This is why no one likes you, birds. A man casually biking through a neighborhood in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, when suddenly, he had some extra company. "I was just riding my bike and having fun, when some feathered friends decided to join me on my outing," the YouTube description reads. "Magpie swooping season has arrived early, it seems." Thankfully, the man was wearing a helmet, and seemed pretty unfazed by the agro bird. Harry Styles gets way too thirsty on Sara Lee's main in this 'SNL' sketch 'SNL' sends Harry Styles out for Popeyes in Jordan Peele's 'White Get Out' 'SNL' turns impeachment into the soap opera it's always been (with Jon Hamm) Harry Styles is all One Direction jokes in his 'SNL' monologue … [Read more...] about Bird repeatedly attacks biker casually biking through neighborhood
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Another diet study, another controversy and the public is left wondering what to make of it. This time it's a series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine by an international group of researchers concluding people need not reduce their consumption of red and processed meat.Over the past few years, study after study has indicated eating red and processed meat is bad for your health to the point where the World Health Organization lists red meat as a probable carcinogen and processed meat as a carcinogen.This new study doesn't dispute the finding of a possible increased risk for heart disease, cancer and early death from eating meat. However, the panel of international nutritional scientists concluded the risk was so small and the studies of too poor quality to justify any recommendation.So what does the new research actually say?The authors conducted a study of studies. This is done when findings of one or two pieces of research may not be definitive. Or the effect of something … [Read more...] about Should You Eat Red Meat?
That image of a caveman gnawing on a hunk of bison meat may need a makeover. A new chemical analysis of modern diets suggests Stone Age humans ate less meat than thought.The findings, published in the November issue of the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, may explain why many archaeologists estimate that prehistoric people got most of their calories from lean meat or fish when modern humans would be literally poisoned by such a protein-heavy diet."When you look at estimates of people's diets in early archaeological interpretations, it's very animal-protein heavy, and that's very hard to explain physiologically," said study author Tamsin O'Connell, a University of Cambridge researcher. "We are suggesting that animal proteins were less important overall."Diet sleuthsTo see how much meat ancient people ate, archaeologists rely on the fact that protein is the only macronutrient that contains nitrogen. Different foods have different ratios of heavy and light nitrogen … [Read more...] about Caveman Diet Secret: Less Red Meat, More Plants
There are few sounds more pants-wettingly nightmarish to an Australian in spring than the ungodly whoosh of a pair of incoming wings. It's the first day of the blooming season for Australia, and with spring comes angry, angry winged new dads who'll rather accurately swoop at the most tender part of the back of your head. SEE ALSO: Bird repeatedly attacks biker casually biking through neighborhood Magpies can be a particularly aggressive demon bird in Australia from late August to late October — a significantly lengthy time to wear a helmet at all times but so be it. While apparently only 10 percent of magpies actually attack during this time, these can be bloody brutal. Magpie swooping season has started, last year I got merked on Bourke St. while I was laughing at a woman getting chased by one pic.twitter.com/rqfviSuEcJ — DavePella (@DavePella) August 31, 2017 Australians are so onto it, there's an entire website for crowdsourcing magpie alerts. As always, the main … [Read more...] about Take cover, Australia. It’s time to prepare for ungodly magpie swooping season.
Physicists continue to contribute their unique insight into the forensic analysis of blood spatter patterns with two recent papers. The first, published in Physics of Fluids, offers a useful mathematical model of the relationship between the shape and speed of a bullet and the patterns produced by the resulting blood spatter. The second, published in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, examines how gases propelled from a gun muzzle at firing can affect the distribution of blood spatter and gunshot residue (GSR). The latter work in particular may have important implications for the famous Phil Spector murder case. The music producer was ultimately convicted in 2009 of shooting 40-year-old Lana Clarkson back in 2003. But his first trial, in 2007, ended with a hung jury in part because the forensic experts called by the prosecution and defense couldn't agree on how to interpret the blood spatter patterns on the clothing worn by Spector and Clarkson. Physics may help … [Read more...] about Physicists now have even better models for blood spatter from gunshot wounds