Melissa Sterry

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Parents, you’ll want your children to see Dove’s latest self-esteem campaign

10/08/2018<p>It seems our lack of self-esteem has reached epidemic proportions, especially in the young, if the harrowing headlines are representative. …

Self-esteem

Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day

“I think it’s really easy to put human emotions on it, but personally I think it’s accurate. I think she is grieving,” a University of Washington scientist says.<p>A grieving orca whose calf died last month just minutes after it was born was seen this week still carrying the tiny whale’s body around …

University of Washington

Hydroelectric Dam Threatens to Wipe Out World's Rarest Ape

Animals<p>A hydroelectric plant and dam, already in the works, could drive the newly identified Tapanuli orangutan to extinction.<p>The world’s rarest great ape, discovered only in 2017, will not survive the building of a $1.6 billion hydroelectric power plant and dam in the middle of its remaining …

Orangutans

The Campana brothers launch cork furniture collection

Brazilian design duo Humberto and Fernando Campana have created a collection of furniture consisting of an armchair and three cabinets made almost …

Design

Carrots could be key to stronger concrete

Concrete mixtures could be strengthened by adding nanoparticles extracted from carrots and other root vegetables, research currently underway at …

Engineering

P-rouette is a 3D-printed ballet shoe designed to reduce pain felt by the dancer

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design graduate Hadar Neeman has created personalised ballet shoes using 3D-printing technology to reduce dancer's …

Sportswear

BIHOME

Jessica Gregory is a bio-designer with an interest in bio-design and organic aesthetics. Focusing on creating objects and materials for human and …

Food Waste

Blandscaping that Erases Local Ecological Diversity

Ecological gentrification (Dooling, 2009) is a negative social process in which ecological improvements to neighbourhoods lead to gentrification and …

Ecology

Pollutionwatch: city sparrows' decline linked to car exhausts

The cheeky house sparrow is the archetypal city bird. You can find them around the world, but they are in serious decline in cities in Italy, Canada, India and the UK. London’s house sparrow population fell by 60% between 1994 and 2006.<p>Scientists from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds …

Electromagnetism

A Shoe-Sized Oyster Found in the Hudson River

With its the murky water and long history of pollution, the Hudson River is not a place that most would think of as a suitable habitat for thriving …

Hudson River

Beirut’s turbulent war-torn past is depicted in a new design collaboration

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Martial arts: Gentle Monster opens a kung fu-fighting London boutique

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Martial Arts

Publishers Are Trying to Become Ad Agencies. They Shouldn't.

Media companies should conduct more experiments with alternative revenue streams rather than churning out mediocre content for brands, argues Amy …

Branded Content

Makoto Azuma On Creating Rihanna's Floral Headpieces For Vogue

Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma travelled to London for British <i>Vogue</i>’s September cover shoot with just a pair of scissors in his kit. He ordered …

Photographers

Artist Daniel Malva's Natural History Museum Series

<b>Daniel Malva</b> is a Brazilian artist whose work aims to illustrate our inability to see and feel natural world around us, particularly in his …

Museums

The Female Couturier Whose Gowns Were Sculptures in Cloth

<b>Madame Grès</b>, the French couturier who was a formally trained sculptor, was not like other Parisian haute couture dressmakers. With meticulous pleats …

Sculpture

France is giving young people €500 each to enjoy the arts

Art is an essential part of life, but how accessible is it? France thinks not very, especially for young people. In order to reconcile young people with culture, the French Ministry of Culture is currently testing out a multimillion-dollar app that will give every 18-year-old in France €500 credit …

France

How elephants listen... with their feet

The trumpeting of elephants is a magnificent and unforgettable sound to human ears but, beyond the reach of our hearing, elephant communication …

National Parks

Spark & Burnish's ocean-plastic handles raise money for marine conservation

These pastel-toned cabinet handles may look like solid marble, but they are actually made from recycled ocean plastic.<p>Australian homeware brand Spark …

Marine Conservation

Crème grows gourds in moulds to create biodegradable HyO-Cup

Brooklyn-based design studio Crème uses home-grown vegetables to produce a sustainable alternative to disposable coffee cups.<p>The Jun Aizaki-led …

Biodegradation

Beavers released in Forest of Dean as solution to flooding

Four hundred years after the beaver was hunted to extinction in the UK, two of the mammals have been reintroduced on government land in an English forest as part of a scheme to assess whether they could be a solution to flooding.<p>Two Eurasian beavers were released on Tuesday into their new lodge …

Wildlife

Psychologist proposes whales use song as sonar

Any quick internet search for recordings of humpback whale song returns audio compilations that can receive tens of thousands, if not millions, of …

Whales

Calls for ban on holiday adverts with elephant rides and circuses

A new drive is being launched for a ban on adverts for foreign holidays that involve rides or live shows with elephants.<p>Campaigners and celebrities …

Wildlife

ETH Zurich makes lightweight concrete ceiling using 3D sand-printing

A lightweight concrete ceiling with formwork 3D-printed from sand is among the innovations to feature in an experimental robot-made house built by …

ETH Zurich

Ancient Roundworms Allegedly Resurrected From Russian Permafrost

The permafrost of Russia’s Siberian heartland has yielded an array of impressive finds in recent years. Last September, a local resident wandering …

Biology

Ecoalf unveils Shao sneakers made from algae and ocean plastic

The new footwear collection from Spanish fashion brand Ecoalf is made from recycled waste found in oceans and rivers.<p>Five old plastic bottles sourced …

Oksana Bondar uses human hair to create biodegradable stool

Kingston School of Art graduate Oksana Bondar has created a dressing table stool from human hair to demonstrate the design possibilities of the …

Caspian littoral states agree to start neighbourhood watch for the environment

• Five countries sign Environmental Impact Assessment Protocol<br>• The Caspian Sea is one of the world’s largest hydrocarbon reserves<p><b>20 July 2018 –Moscow</b><b>,</b> …

Russia

Iceland pledges inquest after blue whale scandal

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir confirmed at last week’s NATO summit that her country would launch an investigation into Iceland’s …

Whales

The Surprising Reason Tiny Lemurs 'Grow' Their Own Gardens

AnimalsWeird & Wild<p>The primates, native to Madagascar, create groves of fruit-bearing plants that benefit them in several ways, a new study says.<p>Tiny primates in Madagascar create accidental "gardens" with their poop, a new study says.<p>Reddish grey mouse lemurs, which live in matriarchal clans of up …