22 11, 2019

Meet The New, Foldable Coffee Cup (Cool Weird Awesome 177)

By |2019-11-22T05:58:04-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Some research suggests those plastic tops for disposable coffee cups make up five percent of the millions of tons of plastic waste that end up in the ocean each year. The Unocup aims to do something about that. It's a paper cup that folds up to become its own top! Plus: there's goat yoga and alpaca yoga, but Zoo Miami may top them all with its new Yoga With The Rhinos program.

19 08, 2019

The Future Of Health Care Is Alpacas (Cool Weird Awesome 108)

By |2019-08-19T09:46:30-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have been looking at the unusual immune system of alpacas. Their antibodies are not only effective, they’re also easier to harvest than most other animals’ antibodies, so they could help develop ways to treat or regulate some rare but serious diseases in humans.