We talked to medical experts about what really happened with Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon, we learned what foods you can kiss goodbye thanks to climate change, and we put together a list of Father’s Day deals you can still get before Sunday. Here’s the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.
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Why Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon was his Achilles heel
A turn of a heel was enough to rupture both NBA star Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon and the sports world last Monday. But Achilles tendons are built to withstand many times our bodyweight, especially for someone who has conditioned it the way a professional basketball player would. So why would it pop like that? Medical experts say it can have to do with degeneration happening without symptoms, or a stroke of bad luck after an explosive push-off. How will he recover? One expert says “one of the best indicators of how well someone is going to play after they rupture is how good they were beforehand.” That’s pretty promising for one of the best to ever suit up.
The most delicious foods will fall victim to climate change
In case hurricanes, floods, and fires aren’t enough, here are some of the foods we’ll soon lose because of climate change. Strawberries. Coffee. Chardonnay. Olive oil. It’s not just that everything is at risk, but that the most delicious, nutrient-dense foods are disproportionally at risk compared to others.
Yesterday, pictures of the new Google Pixel 4 phone were leaked on the internet. That doesn’t seem that strange, except that it was Google itself that did it. The company posted pictures of the new phone months ahead of its expected launch on a Google-owned Twitter account after rumors and purported renders had started circling the web. Instead of letting them wonder, Google simply confirmed it, killing the months and months of speculation and rumors that would threaten to take a bite out of its actual event. Smart move, Google.
WIRED Recommends: Last-Minute Gifts for Dad
Last week we gave you some Father’s Day gifts ideas, but if you procrastinated all the way to now we have some news for you: Father’s Day is this Sunday, and your friends here at WIRED put together a list of awesome Father’s Day deals with two-day shipping to save your sorry butt.
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