The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 30th, 2021 morning edition

image for In Basketball, Why Does the Home Team (Usually) Wear White?

After all, life would get confusing fast if spectators couldn’t tell which squad was which.

At home, most North American football and hockey teams wear vibrant, multi-colored jerseys.

And unless special permission to do otherwise is granted, visiting players are—again, for the most part—stuck wearing white.

In both collegiate and professional contests, it’s the home team that normally dons white while their on-court guests show up in something more eye-catching.

“Opposing team uniforms shall be of contrasting colors,” reads the official NCAA men’s basketball rule book.

“The home team shall wear light game jerseys and game shorts and the away team shall wear dark game jerseys and game shorts.

Also, fans get to see a whole slew of different jersey colors and designs when a visiting team comes to town. »

Portland, Ore., soared to 116 degrees — hotter than Dallas, Miami and L.A. have ever been

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Portland, Oregon, soared to a searing 116 degrees Monday, hotter than it has ever been in cities such as Dallas, New Orleans and downtown Los Angeles.

The record in Seattle was smashed by 5 degrees, hitting 108, and the record high in Portland was also shattered, soaring to a sizzling 116 degrees, 8 degrees higher than the old record.

Summers are getting hotter in the Pacific Northwest as a result of climate change, with most cities feeling 2.5 to 3 degrees hotter than they did in 1970. »

Biohackers Figure Out How To Make Insulin 98% Cheaper

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In a healthy human body, insulin is a hormone created by the pancreas that controls glucose levels in the bloodstream.

Should a diabetic not have access to insulin, this acid imbalance can trigger diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition.

The American Diabetes Association reported that 25% of patients have turned to self-rationing their medication to deal with its ever-increasing price tag. »

STUDY: US life expectancy behind other rich nations

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(CNN) - A new study finds life expectancy in the United States lags behind other high-income nations by an average of nearly five years.

That's about three years less than the average life expectancy for 16 high-income peer countries.

But the life expectancy gap ballooned to nearly five years in 2020 after the U.S. experienced a particularly high mortality rate. »