Futurity
22 minutes
Combining techniques from a field called resurrection ecology with a look at lake sediments reveals surprising evolutionary responses to heavy-metal contamination over the past 75 years. Mary Rogalski hatched long-dormant eggs of Daphnia , tiny freshwater crustaceans also known as water fleas, that accumulated in the lake sediments over time. After rearing the critters in the lab, she exposed them to various levels of two heavy metals to see how their sensitivity to the environmental contaminants changed over time. Surprisingly, she found that sensitivity to copper and cadmium increased as the levels of those toxic metals rose in the lakes she studied. These findings are unexpected because evolutionary theory predicts that a population should adapt quickly to a stressor like this and become less sensitive to it, not more sensitive to it.
Futurity
30 minutes
Bumble bees tagged with microchips are offering insights into the daily lives of a colony. While most bees are generalists collecting both pollen and nectar over the course of their lifetime, individual workers tend to specialize on one of the two during any given day, dedicating more than 90 percent of their foraging sorties to either pollen or nectar. The observations also reveal that individual bumble bee workers differ vastly in terms of foraging activity. Worker bumble bees, tagged with tiny RFID chips, are seen here caring for the larvae. (Credit: Avery Russell) Bumble bee workers are busy constructing the hive studied in the lab. (Credit: Avery Russell) Just like honey bees, bumble bees ( Bombus impatiens ) play important roles as pollinators, helping with agriculture and fruit production. But despite the ecological services they provide, many aspects of their biology still remain a mystery.
Design Milk - Art
an hour
It’s difficult to look away from Elliott Hundley’s manically overwhelming collages, which extend so far off the canvas that they’re rightfully calledsculptures”. His newest work, on view right now at Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, continues to push the boundaries of how much can fit on a given surface. Dust Over Everything, 2017 (detail) Dust Over Everything, 2017 Elliott Hundley, Installation at Andrea Rosen Gallery Attached and suspended with long straight pins, countless tiny 2D cut-outs become 3D terrains, each recalling a preserved insect in a display case. New smaller works (my favorite) often forgo the levitating paper pieces, with hundreds (thousands?) of pins that form horizontal forests over traditional 2D collages. marked by stigmata, 2017 Calm, 2017 Calm, 2017 (detail) In an earlier video interview (worth watching the first 60 seconds to see him at work), Hundley spoke about preferring photography because he “couldn't make paintings fast enough.
Phys.Org
an hour
As devices become smaller and more powerful, they require faster, smaller, more stable batteries. University of Illinois chemists have developed a superionic solid that could be the basis of next-generation lithium-ion batteries.
Mashable
3 hours
We all know how thin-skinned our Commander-in-Chief can be so it's probably no surprised to anyone that CNN is reporting the Trump Organization has bought up 3,643 website domains. SEE ALSO: New Tiny Trumps' meme has flooded the internet big time That a very, very famous person would buy website domains relating to his name is hardly shocking but the point here is the breadth 3,643!!! and relative hilarity of some of the domains that CNN uncovered, snatched up by Trump's company over the years. Of course the company bought up the foreboding TrumpEmpire.com out from under a squatter who let the registration lapse. But the company also bought out TrumpFraud.org and TrumpScam.com , according to CNN. Read more... More about Business , Donald Trump , Business , and Politics
Voice Of America
3 hours
Bring our jobs back Steele drives 8 kilometers from his farm to eat lunch at what the waitress fondly calls "the male gossip table" at the Feedbunk Restaurant. The Feedbunk is the most popular spot in the tiny town. Today's special is meatloaf sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coffee and dessert for $7.25. His only child still living in Kansas, a 19-year-old stepdaughter, waits on him. The Feedbunk is one of few businesses open in Yates Center, which is in Woodson County, the poorest county in Kansas. A picturesque red brick and white courthouse sits in the town square. It is bordered by four streets of closed businesses, with white paint peeling and plywood or paper covering the windows. No ‘whipping boy’ for agriculture Rodney Grisier says he voted for Donald Trump because he brought "an outside voice and a voice of common sense" to Washington, DC.
Mashable
3 hours
Two Shetland ponies from Devon, UK, were taken on the boat trip of a lifetime to trace their ancestral roots in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Albert and Ernie went on a Who Do You Think You Are -style trip with their owner Emma Massingale a horse whisperer where they met their distant relatives and ran wild with the local herd. SEE ALSO: A woman is knitting tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm Ernie who was rescued four years ago from Bodmin Moor in Cornwall by Massingale is related to one of the first Shetland ponies on the Shetland islands. Image: Malcolm Snelgrove/SWNS.com Read more... More about History , Animals , Pony , Scotland , and Uk
Global News
3 hours
Right now, tiny homes, which are less than 500 square feet and on wheels, can't be parked on city streets.
Apartment Therapy
3 hours
If Ursula had unlimited money and space, her dream kitchen would be incredible. "Three ovens: two gas (one with steam injection) and a wood-fired buddy out back for good measure," she writes. But that's just the start. She'd also throw in "a six-burner gas range and a walk-in fridge and freezer because I mean why not?" An island with a cutting board tabletop would seat six, and a breakfast nook would have wrap-around bench seating. And why have only one or two compartments in your sink when you could choose three? "Approximately one trillion cupboards (bamboo with glass doors), a walk-in pantry for dry storage, and a compost chute that would go straight into a bin out back for reuse in my garden—because I'd also have a garden," she finishes. READ MORE »
Live Science
4 hours
Some of the smallest known frogs in the world were recently discovered following a five-year survey in India.
