Last Updated Aug 7, 2017 4:08 PM EDT MELBOURNE, Australia -- A teenager who just wanted to relax his legs at a Melbourne beach but emerged with his feet covered in blood has stumped marine experts, but one biologist is convinced the culprits were tiny scavengers.Sam Kanizay's legs felt sore after playing a game of football on Saturday, so he decided to soak them at the beach. About 30 minutes later, the 16-year-old walked out of the water with his feet and ankles covered in what looked like hundreds of little pin holes that were bleeding profusely. Upon returning home, his parents promptly took him to the hospital.Kanizay's father, Jarrod, said hospital staff had no idea what kind of creature could have caused the injuries. So Jarrod went back to the beach the following night with a pool net full of meat and captured the animals he believes could have been responsible. He took a video of dozens of the tiny bug-like creatures chomping on the chunks of meat."What is really clear is … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What chewed up an Australian teen’s feet in the shallows?
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“Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee. Naw. Nee-nee-nee. Naw-naw-naw-naw.” Brian Krohn is chanting into his phone, which is displaying animated missiles shooting down a red whale. It’s a new smartphone app, a voice-controlled game that Krohn has helped develop to get users to perform what he calls “pushups for your tongue.” The app, called Soundly (sleepsound.ly), just might be a cure for snoring, according to the young St. Paul entrepreneur and inventor, who developed the game with colleagues at the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center. Soundly is a bit like the old Space Invaders arcade game, in which your character moves back and forth along the bottom of the screen to shoot down targets. But instead of pushing buttons with your thumbs, you control your character by saying “nee” to move your character to the right, and “naw” to move it to the left. According to Krohn, those two words alternatively push the … [Read more...] about A cure for your snoring might be an app developed at the University of Minnesota
Thursday 8 March Still Game BBC One, 9.30pm; Wales, 10.00pm In Scotland, this sitcom about a couple of mouthy, hard-drinking and permanently a-little-down-on-their-luck Scottish pensioners is something of a national institution. It initially ran from 2002-2007, before a series of sell-out live performances saw it return to TV in 2016, gaining a prime BBC One slot in the process. So what should new fans expect? The short answer: if you like your sitcoms smart but traditional and admire the way in which Mrs Brown’s Boys plays with the genre while remaining true to it, then you’ll love Still Game. But if laugh tracks, broadly drawn characters, slapstick and jokes about the eating habits of the gentrified inhabitants of Glasgow’s West End aren’t your thing, then you’re unlikely to be that amused. Yet there’s no doubting that Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, who both write the show and take the leading roles as elderly reprobates Jack Jarvis and … [Read more...] about What’s on TV tonight: Still Game, Crufts 2018 and Jessica Jones
On January 15 2016, Japanese mining conglomerate Tagruato received a flurry of emails. The banal, “thank you for your correspondence” replies the company issued in response were signed “Employee of the Month 2016”. This was a surprise, as the Tagruato homepage had lain dormant since January 2008. A visit to the site confirmed that was no longer the case. There, an image revealed the employee of the month, at subsidiary operation Bold Futura, to be “Telemetry Analyst” Howard Stambler. “Howard will celebrate his seven-year anniversary with Bold Futura in the fall,” went the entry. “Howard’s drive, commitment and refusal to accept easy answers resulted in a significant breakthrough diagnosing transmission complications with two of our governmental clients’ orbiting satellites.” In his grainy company photo, Stambler was a dead ringer for the actor John Goodman. It really was Goodman, of course. His presence … [Read more...] about Making sense of the Cloverfield universe: how do the films connect?
Story highlights The current flu season, though severe in places, is not a pandemic The Northern Hemisphere season is often the same as the preceding Southern Hemisphere season (CNN)We are speaking Italian each time we say "influenza." It's the "influence" of the stars on human beings that causes the sickness, according to Italian folklore from centuries past. Influenza entered the English vocabulary in 1703, when J. Hugger of the University of Edinburgh used the word to describe the flu in a medical thesis. Much more is known today about what actually causes influenza, but the contagious respiratory illness remains an international health threat. Currently, flu is widespread across much of the world, including most of Europe, Asia and North America. In particular, the United States is having what Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, calls a "bad year" of flu. Read More Fauci said the most common viruses … [Read more...] about ‘Australian flu’: It’s not from Australia