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Thursday, August 25, 2016

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Destinations to Avoid

If you’re a Foodie, you need to be in-the-know to find the best chefs and dishes, and hottest tips on new destinations and restaurants. And sometimes, before you can decide where TO go, you need to know where NOT to go. Look no further, here are ten destinations all Foodies should avoid like a medieval, quarantine-inducing plague.

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Police Arrest Assailant Who Shot At Teen Four Times In July


By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 04:28 pm
Photo via NYPD.Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy that happened exactly a month ago, on July 25. Joseph Ackwood, 20, shot at the victim four times at around 4pm outside of 2964 Avenue X in Sheepshead Bay, hitting him twice in the leg and buttocks. Ackwood then fled on [...]

Parkour At Aviator Sports And Events Center – A Great Way To Keep Your Kids Active (Sponsored)


By Sheepshead Bites on Aug 25, 2016 04:01 pm
dsc09589Participation in parkour at Aviator Sports and Events Center has skyrocketed, likely due to the surging popularity of American Ninja Warrior and gymnastics in general. In Feburary of this year, new modular equipment was purchased to provide students a better experience. The setup, which has over 25 parts and is entirely customizable, allows Aviator’s coaches alter [...]

Assembly Candidate Ramona Johnson Calls Facebook Administrator A “Slave Master”


By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 02:20 pm
Ramona Johnson. Photo via Facebook/Ramona Johnson For State Assembly 41st District.Ramona Johnson, a Republican and Conservative Party candidate running for 41st Assembly District seat against the 36-year incumbent, Helene Weinstein, has ruffled feathers in the closed Facebook group, “Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn,” with her campaigning tactics, and claims of discrimination. In addition, Johnson threatened to defame Sheepshead Bites for it’s reporting on the confrontation. Johnson was posting [...]

Was Coney Island’s ‘Incubator Doctor’ Martin Couney A Fraud?


By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 25, 2016 12:57 pm
ConeyIslandCouneyMuch ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, the medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit, at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the “newfangled “incubator technology. The baby exhibit at Coney Island’s New York [...]

Why Can’t We Get Bike Lanes Right?


By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 10:00 am
Shore Boulevard, site of a proposed bike lane. Photo by George BurshteynBike lanes are a hot-button issue in South Brooklyn these days, and we just don’t seem to be getting them right. We wrote about how the city reversed its decision on exactly where the bike lane should be on E 38th Street in Marine Park, and this seems to have inspired a renewed push from [...]

