In what could be the most touching scientific study ever performed, dozens of men at a maximum-security prison in Washington state helped reveal the migration patterns of West Coast monarch butterflies. The inmates raised and released thousands of these butterflies over several years so that scientists could track their long-mysterious flight: a 500-mile voyage from
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), an organization aimed at supporting domestic workers, is using an online platform to help gig workers secure benefits, including life insurance and disability insurance, according to Wired. The platform could function as a template for how all workers in the “gig economy” might one-day secure benefits for themselves. Large
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Ecotricity, a British power company is now providing what it has dubbed the world’s first vegan electricity, after warning that animal products can actually be found in other sources of electricity. The renewable energy provider based in the U.K. has just revealed that its electricity and gas would be certified vegan after it claimed half
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Last week England’s soccer team fought for their first quarter-final World Cup match since the 2006 tournament in Germany. As a way to fight the stress and health risks associated with the high stakes game, doctors have prescribed puppies as the antidote. British medical professionals joined forces with pet food company Freshpet to live stream
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In an attempt to eliminate racial and sexual stereotypes Barbie manufacturer Mattel has released a new version of its popular doll – robotics engineer Barbie Mattel joined forces with nonprofit organization Black Girls Code, an Oakland-based group whose aim is to increase the number of women of colour in the digital space. The new robotics
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Scientists have been able to answer some long-standing questions by virtually reconstructing the brain case of a four-million-year-old human relative. The researchers found the fossilized cranium was composed of the spongy bone found in our own skulls. However, when they studied other types of hominin skulls they found it displayed striking differences. The research was
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Paris is now home to seven, new provocative pieces of street art, in what experts believe is a spree by the mysterious British artist Banksy, voicing their message on migration—and revolution. Although none of the pieces sport Banksy’s signature (that’s not unusual, as they have not signed many of their most famous works), local art
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Researchers studying body positivity in women understood what could negatively affect a woman’s body image, but found that they were short on solutions for how to improve it. Thus, to examine how to boost confidence, a team at Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences tested a series of writing exercises and published their
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While using your smartphone chances are you’ve probably had an app ask for permission to access your location. Most of the time, you probably don’t think twice about pressing accept. For example, how is your Uber driver going to find you if the app doesn’t know where you are? However, in May, a U.S. senator,
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There’s a new kind of cosmic dessert in town: space jam pie. A school in England launched a tart to the edge of space earlier this week but they have now lost track of this daring dessert after it entered the stratosphere. After a test run last year, students at S. Anselm’s Preparatory School in
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