WETSUIT: BEAVERS GAVE THEIR LIVES

Wetsuits are typically bulky and heavy, but scientists at MIT studied beavers to create a new rubbery material that could be used to make lighter and warmer wetsuits. Beavers stay warm and dry underwater because their dense layers of fur trap pockets of warm air. Inspired by these creatures, the scientists experimented with different hair…

via MIT scientists are creating a lighter, warmer wetsuit inspired by beavers — Quartz

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USED UNDERWEAR INSTEAD OF RENT PAYMENT

London’s mix of blistering property prices and building restrictions has created a dire shortage of housing in the capital. It’s so bad, even a mattress under a set of stairs is not one of the most egregious examples of the city’s insane rental market. But there’s also another, darker side effect of the searing cost…

via If you can’t afford your rent, landlords will accept your used underwear instead — Quartz

GIVING UP ON DONALD TRUMP’S DREAMS!

The politics of the 1990s are really back—not just all the sex talk, but also the spectacle of watching a party come to grips with the fact that its presidential nominee is going to lose. “No blank check” may not sound like much, but it’s a kiss of death for Donald Trump, delivered by none…

via Top Republican Paul Ryan tells his party to give up on a Donald Trump presidency — Quartz