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Corn Flakes: Bad Things Are Done in Labs, Ryan Lochte Robbed By Mante Teo’s Girlfriend

Just a bunch of news today.

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It’s University of Nebraska day!!!

Faculty startup locates at Nebraska Innovation Campus | UNL Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Epicrop Technologies, a startup founded by faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is developing revolutionary epigenetic technology for improving crop yields. Epigenetics is a type of biological information that involves changes in gene expression rather than gene sequence.

Epicrop’s technology is based on breakthrough epigenetic discoveries made by professor of agronomy and horticulture Sally Mackenzie’s research group.

This sounds pretty amazing. I don’t understand one damned bit of it, but it sounds.. yeah.

There’s this bit:

The technology works by creating more epigenetic diversity than can be accomplished in traditional plant breeding, which is then bred into modern crop varieties to produce higher yields and greater stress tolerance.

I have absolutely no idea what that means other than it will piss off the GMO crowd that freaks out because stuff was “DONE IN A LAB” and it’s apparently bad when things are done in a lab.

Forget that it might help feed a world that continues to grow its population. IT’S DONE IN A LAB, OMG. Nothing good ever happens in a lab! Don’t you watch all those sci-fi and horror movies!?

Composting program kicks off in the Nebraska Union | UNL Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

For the second year in a row, a student government-led initiative is expanding sustainability measures at UNL.

NIH grant aids probe of cell circuitry and disease | UNL Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

A five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will help chemist Cliff Stains investigate how malfunctioning switches in the circuitry of cells contribute to human disease.

Engineering students gear up for industry tour day in Lincoln | UNL Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Hundreds of UNL College of Engineering students will visit with industry professionals and learn more about careers and internships as they tour 15 Lincoln companies Aug. 19 as part of the Nebraska Undergraduates Becoming Engineers (N.U.B.E.) Experience.

How advice websites reshape Christians' beliefs about sex | UNL Today | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

In a new book, sociologist Kelsy Burke describes her findings from a two-year ethnographic study of sex-advice sites for Christians.

This has sex in it, therefore it gets clipped and put in a Flakes article.

So long as couples were heterosexual, married, monogamous and did not look at pornography, website users concluded that an array of sexual activities qualified as “godly sex” that strengthens Christian marriage.

We can go all sorts of directions here, but I’m behind on deadline and I won’t go into it plus I’d probably just get myself into trouble.

Dienhart: Here’s what I’ll be watching at Nebraska practice « Big Ten Network

The BTN summer football tour will be in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Thursday, to watch Mike Riley's second Cornhuskers team practice. See what senior writer Tom Dienhart will have his eye on inside.

I’m not sure if there are ever any big revelations from these, but keep in mind these articles and shows aren’t typically for the fan base they’re about - they’re also for fans from other teams who want to know what the competition looks like this fall.

Nebraska is making decisions about its punt and kickoff returners

In the competition for the punt return duties, Nebraska will look at De’Mornay Pierson-El, Jordan Westerkamp and Stanley Morgan Jr. All three returned punts for Nebraska last year

Nebraska Reaches Out to Tyronn Lue, Vince Ferragamo - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Last Friday, Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst, NU Executive Associate A.D. Marc Boehm and Husker Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Miles flew to Los Angeles to attend the 16th Annual Harold and Carole Pump Foundation cancer fundraiser, which Miles calls the who’s who event for NFL and NBA stars.

I don’t think this is important other than responding to some media who thinks this is an issue because they really need the webhitz. Or I could be wrong. Maybe some fans are interested in what black tie events these guys go to. ????

Burroughs Set to Defend Olympic Gold in Rio - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

Four-time Olympic/World champion and former Husker Jordan Burroughs (74 kg/163 pounds) looks to add to his legacy on Friday when he wrestles in the Men's Freestyle Olympic competition in Rio.

NU Faces Marquette, BYU on Opening Weekend - - Nebraska Athletics Official Web Site

The Nebraska soccer team opens its regular season this weekend with a home match on Friday night before traveling to Utah for a Monday night matchup.


SXSW PanelPicker

Join Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah, opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence, and representatives from two top NCAA universities as they discuss the shift in the amateurism landscape as college properties are preparing to help athletes grow their personal social brands as they move throughout their collegiate careers and beyond.

Three of the four candidates to speak at SXSW are from the University of Nebraska. You need to vote to get them into the conference. It does require an account.


Brian went on the radio with Nick Bahe to talk about the Keith Williams situation.

Other Stuff

How Marcus McShepard could become the explosive deep threat out wide the Northwestern Wildcats desperately need - Inside NU

The cornerback-turned-wide receiver has phenomenal top-end speed

Minnesota Football: A Logical Floor and Ceiling for 2016 - The Daily Gopher

What kind of floor and ceiling can fans reasonably expect for the 2016 Minnesota Golden Gophers?

College Soccer National Ranking

The nation's top 25 women's college teams ranked by our team of analysts.

LSU has the pieces for a title run. For Les Miles' sake, the Tigers better make one. -

When you keep your job against all odds and then field your most talented team in years, all eyes are on you.


Why are wrestling coaches throwing stuffed mascots on the mat in Rio? -

It was supposed to make things "fun."

Rio Olympics 2016: More intrigue to Ryan Lochte robbery story; teammates pulled off plane

Swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a plane by police just before their flight was scheduled to take off for the U.S. Wednesday night, the United States Olympic Committee said, confirming earlier reports. It is not known why the two were removed from the flight.

Rio Olympics 2016: Kerri Walsh Jennings, April Ross earn bronze redemption over Brazilians

The decorated Americans had their hands full against Brazilians Talita and Larissa, the world's top-ranked duo, to salvage bronze in Wednesday's beach volleyball consolation match. But after dropping a lopsided first set, Walsh Jennings and Ross rallied for redemption in a thrilling three-set win over the host nation.

Ryan Lochte robbery: Plot thickens at Rio Olympics - BBC News

The story of an armed robbery in Rio sounded simple enough until police began to question the US Olympic swimmers who said they were the victims.

Comment from on of the CN staff in our discussion room:

He was probably robbed by Mante Teo’s girlfriend.

This is beginning to look dumber and dumber for Lochte, but I don’t think anyone would ever accuse him of being that smart. You know he doesn’t have a lab anywhere, right?

Then There’s This:

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How Big Is A Fart? Somewhere Between A Bottle Of Nail Polish And A Can Of Soda | FiveThirtyEight

Q: How much space does a fart take in your body? — Inbal R., age 5

Placed under the microscope, even the dullest grain of sand develops a personality. So it goes with farts. (Or “flatulence,” as they say in the scientific literature.) Farts may seem largely interchangeable, but each one is special. Even just your own farts are a circus sideshow of intestinal gas: big ones, little ones, stinky ones, oddly fresh ones. There is not enough scientific evidence to say that no two farts are alike — but you can rest assured that they are a riot of diversity.

Omaha dad finds pot brownies, eats 4 of them, says mean things to cat

Paramedics called to the scene who checked the man found his vital signs to be normal. But they noted he was displaying odd behavior — crawling around on the floor, randomly using profanities and calling the family cat “a bitch.”