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Daily Strange: A Cat Video A Day Keeps the Negative Away

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Written by Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief   Most of us are guilty of doing it. You are scrolling through Youtube, watching random videos and in the suggested videos is a cat video. A cute and cuddly feline doing something even more cute and cuddly that someone just had to record. So, you click on it and watch. Or, you are the ...

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Daily Strange: A battery made from… wood?

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Written by: Jordan Barela, Editor-in-Chief  Batteries can grow on trees apparently. According to an article on ifls.com, a group of scientists have recently invented two high-capacity batteries from a simple material: wood. The batteries have a sponge like appearance. This causes the batteries to be able to absorb both shock and stress. According to the article, this is a feature that ...

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Daily Strange: Solar panels the new concrete?

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Written by John Preer, Editor-in-Chief  Could Solar panels replace concrete pavement? Scott and Julie Brusaw seem to believe so.  The couple’s company, Solar Roadways, is based in Idaho has spent nearly a decade developing and testing their solar powered road panels.  Although, these panels could potentially serve multiple purposes, there are still many critics that doubt the panel’s ability to ...

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Daily Strange: Spray on skin coming to you

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Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Spray on skin is reality. A prototype medical device has turned the science fiction notion of spray-on skin to a reality. This device literally sprays skin cells directly onto burn victims and enables the body to re-grow skin. The traditional methods like skin grafts were far more invasive and took weeks and sometimes months to ...

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Daily Strange: First Known Plant to Sync Pollen Release with Full Moon

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer According to a recent paper published in Biology Letters, the pull of the moon may be too much for one particular plant to resist. This study reveals that the Ephedra foeminea shrub has some interesting characteristics, one might even consider them to be werewolf-like. This plant prefers to do its sprouting and unleash its ...

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Daily Strange: Artificial wombs – a motherless birth

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer ”One by one, the eggs were transferred from their test-tubes to the larger containers; deftly the peritoneal lining was slit, the morula dropped into place, the saline solution poured and already the bottle had passed on through an opening in the wall, slowly on into the Social Predestination Room.” Aldous Huxley, ”Brave New World” Ectogenesis, ...

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Daily Strange: What are those strange little things floating in your eyeballs?

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Have you ever been minding your own business, not paying too much attention to anything in particular, and noticed a strange little worm-like speck casually drifting in and out of your field of vision? Those distracting little squiggles are actually called “floaters,” and about 70% of the human population has experienced them. Well, what exactly ...

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Daily Strange: Coffee decreases liver cancer

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Everyday millions of people reach for coffee as their morning pick-me-up. People drink coffee to wake up, to improve concentration and focus, not to mention its smooth alluring taste and smell. Well, a new addition can now be added on to that list. A new report has shown that regular coffee consumption could also reduce ...

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Daily Strange: A Child with two fathers

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer In the circumstance where two males desire to raise a child together, there are two options. Option A: they must adopt, where neither of the parents will share genetic material with the child. Option B: they could use an egg donor and surrogate, where only one of the individuals will technically be a biological contributor. ...

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Daily Strange: The anti-romantic octopus

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Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer Octopuses sure are strange creatures. From being proclaimed as the most intelligent of all invertebrates to being known to carry “toys” and have individual responses and temperaments. The most intriguing of the octopuses’ traits however lies within its sex habits. Next time you come across an octopus tentacle, keep in mind that you may very ...

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