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Pluto: To Catch an Icy King
Sly as a fox, it is. Mysterious and diminutive, it has eluded us for decades. Despite what we've learned about Pluto, constant debate continues to rage over its classification. From the moment it was discovered, astronomers have bickered over this icy body ...
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It's a Batsman's World (Cup)
The 2015  Cricket World Cup  rewrote the record books in dramatic fashion. Amidst the usual insanity that surrounds this event, there were some amazingly good - and bad - performances. Batting-wise, some of the previous records were smashed into oblivion. T...
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Career NBA: The Road Least Traveled
The bell rings - time to go to practice.  Jarnell Stokes  heads over to the gym, changes, and starts warming up with his teammates. It's his Junior year in high school. The Memphis, Tennessee native has a lot on his mind; soon he'll have to make a choice - ...
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Swallowing the Bitter Pill: England, the Premier League and the World Cup
Discussions abound about England’s chances at the 2014 edition of the  World Cup . For a country which has produced elite football players such as Gary Neville, John Terry and Paul Scholes (and yes, David Beckham), there isn’t a lot of optimism about their ...
Discussions abound about England's chances at the 2014 edition of the World Cup. For a country which has produced elite football players such as Gary Neville, John Terry and Paul Scholes (and yes, David Beckham), there isn't a lot of optimism about their chances this summer.
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Graph of the Week featured as an educational tool
Graph of the Week has been used as an educational tool several times since its inception. For me, this is always very satisfying to see. The latest feature is in Participatory Science  in which they exhibited the 2014 Winter Olympics "home court advantage" ...
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Three Yards and a Cloud of Dust: The Evolution of Passing in the NFL
Introduction "Three yards and a cloud of dust" (1) - that's how Woody Hayes described his "crunching, frontal assault of muscle against muscle", the offense that defined the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 50s and 60s. He went on say that, in regards to the pass...
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Are you nuts for nuts?
In this article ("Eat Nuts, Live Longer") by Alexandra Sifferlin , she reports on a study which examined the causes of death of health professionals. One of the interesting aspects of the study revealed a link between nut consumption and longevity. In other...
In this article ("Eat Nuts, Live Longer") by Alexandra Sifferlin, she reports on a study which examined the causes of death of health professionals. One of the interesting aspects of the study revealed a link between nut cons...
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Can Bradley Wiggins Do It? Welcome to the Thunder-Drome!
Many have tried. Most have failed. Bradley Wiggins  knows this. He also knows the ordeal he faces, knows the pain he will endure and knows the scrutiny he will face. It's nothing he hasn't experienced before, having raced and won the world's most prestigiou...
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One year on Pluto is longer than the history of the U. S.
We all have a vague notion that it takes Pluto a very long time to orbit the sun. However, it's difficult to visualize and even more difficult to relate. After all, if one year on Pluto is much longer than my lifespan, then it becomes harder to wrap my brai...
We all have a vague notion that it takes Pluto a very long time to orbit the sun. However, it's difficult to visualize and even more difficult to relate. After all, if one year on Pluto is much longer than my lifespan, then i...
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The Rise of the Samurai Pitcher
Masahiro Tanaka stands on the mound, rubbing the ball vigorously between his hands. It's a crisp, cool night in the Bronx. Stepping back, he digs his right foot into the rubber, winds up and, with a seven-foot stretch, steps towards the catcher, unleashing ...
Masahiro Tanaka stands on the mound, rubbing the ball vigorously between his hands. It's a crisp, cool night in the Bronx. Stepping back, he digs his right foot into the rubber, winds up and, with a seven-foot stretch, steps towards the catcher, unleashing a blistering four-seam, 95 mph fastball ...
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California Chrome: Great backstory, yet the slowing trend continues
Produced from the genetics of an $8K mare and a $2.5K stallion, a stout colt named California Chrome slammed the competition in the 2014 edition of the Kentucky Derby held yesterday (May 3, 2014). Take a look at the logo on that horse's blinders . It says "...
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Olympic home-court advantage: Russia wins big
I wrote an article about two years ago reviewing various methodologies to predict the home country's medal count. Nearly all of the relevant research at the time predicted between 24 and 31 medals, which is the range I used, backed by that same research. Ru...
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