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Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How would Ireland fare in the event of a global pandemic? Outbreak

Thursday 7 August, 2014

23-year old NFL player forced to retire says nobody should feel sorry for him

David Wilson was advised to quit American football because of a spinal injury.

Wednesday 6 August, 2014

A new technology coming to the NFL will revolutionise a fan’s viewing experience

Sensors on players will tell us exactly where they were in real time.

Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Here’s an interesting theory on why Tiger Woods keeps getting injured

It comes from The Big Miss, a tell-all book by Tiger’s old swing coach Hank Haney.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s everything we know about the ‘secret serum’ used to treat an American with Ebola ZMapp

Here’s everything we know about the ‘secret serum’ used to treat an American with Ebola

An experimental drug called ZMapp reportedly improved the patient’s condition.

Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These 8 jobs will make you rich AND happy* Whistle While You Work
From TheJournal.ie Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country Lightning Reaction

Here’s how US Marines evacuate an embassy in a hostile country

Ever wondered how the Marine Corps mobilises so quickly, and how missions are carried out?

From TheJournal.ie Here are the 8 unhealthiest restaurant dishes in America Omnomnom

Here are the 8 unhealthiest restaurant dishes in America

Serious calorie counts on these bad boys…

From Business ETC This is how drastically your Windows computer has changed over the years Microsoft

This is how drastically your Windows computer has changed over the years

It’s now safe to turn off your computer.

From TheJournal.ie Why you feel like you’re falling in your sleep Falling Slowly

Why you feel like you’re falling in your sleep

Don’t be scared by the hypnic jerk.

Sunday 3 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The closer you live to Denmark, the happier you are… It’s science, apparently Happy Gene

The closer you live to Denmark, the happier you are… It’s science, apparently

The greater a nation’s genetic distance from Denmark, the less happy its citizens are – according to new research.

Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Washington Post published this brilliant letter defending Fred Flintstone Yabba Dabba Do

Thursday 31 July, 2014

The new hi-tech concentration-building training drill from America… cold water!

‘If you can’t play with distraction, you can’t play,” says Dallas Cowboys tight-end coach Mike Pope.

Man United need the Champions League to take full value from monster Adidas kit deal

But even if United do miss out on the Big-Eared Cup, 60% of the deal will be double what Barcelona earn from from Nike.

A fight between Toronto, Buffalo, and some famous names will make the Bills the most expensive NFL team ever NFL

Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC Apple’s iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world Headwind

Apple’s iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world

Relatively poorer customers can’t afford it – and they’re turning to Android.

Monday 28 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

From TheJournal.ie Terrifying swarm of flies in US so massive it shows up on radar Nope This post contains images

Formula One drivers do insanely specific exercises to stay on track

It’s not just putting the foot to the floor, you know.

Sunday 27 July, 2014

How Nike got an insane deal on the ‘Swoosh’ logo

Phil Knight drove a hard bargain, even when Nike was just getting started.

From TheJournal.ie Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility? Terminator

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

From TheJournal.ie What can your nails tell you about your health? Nail Trouble

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

From TheJournal.ie The world’s citrus is being destroyed – here’s what scientists are doing about it A Bitter Pill

The world’s citrus is being destroyed – here’s what scientists are doing about it

Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.

Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These are ten tricks restaurants use to make you spend more Bill Please

These are ten tricks restaurants use to make you spend more

Have you noticed the kind of music they play? Or that menus sometimes lack euro signs?

An ESPN host has suggested that women provoke domestic violence

After watching the video, ESPN’s own Michelle Beadle went to Twitter to express her disgust with the comments.

Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa – and he’s pretty serious about it Bir Tawil

This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa – and he’s pretty serious about it

Jeremiah Heaton wants to turn the area into an agricultural hub for the region.

Thursday 24 July, 2014

Rory McIlroy has a secret weapon to win next year’s Masters

And it’s not a hoverboard.

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight UFC

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight

We’re talking a lot of salt and a steam room.

There’s a fascinating new theory about what makes LeBron James so good

LeBron James might have an “eidetic memory”.

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early Refresh Yourself

Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early

Anyone who is not naturally an early riser , but still needs to get things done in the morning should read this.

From The Daily Edge This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it. Dog Park

This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it.

You play, wrestle, dig holes, bounce around, and otherwise act cute. Nothing else.

How to turn your child into a sports star

Many boffins believe children need to put in 10,000 hours at a particular sport to develop a talent. Others disagree.

The best player in this year’s golf majors has yet to win

No one has done better over the three big ones combined, thank Ricky Fowler.

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From Business ETC Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones Iphone 6

Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones

4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models will enter production in the coming weeks.

Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers Regulation

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

Opinion: Rory’s Open win showed that the Tiger Woods era is over

Of the players that made the cut, only three finished with worse scores than Woods.

Dudi Sela needed a hug after losing to 6’11″ Ivo Karlovic, so he grabbed a chair to stand on

It’s the old tall man, regular-sized man hugging conundrum.

Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What to do if you forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them The Name Of The Game

What to do if you forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them

What strategy do you have to deal with dreaded memory blank?