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Frosted Flakes: Thankfulness, Melting Gold, and Iowa Week

The Big Red, the red planet, and more!

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You hear it lot in articles around this time of year - thankfulness. I don’t spend enough time being thankful. I say that every year around Thanksgiving and have thus failed in my efforts to really integrate gratitude and thankfulness into my everyday attitude. Don’t get me wrong, I do try to show appreciation and try to look around and soak in the goodness of my life. I just don’t feel like it is my first or foremost tendency. I’m a fixer, I look for things that need to be better; need to be improved. That often gets in the way of gratitude - even when it shouldn’t.

Today, I am thankful that you came here to Corn Nation and are part of this merry band of Husker fans. Our little corner of the interwebz is more than a comment board. Over the years, I’ve seen members of this community support each other through grief, celebrate joy, and make the mundane parts of everyday life more bearable because we are sharing them with each other.

We came here because we loved Husker football. I stayed because of all of you.

Frosted Flakes

Huskers aim for fifth win in six games against Iowa | Sports |
Nebraska (4-7, 3-5 Big Ten) will have all the momentum for the rest of its season after a big 9-6 victory over the Michigan State Spartans (6-5, 4-4 Big Ten)

Rivals or not, Huskers look to finish season strong with win over Hawkeyes
The Huskers are hoping to finish the season strong on Friday with a win over Iowa.

Rapid Reaction: Walters likes shorter week, Chinander does not; Spielman update | Football |
Nebraska continues preparations for Black Friday at Iowa. With the shorter week, coaches from both sides of the ball met with the media Tuesday. Here were some highlights:

Flipping the script: Huskers seek 5-1 finish after 0-6 start | The News Tribune
Flipping the script: Huskers are seeking a 5-1 finish after 0-6 start in Scott Frost's first season.

BC's Breakdown: This snowy Saturday was just what Huskers needed
A look back at Nebraska's fun in the snow, and a big game ahead in Iowa City.

Cardinals promote CB Jones from practice squad, re-sign David Amerson
The Arizona Cardinals promoted rookie cornerback Chris Jones from their practice squad on Tuesday after releasing starter Jamar Taylor, the team announced.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Ohio State-Michigan: Can Jim Harbaugh get over the hump against Urban Meyer?

4,000-year-old termite mounds found in Brazil are visible from space -- ScienceDaily
Researchers have found that a vast array of regularly spaced, still-inhabited termite mounds in northeastern Brazil--covering an area the size of Great Britain -- are up to about 4,000 years old.

To predict the future, the brain has two clocks | Berkeley News
That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before the first piano note of Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is struck.

What NASA's Mars InSight mission will be doing on the red planet
A new spacecraft that's due to land soon on Mars will investigate why and how much the red planet rumbles.

Then There’s This

How to melt gold at room temperature | Chalmers
Ludvig de Knoop, from Chalmers’ Department of Physics, placed a small piece of gold in an electron microscope. Observing it at the highest level of magnification and increasing the electric field step-by-step to extremely high levels, he was interested to see how it influenced the gold atoms. It was