Hatcheries in California are facing the possibility that the drought will soon make it necessary to truck salmon to ocean destinations rather than allow them to migrate naturally. Hatcheries in California are facing the possibility that the drought will soon make the area waters dangerous for the salmon they raise. Should the dry, hot conditions persist and make the Sacramento River warmer or its level lower, it could become necessary to transport the fish to cooler, more abundant ocean waters via a tanker truck. At this time, the water supply is capable of sustaining the stock, but it’s uncertain how much longer the environment will be able to withstand the conditions. The heating and drying up of the main waterway and its tributaries would compromise the safe natural migration of the fish significantly. Warmer water in general is bad for salmon, and that problem is further complicated by the loss of food sources the drought could cause. Increased vulnerability to predators is also a major concern. To prevent a potentially large loss of salmon population, transport plans have been put in place that will save the fish from those potential life-threatening dangers. It’s considered a last resort, and if the rainfall in the coming weeks can turn the drought problem around, the trucking arrangements will be cancelled.
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have developed a smartphone app video game that they claim can help users improve their eyesight. The app, called UltimEyes, tests the users neuroplasticity with visual exercises that are designed to figure out how certain stimulus will make their brain react. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have developed a smartphone app video game that they claim can help users improve their eyesight. The app, called UltimEyes, tests the users neuroplasticity with visual exercises that are designed to figure out how certain stimulus will make their brain react.Aaron Seitz, the neuroscientist from the University of California at Riverside who developed the app is quoted as saying: “They are the kinds of stimuli that will excite cells in the visual cortex, so with repeated practice, you’re able to identify these when they are harder and harder to see, and, in that sense, you’re able to exercise those visual cells.” To play the game, users have to tap targets that appear on the screen to gain points, but the targets are also alongside distracters that make players lose points if they are tapped instead. Seitz tested UltimEyes on a team of 19 baseball players who could see an average of 31 percent further after using the app. Results of the study show that after using UltimEyes for 25 to 30 minutes at a time, some of the subject’s vision improved beyond 20/20.
Unbeknownst to his friends and family, Walter George Bruhl, Junior of Newark, Delaware took a bit of time out of his life to pen his own, rather humorous, obituary. Unbeknownst to his friends and family, Walter George Bruhl, Junior of Newark, Delaware took a bit of time out of his life to pen his own, rather humorous, obituary. His relatives only learned of it after he passed away on March 9th. Bruhl’s grandson honored his deceased grandfather’s words by posting them on Reddit, and since, the obit has been spreading across the Internet, fill-in-the-blanks and all. In it, he outlines his personal highlights, work history, and memorial wishes, and offers predictions what will likely happen after he’s gone.The self-penned memorial begins, Walter George Bruhl Jr. of Newark and Dewey Beach is a dead person. Of his employment Bruhl warmly remembers the 31 years he was gainfully employed by DuPont, the anniversary dinner they threw, and, of course, the time they downsized him. He notes that they did hire him back as a consultant to perform the same job he’d been doing. His funeral wish, which he was confident wouldn’t be carried out, was that he be propped up in a corner, holding a glass of Jack Daniels so as to look natural. )Bruhl asked that instead of sending flowers, people just do something nice for the living. -----------------------
A sexy photo of Kim recently appeared on her Instagram page. It depicts her in an itty bitty bikini, standing in a bathroom that is thought to be inside the Versace mansion. Kim Kardashian has an ability like no other to attract attention. A sexy photo of Kim recently appeared on her Instagram page. It depicts her in an itty bitty bikini, standing in a bathroom that is thought to be inside the Versace mansion.The caption which accompanied the photo noted ‘Quick swim before the Dash party’. Kim looks incredibly toned in the very flattering selfie image. The swimsuit highlights her cleavage and small waist.The 33-year-old star admitted she took the bikini from her much younger sister Kylie, who had photos on her own social media page showcasing her sporting the tiny cut out two piece. It seems Kim’s picture serves as a subtle way of showing the world that she dropped all of the 50 pounds gained during her pregnancy. The Kardashian clan is currently staying at the Versace mansion in Miami. The sisters are in Florida for the grand opening of the Dash boutique. Cameras will be in tow during their trip as the family is still filming for their reality series, ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. Kim’s Instagram has been very active since her arrival in Miami, with photos being posted to share her experiences in the city with her fans.
