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British scientists win Nobel prize in physics for work so baffling it had to be described using bagels

Explaining why three British professors won the Noble prize for physics wasn’t rocket science. It was harder.<p>So yesterday the Nobel committee chose the medium of pastries to illustrate how David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz changed the world with their groundbreaking …

Physics

25 Japanese foods we love -- from miso to tempura | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Japan is often called a "Galapagos" when it comes to technology, as the country's cultural isolation tends to produce innovations found nowhere else in the world. The same can be said about its food.<p>Japan is a culinary wonderland thanks to its unique heritage, a national obsession with …

Japan

Curious Deer Photobombs Baby's Photoshoot and Turns It into a Magical Portrait

Photographer Megan Rion of Imagine That Photography was capturing 1-month-old Connor Rogers' portrait when an intrigued woodland creature unexpectedly interfered. While Connor was serenely sleeping on a hay stack surrounded by gourds and autumn leaves, a curious deer name Maggie wandered over. When …

Photography

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Academic learning is usually in the spotlight at school, but teaching elementary-age students "soft" skills like self-control and social skills might help in keeping at-risk kids out of criminal trouble in the future, a study finds.<p>Duke University researchers looked at a program called Fast Track, …

Education

This scientist scanned his brain 2X a week for 18 months - Futurity

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a year and a half, Russell Poldrack climbed into an MRI machine and scanned his brain. He explains why.

English is strangling other languages on the Internet

When it comes to Internet accessibility, having a strong Wi-Fi connection is just the beginning. What's the use of even the fastest internet speeds …

Artist Creates Beautiful Paintings From Her Three-Year-Old Daughter’s Doodles

<b>Having made</b> a splash with her delightful debut artistic collaboration with her toddler late last year, Toronto-based artist Ruth Oosterman returns …

Gorgeous, Grotesque Art That Ruins Your Childhood Can Soon Live On Your Coffee Table

We’ve followed artist Dan LuVisi’s trippy, twisted, surreal takes on popular characters for a while. Now LuVisi’s collection, <i>Popped Culture</i>, is on …

Artist Brilliantly Imagines What Disney Villains Would Look Like in Real Life

Thanks to Finnish artist Jirka Vtinen, we can now confirm that Disney's cartoon villains would look just as scary in real life. In honor of Halloween, the illustrator decided to expand his portfolio of iconic princesses and princes by adding the wickedly witchy villains from classic Disney films …

Walt Disney Company

Hidden Portrait Found Under 'Mona Lisa' Painting

A hidden portrait underneath the "Mona Lisa" has been discovered by a French scientist, who said he uncovered the image using reflective light …

Art

Watch This Craftsman Turn Sticks of Wood Into Christmas Tree Sculptures

Your lights, tinsel, wreaths, and stockings have probably already been hung (by the chimney with care), but there's nothing wrong with getting a …

'Knife angel' made from 100,000 seized blades divides opinion

Sculpture highlighting the brutality of knife crime will tour UK when completed, but some victims’ families are against it<p>The creators of a 24ft-high angel statue made of knives collected from police amnesties have said they were overwhelmed by how many weapons they had gathered, but the sculpture …

Knives

Twitch plays modern art

Whether or not the art world wants a robotic painter, it's going to get one. Chris Chen, founder of Instapainting, a web service that converts your photographs into paintings, has built a machine that's creating an artwork live on Twitch. Users can punch in commands on the gaming platform for the …

Fantastic Fantasy World - Jason Chan (10 pieces)

<b>The Girl Who Could Fly</b><p>Take a quick peek into the world of Jason Chan and you'll be dazzled by all of the mystical creatures. It's where flying children, rock monsters and beautiful sorcerers are as commonplace as ghosts, unicorns and dragons.<p>Combining his love for video games with his skill for …

Anime

What Frozen Food Looks Like Around The World

<i>Photo Credit: Pixabay</i><p>Before you sit down with your TV dinner, check out what frozen food looks like in other parts of the world.<p>Many college students, hurried parents, and young professionals view frozen food as a go-to meal that does its part to lessen the stress in their busy lives. But …

Why Ryan O'Reilly solves math equations while he works out

Squats, yoga, and…math? For Ryan O'Reilly, building the brain is as key as muscles. His eclectic workout routine keeps him on high alert.<p>So you’re in …

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Costco Food Court

<i>Photo Credit: Alastair Wallace / Shutterstock</i><p>There's something about the food sold here that just hits the spot.<p>For many Costco members, a visit to the popular warehouse store isn't complete without a trip to their food court. Whether it's a gargantuan slice of saggy, cheesy pizza, a somewhat …

Nintendo's smartphone games won't be ports

Nintendo has been planning its gaming debut on smartphones for a long while now, but transitioning to hardware that it didn't have a hand in creating …

The State of the Wii U In 2015

The Wii U had a tough 2015. Nintendo can boast that they’ve released some of the most excellent exclusives of the year, yes, but with their next …

Patient Man Walks Across Every Grand Theft Auto Game

Driving is for the weak. Reader Conor decided the other day to traverse <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> the hard way: by walking. Across not one of the games, but <i>all</i> …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII | Rock, Paper, Shotgun - PC Game Reviews, Previews, Subjectivity

Share this:<p>“Lightning never strikes twice”, say lucky folks who’ve never riled a crybaby wizard. I didn’t touch your bins, Ezwraine, and the reason I …

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Will Have An "Entirely Different Genre Template"

1992’s Crystal Pepsi Is Coming Back!

Impressive First Trailer For THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

30 Unusual and Geeky Ornaments

Whether you've decided on a Douglas fir or a more artificial model this December, your tree will look a little more interesting with one of these …

Possible patent for Nintendo NX controller emerges

Ryan Lambie News Dec 11, 2015A new patent for a very unusual-looking device has emerged from Nintendo. Is this our first look at the NX's controller?

Retrogaming

My Geek Box Seems To Have A Problem…

Monthly subscription boxes aimed at the geek demographic have profilerated. Started by Loot Crate, followed by Nerd Block, then copied by everybody. …

J.J. Abrams Recommends Seeing STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS In This Format

Terror On Twitter

Illustration by Nick Jarvis<p>How ISIS is taking war to social media—and social media is fighting back<p>W<b>hen the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) descended on the Iraqi city of Mosul in June 2014, they didn’t just march into town—they simultaneously</b> …