Michigan honors plane crash survivor Hatch

February 18, 2018

1:15 PM ET Daniel Murphy ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s Austin Hatch suited up for the Wolverines for the first time in three years Sunday and was honored along with the program’s other seniors before the team’s final home game of the season. Hatch came to Michigan after surviving a plane crash in 2011 that left with him a brain injury severe enough to keep him in a coma for…

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Scientists uncover a landscape hidden beneath the famous Picasso painting, ‘La Miséreuse accroupie’

February 18, 2018

By: IANS | Washington | Published: February 18, 2018 11:37 pm Researchers used non-invasive portable imaging techniques, including infrared reflectance hyperspectral imaging and then an X-ray fluorescence imaging instrument to detail those buried images. (Source: Northwestern/ Twitter) An international team of scientists has used multiple modes of light to uncover details hidden beneath the visible surface of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso’s masterpiece “La Misereuse accroupie” or “The Crouching Woman.” Researchers…

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Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener – Chandimal

February 18, 2018

12:20 PM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Once the young batsman around whom Sri Lanka’s batting line-up was expected pivot, then a sudden dearth of form, and an axing – Kusal Mendis has an eventful few months. Not picked for the tour of India following very modest outings against Pakistan in the UAE, Mendis has made a triumphant return against Bangladesh. Though not at his most effective in the ODI tri-series,…

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'Fault is in our execution' – Mahmudullah

February 18, 2018

11:25 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Bangladesh have to face the reality of their shortcomings in T20s and only then will they improve in the format, according to their stand-in captain Mahmudullah. The call to “face facts” comes on the back of getting thrashed by 75 runs in the second T20 by Sri Lanka, culminating in a 2-0 defeat for the hosts. Bangladesh conceded 210 for 4 after deciding to bowl…

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Disability Bias in Peer Review?

February 18, 2018

Writing in the journal Medical Care, researcher Lisa I. Iezzoni Iezzoni’s paper, which was eventually rejected, was about a survey of Massachusetts Medicaid recipients with either serious mental illness or significant physical disability. The survey involved a questionnaire asking about their experiences with Medicaid. According to Iezzoni, one of the two peer reviewers questioned this methodology on the grounds that these disabled people may not have been ‘competent’ to complete…

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Black Panther costumes: This fascinating Twitter thread decodes the origin/inspiration

February 18, 2018

By Ishita Goel Written by Ishita Goel | New Delhi | Published: February 18, 2018 8:32 pm The colours and costumes of Black Panther characters have been inspired by disparate African cultures. (Source: AP) Caught in the Black Panther fever? While the movie has proven to be a top-grossing film, according to The Hollywood Reporter with its dramatic plots and heart-racing action sequences, the larger-than-life characters are no less iconic…

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How to fix the All-Star Game? Our experts have the answer!

February 18, 2018

8:00 AM ET Let’s call the NBA All-Star Game for what it is: It’s a 2½-hour dunk contest with fancy passes and intermittent 40-footers that results in well over 300 total points. It’s fun! But competitive basketball … it is not. The league, to its credit, has implemented changes (televise the darn draft next year!) to quiet the boo-birds who inhabited New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center last season. But how…

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Post-stroke babies use opposite side of brain for language

February 18, 2018

By: IANS | New York | Published: February 18, 2018 6:54 pm About one in 4,000 babies suffer a stroke shortly before, during or after birth. (Source: File Photo) A stroke in a baby — even a big one – may not have the same lasting impact as it could in an adult. Researchers have found that they regain language function in the “opposite side” of the brain if they…

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Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends

February 18, 2018

By: IANS | New York | Published: February 18, 2018 6:49 pm According to the researchers, content that makes them appear interesting, well-liked and attractive to their friends and peers is a primary goal for adolescents when deciding what to share in digital spaces. (Source: File Photo) Teenagers use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to appear attractive and popular among friends, and for that they make a…

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What’s Malaika’s ‘snappy secret pre-workout routine’

February 18, 2018

By: IANS | New Delhi | Published: February 18, 2018 6:44 pm The five-km and two-km walkathon was flagged off by actors Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra. (Source: File Photo) Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her “snappy secret pre-workout routine”. After Mumbai and Bengaluru, the sixth edition of Max Bupa Walk For Health culminated here on Sunday. The annual walking event saw…

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