comeback hopes with Mavunga hitting two free throws and Calhoun scoring an and-1 layup to put the Buckeyes up 70-53. Mitchell chalked rebounding up to the reason for Ohio State pulling away from the Bobcats with a 30-10 fourth quarter.“It takes us a long way,” Mitchell said. “Y’all know how we are, if we get a rebound, we get it in transition, it’s always positive for us.”Ohio State held just a one-rebound advantage at halftime, but ended the game with a 55-40 rebound lead. Of the Buckeyes’ 17 transition points, 15 came in the second half when they were able to corral rebounds and turn them into points.Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga also picked up her third double-double of the season. She dropped 12 points and snagged up 11 rebounds. Most of her buckets came from the charity stripe as she made eight free throws. The Bobcats played 11 players and were helped by 23 bench points, while Ohio State’s bench combined for just 11 points. Quinnipiac frequently subbed five-person lineup in and out out of the game.Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drives the ball during the Buckeyes’ game against Quinnipiac on Nov. 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports Editor“You’ve got to know personnel,” Mitchell said. “A person like [forward Jen Fay] that can put it on the floor and shoot it, but you don’t know whether she’s a [power forward] or a [center]. But then she’ll go right back out and come right back in and you don’t know who to guard. It was different.”Playing its second game in three days, Ohio State came out of the gate slow. The Bobcats pulled ahead to a 12-8 lead, but Harper hit a 3-pointer and Mitchell hit a jumper to give the Buckeyes a lead they would not relinquish.The Buckeyes entered halftime leading 46-32 as the Bobcat offense faltered down the stretch of the first half as the visitors hit just two of its final 12 shots of the half. Quinnipiac junior guard/forward Aryn McClure was tied with forward Jen Fay for the team-lead with 15 points.Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun finished fourth on Ohio State with 11 points, but went just 3-for-13 from the field.Ohio State will look for its third-straight victory when it takes on Washington at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. read more
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has praised the attitude of the club’s three goalkeepers ahead of their FA Cup clash against Barnsley.Nick Pope is in line for his first game since picking up a shoulder injury in the UEFA Europa League clash with Aberdeen last summer while Tom Heaton, who has featured in the last two Premier League games, and Joe Hart are also in contention.Hart has lost his place in the starting lineup to Heaton last week and Dyche revealed the former England international was disappointed with the decision, having started every league game since joining the club at the start of the season.“He’s a top class pro and has a lot of respect for Tom and vice versa, they’ve known each other a long time,” Dyche said of Hart, according to Lancashire Telegraph.“He’s not happy, of course, but not happy as an individual. He absolutely wants the team to do well, he’s bought into what we do.”Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“He didn’t come in under any illusions, and I told him it would be a tough season. I commend him for that.”“A lot of the things that have happened this season have not been down to Joe.”“I tried a few different things and eventually had to change the goalkeeper.”“That’s just the way it goes, but there’s been a lot of things that haven’t been right in front of him at times, and he’s helped us put points on the board.” read more
First Sea Otter Pup of 2019This female sea otter pup was found stranded on April 9th floating alone on Kachemak Bay. Upon arrival to the Center she was estimated to be only 1 or 2 days old. Our team is now working to get her healthy and strong. Check out this video to watch her first time receiving formula.Special thank you to SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Fund for your generous support of ASLC’s Wildlife Response Program.Posted by Alaska SeaLife Center on Friday, April 19, 2019Upon arrival to the ASLC she was estimated to be only 1 or 2 days old. Their team is now working to get her healthy and strong. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A female sea otter pup was found stranded on April 9 floating alone on Kachemak Bay, and a concerned fishermen contacted the Alaska Sealife Center. The otter pup is under 24-hour care, and being fed with a bottle. Officials wrote: “When the pup arrived at ASLC, the staff were surprised to see a fleshy umbilical cord, indicating she could be around a day old/ It is not unusual for the ASLC to treat very young sea otter pups, but one that could be a day old or less is rare.” Then, volunteers based in Homer transported the pup to Seward after receiving permission from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This is the ASLC’s first rescued animal of 2019. read more
Explore further © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. More information: U I Uggerhøj et al. The young centre of the Earth, European Journal of Physics (2016). DOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/37/3/035602 An artist’s conception of Earth’s inner and outer core. Citation: New calculations show Earth’s core is much younger than thought (2016, May 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-earth-core-younger-thought.html A trio of researchers in Denmark has calculated the relative ages of the surface of the Earth versus its core and has found that the core is 2.5 years younger than the crust. In a paper published in the European Journal of Physics, U I Uggerhøj and R E Mikkelsen with Aarhus University and J Faye with the University of Copenhagen, describe the math involved in their effort and their results. During one of his famous lectures at Caltech in the 1960’s, Richard Feynman remarked that due to time dilation, the Earth’s core is actually younger than its crust—a difference he suggested that was likely a “day or two.” Since that time, physicists have accepted both the notion that the core is younger than the surface, and the amount of time given by Feynman, without checking the math.General relativity suggests that really big objects, like planets and stars, actually warp the fabric of spacetime, which results in a gravitational pull capable of slowing down time. Thus, an object closer to Earth’s center would feel a stronger pull—a clock set near the core would run slower than one placed at the surface, which means that the material that makes up the core is actually younger than the material that makes up the crust. This seems counterintuitive to our sense of reason. Such oddities have long been taken for granted in physics, as has the degree of time difference offered by Feynman during his lecture. In this new effort, the research trio ran the math to discover the actual number involved. They found that over the course of our planet’s 4.5 billion year history, the pull of gravity causes the core to be approximately 2.5 years younger than the crust—ignoring geological processes, of course.The findings by the team not only serve as an example of the influence of gravity over time, but the problems that can arise when scientists take the words of famous colleagues at face value, simply because of their prestige. No one should be above review, of course, which, as many who knew Feynman can attest, was one of his mantras. Famous Feynman lectures put online with free access read more
The hyperactive behaviour exhibited by children with attention deficit disorder may actually prove beneficial for their memory.Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit cognitively from behaviours like squirming or fidgeting, said the researchers. The results showed that kids affected with ADHD moved up to 25 per cent more when trying to solve a problem. The findings suggest that making ADHD kids sit still may be counterproductive. “It’s another piece of evidence that the hyperactive behaviour more and more seems to be purposeful for them,” said Michael Kofler, assistant professor at Florida State University in the US.Children with ADHD are able to retain information, which they use daily. But they often have difficulty with what’s called working memory, meaning the updating or mentally rearranging of information in the mind. In the study, published online in the Journal of Attention Disorders, the researchers worked with 25 boys and girls with ADHD, aged between eight to 12, and devised two types of tests to show a cause-and-effect relationship between working memory demands and hyperactivity in ADHD.The first test required students to remember where a series of dots appeared on a screen and mentally reordering them based on colour. The other involved remembering a series of numbers and letters, and mentally reordering them, numbers first from smallest to biggest, then the letter. read more
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Sam Ruttyn—Newspix/Getty Images Zayn Malik of One Direction performs on NBC’s Today at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in 2012. the NFL refused to cower to Trump. said during House debate, which absolves the industry of property taxes for 10 years on capital investments. The two had dated for only five months. Jenner. read more
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