By Martha Tesema
If you thought the stories regarding sexual abuse and harassment were done—or only limited to Hollywood—you have grossly have misunderstood the scope of this pervasive problem.
In a heart-wrenching and personal note Wednesday, Olympic gold medalist and member of the Fierce Five McKayla Maroney addresses sexual harassment and abuse in competitive sports world. The 21-year-old gymnast revealed that since the age of 13, she had consistently been molested by the former US Women’s National Gymnastics Team doctor, Dr. Larry Nassar.
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By Nikolay Nikolov
A team of scientists in Austria filmed a single tree root tip growing over a 17-hour period. The footage shows how organisms respond to gravity and it can help us figure out how to grow plants in space.
The video is this year’s winner in Nikon’s …
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By Leah Collie
Finally, I have something in common with 2-month-old babies: we both love falling asleep to the sweet sounds of early ’80s soft rock. One new dad won’t let his newborn stop him from playing music, only now, he’d rather she were strapped to him while he does.
Relatively new YouTube channel Songs With My Daughter shows what it’s like to make songs with the close assistance of your child.
We’d venture to guess this little girl might enjoy dozing off to her dad’s instrumental covers more than her dad enjoys playing them for her. While she might be too young to appreciate most of these melodies, it’s truly an ingenious way to get the little one to snooze. …
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By Carlos Cadorniga
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Bluetooth speakers are one of the most convenient technological breakthroughs of the last decade, but they can also be clunky, difficult to transport, and annoying to charge. That’s apparently not the case with the DASH A. At only 3/4″ high and weighing 6.9 oz, the DASH A is a super slim portable speaker that’s so compact you won’t even know it’s in your purse. If it’s in your pocket you’ll probably know, but it’s also a full-blown speaker that fits in your pocket — so yeah.
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By Karissa Bell
It was only a matter of time: Samsung’s Bixby assistant isn’t confined to just phones anymore.
The company will soon bring its digital assistant to appliances, starting with its own refrigerators and smart TVs. Samsung is also working with third-party developers to open up Bixby to non-Samsung products “in the near future.”
The news is part of Samsung’s “Bixby 2.0” update, announced today at the company’s developer conference in San Francisco. The revamped Bixby is smarter, has better voice recognition capabilities, and has improved personalization features. …
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