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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...

    ASK OMAR: Can Damian Williams unseat an established veteran?

    ASK OMAR: Can Damian Williams unseat an established veteran?
    July 28 Q: Flanker Damian Williams appears poised to deliver a knockout blow to both Brandon Gibson (slot receiver) and Marcus Thigpen (the kick returner) in the heated battle for a roster spot. Are there any other hopefuls who can unleash a similar 1-2...

    Bruins aiming high in Jim Mora's third season

    Bruins aiming high in Jim Mora's third season
    This might not be a season of firsts for the UCLA football team, but it has a chance to be a year of first-in-a-long-times. The Bruins' last conference title was won in 1998, three coaches ago. Their last victory in the Rose Bowl game came in 1986,...

    Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist

    Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist
    For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...