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Umpires are better than you at calling players safe or out, and science proves it

This is an Inside Science story.

(Inside Science) – Because the speed of sound travels slower than the speed of light, baseball fans up in the stands tend to mistakenly think the player is safe because it takes the sound longer to reach their ears. However, umpires are closer to the action and have a more accurate view of whether a player is safe or out.

“The umpire does have a more accurate representation of what’s going on. Whereas what the audience members are perceiving is more of a real life lag, so to speak,” said Chandler Krynen, a researcher at Arizona State University.

Inside Science is an editorially-independent nonprofit print, electronic and video journalism news service owned and operated by the American Institute of Physics.

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump, perhaps tired of The Squad, has found a new face of the Democratic party to demonize – Rep. Elijah Cummings.

The Commander-in-Tweet spent a good portion of his early tweetstorm today taking on the Baltimore district representative, picking up on his tweets from yesterday on the same topic. It was an attack that caused a CNN anchor from that district to break into tears on television. ‘

Artfully, Trump likened the problems in Cummings’s district to those in Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco, where homeless issues have transformed that city. It was all tied into Trump’s main point: “The Dems should stop wasting time on the Witch Hunt Hoax and start focusing on our Country!”

Suspected Islamists kill at least 30 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – Suspected Boko Haram Islamists killed at least 30 people in sporadic shooting at a funeral in Borno state, north-east Nigeria, on Saturday (July 27), a security source and a resident told Reuters.

Borno state is the epicentre of the Boko Haram and related Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) insurgency.

The conflict has lasted a decade and the group has killed thousands and displaced millions in Nigeria’s north-east region.

‘Into The Wild’ Bus Tourist Attraction Lures Woman To Her Death

A woman attempting to visit the abandoned bus made famous by the best-selling book and film Into The Wild has been killed.

The newlywed woman, one of many tourists who attempt to visit the “Magic Bus” where Chris McCandless died in 1992, drowned attempting to cross a river to get to the vehicle.

The McCandless story tells how, after graduating from college, top student and athlete McCandless abandons his possessions, gives away his $24,000 in savings to charity, and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. He later starved to death in the bus.

The abandoned bus has since become a macabre memorial, with hikers attempting to retrace the adventurer’s footsteps.

Veramika Maikamava and her husband, Piotr Markielau, both 24, were among those hikers. They were attempting to cross the Teklanika River along the Stampede Trail shortly before midnight, according to Alaska State Troopers. That’s when Maikamava was swept under the water and drowned. The river was said to be running high from recent rainfall.


This little girl is the most passionate Tour de France fan

It’s been a greatTour de France this year with lots ofsurprises and the youngest-ever winner in Colombian phenomEgan Bernal of Team Ineos.

The fans have been pretty great, too, and this might the most passionate of them all — a bespectacled little girl sitting on (presumably) her father’s shoulders, cheering the riders roadside on stage 20.

Elsewhere, back on stage 18, the then race leaderJulian Alaphilippe of the Deceuninck-Quick Step team reportedly had relatives visiting him postrace, and he gave his leader’s yellow-jersey jacket to a shivering young boy.

On stage 15, three-time world road champPeter Sagan of the Bora-Hansgrohe team gave a fan his autograph midrace.

The three-week Tour ends Sunday in Paris on the Champs-Élysées. Bernal is expected to cross the finish line as the youngest-ever winner of the race at age 22.

Magnitude 4.2 aftershock strikes close to Athens: Greece

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has struck not far from Athens and seismologists say it was an aftershock from a stronger quake more than a week ago.

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The Athens Institute of Geodynamics said Sunday’s earthquake happened at 7:09 p.m. and was centered 21 kilometers (13 miles) northwest of the Greek capital. It was felt throughout the Athens area but there have been no reports of damage.

The head of the institute, Akis Tselentis, told state news agency ANA-MPA the temblor was an aftershock from the magnitude 5.1 earthquake on July 19 and there is no reason for concern.

Greece lies in an earthquake-prone part of the Mediterranean and magnitude 4 quakes are a regular occurrence.

Carrie Symonds appears to have copied Kate’s look – and the public ADORE her style choice