Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From flushable pregnancy tests to pizza awards and more, our look around the internet

1. New Art Books for Kids The team at Artsy has put together a list of 11 new art books for children—that adults will certainly enjoy too. From biographical-style stories to illustration-driven narratives and even cookbooks, these creative titles can teach kids about Yayoi Kusama, Keith Haring, patterns, mud pies and more. Take a look at the full list at Artsy. 2. Lia, the World’s …

Lia, the World’s First Biodegradable and Flushable Pregnancy Test

Developed by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson in 2015, who were then grad students at the University of Pennsylvania, Lia makes for a 99% accurate and environmentally friendly way to test for pregnancy. Known as Lia, it’s not only flushable, but also entirely biodegradable. Lia has now been cleared for use by the FDA and will begin distribution in mid-2018. One of the motivating factors …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Inventing new products for women's health, driving a wooden concept car, photos of SoCal's modernist architecture and more in our look at the web

1. Whales Are Eating Our Trash A recent surge in whale beachings (over 30 cases in Europe so far in 2016) is causing major concern for researchers and marine biologists. Not long ago, a necropsy of a beached whale revealed huge amounts of car parts and plastic waste, including buckets and netting in its stomach. Though the ocean waste may not have been the primary …