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Erika Rosenbaum alleges harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Erika Rosenbaum alleges harassment by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein

Erika Rosenbaum has joined the growing list of actresses who’ve come forward with allegations of sexual harassment at the hands of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Rosenbaum, who was so far mum about the sexual harassment, going back to mid 2000, reached out to the original reporter, Jodi Kantor, to share her own experience. Thanking the news organisation for publishing the ... Read More »

Experience Space Flight by Lying in Bed For 30 Days

Experience Space Flight by Lying in Bed For 30 Days

Getting paid to stay in bed might seem like paradise, but everyday tasks like showering, shitting, and sleeping comfortably become nearly impossible when you’re lying down all day. Twelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency’s (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine’s :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA’s Human ... Read More »

Scientists Create Programmable “Camouflaging” Material

Scientists Create Programmable “Camouflaging” Material

Physicists and engineers from Cornell University have taken inspiration from octopus skin to design a new stretchy camouflage material. Those animals can change their skin into a textured 3D surface to mimic the ragged outline of seaweed and coral on the ocean floor. The team’s pneumatically-activated material is inspired by the 3D bumps – called papillae – on octopus skin, ... Read More »

How Milkweeds Can Save Monarch Butterflies

How Milkweeds Can Save Monarch Butterflies

MilkweedWatch, an online platform to track the presence of milkweed throughout Canada, launched Monday Oct. 9 by a team of researchers at Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Ottawa. The citizen science program will help Canadian scientists track milkweed, a plant that provides critical habitat for the endangered monarch butterfly. Laurier researchers are asking Canadians to enter their observations ... Read More »

myONE: company has invented custom ones in 60 sizes

myONE: company has invented custom ones in 60 sizes

One Condoms has begun selling its custom MyOne Perfect Fit Condom, which come in 60 different sizes, following changes in regulations from the FDA and industry standards groups. Does size matter? It’s no secret than many people don’t like to use condoms. Common complaints focus on issues related to fit and feel, such as the condom being too loose, tight, short ... Read More »

A Giant, Mysterious Hole Just Appeared in Antarctica

Huge Hole in Antarctica Remains Unexplained

A huge, mysterious hole has been spotted in sea ice near Antarctica, researchers reported this week. Holes in the ice are common enough that there’s a name for them: polynias, borrowed from the Russian word for water surrounded by sea ice. But this particular polynia is unique for two reasons. It’s very large, and it’s located far away from the ... Read More »

CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

CarbFix: Scientists turn CO2 into rock to combat climate change

The Swiss company Climeworks has launched a pilot plant in Hellisheidi, Iceland, that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air to be pumped into underground rock formations, effectively locking the greenhouse gas away for good. The project, called CarbFix, has developed a way to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, pump it deep underground, and transform it into stone. ... Read More »

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Study finds Pumas exhibiting behavior like social animals

Pumas, or mountain lions, are mostly thought of as solitary cats — lone predators, stalking in the night. But new study suggests the felines are more social than previously thought. Until now, scientists believed pumas interacted only to mate, settle territorial disputes and raise offspring. But a combination of GPS-equipped collars and motion-triggered cameras allowed a group of researchers with ... Read More »

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

DNA Proves Ancient Diversity of Newfoundland, says new research

According to genetic analysis, Newfoundland, the northeastern Canadian island, was populated by three distinct groups — in three different waves — over the last 10,000 years. When researchers analyzed the DNA of two known cultural groups, the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, they found the groups brought unique matrilines to the island. The findings are published in Current Biology on October ... Read More »