A goldfish in a wheelchair conquers the internet – PlayGround+ Taylor Dean is a 19-year-old YouTuber from San Antonio, Texas, who uploads educational animal videos.
Her friend Derek, 20, works at an aquarium shop in the same city. A customer recently came to Derek with a goldfish that was suffering from swim bladder disease – a disorder that prevents fishes from controlling their buoyancy in the water. When the bladder is infected or deformed it can cause a fish to float to the top of the water, swim upside-down, or lean heavily to one side. As this particular fish’s problem was incurable – meaning it was condemned to spend its life stuck at the bottom of its tank – Derek had an idea for a way to help the little invalid out: he made a tiny goldfish wheelchair. The story already has more than 25,000 retweets, 75,000 likes and and a whole load of comments – mainly expressing delight at this touching display of kindness towards our fishy friends. And although most users have nothing but love for Taylor and Derek… Kitchen gadgets review: Food Sniffer – ‘It smells fishy to me’ What?
The Food Sniffer (£105, myfoodsniffer.com): organic chemical sensors housed in a plastic baton. Detects molecular decomposition in meat and fish. Why? What the nose knows isn’t good enough. This awesome periodic table tells you how to actually use all those elements. Thanks to high school, we’ve all got a pretty good idea about what’s on the periodic table.
But whether you’re looking at something common like calcium, iron, and carbon, or something more obscure like krypton and antimony, how well do you know their functions? Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love. Dateline NBC - The Kids' Table: Technology. Facebook pays 10-year-old Finnish genius $10,000 for exposing flaw in Instagram. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) A hacker in Finland has become the youngest person to receive a reward from Facebook’s Bug Bounty program — but he’ll have to wait three years before he’s old enough to humblebrag about it on the social media platform.
Ten-year-old Jani, whose last name isn’t being shared at the request of his parents, uncovered a way to delete any given comment on Instagram, the photo-sharing company that Facebook bought for $1 billion in 2012 — and which Jani, so to speak, pwned. The flaw Jani exposed gave him the power to erase anyone’s comments, even those posted by “Justin Bieber,” he told Iltalehti, the news outlet in Finland that first reported Jani’s exploits. He left Bieber alone, however, tipping off Facebook instead.
Facebook says it fixed the flaw in February. The High Price of Materialism. Teacher. Our Universe - Hashem Al-Ghaili. 11 of humanity's worst ever inventions. Nuclear weapons, reality television and Donald Trump are things that we can probably all agree should never have set foot on planet Earth.
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Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly comments on 'psychological stress' endured in space. A retired NASA astronaut has said the "psychological stress" that results from being in space for a year is as damaging as the radiation he was exposed to each day.
Scott Kelly, who returned from the International Space Station in March, has also commented on the possible health issues he faces in the future as a result of the trip. Podcasts. The optical illusion that shows you can't believe what you see. Paul Anthony Jones of Haggard Hawks has put together a video that explains a weird linguistic phenomenon known as the McGurk Effect.
There's No Cloning in Quantum Mechanics, So the Star Trek Transporter Really Is a Suicide Box. The Problem With Teleportation. Grow Trees Not Graves. The most lightning-struck place on Earth - Graeme Anderson. Prezi: The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution. Professor Brian Cox On Teleportation. Einstein 100 - Theory of General Relativity. How the Clouds Got Their Names. How a Quick Glimpse of Nature Can Make You More Productive.
A nice walk through a city park can do wonders for a work-weary brain, reducing mental fatigue and improving attention.
Yes, You Have a Sixth Sense, and You Should Trust It. Ddf3d2f4-3eb2-4de8-b1e3-3f9ae883b067. How spontaneous brain activity keeps you alive - Nathan S. Jacobs. ING gerunds vs. infinitive game. ING gerunds vs. infinitive : Practice ING gerunds vs. infinitive using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching.
Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced esl learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. Have fun teaching and learning English! Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games. UK supermarkets dupe shoppers out of hundreds of millions, says Which? The competition regulator is to scrutinise allegations that UK supermarkets have duped shoppers out of hundreds of millions of pounds through misleading pricing tactics. Which? Has lodged the first ever super-complaint against the grocery sector after compiling a dossier of “dodgy multi-buys, shrinking products and baffling sales offers” and sending it to the Competition and Markets Authority.
The consumer group claims supermarkets are pushing illusory savings and fooling shoppers into choosing products they might not have bought if they knew the full facts. Examples raised by Which? Include Tesco flagging the “special value” of a sweetcorn sixpack when a smaller pack was proportionately cheaper, and Asda raising the individual price of a product when it was part of a multi-buy offering in order to make the deal more attractive.