The United States mint at San Francisco will reportedly be unveiling the first curved coin. One side of the monetary piece will feature a baseball while the flip side will showcase a glove. The United States mint at San Francisco will reportedly be unveiling the first curved coin. One side of the monetary piece will feature a baseball while the flip side is going to showcase a glove.The concaved aspect references the unique shape of the baseball glove. The coins have not yet entered into production, but it has been confirmed that the pieces will be produced very soon. Called the Hall of Fame coin, it is scheduled to go on sale on March 27th of this year and will be available in 50-cent, $1 silver and $5 gold denominations. The price for the coins has not been determined. They will honor the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, which will be celebrating it’s 75th anniversary this year.28-year-old Cassie McFarland is the California based artist who designed the coin. She was deemed the winner of a U.S. Treasury contest called The Baseball Coin Design competition. Her winning design just barely made it in. She submitted her proposal on the final day before the deadline. Said McFarland ‘I hate to say this, but I almost feel like it was my destiny. The idea of the glove … it just clicked.’
An infant recently lived through a horrific rollover crash that occurred in California. Babies, as delicate as they may seem, can often survive the unthinkable. An infant recently lived through a horrific rollover crash that occurred in Alpine east of San Diego. The baby had been strapped inside a Jeep at the time of the accident. That vehicle plummeted down a 150 foot embankment before crashing to the ground. The driver slammed on the brakes when approaching a slow moving car on the road and immediately lost control of the auto. The Jeep rolled off the highway and plunged down the embankment below. Three passengers were inside the vehicle including the baby, a 22 year old woman who reportedly was the driver, and a 21 year old male.Tragically the lady was killed. The male was rushed to the hospital and his injuries are listed as life threatening. The one-year-old infant had been safely contained in a car seat and was amazingly uninjured. California Highway Patrol deemed excessive speed as the cause of the accident.
A 3-year-old girl in Chicago recently died after lighting a mattress on fire. A 3-year-old girl in Chicago recently died after lighting a mattress on fire. The child, LeAndrea White, had been in her room playing with either matches or a lighter.LeAndrea’s twin sister was in the bedroom when she lit the mattress. Once it ignited, the sibling ran to their mother who was asleep in another room. The panicked mom attempted to throw the mattress out a window but the air inflamed it more. The fire was put out about 40 minutes after it started. Sadly, by the time it was extinguished, LeAndrea had already passed away. The mother searched for LeAndrea when the room was engulfed but she could not find her. At first, she believed LeAndrea was able to escape the room but now she speculates her daughter hid in a closet to seek shelter from the flames.Firefighters later confirmed the small child’s body was found in the bedroom where the fire is suspected to have originated. There were reportedly no functioning smoke detectors inside the home. All of LeAndrea’s family members who were inside at the time of the blaze survived.
According to a recent study from researchers at the University of Kansas, the prairie land Midwest states like Kansas have more topographical fluctuation than most people think. The researchers used data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission along with their own measurements from a geomorphometric analysis of the lower 48 states and Washington D.C. According to a recent study from researchers at the University of Kansas, the prairie land Midwest states like Iowa have more topographical fluctuation than most people think. The researchers created an algorithm to determine geographical flatness and used data from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission of the lower 48 states and the District of Columbia to create what they called a “geomorphometric analysis”.The results show that Iowa isn’t even in the top ten flattest states. A national survey showed that 33 percent of people thought Kansas was the flattest state, so the study sought to disprove that misconception. Kansas officially measured as the seventh flattest state in the US, which validates the intention of the researchers to show that Kansas does have variation in the landscape. Professor Jerome Dobson from the University of Kansas who worked on the study is quoted as saying: “For those who think this is a frivolous study, it's important because it really does affect people's perceptions. People don't apply for jobs here because they think it's flat and boring.” Florida measured as the flattest state in the country followed by Illinois, and West Virginia came in last on the list.
