Posts by Emma Taggart

August 14, 2019

Clever Smartphone Attachment Keeps Cats’ Attention Long Enough for Purrfect Selfies

If you have a cat, you know they’re notoriously difficult to photograph. Our feline friends have a mind of their own, and definitely don’t have time to sit for a selfie—they have too much napping, eating, and chasing their own tails to do. But what if we could lure them into posing with a distracting toy? This is the idea behind Bubblegum Stuff’s smartphone attachment called Cat Selfie.

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August 9, 2019

These Sake Cups Look Like There’s a Tiny Galaxy Inside Them When Liquid Is Poured In

If you’re a fan of Japanese sake and outer space, chances are you’ll love these galaxy-inspired sake cups. Sold by Sansaku, each simple vessel looks like it contains a swirling, sparkling night sky when it’s filled with liquid, allowing you to hold your own, tiny Milky Way in your hands. The 宙COCORO collection is handcrafted by Hiromi Sato, a traditional craftsman from Niigata in northwestern Japan.

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August 8, 2019

Ethiopia May Have Set a World Record By Planting 350 Million Trees in Just 12 Hours

Forests cover about 30% of our planet’s land mass, but ever since humans started cutting down trees, the “lungs of the world” have been disappearing at an alarming rate. Deforestation has had a devastating effect on the habitats of wildlife, weather patterns, and even climate change. Although human impact is to blame, people all over the world are now taking action, with a shared goal to restore their local forests and landscapes.

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