Leather football helmets as safe as modern helmets during routine play

Leather football helmets as safe as modern helmets during routine play
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic measured 11 top-of-the-line football helmets against their leatherhead counterparts of the 20th century and found that leather helmets offered protection on par with and in some cases ahead of modern helmets. Researchers conducted impact tests, crashing helmets together, at the severity level of 95 percent of hits at the prep and collegiate... Read more »

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?
“In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.” The Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center scours Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms, and nearly anything people can freely contribute to according to a report from the Associated... Read more »

Apple admits iOS 5 battery problems

Apple admits iOS 5 battery problems
The LA Times reports that Apple is admitting that iOS 5 has battery problems, something users have been grumbling about. The Times reports that Apple emailed two tech sites telling them, “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices… We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery... Read more »
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Newsprint errors

Newsprint errors
In an article speculating about Bob Brenly and the Cubs managerial position, which technically is not open since Mike Quade is still under contract, the Chicago Tribune (or at least its website) managed this doozy, ” Chicago Cubs TV color analyst Bob Brenly is keeping busy working playoff games for WTBS, but the former Arizona... Read more »

We're landing on the moon!

We're landing on the moon!
“NASA launched a mission to the moon on Saturday, sending the twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft on a 250,000-mile, three-and-a-half month voyage” National Journal reports. The spacecraft will spend about one-and-a-half months mapping the moon’s surface and  its gravity in the most detail to date.

America's Most Wanted moving to Lifetime

America's Most Wanted moving to Lifetime
After being cancelled, in effect, by Fox television in May, America’s Most Wanted will be back on the air full time later this year. Fox had planned to make AMW a series of quarterly two-hour specials. Fox said it was axing the weekly format of AMW because the economics of the show no longer made... Read more »
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What the conventional wisdom about Google's Motorola deal doesn't tell you

What the conventional wisdom about Google's Motorola deal doesn't tell you
Business Insider’s Editor-in-Chief, Henry Blodget, doubts that Google’s deal to take over Motorola Mobility will succeed for the search giant. In my view, Blodget, like other critics of this deal,  is almost all wrong on why the deal could be bad for Google. Blodget states that “the deal creates major channel conflict: Google is now competing with... Read more »

Bears receiver Johnny Knox demoted from starting spot

Bears receiver Johnny Knox demoted from starting spot
The Bears have demoted wide receiver Johnny Knox from his starting job to be replaced by the freshly acquired ex-Cowboy Roy Williams. Why? Apparently, Knox never earned the starting job in the first place. The move is extremely puzzling after Knox played on 88.2 percent of the snaps last season. The speedy receiver was a... Read more »

Obama's tea party support for space

Obama's tea party support for space
A Florida tea party group is launching an offshoot focused solely on space policy. The Tea Party In Space, an outgrowth of the South Florida Tea Party, plans to focus on ridding space exploration of “socialism” and installing “fiscal responsibility” in American space programs. However, the Obama administration appears to have beat the space-focused tea party to... Read more »
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Chicago Police ethics scandal taints city no matter what the cause

Chicago Police ethics scandal taints city no matter what the cause
The Sun-Times reports that up to 1,000 Chicago Police Department officers may have failed to file annual ethics statements that were due on June 1. A CPD spokesperson did not tell the Sun-Times how many officers failed to file reports, but did note that the officers failed to file reports after they were “notified of... Read more »