Latest Juggling balls Stories

2006-11-02 18:00:48

By Brian J. Pedersen, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Nov. 2--Teresa Shelby's son is doing much better in school these days, thanks to some racquetballs and beanbags. For the past four years, Shelby's son Taylor, 10, has spent parts of two mornings and one afternoon each week during the school year participating in Bal-A-Vis-X, a program at Mesa Verde Elementary School that is designed to improve academic achievement through rhythmic exercises. "It's just really given him a positive way...

2006-03-01 14:05:00

LONDON -- Goalkeepers and baseball catchers who miss curved or spinning balls coming at them may not be at fault. Research by a psychologist in Northern Ireland, who tested the ability of athletes to follow the path of balls with spin, said humans cannot anticipate the trajectory. "The human visual system just isn't equipped to track the curved course of a fast-spinning ball," said Cathy Craig in New Scientist magazine. Craig, of Queen's University in Belfast, decided to test the human...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'