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The stories below caught my eye this week.

I mean, we’ve all heard of self-diagnosis, but what about “selfie-diagnosis”? And, while I’m patting myself on the back for my clever headline, how come no one else came up with that? I even Googled it. Corn Nation is now patient zero when it comes to naming a brand new medical breakthrough. You’re welcome.

Okay, back to the point.

One of the reasons these stories caught my eye is that my family has a long history of heart disease. I pretty much know how I’m going to die. I just don’t know when. So, the idea that you can take a selfie and a doctor can actually use that for real medical purposes?!? Intriguing.

Also scary, when you consider what the second article discusses.

Can Selfies Be Used to Detect Heart Disease? | Psychology Today
How can selfie improve the effectiveness of telemedicine?

Potential for “selfies” to detect heart disease raises ethical concerns
A new algorithm has been developed to detect coronary artery disease solely from patient facial photos. The algorithm needs more refinement but experts suggest there are ethical considerations to resolve before a system like this can be deployed.

What do you think Corn Nation? Are selfies going to save lives?

Frosted Flakes

PFF honors six Huskers
There won’t be Big Ten football this fall, but that hasn’t stopped media outlets from plowing forward with their preseason all-conference teams.

Driving for 6: Scratching the surface of the maze Huskers, others face following NCAA’s eligibility ruling | Recruiting |
If it’s personnel-related, the NCAA’s blanket waiver will impact it, either now or sometime in the coming years. But how?

Husker freshman shows he's grinding his way back after injury
In the case of true freshman William Nixon, there was a summer injury that would have put his 2020 season in probable doubt.

Christopherson: Roster management in 2021 will be some wild ride
The NCAA granting an extra year of eligibility for fall athletes was the right call, but roster management has never been so complicated.

Yes, it will. And how will athletic departments fund all of these extra scholarships after the revenue hits they take from cancelled sports seasons?

UGASports - Making the Case: Thomas Fidone
Four-star tight end Thomas Fidone is set to announce his commitment this week.

Steven M. Sipple: With Moos and Frost's support, NU has first football lettermen's association | Column |
As president of the Husker Football Lettermen's Association, Omaha attorney George Achola wants badly to get this right.

Nebraska Basketball: Analyzing Cornhuskers 2020-21 depth chart
As Nebraska Basketball enters year two of the Fred Hoiberg era, the roster is more talented than year one. Who will be the biggest factors?

SPINAZOLA: Why Nebraska should stay in the Big Ten despite current tension | Sports |
In light of the Big Ten’s decision to cancel fall sports in 2020-21, rumors have circulated about whether or not it’s in Nebraska’s best interest to remain in the Big...

The fact that articles like this even have to be written seems silly, but there really are people who think the Huskers would be better off in the Big XII.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Oklahoma football hit by COVID positives - had one player left at a position group
Hit by positive COVID-19 tests, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said the team had just one player available at a position group for practice last week.


The Next Billion Dollar Athlete: Lionel Messi Closes In
After a disappointing season, the soccer superstar is eyeing the exit at Barcelona, but he still is on pace to reach $1 billion in career earnings, only the fourth to do so after Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather and, yes, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Predicting the Next Plague

Scientists are searching space for extraterrestrial viruses
Viruses outnumber all other forms of life on Earth and scientists hope to find them elsewhere

So, let’s go look for them and encourage them to come to earth?!?

Asteroid to brush close to the Earth on the day before Election Day
As if 2020 wasn’t wild enough, NASA is now monitoring an asteroid that will come close to earth the day before the U.S. election.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

13-foot marine predator found inside another’s belly in shocking fossil ‘turducken’
Dolphin-like reptiles called ichthyosaurs were thought to pick off small, squishy prey. But a new fossil suggests they may have been early ”megapredators.”

Save a Cow From Predators: Paint Eyes on Its Butt | Mental Floss
A new study demonstrates that cows who had fake eyes painted on their rear ends were protected from lions who were fooled into thinking the cow had spotted them.

With no Husker football this fall, cow painting sounds like a great way to pass the time.

Why Chuck Yeager Might Be the Greatest Pilot of All Time | HowStuffWorks
Before Yeager did it, people thought it was impossible to break the sound barrier in flight. So how did he do it? And what other amazing feats did he accomplish?

Scientists create 3D-printed buildings from soil | Environment | The Guardian
Eco-friendly technology could potentially replace concrete and revolutionize...

‘Bardcore’ trend sees modern pop songs reimagined
A new trend on YouTube known as bardcore sees modern pop songs like Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks" or Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" reimagined in a medieval sound.

Beer, leather company called out after accidentally naming businesses Maori word for 'pubic hair' | Fox News
It’s a hairy mistake.

Sean Connery turns 90: An avatar of old-fashioned masculinity
The Scottish actor, voted ‘sexiest man alive’ for decades, started as a milkman and became ‘the greatest’ James Bond

I had no idea Sean Connery was 90. Happy birthday Mr. Bond!

2,000-year-old redwoods survive wildfire at California's oldest state park
Most of the renowned trees on Redwood Trail at Big Basin Redwoods State Park survived the wildfire at California's oldest state park.

The Golden Age of computer user groups | Ars Technica
Long before subreddits, computer enthusiasts used to get together—in-person!

Non-verbal teenager Tyler Hartfield writes music inspired by Nick Cave - ABC News
“I have no voice. But I have a lot to say.” Those are the words of Tyler Hartfield, a WA high school student who relies on a digital voice coming out of a computer app to speak.

Level Up: Playing to Document and Preserve Video Games | Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery | Smithsonian Magazine
Ever wonder what it takes to conserve and preserve video games? Our collections care initiative fellow at SAAM tells us how.

I think there is still an Atari 1600 sitting somewhere in my parent’s house with Pong, Superman and Donkey Kong cartridges. Maybe we should donate it to science!

Grad Student Solves the Conway Knot | Mental Floss
It took University of Texas grad student Lisa Piccirillo less than a week to write a proof that solved the famous Conway Knot.

Sequoyah, the U.S. state that almost existed
It was planned as a Native American-governed state, until politicians folded Indigenous lands into Oklahoma—a decision that still impacts life there today.

Another Week - Another Poop Article (Sort of)

Transparent Public Toilets Unveiled In Tokyo Parks — But They Also Offer Privacy : NPR
The idea of using a public bathroom with see-through walls may sound like the stuff of nightmares.

Then There’s This

This Historic House For Sale In Missouri Comes With Its Very Own Jail - Digg
This listing for 203 E. Morrison in Fayette, Missouri, takes a very sharp turn.

Malfunction at Swiss chocolate factory sends out plume of cocoa ‘snow’ | Food | The Guardian
Fine particles dust the ground around Lindt & Spruengli factory in town of Olten after ventilation defect

Quite possibly the best news in all of 2020. It’s raining chocolate!!

And, Then There’s This!

Two guys from Toronto just started a men’s bathing suit company called Brokinis
Ever wonder what the male version of a bikini might look like? Well, look no further because two guys from Toronto are here to bring you bikinis for...

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