Revolutionizing food-animal welfare. Innovation in livestock handling. A champion for autistic individuals and families. Dr. Temple Grandin, an autistic herself, has done this all.
#TheDress- the debate picked up by news sites everywhere, Buzzfeed, and plethora of celebrities. It’s divided families and friends for the past day. I myself have had countless arguments on whether the dress is white and gold or black and blue (for the record, I only see white and gold).
The question is, why has this become such a phenomenon?
It all started when tumblr user swiked posted an image of a dress, saying that her friends couldn’t agree on whether the dress was gold and white or black and blue. Upon posting theimage on tumblr, it became a global frenzy. It became a top trend on Twitter, celebrities shared their thoughts on the color of the dress, and scientists got cracking right away on the actual color. Majority of people are divided on if it’s blue and black, or white and gold. Turns out, the actual color is… (spoilers)
Turns out, you don’t have to work in a laboratory, wear a white coat, or have a PhD to be a scientist.
The Clumpy experiment sounds like a funny project to participate in, and you might even expect something inherently unscientific, like identifying mascara clumps. However, it is a legitimate project created by scientists including Hugo Hutt in the Bioscience and Computer Science Department at the University of Exeter. By identifying the “clumpiness”, of an image generated; citizens are able to contribute data to an experiment that observes bacterial infection of a plant.
CASE FILE: Lovdeep Citrine
September 28th, 2014
Overview of the Case:
At 1:35PM on September 22, officers received a call from Canada’s newest national airline, Flying Colors’s, field. The officers on site initially determined that there was no immediate danger, and they called emergency personnel.
Upon further investigation, it was revealed that Lovdeep died due to exsanguination. Bruising, haematoma formation, and frank haemorrhage were all present from the genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. No metabolic acidosis was found, and the kidney and liver were in satisfactory condition.