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Bill Nye says Belichick is full of hot air (other scientists disagree)

The Science Guy says the only way to change ball pressure is with a needle. However, some researchers believe the Patriots coach.

By January 25, 2015

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Fight between science and creationism continues at ESPN

Technically Incorrect: After an ESPN baseball writer tweets his creationist views, he is suspended. This week, basketball color commentator Bill Walton tries to persuade play-by-plan man Dave Pasch about science. Pasch is unimpressed.

By January 18, 2015

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Ref officiates basketball game while on phone

Technically Incorrect: A middle school basketball game carries on with the referee signaling calls one-handed. In the other, he's making a call.

By January 7, 2015

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Nebraska football player takes selfie with raccoon, kills it

Jack Gangwish says that as he was posing with a racccoon for a selfie, the animal bit him. He says he accidentally killed it with a crescent wrench.

By December 6, 2014

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ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.

By November 22, 2014

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NFL players thumb nose at Beats headphones ban

Ignoring the NFL's deal with Bose, some NFL players displayed their Beats proudly before games yesterday, despite the threat of fines. Where will this end?

By October 13, 2014

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For data-driven Oakland A's, the 'IT coach' sets the defense

For eight years, A's coach Tye Waller has been collecting data on opposing players and methodically building an application that gives the team an advantage on defense and on the bases.

By August 17, 2014

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US Airways sends lewdest brand tweet ever

The airline says a pornographic image sent to a customer from its Twitter account was actually sent to it by someone else. Is this entirely believable?

By April 14, 2014

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The Web at 25: Dot-com bubble bursts and breaks me, too

In part 2 of a four-part series tracking a colorful quarter-century of the Web, Crave's Eric Mack drops out of school to join the dot-com madness of the late '90s, only to get drop-kicked back to where he came from.

By March 11, 2014

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By August 8, 2013