• My wife surprised her coworkers when she came out as trans. Then they surprised her.
  • Meet The Volcanologist Running For Congress
  • 2 Australian southern right whales decided to hang out with this paddleboarder, and it was amazing.
  • Intelligent Dressing Glows When Wounds Are Infected
  • 16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mystery

My wife surprised her coworkers when she came out as trans. Then they surprised her.

Society, pay attention. This is important. My wife, Zoe, is transgender. She came out to us the kids and me last summer and then slowly spread her beautiful feminine wings with extended family, friends, and neighbors. A little coming out here, a little coming out there you know how it is. It’s been a slow, often challenging process of telling people something so personal and scary, but pretty much everyone…

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Meet The Volcanologist Running For Congress

If I can get people to understand the difference between weather and climate, then we could solve a lot of problems were faced with right now, Jess Phoenix tells IFLScience. Neil deGrasse Tyson did a pretty sweet job conveying this on Cosmos. She then adds: Unfortunately, you cant make everyone watch Cosmos. Its 2017, and the Trump administration and vast swaths of the Republican Party continue to defy everything, from…

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2 Australian southern right whales decided to hang out with this paddleboarder, and it was amazing.

We don’t often get to see ginormous southern right whales hanging out with humans. This might have something to do with the fact that we hunted them nearly to extinction. Or it could just be because our homes can’t comfortably accommodate a 50-foot-long, 60-ton aquatic houseguest. Either/or. GIF via Jaimen Hudson. So it’s easy to understand the excitement that filled local residents when they heard that a pair of these…

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Intelligent Dressing Glows When Wounds Are Infected

When we experience a wound, it’s not just the torn tissue we have to worry about. Patients can go on to develop infections, potentially leaving them vulnerable to organ damage if it spreads and putting their chances of recovery in jeopardy. With the aim of reducing this risk, scientists have developed a prototype wound dressing that’s able to detect the presence of bacteria in the crucial early hours of infection….

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16th Century Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mystery

It is thought that these wooden engraves were made during merely a brief time frame, between 1500 and 1530 either in Flanders or the Netherlands. The rise of a new seller social class in Europe made a market is asking for high-quality portable religion inscribes. Nonetheless, soon the Reformation began and a lot of church-related supplements went out of fashion, includes the miniature boxwood pieces. Researchers made these 500 -year-old…

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The oldest whales on the planet are more ancient than ‘Moby-Dick’ and have the harpoons to prove it.

You’re perhaps familiar with the literary classic “Moby-Dick.” But in case you’re not, here’s the gist: Moby Dick is the name of a huge albino sperm whale.( Get your intellect outta the trough .) There’s this dude reputation Captain Ahab who really really dislikes the whale, and he goes perfectly bonkers in his seeking to hunt and kill it, and then everything is awful and we all vanish unsatisfied with…

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The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

A shadowy operation involving big data, billionaire friends of Trump and the disparate forces of the Leave campaign heavily influenced the result of the EU referendum. Is our electoral process still fit for purpose? The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims.[] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty. Alex Younger,…

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Security Robot Commits Suicide In Fountain Because The World Is Terrible

In this day and age of climate change-denying presidents, lack of healthcare, and anti-vaxxers, its easy to get downtrodden about the world. For one robot, things got a bit too much, and it appears to have thrown itself into a fountain in a somber act of robot suicide. The robot was a Knightscope K5, employed as a security robot at communications agency GMMB in Washington DC. These robots are equipped…

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Before Amazon, We Had Bookmobiles: 15+ Rare Photos Of Libraries-On-Wheels

The first bookmobile is believed to have appeared in Warrington, England in the late 1850s. It was a horse-drawn cart, and lent about 12,000 books during its first year of service. Later, mobile libraries were installed inside vehicles and reached the height of their popularity in the mid-20th century when they had become a part of Americal life. (h/t: vintageeveryday, messynessychic) #1 An Opened Bookmobile, 1925 #3 A Mobile Library…

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