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Anime Makeovers For Famous European Art

Recommended for people who cannot appreciate paintings unless there are anime girls.<p>Titled <i>Eshi de Irodoru Sekai no Meiga</i> (loosely, <i>World Famous</i> …

Finding the Origin of Human Disease

We're still trying to eradicate diseases that have plagued humans for centuries. References to malaria, for instance, have been found in recorded history in 2700 BC China. Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to …

New solar panels can generate energy from sunlight and raindrops

Solar panels have to be outside to operate, but the weather often doesn’t cooperate to deliver maximum sunlight. A team of scientists from Qingdao, …

Clean Energy

Pollen becoming bee junk food as CO2 rises

Bees may need their own supplemental protein shakes as increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere saps the nutritional quality of pollen.<p>Pollen …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Rembrandt

IBM's Sword Art Online Virtual Reality MMO Project Teased in Screenshots, Videos

Videos show players playing demo that includes bazaar environment, combat<p>IBM held a press event for its "Sword Art Online: The Beginning" virtual …

3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

This New Mind-Reading Tech Helps You Learn to Play Instruments Faster

Yes please!<p>A new brain-scanning system called BACh (Brain Automated Chorales) is teaching inexperienced piano players how to learn more quickly and …

The Food Lab: Here's Why McDonald's Burgers Don't Rot

Like Rolling Stones farewell tours or the McRib, every few years they seem to come back. I'm talking about those ready-made-for-reposting, viral-friendly photographs of McDonald's food that doesn't seem to ever rot. It started back in 2008, when Karen Hanrahan shared a photograph of a McDonald's …

Preserve Your Sleep Cycle with a Red LED Night Light

If you’re an insomniac, falling asleep is only half the battle. Staying asleep can be difficult, too.<p>Arizona sleep specialist Vincent X. Grbach believes that if you wake up in the middle of the night, any source of white light can cause the brain to think that a new day has begun. This means that …

The university subject you choose to study reveals key information about your personality according to new research

A new review of 12 studies has found that certain personality groups coalesce around different university subjects<p>University degree courses tend to attract students with specific personality traits, according to new research.<p>For example, people who opt to study business or law tend to be 'less …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

Scientist Discovers Hidden Portrait Beneath The Mona Lisa

Let the Mona Lisa mysteries continue.<p>For centuries, human beings from all walks of life have spent countless hours wondering what lies behind Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile. Is it superiority? Cunning? Boredom? Finally, after 500 years of wondering, French scientist Pascal Cotte thinks he knows what …

Siberian Gender-Bending Warrior Princess

One of the archaeological world’s most famous discoveries was turned on its head this week when DNA testing suggested that a female warrior, buried …

Archaeology

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

Rare Fox Spotted In Yosemite For First Time In A Century

A wildlife camera in Yosemite's backcountry captured one of less than 50 remaining Sierra Nevada red foxes.<p>The Sierra Nevada red fox—one of the …

This Easy Notebook Hack Will Make You a Multitasking Pro

The first day of school has officially arrived, guys. Students everywhere are heading back to class with their brand new notebooks + school supplies and are gearing up to learn. Thanks to the folks at High Five HQ, we learned about a super cool notebook hack DIY that is a total game changer<i>.</i> Here’s …

Note-Taking

Caterpillar drugs ants to turn them into zombie bodyguards

<i>We are ready to do your bidding, all-powerful caterpillar (Image: Masaru Hojo)</i><p>Kill, Fido! Docile ants become aggressive guard dogs after a secret …

Caterpillars

Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain view | @GrrlScientist

Illustration: Klaus-Peter Koepfli & John Pollinger et al./Current Biology 2015<p><b>Figure 4. Principal Component Analyses of the Morphometric Data for African and Eurasian Golden Jackals.</b> (<b>A</b>) Plot of principal component 2 (PC2) against PC1 based on 45 linear measurements of teeth and skulls of 140 …

Unreal Engine 4 Is Showing Gamers What High-Powered Nostalgia Looks Like

Mario, Link, Sonic and the old Pokémon gang in 4K<p>The eternal fires of nostalgia have been burning a little brighter these past few weeks, fueled by videos from modders rebooting the classics on video game development suite Unreal Engine 4. Pokémon, Mario, Link and Sonic all received demo videos, …

Origami Artist Creates Charming Animals with Unique Wet Folding Technique

Hoang Tien Quyet has been folding paper ever since he was a kid. Amazed at how a flat sheet of paper could transform into a three dimensional object, he kept up the practice as he got older and eventually joined a Vietnam Origami Group forum. It was there that he met many friends who shared the …

Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life

Biologists warn that hundreds of species could die or weaken as growing levels of CO2 make oceans more acidic and disrupt shell formation

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Chopsticks

The Plate<p>Here in the U.S., we love our sushi rolls, ramen, and carryout Chinese. This means, of course, that we’re pretty familiar with chopsticks—if not totally adept at using them. But beyond the knack they have for grasping just the right bite of tofu, or the satisfying “snap” a fresh wooden …

Deep-sea fish show signs of exposure to pollution

A new study suggests deep-water fish may have health problems linked to human pollution. Eating these fish may expose diners to the same pollution.

Ancient Bronze Artifacts in Alaska Reveals Trade with Asia Before Columbus Arrival

Livescience.com 16 April 2015 by Owen Jarus<br>Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East …

You no longer need to jailbreak to get Popcorn Time on your iPhone

Sometimes described as “Netflix for pirates,” the video streaming service Popcorn Time is coming to iPhone. The standalone Popcorn Time iOS app will launch imminently — quite possibly as early as today — and will allow users to watch pirated TV shows and movies on the move.<p>While it won’t be allowed …

Popcorn Time