Farmers in Tasmania separate a sawed tree trunk and, amazingly, find a possum burrowed into one of the pieces with its grazed bum sticking out. They then try to help get the very still (probably terrified) and extremely lucky possum out of the stump, gently using a stick to lift it. The possum suddenly springs into action and runs off like its life depended on it.
The MIT Technology Review reports that a team of scientists at the Riken Institute in Japan have made history by successfully bio-engineering albino possums, using CRISPR. This seems like a strange accomplishment, but as the magazine explains: CRISPR has been used to modify the genes of tomatoes, humans, and just about everything in between. Because… READ THE REST
There are few occurrences in nature that elicit pure adolescent wonder quite like bioluminescence. Just the idea of a living thing exuding light fascinates all of us boring old humans who wish we could do something that cool. And when you experience seeing a night sky lit up with fireflies or a beach glow with… READ THE REST
Admit it … we've had a tendency to let a few things slide over the past 18 months. Stuff like your personal grooming. Hey, if you never have to leave the house, why shower and shave and clothe yourself properly? If you gave in a bit — maybe even a bit too much — just imagine… READ THE REST
If you're a fan of The Dude, you already know that a rug can really tie a room together. Well, you can certainly argue the same out of a quality lamp. While the rug does its work at ground level, a lamp casts its glow in a full 360-degree spread, maintaining just the tone and… READ THE REST