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Demographic formula reveals surprisingly short careers for MLB pitchers

Demographic formula reveals surprisingly short careers for MLB pitchers

Science
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Until now, statisticians had mostly given up on trying to keep track of the career lengths of pro athletes. However, a group of demographers have developed a surprisingly simple way to calculate the working life expectancies, or "life tables," of baseball pitchers. Researchers used a concept called a cohort change ratio to calculate the fleeting life tables -- 3.99 years on average -- of major league pitchers. "The easiest way to explain a cohort change ratio is with an example," David Swanson, a sociologist and applied demographer at the University of California, Davis, told UPI. "Worldwide, persons born in 2008 are the birth cohort of 2008," Swanson said. "If you divide the number of people worldwide aged 1 in 2009, the persons born in 2008 who have survived one year, b...
Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Lady Gaga flaunts figure as she rocks seriously short minidress

Entertainment
Lady Gaga is infamous for her wild outfit choices, flashback to 2010, when the star wore a 'meat' dress.Covered in 'raw meat', the world has since expected Gaga to wear some questionable outfits.Since the 2010 fiasco, the 32-year-old singer has toned down her outfits, though her choices still catch the eye of onlookers.Storming through New York in a scathingly short minidress, the star rocked the leopard print look while she struggled to keep her assets in place. GC IMAGES POPPING: Lady Gaga reveals her popping assets in tiny minidress GC NEW BEAU: Lady Gaga revealed that she's in love with her new beau, a year from Taylor split The star&...
Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

Simpson wins Players as Woods falls short – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device The Players Championship, fourth-round leaderboard-18 W Simpson; -14 C Schwartzel (SA), J Walker (US), X Schauffele (US); -13 J Day (Aus), J Dufner (US); -12 K Bradley (US), H Varner III (US), T Fleetwood (Eng), D Lee (NZ)Selected others: -11 B Koepka (US), J Thomas (US), C Hadley (US), A Scott (Aus), I Poulter (Eng), T Woods (US); -10 A Noren (Swe), D Johnson (US); -9 J Rose (Eng), H Stenson (Swe); -6 J Spieth (US); -5 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), S Lowry (Ire); -4 M Laird (Sco); E S Garcia (Spa)Tiger Woods' final-round charge fell short as Webb Si...
Even short bursts of exercise can reduce Americans' risk of disease and death: Study

Even short bursts of exercise can reduce Americans' risk of disease and death: Study

Health
Do the national exercise guidelines need a change? That’s a question raised by a new study by researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. Americans are bombarded with mixed messages: Exercise only counts if you do it this way or that way, or for a short time or a long time. Confused, some seem to be willing to sit down on the couch and wait till all the recommendations are straightened out. But with the benefits of exercise so important to health, this study hopes to bring some clarity and reassure people that some is better than none -- and that it is linked to curtailing premature death. "Virtually all [studies] report that higher volume of [moderate or vigorous physical activity, MVPA], whether performed intermittently or in sustained bouts, lo