Morning Mug: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir


By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 09:30 am
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The Disco revealed by Parrot at CES earlier this year is yet another departure from the typical consumer drone form, and the company has just revealed a few new details about how the speedy fixed-wing glider will work in the air.   Read more
There are many race tracks around the world, but none can claim the all-out speed pedigree of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Western Utah. New Atlas made the trip out to this year's annual Speed Week to explore this mysterious arena of balls-to-the-wall speed.   Read more
Monterey Car Week has finished for another year and many new world auction records were broken, including the outright records for the most expensive cars made in Great Britain and America respectively.   Read more
The Galaxy Note 7 may be Samsung's smallest step forward in the lineup's five year history, but that doesn't mean it isn't still a Smartphone of the Year candidate that's worth a look when shopping for your next phone. But is it our top choice?  Read more
What is thought to be the world's first public trial of a self-driving taxi service has begun in Singapore, pipping Uber and Volvo to the post. For the trial, a group of the city-state's residents can use a ride-hailing smartphone app to book free taxi journeys in one of the firm's autonomous cars.   Read more
Despite the common conception that man-made climate change is a 20th-century phenomenon, a new study reveals that humans have been causing the warming of the Earth for 180 years.  Read more
As cities seek to become greener and healthier places to live, cycling is increasingly being catered for. In Malmö, Sweden, this now extends beyond infrastructure like bike lanes, with a specially designed apartment block and hotel being built for people who wish to lead a car-free lifestyle.   Read more
The Fujifilm X-A3 is a mirrorless camera designed to help selfie fans shoot better photos of themselves. The camera boasts a 24.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor along with a host of selfie-focused features, including the ability to trigger the shutter when you and a pal push your faces together.   Read more
Finnish students have developed a prototype home that's conceived as an alternative means of sheltering the country's asylum seekers, homeless, students, and anyone else who needs a roof over their head. Dubbed Kokoon, it can be assembled from its three prefabricated modules in just one day.  Read more
Harley-Davidson has announced its ninth generation American V-Twin engine. Featuring more power, more torque, less vibrations, better heat dispersion and an enhanced exhaust note, meet the Milwaukee Eight.   Read more
For almost a century, the basement at University of Melbourne, has been home to a mummified head. Now using CT scans, 3D printing, forensic science and sculpture, a team has reconstructed the face of an Egyptian woman who lived 2,000 years ago, to learn more about her life, death, health and diet.   Read more
The Canon EOS 5D MkIII is a favorite of professional photographers, but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. At launch in 2012, it was the highest resolution camera the company made, but things have moved on significantly in the past four years. The 5D MkIV brings it up to speed, albeit at a cost.   Read more
A team of Harvard engineers have come up with a robot octopus that is autonomous, and requires no tether to operate. Called the "Octobot," it combines 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics to create what could be the first in a new generation of soft, autonomous machines.   Read more
It's not just the big marques and cities trying to make autonomous cars happen. Delphi and Mobileye have teamed up to bring a ready-to-run autonomous solution to market by 2019, with a demonstration set to take place at CES in Las Vegas next year. ​   Read more
​In no small part, crowdfunding has changed the way products make it to market. Some of the most innovative ideas of recent years owe their success to platforms like Kickstarter, so to highlight those success stories, we’ve picked out the cream of the crowdfunded crop, which you can buy right now.   Read more
Sony wants to open up its library of Playstation Now titles to PC owners, who can connect up a PS4 controller through a new USB dongle and enjoy big console titles on the small screen.   Read more
ISS Mission Commander Jeff Williams today slid quietly into the record books as he became the most experienced NASA astronaut to date as he racked up 521 days cumulative days in orbit.   Read more
As anyone familiar with Thor's hammer Mjolnir knows, sometimes the line between tool and weapon can be mighty thin. Now, new research provides evidence that rocks found at an archeological site 30 years ago thought to be tools were more likely projectiles.  Read more
​When an oil spill occurs on water, one way of cleaning up that spill involves the use of materials which soak up the oil. Those won't be very effective, however, if they absorb both oil and water. That's why scientists have turned to nature, resulting in a fern-inspired material known as Nanofur. ​   Read more
In an effort to present changes to the Antarctic Ice Sheet in an engaging and digestible way, scientists have produced an interactive game that hands players the environmental reins with the lives of Antarctica's penguins at stake. ​  Read more
Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new technology to help security cameras predict risk and improve safety at crowded events. The system analyzes data from surveillance cameras and presents a heat map for monitors to act on.   Read more
Are there Apple devotees out there yearning for a way to supercharge their laptops for gaming? Wolfepack and its backers say yes. The company is developing the Kickstarter-funded Wolfe, an external Nvidia GPU, to do just that.  Read more
​​A team of astronomers has discovered clear evidence of a potentially habitable Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri.   Read more
A new device switches out visible light observations for shortwave infrared, letting doctors peer deeper into the ear than normal. It’s designed to be similar to existing otoscopes, and should allow for much more accurate diagnoses of ear infections.   Read more
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover is on track to meet its deadline and it won't be alone on the Red Planet. The Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND)​ has unveiled images of a probe and rover it plans to send to Mars at around the same time.   Read more
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The world's largest aircraft, Airlander 10, crashed today during its second test flight. No-one was hurt in the incident, but the airship, from Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), sustained damage to its flight deck, which is positioned underneath the hull.   Read more
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