Live Science
4 hours
Four newly discovered frog species from India are small enough to perch on a thumbnail with room to spare.
France 24
4 hours
Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published on Tuesday. The researchers, who spent five years exploring the lush Western Ghats mountains, said the tiny amphibians were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size. They also found three other species of night frogs, according to the report in the PeerJ medical sciences journal. "The miniature species are locally abundant and fairly common but they have probably been overlooked because of their extremely small size, secretive habitats and insect-like calls," researcher Sonali Garg was quoted as saying. Indian night frogs split off from other frogs some 70 to 80 million years ago, making them a particularly ancient group.
Dezeen
4 hours
Hackaday
5 hours
A while back, [Jorj] caught wind of a Hackaday post from December. It was a handheld Apple IIe , emulated on an ATMega1284p. An impressive feat, no doubt, but it's all wrong . This ATapple only has 12k of RAM and only runs at 70% of the correct speed. The ATapple is impressive, but [Jorj] knew he could do better. He set out to create the ultimate portable Apple IIe. By all accounts, he succeeded . This project and its inspiration have a few things in common. They're both assembled on perfboard, using tiny tact switches for the keyboard. The display is a standard TFT display easily sourced from eBay, Amazon, or Aliexpress. There's a speaker for terribad Apple II audio on both, and gigantic 5 1/4 floppies have been shrunk down to the size of an SD card. That's where the similarities end. [Jorj] knew he needed horsepower for this build, so he turned to the most powerful microcontroller development board he had on his workbench: the Teensy 3.
Mashable
6 hours
Two Shetland ponies from Devon, UK, were taken on the boat trip of a lifetime to trace their ancestral roots in the Shetland Islands in Scotland. Albert and Ernie went on a Who Do You Think You Are -style trip with their owner Emma Massingale a horse whisperer where they met their distant relatives and ran wild with the local herd. SEE ALSO: A woman is knitting tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm Ernie who was rescued four years ago from Bodmin Moor in Cornwall by Massingale is related to one of the first Shetland ponies on the Shetland islands. Image: Malcolm Snelgrove/SWNS.com Read more... More about History , Animals , Pony , Scotland , and Uk
Phys.Org
6 hours
ITV
6 hours
That was after a car crash. She pinned the blame on Jasmine because of this. Her way of grieving was to go back and train. It starts as training and get a lot darker. She thinks it is Jasmine's fault. He missed a tiny Simpson.
South China Morning Post
7 hours
Japan Times
7 hours
Ars Technica UK
7 hours
Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Note: This story was originally published in September 2016, when the new Fire TV Stick was announced for the US. The Roku 4 and Roku Express mentioned in the story still haven't been released here. It's a good time to be in the market for a streaming TV box. Roku just updated its lineup earlier this week with the tiny $30 Roku Express and some mainstream boxes that bring 4K video support for less than $100 in the US. (Note: We still don't have the year-old Roku 4 in the UK .) Google is expected to release a 4K version of its popular Chromecast dongle at its product event next week. And Amazon has just announced a new version of its £40 /$40 Fire TV Stick. For most people, the most noticeable upgrade will be the included Alexa Voice Remote, which can be used to search for media, launch apps, and control playback, among other things.
South China Morning Post
7 hours
Voice Of America
9 hours
Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors - but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps targeting foreigners, including laborers who build high-rise towers, sweep the roads and clean toilets in this tiny oil-rich emirate: a group that far outnumbers the native population. The 304 million dinar ($997 million) Jaber Hospital, about a 20-minute drive from downtown Kuwait City, is expected to open in the coming months. It will be the first government hospital built in Kuwait since 1984, taking some pressure off an overburdened public health system. U.S. ally Kuwait, like other oil-rich Persian Gulf states, has for decades offered a free cradle-to-grave health care for its citizens, along with plenty of generous perks such as subsidized utility prices and housing grants. But services have been fraying in recent years - despite the cushion of several hundred billion dollars that Kuwait has been building since the 1970s, mostly in a fund for future generations.
Sky News
10 hours
He didn't get permission. They built a school instead. It's not to say he doesn't have his supporters here. This one tiny corner of Berylly hills was one part of LA that Trump won - coincidentally, he owns a house here. There are a lot of things that are questionable that he's continue to do. A lot of things that are illegal, and unethical, and they're not good for families and for children, and for immigrants, so we have to say something.
Voice Of America
11 hours
The Feedbunk is the most popular spot in the tiny town, with today's special of meatloaf sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, coffee and dessert for $7.25. His only child still living in Kansas, a 19-year-old step daughter, waits on him. The Feedbunk is one of few businesses open in Yates Center, the county seat of the poorest county in Kansas -- Woodson County. A picturesque red brick and white courthouse sits in the town square. It is bordered by four streets of closed businesses, with white paint peeling and plywood or paper covering the windows. No ‘whipping boy’ for agriculture Rodney Grisier claims he voted for Donald Trump because he brought "an outside voice and a voice of common sense" to Washington, DC. He believes the president will bring jobs to the area and can't understand why industry has not come to the area, especially since Yates Center is "a small town near a major transportation hub.