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Window Decals With Kamikaze Birds In Mind

So, you like to keep your windows so sparkling clean that even Martha Stewart would admire them. There’s nothing wrong with that, unless you live in an area heavily populated with birds . . .

Genetically Modified Salmon, Will You Eat It?

On November 20, 2015, U.S. regulators approved a type of genetically engineered (GE) salmon produced by AquaBounty Technologies in Massachusetts as being safe for consumption. The question is: Will you eat it?

New 'Moon Parka' Made From Artificial Spider Silk

Japanese startup Spiber and the company behind The North Face products, Goldwin, have teamed up to create a prototype jacket they're calling the Moon Parka. It's cold-weather gear whose outer shell is made entirely from synthetic spider silk called QMONOS, courtesy of Spiber.

New Gel Made From Snake Venom Stops Bleeding In Under 10 Seconds

Scientists are now telling us that a bi-product of snake venom called batroxobin can clot blood in under 10 seconds. Known as SB50, the hydrogel could be a real life saver for millions.

Algae: New Source Of Omega-3 Saves Oceans From Overfishing

Besides being used as an alternative energy source for industrial applications, algae is now under investigation as a viable source of omega-3.

Female Researchers Discover Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Cattle Virus

Did you know that a recent California study revealed that women who are infected with the Bovine Leukosis Virus (BLV)  might face an increased risk of breast cancer? Read on for more about this breakthrough discovery and its far-reaching implications for women everywhere.

If Trees Could Sing, What Would They Sound Like?

Thanks to Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy, we know how a tree would dance.  But what would a tree sound like if it had a voice to sing?  Innovator Bartholomäus Traubeck has created a machine that allows us to hear the haunting compositions of tree rings.  And the results are mesmerizing.

A Collar That Tracks Your Dog's Health 24/7: The Voyce Health Monitor

A new, patented, electronic collar, developed by biomedical engineers and members of the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, can now monitor your dog's health and activity levels and keep you informed in very detailed, easy to understand, information and graphics on your electronic devices.  It's called, appropriately, Voyce, for it tells you everything your dog would tell you if he could.

Tsū Social Network Sponsors Photo Shoot That’s A Croc!

Tsu was the first new social network to disrupt the social media status quo by transitioning from a strictly commercial advertising platform to a monetization model based on rewarding their users monetarily for their content. This paradigm shift kickstarted others to follow suit and in less than a year, the network has attracted close to 4 million followers.

Oil-Contaminated Soil Finds New Fertility

Oil spills are unfortunately a fact of life in our industrialized world. Until we find a renewable resource that can fulfill our energy demands, the transportation of oil and other petroleum products is a requisite and no method is entirely foolproof. Scientists at Rice University have addressed this problem by developing a new technique that not only rids contaminated soil of oil, but restores its fertility. Salad anyone?