Kayla Wilkinson

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Illustrations Reveal "Sad Facts" About Animals with Charming Wit

Did you know that houseflies can only hum in the key of F? Or that blobfish have no muscles? These are just a couple of illustrator Brooke Barker's <i>Sad Animal Facts</i>. It's an ongoing series that highlights some of the surprising things we probably didn't know about pigs, giraffes, hippos, goats, and …

Pluto's moons tumble in orbit, Hubble measurements reveal

Analysis of ten years of data from the space telescope has revealed the unusual trajectories, and also suggests Pluto might in fact be a binary dwarf planet<p>Pluto’s moons have been tracked closely for the first time, showing that they tumble unpredictably rather than keeping one face fixed on their …

How Cow's Milk Went From a Basic Beverage to a Dismissed Drink

For a stretch of time, my ultimate dinner party topic was one that had a decidedly lactose unfriendly bent. If a conversation began to lull—or if I was just feeling a little twitchy to mix things up—I’d ask a question that’s completely simple and hotly contested: <i>Do any of you still drink milk?</i><p>A few …

Stunning Seascape Photos Capture the Fluid Grace of Waves on an Australian Beach

Photographer Karl Lundholm may have been born and raised on the west coast of Sweden, but he dreamed of traveling to somewhere he could hear the sound of crashing waves and feel the warmth of sunshine on his skin. Living overseas in Australia became his “little dream” until he actually made the …

Obama confronts 'cruel' reality of his drone war

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The long trail of civilian death left by President Barack Obama's drone war finally has an innocent American face.<p>In an extraordinary moment, Obama appeared Thursday in the White House briefing room to apologize for the accidental killings of an American and an Italian hostage in …

Freddie Gray was not in seatbelt during fatal arrest, police confirm

Freddie Gray had no seatbelt on in the police van where he was placed in handcuffs and later put in leg irons, police said as they confirmed the possible breach of protocol forms part of their investigation into his death.<p>Protesters have marched in West Baltimore for the fifth night in a row …

Party's over: China authorities crack down on funeral stripping

China is cracking down on funeral strippers after controversy over “obscene” performances in the east of the country.<p>In China, the bereaved often put on elaborate entertainment to send the departed off in style and draw more mourners to the ceremony – but recent funeral shows in Jiangsu and Handan …

Princeton University

Ancient Tomb Chiseled From a Solitary Rock in Saudi Arabia

In the barren, desert landscape of northern Saudi Arabia, an ancient tomb half-carved from a single rock rises four stories tall from the arid plain. Known as Qasr al-Farid (“lonely castle”), the unfinished structure dates back to the first century A.D. during the rule of the Nabateans. Located …

Archaeology

The Republican Party is being torn apart by the 'religious freedom' debate

The protests and condemnations from gay rights advocates were probably expected. What was stunning, however, was the outrage within the GOP ranks and traditionally conservative groups.<p>The Republican mayor of Indianapolis bashed the bill, for example, and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) went as far as …

Germanwings crash: second black box found

Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings co-pilot believed to have deliberately crashed flight 4U9525 last week, did online research into cockpit doors and suicide methods in the days leading up to the crash, according to Düsseldorf prosecutors.<p>As French investigators announced they had found the second …

Personalised cancer vaccines show early signs of promise in trial

Custom-made vaccines, designed to a make patient’s immune system attack tumours, have been used in a small-scale patient trial with some success<p>Personalised cancer vaccines that target people’s individual tumours have shown early signs of promise in tests on three patients diagnosed with advanced …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

Shane Avery practices family medicine in Scott County, Ind. In December, a patient came to his office who was pregnant, and an injection drug user.<p>After running some routine tests, Avery found out that she was positive for HIV. She was the second case he had seen in just a few weeks.<p>"Right then, I …

Let’s keep talking: why public dialogue on science and technology matters more than ever

