Multicellular life was caused by the same gene that suppresses cancer, study suggests

Biologists at the Kansas State University found that a single gene called retinoblastoma is responsible for the evolution of single-celled organisms into multicellular ones, debunking previous hypotheses that it took multiple genes to create multicellular life. The same gene is also known to be defective in cancer patients and plays a critical role in the evolution into… Lire la suite Multicellular life was caused by the same gene that suppresses cancer, study suggests

Polish group seeks to help the blind with free smart glasses

A Polish non-profit organization is hoping to help the blind and visually impaired with plans to make and give away what it says will be the world’s first free smart glasses. Parsee has developed a prototype of the battery-powered glasses which have a 3D printed frame, internet protocol camera and earphone. Pushing a button on the… Lire la suite Polish group seeks to help the blind with free smart glasses

Hyperloop One held the first public demonstration of its propulsion system, hitting 116 mph in just 1.1 seconds

Hyperloop One is one of several companies working on transportation technology known as hyperloop, which will feature pods or cars racing through tubes in near-vacuum conditions with little to no air resistance to maximize efficiency and increase speed. Hyperloop One held the first public demonstration of its propulsion system on Wednesday, with a unmanned sled hitting… Lire la suite Hyperloop One held the first public demonstration of its propulsion system, hitting 116 mph in just 1.1 seconds

21-year-old, with severe non-verbal autism, has her own talk show. 1st episode : Channing Tatum

Carly Fleischmann has severe, non-verbal autism, but that didn’t stop her from interviewing one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Channing Tatum. Fleischmann’s interview is part of her new YouTube series, “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” which launched on April 29. Through her series, the 21-year-old hopes to become the “world’s first autistic and non-verbal talk show host.”… Lire la suite 21-year-old, with severe non-verbal autism, has her own talk show. 1st episode : Channing Tatum

5 innovative projects promoting menstrual hygiene around the world

Menstrual hygiene continues to be among the most challenging development issues today. Deep-rooted taboos, myths and misinformation create the illusion that menstruation is inherently shameful, unpleasant and weird. Also, in many developing countries, women and girls often lack access to hygienic sanitary materials and basic facilities necessary for good menstrual hygiene. Here are five innovative programmes around… Lire la suite 5 innovative projects promoting menstrual hygiene around the world

In the streets of Old Montreal, Cité Mémoire tell tales after dusk

Started on Wednesday, May, 18th evening, some pretty big faces are looming over you as you stroll around Old Montreal. They are the faces of history, and they come alive at dusk with the start of the season for Cité Mémoire, a collection of enchanting projections you’ll find at 19 locations. They will tell their stories through… Lire la suite In the streets of Old Montreal, Cité Mémoire tell tales after dusk

UK: Soon you’ll be able to do your spinning class while commuting on the bus

Thanks to British fitness company 1Rebel, you may be able to take a fitness class on your morning commute, both saving time and sparing the environment while getting your sweat on. If 1Rebel obtains the necessary clearance from the local government in London, it will take a commuter bus and turn it into a moving spinning studio.… Lire la suite UK: Soon you’ll be able to do your spinning class while commuting on the bus

Des ânes apportent des livres dans les villages d’Éthiopie

Pour un pays, l’accès à la culture est un point absolument fondamental pour son développement. Aussi, tout doit être fait pour que les jeunes générations apprennent à lire.  Yohannes Gebregiorgis, ex bibliothécaire à San Francisco et natif d’Éthiopie, a ainsi eu une idée géniale afin de transmettre la culture aux jeunes enfants de son pays d’origine: apporter… Lire la suite Des ânes apportent des livres dans les villages d’Éthiopie

Japon : des peluches greffées pour encourager le don d’organes

Afin de sensibiliser les plus jeunes à l’importance du don d’organes, le site Internet de Second Life Toys propose aux enfants d’envoyer leurs peluches qui ont besoin d’une intervention. Le principe est de donner une nouvelle vie à ces peluches venues du monde entier en remplaçant les parties abîmées ou manquantes avec des pièces d’autres peluches à l’image de ce qui… Lire la suite Japon : des peluches greffées pour encourager le don d’organes

Québec: Hausse de la fréquentation des musées en 2015

Dans un communiqué publié lundi 16 mai 2016, l’Observatoire de la culture et des communications de l’Institut de la statistique du Québec révèle que les institutions muséales de la province ont enregistré 14 millions d’entrées en 2015, soit plus que la moyenne annuelle des cinq dernières années, qui s’élève à 13,6 millions. Ainsi, les lieux d’interprétation en histoire,… Lire la suite Québec: Hausse de la fréquentation des musées en 2015