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Daily Strange: A Child with two fathers

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin 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. In the near ... Read More »

Daily Strange: The anti-romantic octopus

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin 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 well be looking ... Read More »

Daily Strange: New device may give deaf people the opportunity to “hear” through their tongues

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin A new device may give deaf people the opportunity to “hear” through their tongues. Cochlear implants have altered the lives of many people around the planet. Since their introduction, the deaf or severely hard of hearing have been capable of regaining one of their senses back, the sense of sound. Though these implants have caused quite the ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Why are paper cuts such a bother?

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin What happens when you mix a fairly innocent finger-tip with the malicious edge of a piece of paper? The answer is an obscene amount of pain. But have you ever been curious as to why such a small slice in your little finger renders you so much pain? There are a few factors that come into play ... Read More »

Debunking the fits = sits theory

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin All true feline enthusiasts know that no matter how many toys you may bestow on your cat, nothing could ever compare to a simple cardboard box. Why exactly do our adorable feline friends find such attraction in boxes, bags, baskets, suitcases etc? A cat seeks out confined spaces because of an instinctual urge. In the wild, these confined ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Virtual Traffic lights

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin There’s nothing quite as frustrating and infuriating as being held up in traffic, but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University may have found a solution. By exchanging all physical traffic lights with virtual lights that appear on your windshield, they suggest that this could reduce the commute time of urban workers by at least 40 percent. The use ... Read More »

What exactly does space smell like?

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by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin According to Astronauts fresh off of their space walks report that there’s a certain smell that clings to them and their equipment. NASA astronaut Don Pettit found himself describing the odor as “a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation, akin to welding fumes.” While Pettit smells sweet metal, others have reported the scent to mimic that of “charred ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Cooties

        Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin (photo credit:topit) Cooties, the real deal. According to a new report in the journal, “Microbiome,” a 10-second “intimate kiss” can transfer a monstrous 80,000,000 bacteria from the mouth of one to another. Dutch researchers rounded up 21 couples (all in the age range of 17-45) that just so happened to be visiting Artis Royal ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Why does scratching an itch make it so much worse?

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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin It feels so ridiculously good to scratch those bothersome itches, until shortly after your moment of euphoria ends and thus begins the insanely intense itch that drives you completely out of your mind. Well, have you ever wondered why that is? It’s true that scratching the itch gives way to temporary relief at first. It ... Read More »

Daily Strange: Could sex for reproduction go out of style?

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Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin According to an Australian fertility specialist, in-vitro fertilization may soon be a far more reliable option for the population to reproduce than old-fashioned intercourse. Soon to come breakthroughs in IVF (at the moment a last ditch effort for infertile individuals) may drastically upgrade the effectiveness than the traditional approach. This may sound unsettling and futuristic—infants ... Read More »