Melissa Sterry

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Desk work - think think think, trying to find the simple in all this complex noise -Give me a sky!

SYMBIOSIS (2015) - Isabel Prade, Eva Krismann, Anna Neumerkel, Sebastian Scholz, Florian Semlitsch

This Super Glass Material Is Almost As Strong As Steel

A cracked cell phone screen could become a thing of the past<p>As engineers continue to push what is possible for our buildings and gadgets, so too do they find new ways to tweak the properties of glass. Typically, glass is produced by heating minerals to a high temperature then letting them cool, but …

Inventions

Why aren’t coyotes, dingoes and wolves treated like our dogs? – Brandon Keim

Drinking her coffee one sunny winter morning, Pamela Karaz looked out the window of her home in upstate New York and saw a coyote walking up the …

Wildlife

Cities are the new laboratories of evolution | Anthropocene

Cities are driving rapid evolutionary changes to plant and animal species, according to a study published yesterday in the <i>Proceedings of the National</i> …

Life Sciences

Yves Béhar's Aura Power Clothing helps the elderly with mobility

These responsive garments by Yves Béhar's studio Fuseproject feature "electric muscles" that assist elderly wearers to walk, stand up and climb …

Sat-nav neurons tell bats where to go

Long-hypothesized brain cells give bats their distance and angle to a location.<p>Bats have brain cells that keep track of their angle and distance to a …

Nobel Prize

These Primates Can Evaluate Memories Just like Humans, Research Shows

Researchers have discovered a memory process long thought to be practiced solely by humans in macaque monkeys. It’s the latest research to show …

The Brain

Lightning, Weather’s Byproduct, May Become One of Its Predictors

Like the Science Times page on Facebook. | Sign up for the Science Times newsletter.<p>Lightning’s intricate, darting dance across the sky can be mesmerizing or terrifying, elegant or explosive, divine or destructive, depending on how close it is.<p>But meteorologists have historically viewed lightning …

What Fashion Can Do to Address the Crisis in Syria

At a panel discussion hosted by UNICEF partner Louis Vuitton and BoF on Thursday, the humanitarian organisation's Lisa Szarkowski explained how the country's tragic refugee crisis impacts million of children, and what individuals can do to help.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — Fashion's most successful …

World News

A look at St Vincent’s guitar line with ‘room for breasts’

The Ernie Ball signature guitar line is finally dropping in March, a collab with women's bodies in mind<p>St Vincent is launching her Ernie Ball MusicMan guitar line in March, designed with the features of a woman’s body in mind.<p>As previously reported, the guitar is lighter – weighing in at seven …

Guitar

Vivienne Westwood is hosting a club night at fabric

Fashion’s dame is hosting an evening at the recently re-opened London venue in aid of climate change<p>Vivienne Westwood will act as host for a club night encouraging punters to switch onto green energy and become more climate-conscious.<p>“There is one truly political act you can make as an individual …

Vivienne Westwood

FULL GROWN - Trees Grown directly into Art & Furniture

Full Grown Furniture – the story so far...<p><b>We design and grow furniture, lighting and beautiful objects.</b><p>It starts with a unique design for the piece …

Ceci N’est Pas le Ciel: Biophilia, Design, and Illusions of Authenticity

A recent post by an online design-oriented magazine devoted to things environmental declared that it had been a good week for the environment and …

Cities

Dazzling Images of Glowing Flowers Photographed With Ultraviolet-Induced Visible Fluorescence

28-year-old photographer Craig Burrows photographs plants and flowers using a type a photography called UVIVF or “ultraviolet-induced visible …

Photography

Smog refugees flee Chinese cities as 'airpocalypse' blights half a billion

Thousands head to pollution-free regions as haze descends on the country’s northern industrial heartland<p>Tens of thousands of “smog refugees” have reportedly fled China’s pollution-stricken north after the country was hit by its latest “airpocalyse” forcing almost half a billion people to live under …

China

Black Light Shows The True Colors Of Ancient Seashells

Scientists see seashells in UV light by the seashore<p>The colors of the Parthenon aren't the only to have faded with time. Just as centuries of weather and sun have stripped the Greek icon of its rich hues, millennia of natural forces have robbed ancient seashells of their various pigments.<p>But now …

Science

Retroviruses 'almost half a billion years old' | University of Oxford

The findings, reported in the journal <i>Nature Communications</i>, will help us understand more about the continuing 'arms race' between viruses and their …

3D ocean map tracks ecosystems in unprecedented detail

Tool to divide water masses into precise categories can help in conservation planning.<p>Oceanographers are carving up the world’s seas like the last of …

Oceans

New smart bed positions itself to silence habitual snorers

A new bed uses biometric sensors to monitor sleep patterns, measuring things like heart rate, breathing and position and adjusting to keep sleepers …

Decline of the dentist's drill? Drug helps rotten teeth regenerate, trial shows

Need for fillings could be reduced in future as study reveals natural ability of teeth to repair themselves can be enhanced using Alzheimer’s drug<p>Dentists have devised a treatment to regenerate rotten teeth that could substantially reduce the need for fillings in the future.<p>The therapy works by …

Hygiene

Climate change driving birds to migrate early, research reveals

A University of Edinburgh study finds birds are arriving at breeding grounds too soon, causing some to miss out on food<p>Migrating birds are responding to the effects of climate change by arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, research has found.<p>The University of …

Migration

Protecting Blue Whales by Predicting Where They’ll Be

Blue whales are the largest animals on the planet and yet curiously invisible to people, with sometimes deadly consequences.<p>Bigger and more numerous …

Marine Mammals

Microscopically Structuring Steel Like Bamboo Makes It Stronger Yet More Flexible

Making a steel tool? You want both qualities.<p>People's teeth and bamboo stalks may not seem very durable compared to bars of steel. But, a new series of experiments finds, making metals mimic those materials could improve metals' endurance and strength.<p>A team of chemists from China and the U.S. …

North Carolina State University

Hokusai

<i>Year-end accounts</i>. Ink and colour on old Dutch paper, 1824–1826. National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden. On display 25 May – 2 July.<p><i>Umezawa Manor in</i> …

British Museum

Scientists Have Decoded Bat Language — Here’s What They’re Saying

Bats’ image as a species may be on the upswing — a report published earlier this year on “historically stigmatized species” found that they’re not …

Tel Aviv University

When Facing Predators, Male Monkeys Do Whatever Females Tell Them - Inkfish

By Elizabeth Preston | November 25, 2016 2:48 pm<p>In the forests of West Africa, bands of handsome primates called Diana monkeys roam the tree …

Nature

Spin doctors say scientists copy spider silk in lab

Supple, light and biodegradable but stronger than steel: researchers said Monday they have succeeded in producing synthetic spider silk, one of …

Chemistry

studio note frame driftwood + flowers in polygonal skeletons

studio note frame driftwood + flowers in delicate polygonal skeletons<p><b>in time, the natural beauty of an object fades and is replaced by a new set of</b> …

Flowers

A Bumblebee Gets New Protection on Obama’s Way Out

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: A photograph of a bee accompanying an earlier version of this article, using information from a photo agency, was published in error. It showed a two-spotted bumblebee, not a rusty-patched bumblebee.<p>The Obama administration, rushing …