A new study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that marijuana, like other pollen-bearing plants, is an allergen. —> Read More Here
By mapping the distribution of water and ‘semi-heavy water’ over the Martian surface, scientists have revealed that the red planet had an ancient ocean covering nearly 20 percent of its landmass. —> Read More Here
Self-driving cars could be in 30 US cities by 2017: Pilot projects aims for mass roll out of driverless vehicles – but how safe are they?
As part of the trials, seventy-person automated vehicles will operate in Greenville, South Carolina and Seattle, Washington by the end of next year, according to Comet LLC who is running the pilots. —> Read More Here
Watch a praying mantis spin in less than a tenth of a second: Slow motion footage reveals insect’s incredible aerial acrobatics
Scientists at the universities of Cambridge and Bristol found that the insects each rotated their abdomen, front and hind legs, independently and in a complex sequence. —> Read More Here
Science is being squeezed out of English primary schools, with a third not providing the recommended two hours of teaching a week, research suggests. —> Read More Here
In the next few hours, the American space agency’s Dawn satellite will go into orbit around Ceres, the largest object in the Solar System between Mars and Jupiter. —> Read More Here
By Captain and Pwo Navigator, Kālepa Baybayan
Tucked away along a hillside in Porohara, South Island, New Zealand, is Onetahua Marae.
Onetahua means the “Gathering Sands,” and is named for the spit of land that juts out into the Tasman Sea at the northwestern edge of South Island. Here sperm whales annually beach themselves, and the iwi (bones) of the whales are cultural property of the three iwi (tribes) that reside in Mohua Bay.
Our voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, taking a break from the long journeys involved in our multi-year worldwide voyage, is berthed on a floating pier nearby in a very small marina.
On the other side of the harbor is a warehouse that holds the remains of a 600-year-old waka hourua (voyaging canoe) that have been suspended in a solution to preserve them since they were rediscovered in 2012. We couldn’t pass up this opportunity to be connected to the navigators, voyagers, and artisans who went so long before us and made the journey we are making now possible.
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As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. —> Read More Here
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is investigating unusual rocks before reformatting the rover’s memory and continued driving toward “Marathon Valley.”
It’s theatre like no other. Robbed of sight you experience this play through sound, movement and touch – with a haptic cube as your guide