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2010-10-14 10:35:00

Paper in science journal PLoS ONE describes the illusion behind batters' perceptions of 'breaking' curveballs and 'rising' fastballs Curveballs curve and fastballs go really fast, but new research suggests that no pitcher can make a curveball "break" or a fastball "rise." Led by Arthur Shapiro of American University and Zhong-Lin Lu of the University of Southern California, the researchers explain the illusion of the curveball's break in a publicly available study in the journal PLoS ONE. The...

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2010-01-12 08:25:00

California butterflies are reeling from a one-two punch of climate change and land development, says an unprecedented analysis led by UC Davis butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro. The new analysis, scheduled to be published online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, gives insights on how a major and much-studied group of organisms is reacting to the Earth's warming climate. "Butterflies are not only charismatic to the public, but also widely used as...