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Are NFL officials biased with their ball placement?

<i>[Disclaimer: I’m British and trying to talk about the NFL, so it’s pretty likely I’m going to sound like either an idiot or an alien while trying to</i> …

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What Republicans did 15 years ago to help create Donald Trump today

The Republican establishment began losing its party to Donald Trump on May 24, 2000, at 5:41 p.m., on the floor of the House of Representatives.<p>Urged on by their presidential standard-bearer, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, and by nearly all of the business lobbyists who represented the core of the …

Economics

14 Items That Will Make You Loathe The Airport A Little Less

Just when you thought TSA pre-check was your golden ticket.<p>A trip to the airport is typically filled with dread, anxiety and a great deal of stress. So many things can go wrong -- weather delays, unpredictably long lines, no available outlets -- and for the most part, travelers have little control …

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race

By Jared Diamond|Saturday, May 01, 1999<p>To science we owe dramatic changes in our smug self-image. Astronomy taught us that our earth isn't the center …

The NFL Has An Obesity Problem

Bigger, faster, stronger, unhealthier.<p>When the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl on Sunday, the players who hit the field will be among the country's fastest runners, most accurate passers and strongest blockers. You might also notice that some of them are a bit bigger …

I spent only $2 a day on food for a month — here are the 9 foods I bought to get the most for my money

If you're spending $2 a day on food, you have to shop strategically.<p>I did just that in January, on the "Elon Musk Challenge," spending a little under $62 on food over the course of the 31-day month.<p>I did all of my shopping at the famously affordable Trader Joe's. Yes, I've heard that Aldi is …

The feds are killing off Clearview, the new highway sign font

Unless you're a typography buff, you might not have noticed the new font that's been popping up on highway signs over the past decade. It's called Clearview and it's been around since 2004. For much of its life, researchers (including its designer, Meeker & Associates) believed the font could …

State Budgets and Populations (a.k.a Why Illinois is in the shape it's in) - MischaFisher.com | Quantitative Economics

Given Illinois' current budget impasse, I thought it would be interesting to do a five minute analysis looking at how the size of each state's budget …

Man devises genius airplane tracker for his house near LaGuardia Airport

Jeremy Merrill lives underneath a flight path to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Merrill is a curious man.<p>After watching countless planes land at …

Flying

Study reveals worriers and over-thinkers tend to have high IQs and are linked to creative genius

Did you smile when you read the headline? So did I. Because according to a new study cited in <i>Higher Perspective</i>, <b></b>we the worrying kind are remarkably …

Creativity

Overcoming the DNS “Blind Spot”

[<i>ed. note – this post was authored jointly by John Stuppi and Dan Hubbard</i>]<p>The Domain Name Service (DNS) provides the IP addresses of intended domain names in response to queries from requesting end hosts. Because many threat actors today are leveraging DNS to compromise end hosts monitoring DNS is …

Picky Americans and Their Food Issues

While traveling with fellow journalists recently in Israel, one thing became apparent to me: most of the writers on the trip had food issues.<p>One writer claimed she could only eat gluten free food; another writer ate only kosher foods while a third was a strict Vegan. The food issues surfaced from …

Why Do Americans Work So Much?

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a society so prosperous that people would hardly have to work. But that isn’t exactly how things have played out.<p>How will we all keep busy when we only have to work 15 hours a week? That was the question that worried the economist John Maynard Keynes when …

Economics

How To Stem The Global Shortage Of Data Scientists

Data scientist might be considered the “sexiest job of the 21st century,” with many companies eager to hire data science talent. But 20 years ago the term was barely used, save for a few academic articles.<p>Even a decade ago, explaining data science to employers was challenging. Few people understood …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

IBM, J.P. Morgan, and Others Build a New Blockchain For Business

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and several other big banks are among those making a big bet on blockchain, the distributed transaction processing engine …

America’s Top Colleges – Page 34

• Established in 1769, Dartmouth is a private Ivy League school and one of the nation’s oldest colleges. Located in Hanover, NH, Dartmouth is classified as a university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation and the school attracted nearly $200 million in sponsored research in …

Here's a 99-page shareholder presentation on why Yahoo needs to fire Marissa Mayer

Jackson sent a 99-page presentation to Yahoo's board outlining his case for why Yahoo should drop Mayer as CEO and find new management.<p>His presentation is also a warning shot that Yahoo should not sell its core business right now.<p>In Jackson's view, Yahoo's core business is undervalued after being …

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

Germany: The Sturm Family of Hamburg. Food Expenditure for One Week: € 253.29 ($325.81 USD). Favorite foods: salads, s<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Peter Menzel, from …

How The North Face Founder Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire Conservationist

The late Doug Tompkins, who died Tuesday, used his retailing fortune to preserve millions of acres of Chilean wilderness.<p>Doug Tompkins, a high school dropout who made a fortune founding the clothing lines The North Face and Esprit and then used his wealth to conserve millions of acres in Patagonia, …

Climbing

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time travel

In 1914 John G. Bartholomew, the scion of an Edinburgh mapmaking family and cartographer royal to King George V, published “An Atlas of Economic …

The Doctor the NFL Tried to Silence

League physicians sought to discredit Bennet Omalu’s autopsy study showing widespread brain damage in former Steelers star Mike Webster<p>In 2002, a Pittsburgh neuropathologist named Bennet Omalu, a native of Nigeria, examined the body of 50-year-old former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. At …

Kinesiology

Names in the Ivy League

The Foro Italico is a large sports complex in Rome that was built between 1928 and 1938 at the behest of Benito Mussolini. Originally, it was called the Foro Mussolini, and, at its entrance, a towering obelisk bears the inscription “<i>MUSSOLINI DUX</i>.” Nearby, a stone timeline commemorates great …

'We Need Yale to Choose Us': Inside the Racial Tensions of the Ivy League

During the week of Halloween, Yale University’s Intercultural Affairs Council sent a campus-wide memo, appealing for students to be sensitive about …

Why GPS Almost Always Overestimates Distances

A statistical explanation.<p>You might not notice it on a car trip for several miles, but runners and hikers and those that routinely get around courtesy of their own two feet have likely experienced the phenomenon of GPS distance overestimation.<p>For example, four laps around a standard track makes up …

Time Warner plans to cut Netflix out of your cord cutting future

Less than 24 hours after reporting Time Warner’s completely out-of-touch idea to woo back cord cutters by showing fewer commercials, we’re now seeing there is indeed more to its plan.<p>They plan to piss off Netflix users.<p>“We are evaluating whether to retain our rights for a longer period of time and …