Norway Wants To Build The World's First Full-Scale Ship Tunnel

Norway Wants To Build The World's First Full-Scale Ship Tunnel

Okay okay, hear us out. Norway is planning to build what is apparently the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel. It might sound mundane, but it’s actually pretty cool. The Norwegian Coastal Administration is going to spend $270 million digging a tunnel to connect the Norwegian Sea and the North Sea through the Stadlandet Peninsula. Construction…

Captive Orca Theme Parks Are Sadly Thriving In China

Captive Orca Theme Parks Are Sadly Thriving In China

Over the past five years, the popularity of marine parks with captive orcas in the US has been quickly crumbling away after decades of cramped tanks and unethical treatment. But as China’s economy enjoys its time in the Sun, the ever-growing middle class is fueling a massive boom in the captive orca park industry. According to a report…

Ancient Collision Created Ice Volcanoes On Saturn's Moon

Ancient Collision Created Ice Volcanoes On Saturn's Moon

In case you missed it, cryovolcanoes – or ice volcanoes – exist. Not on Earth, mind you, but on the dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres, and on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Speaking of which, this icy satellite seems to only have eruptions coming out of its South Pole and nowhere else – something that strikes plenty of…

Full 28-Day Menstrual Cycle Replicated In A Dish For The First Time

Full 28-Day Menstrual Cycle Replicated In A Dish For The First Time

Mimicking biological processes in the lab is becoming more common as the development of “organ-on-a-chip” technology intensifies. Now for the first time ever, researchers have managed to replicate the 28-day menstrual cycle of the human female reproductive tract in a dish. The impressive study, published in Nature Communications, worked by combing five different tissue types within…

Trump To Sign Order To Rescind Obama's Climate Change Measures

Trump To Sign Order To Rescind Obama's Climate Change Measures

Today, on March 28, President Trump will head to the offices of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sign the Energy Independence Executive Order (EO), according to a senior White House official. Above all else, its objective is to direct the EPA to suspend, revise or rescind the Clean Power Plan (CPP), Obama’s signature climate…

Can We Blame Trump's Win On Trashy TV?

Can We Blame Trump's Win On Trashy TV?

Is light entertainment dumbing us down? It’s an old debate, but a new study suggests that exposure to unchallenging TV reduced Italians’ thinking capacity and made them more likely to vote for politicians offering simplistic solutions. The authors’ attempt to draw a link to Trump’s election is unsurprising, but debatable. Silvio Berlusconi was Prime Minister…