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Your Future Smartphone Camera May Be Able to See Cancer Thanks to the Mantis Shrimp

Mimicking animal and bug vision to create unique and interesting cameras is nothing new. Bug vision cameras with, for example, infinite depth of …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian

Why The Pushup Is The World's Greatest Exercise

If I could only do one exercise for the rest of my life, it would be the pushup.<p>Maybe you hate them or you think you can't complete a single rep or you think being a runner (or a cyclist or a walker) means you only need to focus on your lower body. But it's time to stop considering the pushup an …

I Ate Only The Foods Featured On The Emoji Keyboard For A Week — Here's What Happened

The instant message flashed on my screen from a coworker suggesting lunch. It was followed by: "TRAGEDY."<p>Tragedy may be an overstatement to apply to emoji, the standardized set of symbols used in texts and online messaging. But when the Unicode Consortium released an update this July expanding its …

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How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

If you like stargazing, you’ll love Star Walk’s new universal app for iOS

Software developer Vito Technology already has a roaring success on its hands with Star Walk, the uber-popular stargazing app that launched back in 2008 and won an Apple Design Award two years later.<p>10 million downloads on (iOS and Android), Vito has lifted the lid on a brand new standalone app …