Scientists hope to reduce whale fatalities from ship collisions by using a new sound technology that detects when the endangered animals are present, and then alerts cargo ships to slow down. A new study on Latinx representation in films gives Hollywood a low grade. And three companies are vying to redesign the La Brea Tar Pits.
New sound tech aims to save whales from ship collisions
From this Episode:
Sound tech hopes to keep whales from fatal collisions with ships
About 80 whales are killed by cargo ships on the West Coast of the United States each year.
8 min, 38 sec
The lack of Latinx representation in films
Discussions about diversity and inclusion in film often center on women and black people. If you’re Latinx, Asian, or Native, you’re often left out.
9 min, 45 sec