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Soccer Violence in Argentina Sports OutsideOnline.com

Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.outsideonline.com

With nicknames like the Drunkards of the Stands, the Garbage Men, the Blue Pirates, the Gangsters, and the Scoundrels, the fan clubs for the 40 professional teams playing at Argentina’s A and B levels have been around almost as long as the teams themselves.

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Fox squirrels show long-term investment savvy when hoarding nuts

Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Behavior

From newscenter.berkeley.edu

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are gathering evidence this fall that the feisty fox squirrels scampering around campus are not just mindlessly foraging for food, but engaging in a long-term savings strategy.

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Correlation does not imply causation: How the Internet fell in love with a stats-class cliché. - Slate Magazine

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.slate.com

he correlation phrase has become so common and so irritating that a minor backlash has now ensued against the rhetoric if not the concept. No, correlation does not imply causation, but it sure as hell provides a hint.

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Skulls Engineered to Take Hard Knocks - NYTimes.com

Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Nature

From www.nytimes.com

The brains of most animals that are prone to head banging — these include deer and other antlered mammals, as well as various birds — are relatively small and (unlike a human’s) smooth-surfaced; and they’re bathed in only small amounts of cerebrospinal fluid, leaving little room for the brain to move and be shocked by the sudden decelerations and accelerations of their weaponized heads.

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