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Origami-Inspired Petit Pli Clothing Grows With Kids

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on August 18, 2017
Origami-Inspired Petit Pli Clothing Grows With Kids

Parents often use the expression “in the blink of an eye” to express their astonishment at how fast their children reach adulthood. However, for those with newborns, the phrase is literal given that an average baby grows between 6 to 7 sizes within the first two years! While exciting, the constant wardrobe replenishment is expensive and also results in a lot of wasted clothing. To tackle the issue, Ryan Yasin has created an origami-inspired line of clothing that expands (or contracts) automatically, resulting in a perfect fit each time.

Japanese Town Seeks Help From Dogs To Sniff Out Stomach Cancer

By Ashley Johnson on August 12, 2017
Japanese Town Seeks Help From Dogs To Sniff Out Stomach Cancer

While Japan is known to have higher than average rates of stomach cancer, the residents of the town of Kaneyama in Yamagata Prefecture appear to be particularly susceptible to the gastric ailment. After a recent report revealed that the municipality had one of the highest stomach cancer fatality rates out of the nation’s 344 “secondary medical districts”, the town officials decided to get its 6,000 residents tested.

Why NASA Researchers Plan To Chase The "Great American Eclipse" In Jets

By Sowmya Kolluru on August 9, 2017
Why NASA Researchers Plan To Chase The "Great American Eclipse" In Jets

The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, is the first of its kind to go coast-to-coast across the continental United States in nearly a century. While the partial eclipse will start earlier and end later, the total eclipse will travel from Oregon to South Carolina in a speedy 93 minutes. Its narrow, 70-mile-wide, path of totality will begin at Lincoln Beach, OR at 10:15 a.m PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT) and continue through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina, before ending in Charleston, SC at 11:48 a.m. PDT (2:48 p.m. EDT).

Millions of Glowing Sea Creatures Invade U.S. Pacific Coast

By Kim Bussing on August 5, 2017
Millions of Glowing Sea Creatures Invade U.S. Pacific Coast

A massive patch or “blob” of warm water experienced along the usually cool U.S. Pacific coast from 2013 to 2016 wreaked havoc on the marine ecosystem. Fishermen in Alaska reported seeing warm water sharks, while California beachgoers encountered tropical poisonous water snakes. Though the return of cooler temperatures in 2017 rid the area of most unwanted visitors, bioluminescent pyrosomes ((Pyrosoma atlanticum) have decided to stay and are now washing up along the coast in unprecedented numbers.

Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Races A (Computer-Generated) Great White Shark!

By Kim Bussing on August 2, 2017
Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Races A (Computer-Generated) Great White Shark!

When Michael Phelps announced his retirement at the 2016 Rio Olympics he really had no intention of swimming competitively again. However, that changed when the decorated athlete was approached by the Discovery Channel to help kick off shark week with a race against one of the world’s fastest and most efficient predators — a great white!

Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be In Full Glory On August 12 And 13

By Meera Dolasia on July 30, 2017
Perseid Meteor Shower Will Be In Full Glory On August 12 And 13

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most anticipated celestial events in the Northern Hemisphere. Though the shooting stars are already lighting up the skies in small numbers, the pace will accelerate around mid-August, making them easy to view without a telescope. This year, the best time to see nature’s annual firework display will be on August 12 and 13.

Trillion Ton Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger on July 24, 2017
Trillion Ton Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica

Sometime between July 10 and 12, a massive iceberg, the size of the US state of Delaware broke free from Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf. The crack that led to the separation was visible in the first images of the ice shelf captured by NASA satellites in 1963. However, the rift remained dormant for decades before suddenly spreading northwards and widening by 18 miles between 2011 and 2015 and then an additional 13 miles in 2016. As of last month, the iceberg, named A-68 by the US National Ice Center, was hanging by a thread and experts knew it was just a matter of time before it broke free.

Flatworm Returns From Space With Two Heads!

By Kim Bussing on July 5, 2017
Flatworm Returns From Space With Two Heads!

Worms are not the first thing that come to mind when one thinks of space travelers. However, that is exactly what the researchers from Tufts University decided to send to the International Space Station (ISS) on January 10, 2015. Some were left whole, others had their head or tail sliced off, while a few poor souls went to space with neither head nor tail! The group of planarian flatworms (Dugesia japonica) selected for their ability to regenerate any body part, were in varying states. Some were left whole, others had their head or tail sliced off, while a select few were shipped with neither head nor tail!

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