Back to the kitchen ladies!
Housework cuts breast cancer risk
(Just kidding... You can work in the factories while the men are at war.)
Just another mildly sexist 'clip'-art (get it?!) from the BBC.
"Women who exercise by doing the housework can reduce their risk of breast cancer, a study suggests.
The research on more than 200,000 women from nine European countries found doing household chores was far more cancer protective than playing sport.
Dusting, mopping and vacuuming was also better than having a physical job.
The women in the Cancer Research UK-funded study spent an average of 16 to 17 hours a week cooking, cleaning and doing the washing."
High-School Students Plan Hypothetical NASA Mission, Discover It's Real
Ender's Game, anyone?
"In 2009, science teacher Ron Dantowitz gave three of his students a project, asking them to plan a mission to record the disintegration of a spacecraft. It was presented as a hypothetical situation to the kids—James Breitmeyer, Brigitte Berman, and Yiannis Karavas, all from Brookline, Massachusetts—but Dantowitz, an expert in "optical observations, tracking, and spectroscopy," had actually been asked by NASA to participate in the real deal: The Hayabusa Re-entry Airborne Observing Campaign, a mission to record video of the Japanese spacecraft, which had been out gathering material from an asteroid, as it re-entered the atmosphere.
After six months of work, Dantowitz let them in on the secret—and in June, the three high schoolers took off in a DC-8 and recorded the video themselves."
X Prize's multimillion-dollar challenge for Gulf oil solutions
We all knew this would happen. But I do prefer this to asking random Hollywood celebrities.
"The X Prize Foundation announced today that it is developing a multimillion-dollar “oil spill cleanup X challenge” to come up with solutions to cleaning up shorelines and open water fouled by oil leaking from the BP Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Speaking at the TEDxOilSpill conference in Washington, Frances Beland of the X Prize Foundation asked the audience of 300, and many more watching the conference’s videostream, “What do you prize?” Beland told CNN after his appearance that the oil-related challenge will probably offer about $3 million in prize money for a cleanup solution."