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?
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 »
Rejuvenating beauty of blood
Written by Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer New studies have shown that young blood has reverse effects on aging when injected into older mice. From the cinema to medicine, the holy and horrific, as well as our history to the present day, we’ve always been obsessed with blood. Recently, however, scientists have been truly grasping at the power and magic that ...Read More »
Daily Strange: Cooties
Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin 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 Zoo, located in Amsterdam. ...Read More »
Daily Strange: Why does scratching an itch make it so much worse?
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?
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 »
Daily Strange: The Stupid Virus
Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin There is a virus in existence that infects the human brain and over time actually decreases cognitive ability, according to scientists in the US. The algae virus, which before now has never been observed in healthy people, was found to affect mental function. This includes visual processing and spatial awareness. Researchers at John Hopkins Medical ...Read More »
Daily Strange: New Yorkers Take A Bite
Written By: Ivey Ingalls Rubin Did you know that for every shark bite in the world, 25 people are bitten by a New Yorker? I’m not stating that sharks are harmless. They can be territorial and aggressive creatures and accidents do happen; just not as often as one might think. People have become very comfortable with exploiting the image of ...Read More »
Daily Strange: Mantis Shrimp Inspired Cancer Camera
Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Inspired by the Mantis shrimp ability to see cancer, scientists have created a camera the can do the same. Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have recently discovered that the mantis shrimp has a ridiculously incredible ability—these sea creatures are able to detect a variety of cancers inside the human body. Scientists at the ...Read More »
Daily Strange: Edible Water Bottles
Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin, Staff Writer The world is full of excess plastic waste, but with a simple culinary technique called spherification, this may all change. This process creates liquid with a soft membrane you may also eat! A design student, Rodgrigo Garcia Gonzalez, made a name for himself with his latest idea—the “Ooho” which is a “water bottle” that ...Read More »