Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo “I hope we all took what happened last week personally, the whole team,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s unacceptable. You can’t turn the ball over eight times and give up over 300 yards rushing.”While the Cardinals coach said the team has tried to move beyond the loss this week, in some ways Whisenhunt seemed to insinuate it should be used as a point of motivation the rest of the season.“We moved on from [the loss],” said Whisenhunt. “But it’s still about being professionals and doing what you’re supposed to do.”Although the Cardinals have little to play for standings-wise over the next three weeks, Whisenhunt said he was encouraged about his team’s energy level in practice this week.“I felt good about [this week],” said Whisenhunt. “Guys worked, there was energy and they paid attention. Hopefully it will translate to playing well Sunday.”The Lions come into University of Phoenix Stadium Sunday losers of five straight since November 4. Like the Cardinals, Jim Schwartz’s squad sits in last place in their division with a 4-9 record. However, Detroit’s offense leads the league in passing yards per game (307.8). Comments   Share   Top Stories center_img The Arizona Cardinals are five days removed from their worst loss in franchise history — a 58-0 shellacking at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks — and still can’t shake themselves from the devastating defeat.Even as the Cardinals look to snap their nine-game losing streak Sunday against the Detroit Lions, questions still remain over went wrong a week ago. When asked Friday about the beat down his team took in Seattle, Ken Whisenhunt didn’t shy away from the topic. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Your kitchen sponge harbors zillions of microbes Cleaning it could make things

first_img By Giorgia GuglielmiJul. 28, 2017 , 2:01 PM Your kitchen sponge harbors zillions of microbes. Cleaning it could make things worse That sponge in your kitchen sink harbors zillions of microbes, including close relatives of the bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis, according to a new study. One of the microbes, Moraxella osloensis, can cause infections in people with a weak immune system and is also known for making laundry stink, possibly explaining your sponge’s funky odor. Researchers made the discovery by sequencing the microbial DNA of 14 used kitchen sponges, they report this month in Scientific Reports. Surprisingly, boiling or microwaving the sponges didn’t kill off these microbes. Indeed, sponges that had been regularly sanitized teemed with a higher percentage of bacteria related to pathogens than sponges that had never been cleaned. This could be because pathogen-related bacteria are more resistant to cleaning and rapidly recolonize the areas abandoned by their susceptible brethren—similar to what happens to our gut after an antibiotic treatment, the scientists say. When the researchers put the sponges under the microscope, they discovered that a single cubic centimeter could be packed with more than 5 x 1010 bacteria, which corresponds to about seven times the number of people inhabiting Earth. Such bacterial densities, the scientists say, are found only in feces. But don’t worry—the solution to a clean sponge is simple: Just replace it every week.last_img read more