Tiger Print is the New Leopard

The Inspiration

And, surprise, the quirky, but longstanding thing about tiger print is how often it’s done in colors beyond literally black and tan. Monochrome is spotted frequently (as are more vivid displays in lime green or electric blue).

The Mysteries of Animal Movement

David Hu was changing his infant son’s diaper when he got the idea for a study that eventually won him the Ig Nobel prize. No, not the Nobel Prize — the Ig Nobel prize, which bills itself as a reward for “achievements that make people laugh, then think.” As male infants will do, his son…


Daily serving of nuts may stave off weight gain

Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts may benefit overall metabolic health and keep off the weight we tend to gain as we enter adulthood. A daily serving of nuts may prevent weight gain and improve metabolic health in the long run, two new studies suggest. From providing cardiovascular benefits to…


What does ovulation pain mean?

A minority of people experience a sudden, sharp pain when they ovulate. Also known as mittelschmerz pain, it does not mean that something is wrong. However, it is easy to mistake other abdominal pain for ovulation pain, so anyone experiencing any pelvic pain symptoms should see a doctor. Ovulation occurs when a follicle in an…


Converse Is Finally Making Water-Proof Chuck Taylors

Converse All Stars were meant to be worn in warm weather and tucked away when the winter season’s rain, snow and slush rolls around. But gone are the days of your Converse being confined to the back of your closet for half the year, because the brand has unveiled its own iteration of the sneaker…


‘Entering Burn Area’: Yosemite After the Fire

In the last two years, the state of California, where I live, has been ravaged by fires so unprecedented that a once rare term has now become routine: megafire. A megafire is a fire that consumes more than 100,000 acres. A few months ago, in an area near Yosemite National Park, the Ferguson fire raged…


Singapore’s Claim as a Street-Food Hub Riles Malaysians

HONG KONG — Ever since Singapore separated from Malaysia and declared independence in 1965, the two neighbors have argued over who has stronger claims to aspects of their shared heritage. The rivalry extends to street food, and the latest sticking point is a plan by Singapore to ask Unesco to recognize the city state’s street…


Medical News Today: New virus could help destroy cancer

A new study examines the behavior of a cancer-killing virus that fits tumor cells perfectly and leaves healthy cells intact. Can we tame viruses to use them as a treatment for cancer? Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading…