The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools. As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using 3D printers and other more homespun crafting techniques.
There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR.
On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) as an endangered species. As the petition asserted, “the giraffe has suffered a major reduction in population size across its range primarily due to habitat loss, commercial overutilization, and severe poaching, and such decline continues unabated.”
A new technology platform uses algorithms to create 3D city models from image and video data.
Researchers have discovered the long-mysterious role one light-sensitive receptor protein plays moderating day-night cycles in fruit flies, potentially giving insight into how humans’ own circadian rhythms function.