Help Is On The Nails

A kickball ice cream maker, drug-detecting nail polish, Miranda July's "Somebody" app and more in our look at the web this week

There’s been a recent surge in new sexual assault prevention apps that focus on keeping users safe and their friends informed. Engineering students at North Carolina State University took it one step further, wanting to integrate technology into products that women often use, by developing a range of nail polish that detects date rape drugs. Dip a manicured finger into a drink, and a color change indicates it’s been tampered with. While there’s plenty of discussion regarding whether this shifts responsibility from perpetrators to victims, it’s a step toward raising more awareness surrounding rape culture.