Homer Springer’s two-stage Blue Jays split head helps split the double head against rays

Whit Merrifield was a fixture at every level of baseball until he was traded in Toronto. But he learns to make an impact as a pinch hitter just in time for the Blue Jays. Murrayfield got two laps off the bench and was pushed home by teammate George Springer as part of the seventh inning … Read more

Above and underground traits vary in response to soil moisture availability and plant competition

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Functional traits have been used to explain plant responses to changes in water availability. Our understanding of plant responses to biotic and abiotic drivers depends largely on the plant’s aboveground traits. Due to limited consideration of the characteristics of underground plants, an overview of plant water use strategies remains elusive. In … Read more

Kraken promotes Director of Analytics Alexandra Mandriki to Assistant General Manager

One of the most memorable compliments, Alexandra Mandriki, who specializes in Kraken Analytics, paid her boss was telling him he was “more eccentric” than he realized. Fortunately for Mandrycky, 31, this unique approach to a career path has worked so well, said the “nerd” — Kraken general manager Ron Francis — who promoted her to … Read more

10 players to target this season

If last season is any indication, trying to derail the Calder Trophy in September again could be another massive waste of time. But as we know, every season is different. Entering the 2021-22 campaign, Montreal Canadiens’ Cole Coffield was the favorite pre-season to be crowned NHL Rookie of the Year at the end of the … Read more

Evolution and ecological competition of multicellular life cycles

Volvox’s daughter colonies within the Volvox mother colony. Credit: Frank Fox New studies by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology show that competition between different evolutionary stages of multicellular life cycles can be important for the development of an entire population. Without direct competition, only the rate of population growth determines the prevailing life … Read more

Text messages link Brett Favre, $1 million in welfare money, volleyball facility

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The governor of Mississippi in 2017 was “on board” with a plan for a nonprofit group to pay Brett Favre more than $1 million in welfare grant money so the retired NFL quarterback could help with Funding a college volleyball facility, according to text messages between Favre and the director of … Read more

What is the gravitational constant?

The gravitational constant describes the intrinsic force of gravity, and can be used to calculate the gravitational force between two objects. Also known as “Big G” or Jthe gravitational constant was first defined by Isaac Newton in the universal law of gravitation formulated in 1680. It is one of the fundamental constants of nature, with … Read more

Text messages link Brett Favre, $1 million in welfare money, volleyball facility

JACKSON, Miss (AP) — The governor of Mississippi in 2017 was “on board” with a plan for a nonprofit group to pay Brett Favre more than $1 million in welfare grant money so the retired NFL quarterback could help with Funding a college volleyball facility, according to text messages between Favre and the director of … Read more

Using eyes in the sky to locate seals in the rapidly changing Arctic

Ringed seal next to the breathing hole on the fast ice of St. Jonsfjorden, Svalbard. Credit: Aeria (Eelke Folmer) / NIOZ / WUR This summer, researchers were able to collect stunning drone images of ringed seals and walruses. In one fjord, St Johnfjorden, twelve ringed seals were found scattered throughout the fjord, resting on fast … Read more