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Two rare blue lobsters caught in Canada

Two rare blue lobsters caught in Canada

If blue lobsters are so rare, how did fisherman find two?

Blue lobsters occur in 1 out of every 2 million lobsters due to high amounts of protein that produce a bluish tint. I've actually seen a blue lobster myself at an aquarium, and it's like seeing a shiny Pokémon. The unique lobsters were released back into the Canadian waters were they were found.

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/24/world/blue-lobsters-nova-scotia/index.html

Image Source: By Jane Carter (Jane Carter) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In Science Fiction the Race for Female Readers Should Be Underway

In Science Fiction the Race for Female Readers Should Be Underway

If real life invisibility cloaks aren't as cool as the stories, then women of all ages should delve back into the storybooks. Science fiction breeds from a love of science and art, and the imaginations that find their limitations in the physical world can thrive on paper. Maybe Harry Potter Go will be the next mobile sensation!

Source: http://womensenews.org/2016/07/in-science-fiction-the-race-for-female-readers-should-be-underway/

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Who knows what's hiding in the fine print of the terms and conditions? They'recumbersome, 40 pages long, and written by lawyers. Unfortunately, a close look at the contract reveals that Pokémon Go users forfeit all rights to sue Nintendo and Niantic Labs (the creator) of all personal injury liability. Additionally, Pokémon Go allows itself to wheedle into users' phones, contacts, emails, geolocations, and a slew of other privacy breaches.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/17/pokemon-go-tcs-strip-users-of-legal-rights/

 

Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

Scientists move one step closer to creating an invisibility cloak

While our science might be lagging behind the wizardry in the Harry Potter universe, us Muggles are closer than ever to create cloaking devices. By using nano-particles that scatter light waves, the objects being hidden would take on the qualities of an object's exterior. Current plans are to use this new technology on antennas and wires, as a functional and cosmetic improvement.

Source: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-scientists-closer-invisibility-cloak.html

Image Source: By Z22 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons