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Mariners' Gilbert leads Pitchers of the Week

19.08.2019 15:15

Mariners No. 3 prospect Logan Gilbert fanned 16 batters over 11 scoreless innings for Double-A Arkansas to lead the list of Minor League Pitchers of the Week for Aug. 12-18.

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From: www.milb.com

What Athletes Are Made Of

19.08.2019 15:09


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CRITICS HAVE SAID
    • There is just enough information to appeal to sports fans (statistics and career highlights are given at the end in the "Post-Game Recap"), and the quirky, sometimes bordering on grotesque depictions of the athletes (Lance Armstrong looks like Frankenstein) will appeal to the visually inclined. Randall Enos, Booklist
IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:
Adler, David A. America's Champion Swimmer: Gertrude Ederle. Harcourt, 2000. ISBN-13: 9780152052515 Brown, Don. Bright Path: Young Jim Thorpe. Roaring Brook, 2006. ISBN-13: 9781596430419 Burleigh, Robert. Home Run: The Story of Babe Ruth. Harcourt, 1998. ISBN-13: 9780152045999 Hamm, Mia. Winners Never Quit! HarperCollins, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780060740528 Krull, Kathleen. Lives of the Athletes: Thrills, Spills (and What the Neighbors Thought). Harcourt, 1995. ISBN-13: 9780152008062 Krull, Kathleen. Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman. Harcourt, 1996. ISBN-13: 9780152020989 Littlefield, Bill. Champions: Stories of Ten Remarkable Athletes. Little, Brown, 1993. ISBN-13: 9780316528054 Moss, Marissa. Mighty Jackie, the Strike-Out Queen. Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780689863295 Piven, Hanoch. My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits. Schwartz & Wade, 2007. ISBN-13: 9780375840524 Piven, Hanoch. What Presidents Are Made Of. Atheneum, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780689868801

From: www.moon.com

United Tweets of America: 50 State Birds: Their Stories, Their Glories

19.08.2019 14:59


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CRITICS HAVE SAID
  • It must be said, this book is a hoot. School Library Journal
  • [A] rollicking roll call of state fast facts...this lighthearted look...will be welcome. Kirkus
IF YOU LOVE THIS BOOK, THEN TRY:
Borden, Louise. America Is... McElderry, 2002. Brisson, Pat. Your Best Friend, Kate. Bradbury, 1989. Cheney, Lynne. Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America. Simon & Schuster, 2006. Cherry, Lynne. The Armadillo from Amarillo. Harcourt, 1994. Guthrie, Woody. This Land Is Your Land. Little, Brown, 1998. Keller, Laurie. The Scrambled States of America. Henry Holt, 1998. Keller, Laurie. The Scrambled States of America Talent Show. Henry Holt, 2008. Priceman, Marjorie. How to Make a Cherry Pie and See the U.S.A. Knopf, 2008. Talbott, Hudson. We're Back!: A Dinosaur's Story. Random House, 1993. Woodson, Jacqueline. Show Way. Illus. by Hudson Talbott. Putnam, 2005. Yaccarino, Dan. Go, Go America. Scholastic, 2008. Yorinks, Adrienne. Quilt of States. National Geographic, 2005.

From: www.moon.com

Possible new treatment strategy for lung cancer

19.08.2019 14:02

It is estimated there will be roughly 228,000 new lung cancer cases this year, and nearly 30% of those patients will have mutations in the KRAS pathway. This type of mutation makes the cancer more aggressive and difficult to treat. Researchers are hoping to change that. They have now discovered a new treatment approach that may help this group of patients.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

Facebook to pay researchers to hunt down Instagram apps that abuse user data

19.08.2019 14:00

Facebook expands Data Abuse Bounty program to Instagram apps.

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From: www.zdnet.com

Pirates, Slavers and Poachers: Violence on the High Seas

19.08.2019 14:00

“The Outlaw Ocean,” the journalist Ian Urbina’s chronicle of offshore crime, ranges from Somalia to the Philippines to the Antarctic.

From: www.nytimes.com

Adobe Creative Cloud $120 off first-year students-and-teachers plan through Aug. 30

19.08.2019 14:00

If you're going back to school, you can get a year of Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, After Effects and more for about $200, plus two free months if you pay upfront.

From: www.cnet.com

Instagram will pay researchers to uncover abuse of users' personal data

19.08.2019 14:00

It's part of Facebook's expanding bug bounty program

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From: www.cnet.com

Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone

19.08.2019 13:21

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, researchers found.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

Need a mental break? Avoid your cellphone

19.08.2019 13:21

Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, researchers found.

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From: www.sciencedaily.com

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