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Dec 14
2017

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Punishment Option for Troubled Teen Goes Viral

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Punishment Option for Troubled Teen Goes Viral

Demetris Payne, a single mother of four from Shreveport, Louisiana, sensed something wasn't right when she received a missed call from her son's junior high school. When she called back, she was reportedly told that her 13-year old son, Jaderien, had gotten into trouble for talking back to a teacher.

The proposed punishment: Jaderien was to be suspended three days. Payne suggested an in-school suspension, but the school didn't agree, citing the fact that Jaderien had previously been in trouble.

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Dec 13
2017

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Want Fries with Your Insect Burger?

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Want Fries with Your Insect Burger

Switzerland is known for its numbered bank accounts, beautiful scenery, wrist watches, chocolate, and...food made out of bugs?

A couple of months back, the Coop supermarket chain in Switzerland began selling burgers and meatballs made from insects. As in grasshoppers. And crickets. And -- wait for it -- mealworms.

“We have always been at the forefront when it comes to finding new trends and offering innovative products to our customers,” Coop spokesperson Andrea Bergmann said to USA Today.

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Dec 12
2017

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

UAE’s Mars Simulation on Track for 2020

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UAEs Mars Simulation on Track for 2020

It will be the largest space simulation ever built, planned to be the size of Chicago. When finished, it will house 600,000 people who will experience the realities of living on Mars. According to United Arab Emirates officials, the project will be complete in approximately 30 months.

Work is already underway on the project, called Hope, with land having been appropriated and money set aside. The project is expected to cost Dh500 million, which is more than $136 million US dollars. The simulation will be set up under two large domes, with the environment inside designed to mimic the atmosphere on the Red Planet.

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Dec 11
2017

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Nike Battles Auto-Buying Bots

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Nike Battles Auto-Buying Bots

The potential solution? Augmented reality, says Nike.

The shoemaker has been battling bots, automated systems that can buy shoes faster than humans. This gives resellers of the shoes an advantage that Nike apparently would see end.

The company has already tried online and in-store raffles to help make the buying of shoes a more fair experience for individuals whose typical interest is in snagging a pair or two to wear, not large lots to sell at a profit.

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Dec 10
2017

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Uber Strives to Cure Travel Sickness Through Moving Seats, Air Blasts, and Light

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Uber Strives to Cure Travel Sickness Through Moving Seats, Air Blasts, and Light

The idea behind Uber's patent is to permit the driver to be free to read, work, or soak in entertainment without experiencing motion sickness.

More than just a decent creature comfort, the system would likely encourage people to use driverless cars from Uber by removing concerns about discomfort while traveling. After all, why pay to use a ferry service that makes you nauseous?

The Guardian newspaper of London reports that the system would incorporate light screens and bars, moving and vibrating seats, and the flow of air aimed at the face or other areas of the body in order to prevent passengers from experiencing travel sickness.

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Dec 09
2017

Posted by: Stephanie Faris

Squirrels May Hold the Key to Protecting Against Stroke

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Squirrels May Hold the Key to Protecting Against Stroke

During the cold winter months, squirrels hide away, hibernating until the weather reaches a more bearable temperature. During this time, their body naturally protects their brains from damage while their blood flow decreases. This allows them to sleep for months and when they wake, they’re alert and ready to start prancing around.

Scientists are now studying this process closely in the hopes that a similar effect can be replicated in the human body. This protection could be especially useful in stroke victims, whose brains often suffer at least slight damage after an incident occurs.

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Dec 08
2017

Posted by: Jim Lillie

Animal Rights Lawsuit: Elephants Are People, Too

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Animal Rights Lawsuit: Elephants Are People, Too

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the U.S., an animal rights group in Connecticut has filed a lawsuit demanding legal personhood for elephants who currently reside at one of the state's zoos.

Steven Wise, founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), which filed the suit, said, "The Nonhuman Rights Project's lawsuit on behalf of the elephants — Minnie, Beulah, and Karen — marks the first time in the world that a lawsuit has demanded that an elephant's legal right not to be imprisoned and treated as a thing be recognized."

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