Experiments in public engagement, pioneered by the Sciencewise programme, are one of the quiet success stories of UK science policy over the past decade.<p>The need for researchers to escape the lab or the seminar room from time to time, and talk to the wider public about the work that they do, and …

scienceandtechnology

Love a duck? Promiscuous birds make genetic mistakes | Amy Coats

Promiscuity could put species in danger of potentially damaging genetic changes, according to new research from UCL<p>Some believe that flowers, chocolate or a freshly cooked bacon sandwich are the way to woo members of the opposite sex. But many members of the animal kingdom have different ideas on …

Sperm

Miniaturized Landscapes by Jorge Mayet Appear to Float in Mid-Air

Artist Jorge Mayet sculpts miniature landscapes that look like they're islands floating in an infinite abyss. The small works, which appear against white gallery walls, create the illusion that they've splintered from the ground. Their roots and soil are exposed beneath luscious green grass and …

The Birds and the Trees | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “Museum Monday” video shows how museums are central to the process of shedding new light upon the relationships within the avian Tree of Life.<p>“If you’ve seen one little brown bird, you’ve seen them all.”<p>As any beginning bird watcher can tell you, many bird species tend to look alike, even …

'Seven-year-old girl' kills herself and five others in Nigeria suicide bombing

A girl thought to be as young as seven killed herself and five others in a suicide bombing in north-east Nigeria on Sunday as the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, conceded that his government had underrated the capacity of the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.<p>The attack on a market in the …

Africa

VAIO's first post-Sony laptops transform into tablets

Sony jettisoned VAIO more than a year ago now, but the iconic PC brand isn't dead. Sold to investment fund Japan Industrial Partners, VAIO is back with two new PCs, announced today in Tokyo. The VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are the first devices designed and put out by VAIO itself — the former is …

Surrounded by sound: how 3D audio hacks your brain

In his warmly lit apartment, a pair of speakers loomed over me as I sank into a leather couch in the living room. Sitting in an adjacent chair, Choueiri swiped through his iPad to set up a binaural audio demonstration. Moments later, Amber Rubarth’s folksy voice filled the room as she sang an …

Virtual Reality

Hyperloop Technologies is trying to make Elon Musk's dream a reality

It's still early, but the Hyperloop is potentially a world-changing mode of transportation<p>The Hyperloop, an idea first discussed by Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk back in 2013, is one of the most ambitious technological projects around and would provide the ability to travel between Los Angeles …

Daily Inspiration #1997

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Fantastic Physics Valentines You Can Use To Woo

1. Print out double-sided 2. Give to crush 3. Garner endless love<p>I'm sure (P<0.0000003) I would fall for anyone who gave me one of these. The cards above are Valentines from <i>Symmetry</i>, a magazine published by Fermilab and SLAC, two particle-accelerator facilities based in the U.S. My favorite thing …

Biology Ideas That Billionaire Peter Thiel Thinks Are Worth Funding

Targeting "undruggable" proteins and putting stress sensors in watches<p>Investor Peter Thiel may be best known for founding PayPal and investing early in Facebook, but it seems he has a soft spot for biology too. Since 2011, the Thiel Foundation has funded biotechnology startups through an …

Brazilians hoard water, prepare for possible drastic rationing

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilians are hoarding water in their apartments, drilling homemade wells and taking other emergency measures to prepare for forced rationing that appears likely and could leave taps dry for up to five days a week because of a drought.<p>A sign (in black) that reads "Tap without …

Brazil

Despite FDA moves, push continues for Congress to act on mobile health

Apple, Intel and other digital health companies are winning their war against old-school medical device regulation.<p>The industry that stands to make millions from mobile health tech has Food and Drug Administration regulations locked down, and it has the support of Congress, too. With the …

How the Picts got their fierce reputation

It’s not that the Picts, a group of British Isle inhabitants, were that different from native Britons around the fourth century, a historian suggests …

Ancient History

Dezeen's top 10 gadgets of 2014

Dezeen's design editor Dan Howarth picks 10 of his favourite gadgets from this year, including a fish that steers its own tank and a vaginal activity …

Dezeen's top 10 installations of 2014

Mountains of foam, fields of poppies and clouds of fog are among Dezeen design editor Dan Howarth's 10 favourite installations from the past 12 …