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Dublin: 18 °C Monday 28 July, 2014

Today’s News

Formula One drivers do insanely specific exercises to stay on track

It’s not just putting the foot to the floor, you know.

Yesterday’s News

How Nike got an insane deal on the ‘Swoosh’ logo

Phil Knight drove a hard bargain, even when Nike was just getting started.

From TheJournal.ie Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility? Terminator

Is a Terminator-style robot apocalypse a possibility?

And why are scientists afraid to talk about it?

From TheJournal.ie What can your nails tell you about your health? Nail Trouble

What can your nails tell you about your health?

More than you’d probably like to know.

From TheJournal.ie The world’s citrus is being destroyed – here’s what scientists are doing about it A Bitter Pill

The world’s citrus is being destroyed – here’s what scientists are doing about it

Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.

Saturday 26 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie These are ten tricks restaurants use to make you spend more Bill Please

These are ten tricks restaurants use to make you spend more

Have you noticed the kind of music they play? Or that menus sometimes lack euro signs?

An ESPN host has suggested that women provoke domestic violence

After watching the video, ESPN’s own Michelle Beadle went to Twitter to express her disgust with the comments.

Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa – and he’s pretty serious about it Bir Tawil

This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa – and he’s pretty serious about it

Jeremiah Heaton wants to turn the area into an agricultural hub for the region.

Thursday 24 July, 2014

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight UFC

How MMA fighter Ronda Rousey gets down to her fighting weight

We’re talking a lot of salt and a steam room.

There’s a fascinating new theory about what makes LeBron James so good

LeBron James might have an “eidetic memory”.

Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early Refresh Yourself

Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Try these 9 tricks for waking up early

Anyone who is not naturally an early riser , but still needs to get things done in the morning should read this.

From The Daily Edge This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it. Dog Park

This dog simulator allows you to experience life as a dog. That’s it.

You play, wrestle, dig holes, bounce around, and otherwise act cute. Nothing else.

How to turn your child into a sports star

Many boffins believe children need to put in 10,000 hours at a particular sport to develop a talent. Others disagree.

The best player in this year’s golf majors has yet to win

No one has done better over the three big ones combined, thank Ricky Fowler.

Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From Business ETC Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones Iphone 6

Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones

4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models will enter production in the coming weeks.

Monday 21 July, 2014

From Business ETC Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers Regulation

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.

Opinion: Rory’s Open win showed that the Tiger Woods era is over

Of the players that made the cut, only three finished with worse scores than Woods.

Dudi Sela needed a hug after losing to 6’11″ Ivo Karlovic, so he grabbed a chair to stand on

It’s the old tall man, regular-sized man hugging conundrum.

Sunday 20 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie What to do if you forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them The Name Of The Game

What to do if you forget someone’s name immediately after meeting them

What strategy do you have to deal with dreaded memory blank?

Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The most expensive celebrity homes in New York City New York Houses

The most expensive celebrity homes in New York City

The celebrity super rich are apparently able to afford quite nice houses.

Friday 18 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why people work hard, even when they already have everything they need Overeager

Why people work hard, even when they already have everything they need

These scientists carried out a study to understand why people sacrifice leisure to work and earn more than they need.

From Business ETC Shootouts and police chases: The FBI is worried about Google’s driverless cars… Look No Hands

Shootouts and police chases: The FBI is worried about Google’s driverless cars…

The FBI’s Intelligence Directorate says Google’s project opens up “ways for a car to be more of a potential lethal weapon”.

From Business ETC How to use Snapchat’s new geofilters, a feature kept hidden until now Apps

How to use Snapchat’s new geofilters, a feature kept hidden until now

However, we might have a wait before any will be available in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace Mh17

One of the most crucial air routes in the world cuts through Ukrainian airspace

The area is now a no-fly zone after last night’s crash.

Thursday 17 July, 2014

From Business ETC This robot is designed to become part of your family’s day-to-day life Jibo

Was this the bravest individual effort of this year’s Tour de France?

Andrew Talansky finished over 30 minutes behind the stage winner.

Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From Business ETC BlackBerry users are getting their own Siri-like assistant soon Voice

BlackBerry users are getting their own Siri-like assistant soon

It has the wildly imaginative name of ‘Blackberry Assistant’.

Here’s why Qatar have scouted 3.5 million young footballers from around the world

It’s well funded and highly professional, with a space-age training facilities.

Craig Kieswetter nailed the ‘Cricket is a Tough Game’ Selfie

What, this? Just a broken nose and eye socket. No biggie.

Leo Messi keeps throwing up in matches and no one can figure out why

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said that Messi went to a doctor, but the tests didn’t reveal anything.

Tuesday 15 July, 2014

How Germany went from Euro 2000 ‘disaster’ to World Cup champions

This is not a golden generation for Die Nazionale Mannschaft, but the product of a well-laid plan.

Monday 14 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why you shouldn’t be worried about shark attacks Jaws

Here’s why you shouldn’t be worried about shark attacks

We thankfully don’t have any nasty sharks in Irish waters, but even if we did, we wouldn’t need to get worked up about it.

Rider caught checking his phone during the Tour de France, escapes with a warning

Luca Paolini was living dangerously during the eighth stage over the weekend.

Sunday 13 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This graph shows how to be happy at work Don't Worry Be Happy

This graph shows how to be happy at work

It’s all to do with flow, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie What can people remember about being in a coma? Memories

What can people remember about being in a coma?

People report strange memories, dreams, or even visions after being in a coma. But that’s not always the case.

From TheJournal.ie ‘It just takes your breath away’: What it’s like to step into space for the first time International Space Station

‘It just takes your breath away’: What it’s like to step into space for the first time

“The city lights at night. The storms, you see lightning from above. Then you get these scenes of the moon coming up.”

Saturday 12 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This Manhattan ‘Sky Loft’ is on the market for $48 million. Want to see inside? Property Porn

Thursday 10 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Why we smile…and why we fake it Say Cheese

Why we smile…and why we fake it

Studies indicate smiling plays a key role in our social dynamics, but can you tell a fake from the real thing?

It looks like Carmelo Anthony is going to stay with the New York Knicks

So stop spreading the news that he’s leaving today.

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