Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rhino crisis!

© 2013 Agneta Juodenaite. Licensed under CC-BY.

A massive explosion in poaching in South Africa is causing a crisis in the world's largest population of Rhinos. In the last decade the number of Rhinos poached yearly has gone from around 10-15 to over 1,200.

New techniques for reducing the demand for Rhino horn. Making it easier to detect and mildly harmful if ingested.

South Africa is beefing up it's investigative teams. Using DNA testing to link poachers back to specific poached rhinos.

"I like using animals because they help suspend my reader's disbelief. We have certain ideas about dentists. We don't have many ideas about rhinoceros dentists." - Yann Martel

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mix and match

Animals, Taylor Swift and David Cameron as a Marvel supervillain. Things you might have missed last week.

What your favourite map projection says about you! According to XKCD at least. I know I couldn't assess someone's personality based on map preferences.

What happens if you ban cars from a neighbourhood for a month? This South Korean suburb decided to find out.

"God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you'll know I've lost all my money." - Ben Affleck

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Clever inventions

Nose jobs nearly 500 years ago? Sounds quite uncomfortable.

A seatbelt for working at your desk. This looks like an interesting idea.

Create your own perfect colour palette. This nifty little generator is surprisingly fun to play with.

"I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work." - Plato

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Small ideas, big results

Make your own Kindle cover from an old book. Just made one similar style to this myself (but not nearly as neat).

Flys bothering you? Well this salt cannon is clearly the best way to deal with them. I want one so badly.

Micropreneurs becoming millionaires. Starting on Ebay or Etsy and making it big.

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." - Robin Williams (Dead Poets Society)