WEIRD SCIENCE

Scientists discover a frog with glowing bones

By Alex Fox –  – New York University Abu Dhabi Postdoctoral Associate Sandra Goutte. The pumpkin toadlet (Brachycephalus ephippium) of Brazil is flaming orange, smaller than a nickel, and deaf to the mating calls of its own species. How the diminutive amphibians found …

 

White-Biased Genetics Research Is Hurting Everyone

(Including White People) “We could be giving people wrong information.” By Yasmin Tayag – In the post-genomic age, our genes dictate our health. Now, an at-home 23&Me DNA testing kit might warn you of your chances of hair loss, or perhaps prenatal screening …

Burger King introduces meat-free Impossible Whopper

By Nick Lavars – — Impossible Foods produces its beef-free patties using plant-sourced replacements. (Credit: Impossible Foods). Impossible Foods is on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of the meat industry through plant-sourced alternatives, and it has just gained a powerful new …