Daily Archives: April 17, 2022

‘Maybe we do deserve nice things’: Braves turn World Series

ATLANTA — After an unexpected, first-in-a-generation World Series win, why spend only one day reliving and celebrating the victory? Much like their run to the championship, the Braves threw a bash this past week that was anything but conventional.The Braves spent their home opener and the six days that followed feting their stars and fans…

Polarized speech: A function of self-persuasion

A new study finds competitive debaters, randomly assigned a position, persuade themselves to the superiority of their side, even if it falls contrary to their own personal beliefs. This suggests self-persuasion is a significant and resilient contributor to polarization and disagreement on policy. The results are available in the April 1 issue of the journal… Read More »

6-4-42: How MLB’s only Black double-play combo is passing on

CHICAGO — When White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and new second baseman Josh Harrison take the field together on Jackie Robinson Day on Friday, they will be the only Black double-play combination in baseball.”You don’t see that every day,” Anderson said recently. “There’s a lot of young kids that look up to us on the…

Can weekly prednisone treat obesity? Obese mice gain muscle mass and lose fat with once weekly prednisone

Obese mice that were fed a high-fat diet and that received prednisone one time per week had improved exercise endurance, got stronger, increased their lean body mass and lost weight, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The mice also had increased muscle metabolism. The once-weekly prednisone promoted nutrient uptake into the muscles. Investigators also found… Read More »

How the telescope became our window into the universe

From the first stone tools to sea-faring ships to the internet, technology has been at the heart of human exploration and discovery. But to starting exploring space, the final frontier, humans first had to master a deceptively simple piece of technology: the telescope. “Telescopes have opened a window into a world of science that before… Read More »

NHL playoff watch: Appraising the Kings’ postseason chances

Apr 13, 2022Tim KavanaghESPN.com CloseTim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York.As of the trade deadline on March 21, it appeared that the Los Angeles Kings had a reasonably safe spot in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. Things have gotten a lot muddier since then.Since March 24,…

‘Seinfeld’ cast remembers its beloved two moms

The cast of “Seinfeld” paid poignant tribute to its two beloved moms, following the back-to-back deaths of Liz Sheridan and Estelle Harris. Sheridan, famed for playing Jerry Seinfeld’s sitcom mom, died at the age of 93, just over a week after Estelle Harris’s death earlier this month. Leading tributes, Seinfeld took to Twitter to share… Read More »

NHL Power Rankings: The biggest decision for every team

We’re approaching the final fortnight of the 2021-22 NHL season, and as teams are clinching playoff berths (or being eliminated) seemingly every night, there are many big questions that each club must answer. Which on-ice coaching decisions will produce the best results? Which pending free agents should be re-signed? Is the current coach the right…