Milk that is sold in the United States has a different protein than milk sold in most other countries, which can cause some people to have indigestion when they drink it. The difference is between the A1 and A2 proteins in the milk, which are variations of the part of a curd called the beta-casein. Milk that is sold in the United States tends to have a different protein than milk sold in many other countries, which can cause some people to experience indigestion when they drink it. The difference is between the A1 and A2 proteins in the milk, which are variations of beta-casein found in the curds that comprise around 30 percent of milk’s protein content.American industrial dairy farms mostly use high producing Holstein cows, which produce the A1 protein that can cause lactose intolerance in some people. Many countries use breeds that produce milk with the A2 protein, though there are also cows that produce a hybrid with both forms of the protein.A2 Corporation is an Australian based company that tried to distribute milk with only A2 proteins in the US, but it didn’t take off and they stopped distribution.There is controversy in the milk industry about A2 milk being safer to drink than milk with A1 proteins.Several studies have shown that there are a variety of potentially harmful effects from drinking milk with A1 proteins, including the onset of diabetes, heart disease, autism, eczema, and asthma. The health problems might be caused by protein fragments called BCM7, which is produced in the human intestine when digesting A1 proteins.
A man is in deep trouble after allegedly taking a 190 million-year-old dinosaur footprint from a Utah national park. A man is in deep trouble after allegedly taking a 190 million-year-old dinosaur footprint from a Utah national park.Jared Ehlers, 35, is accused of digging the Jurassic Period fossilized track out of the ground on the Hell’s Revenge Trail, located in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. Now, he’s facing a 20-year prison sentence. On February 18th a tour guide was the first to notice that the footprint had been pried from the earth. The search since hasn’t turned up the fossil itself, but did result in the identification and indictment of Ehlers. It’s been rumored that after it was taken, the print was thrown into a nearby river.However, an underwater search failed to produce the piece. The community banded together to aid in its recovery and has currently collected a 7 thousand dollar reward.What the footprint is actually worth is undetermined.A paleontologist working for the Utah Bureau of Land Management pointed out that objects like the dino track are one-of-a-kind and aren’t typically assigned a monetary value. Ehlers has not responded to numerous requests for a comment on the indictment.
A man in North Carolina recently killed a long sought after hog. The reason why the animal was so desired among hunters is because it weighs 500 pounds. A man in North Carolina recently killed a long sought after hog. The reason why the animal was so desired among hunters is because it weighs 500 pounds.Actually it could be even heavier, as the hog caused a tobacco weighing scale to max out. Its head and shoulders didn’t even make it on the scale. "Eight feet long and weighing in at more than 500 pounds, this massive wild hog still didn't stand a chance against veteran hunter JettWebb." [WNCT]Perching himself high up on a tree stand and armed with a .308 caliber rifle, Webb was successfully able to take the hog down from less than 100 yards away. Webb had spent about a month searching for the hog. Said Webb “It was very surreal...It was very humbling to say the least, when you walk up on a beast that big and you say, 'Oh my gosh. I had no idea that there could be something that big running around the woods of Eastern North Carolina'”. Trail cameras first captured the beastly hog in 2011. Up until its recent demise, members of the White Oak Ranch Hunting Club had been scouring the woods and hoping they would be the fortunate ones to find it. Webb plans to use the hog meat to make sausage for the next year or so.
A triple amputee in Houston is thankful to be alive after a man tried to intentionally run him over. The victim, 47-year-old Joseph Montemayor lost two legs and an arm in a train accident from his childhood. A triple amputee in Houston is thankful to be alive after a man tried to intentionally run him over. The victim, 47-year-old Joseph Montemayor lost two legs and an arm in a train accident from his childhood.The recent incident went down at an apartment complex in the city. Montemayor lives in one of the buildings and works on the grounds part time as a security guard.He jumped into duty mode when he recognized a man who is not welcome on the property due to a previous complaint. Montemayor quickly snapped a photo of the male’s license plate.The unwanted man, identified as 20-year-old Jacaree Keith, was inside his vehicle when saw the camera’s flash. He allegedly slammed the gas pedal, jumped a curb and barreled right towards Montemayor.In the nick of time, Montemayor wheeled himself out of harm’s way. Keith then allegedly got out of his car, and spewed verbal abuse at Montemayor threatening to break his neck and kill him.Police arrested and charged Keith with aggravated assault. The complex is home to the elderly, handicapped and disabled. Residents spoke about how they’re often targeted by criminals. Neighbors all agreed that they are fortunate to have Montemayor around for protection. -----------------
Sea Rescue series page at Hulu.comRescuers race to help an entangled Humpback Whale off Maui on Christmas day and are stunned to find it’s dragging a ship’s anchor behind it. Then, a rescued California sea lion pup has an eye injury and veterinarians must operate.