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    Afraid of Spiders? Try Virtual Reality

    SAN FRANCISCO, California — Therapists do not typically keep boxes of live spiders in their desks. That can make it tricky to treat patients suffering from arachnophobia using exposure therapy, one of the most popular ways to combat phobias. So startups and universities are starting to treat phobias using virtual reality. With realistic and immersive […]

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    Baltimore Riots: Peace Replaces Violence on City’s Streets

    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Latest developments: • Some 2,000 National Guardsmen and more than 1,000 police officers from Maryland and neighboring states will be in the streets of Baltimore on Tuesday night, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said. “This combined force will not tolerate violence or looting, which has led to the destruction of property and put […]

  • Baltimore Riots: Security Beefed Up, Cleanup Starts After Looting, Fires

    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Latest developments: • Wednesday’s game between the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox will be closed to the public, the Orioles announced. A source within Major League Baseball told CNN the league is not aware of any prior closed-door games in major league history. • Protesters were gathered at midday Tuesday near the […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: AIRBHG Strikes again, State Baseball, Lochte’s Grill

    By John SearsAIRBHG (All Iowa Running Back Hating God) strikes again. You honestly cannot make this up.  Cursed, stupid, however you want to label it, its hard to believe.  De’Andre Johnson, was arrested Saturday night for speeding (60 in a 25), AND eluding police.  This arrest comes just 2 days after Johnson was charged with disorderly house.  Kirk […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Olympic Scattshots

    Love the story of Colorado’s Missy Franklin. The 17-year old swimmer will leave hundreds of thousands of dollars–maybe millions–on the table because she wants to remain an amateur, and a regular student. When the Olympic gold medalist returns to high school, I like her chances of winning a state title. Franklin’s parents seem like they […]

  • MURPHY’S LAW: Lolo keeps talking, and keeps taking shots

    By Chris Hassel The only thing better than watching Usain Bolt blow away the field in the 100m dash, is watching him “jog” the final 100m of the 200m dash because he’s so far ahead of the pack. I haven’t had much interest in watching Olympic events after hearing about the results earlier in the […]

  • MURPHY’S LAW: Melky Does the Right Thing, Woodward Granger Bowling Ball

    Melky Cabrera removes himself from National League batting title consideration. Sure, Cabrera did it for PR, but whatever it takes to not a have a steroid-cheat win is fine by me. College football guru Phil Steele makes his first in-season projections, and it’s not good for our state. Steele says Iowa will go 2-6 in […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Vampire Cardinals, Cougartown Headache, Debbie Downer

    The Cardinals won’t die. Down 6-zip. On the road. Elimination game. No problem… Cardinals vs Giants. Yankees vs Tigers. Pretty good match-ups… I can’t watch more post-season baseball on TBS if they’re going to keep playing that Cougartown singalong. Anyone on the fence about watching is now off… Andy and I left channel 13 Friday […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Hawkeye Debacle, Boomer Sooner, Holy Duck

    By: John Sears Oklahoma’s dominance over Iowa State continued on Saturday.  The Sooners are now 70-5-2 all-time against the Cyclones.  They’ve never lost in Jack Trice Stadium.  Same old story for ISU, defense makes plays, keeps them in it for a while, but the offense can’t do anything.  Unfortunately this is ISU football in 2012.  […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Cyclones Banked, Hall of Shame, My Team Is Better Than Your Team

    That hurts. And helps. An Iowa State team searching for an identity, found one, and nearly won at #6 Kansas; something that happens about one out of every one hundred games played in the Phog. KU’s  Ben McLemore banked in a three to force overtime. He can say he called bank. He didn’t call bank. It […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Hassel Dazzles, Valentine Misfire, Good Day To Die Hard

    Chris Hassel made his ESPN debut Wednesday night on the Highlight Express. He won’t be on the Highlight Express long. Even on his first show, you can see Chris is destined for SportsCenter, and beyond. Chris managed to say “Hawkeye state”, call Cyclone highlights, and do a Nebraska story without invoking Cooter Ray. All told, […]

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    MURPHY’S LAW: Hawkeyes Hit Wall, Tweet Brings Hate, ISU Calls Out Register, Register Responds

    The Hawkeyes made fans care about the NIT with a four-game run that provided a sneak peek at next season’s promising potential. But the NIT is not four games, it’s five. Baylor dominated Iowa in a way I didn’t think possible at this point. As noted here last night, the Bears provided Iowa with match-up […]