People who are blind can navigate indoors with a phone in their pocket

Now there is no need to hold your phone out when navigating FG Trade/Getty Images A pair of smartphone apps can guide people who are blind through unfamiliar buildings, even if their handset is tucked away in a pocket. The researchers behind the technology say its crucial advantage is that the tools require no costly … Read more

Blind, Sand-Swimming Golden Mole Rediscovered Alive After 86 Years : ScienceAlert

De Winton’s golden mole (Cryptochloris wintoni) was feared extinct for almost a century. But with the help of a canine friend scientists have rediscovered them on the west coast of South Africa for the first time since 1936. “The amazing part for me is that it’s been there all this time, and nobody knew,” says … Read more