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Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic

We’ve seen lots and lots of 3D printers over the last few years, and they almost all have one thing in common: the objects they print are hard* and mostly rigid.<p><i>(* well, except for this printer that prints edible objects out of mulched bananas…)</i><p>What if you wanted to print something soft instead? …

YouTube will reportedly take on Twitch with a new game streaming service

Google may not have acquired Twitch as was long rumored, but it looks like it may still be getting into video game streaming in a big way. According to a report from <i>The Daily Dot</i>, Google-owned YouTube is set to launch a new live-streaming service that will have a heavy emphasis on video games, and …

Kickstarter Gives Project Pages A Beautiful Facelift

Spotlight turns successfully funded projects into customizable landing pages for Kickstarter-funded brands.<p>Since 2009, the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has nurtured great ideas. But once a project reaches its funding goal, it can get lost in the mix, and its Kickstarter page becomes a shell of …

Closet Boot Camp: 5 Pro Tips to Getting The Perfect Closet

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Dolce & Gabbana celebrates motherhood at Milan fashion week

Mother’s Day is in May in Italy but it came early this year. Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn/winter collection at Milan fashion week on Sunday afternoon was called “Viva la mamma”. It was a celebration of mothers everywhere.<p>As with all shows from the brand, the clue came with the invitation, which …

Social norms can catch on without leaders

New research offers a scientific explanation of how social conventions can emerge suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, without any external forces …

How male black widows avoid cannibal mates

Male black widow spiders aren’t looking for mates with great personalities or senses of humor. For some, finding the right partner is a way to avoid …

Mattel And Google Turning View-Master Into Virtual Reality Headset

It's like Google Cardboard, but for kids!<p>This morning, Mattel announced a partnership with Google to upgrade the classic toy View-Master, which was first introduced at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. The new and improved View-Master viewer will run on the Google Cardboard platform, with special …

Virtual Reality

Some Viruses Gang Up, Research Shows

Viruses such as EV-D68 and its distant cousin polio gang up to infect cells, researchers reported Friday.<p>Then these gaggles of enteroviruses cloak themselves in pieces of the infected cell to sneak out and infect other cells.<p>The findings, reported in the journal Cell, may help lead to treatments …

Weird Sub-Neptunes and Super-Earths Pop Up in Kepler's Planet Search

SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of the most common kinds of planets detected by NASA's Kepler telescope appears to be a type that doesn't exist in our own solar system, a leading astronomer on the Kepler team said Friday.<p>This type of planet has a size in the range between two and four times Earth's …

Right Now, You're Breathing A Potentially Dangerous Substance

Air: It's one of the world’s most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances<p>The air man needs a fresh hit. It’s a beautiful summer morning. Dew shines on the grass. Birds chirp. What a glorious day to contemplate the air. I had con­tacted the air man—he has a name: Steven …

Public Health

Heart of darkness: Scientists probe dark matter near Milky Way's core

Even though scientists have managed to quantify how much dark matter lurks in distant galaxies, astronomers have been hard-pressed to figure out how much of the mysterious stuff lies within our own.<p>But in a paper published in the journal Nature Physics, a team of researchers has managed to measure …

Dark Matter

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Heart Nebula

It’s 7,500 light years away, in the Perseus Arm of our Milky Way galaxy, in the direction to the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.<p>Our friend Justin …

To Keep Bacteria Off Medical Devices, Coat Them In This Slippery Liquid

Back off bacteria, you'll get no traction here<p>With antibiotic resistant microbes on the rise, plenty of researchers are looking into ways of thwarting the stubborn little devils. Scientists are working on everything, from air cocoons and electrical implants, to many other complicated alternatives. …

Medical Technology

How to Know if a Career in Interior Design is Right for You

Choosing a career that is not only going to provide financially, but will also provide happiness is an undertaking of incredible proportions.<p>It’s …

Interior Design

Designing a Closet That Works for You

Make your closets work for, not against, you with these easy organization solutions.<p>Whether it's a lack of closet space or how the current closets are used, everyone wants to know how to maximize storage space. Here, ideas on how to configure your closets so they work for, not against, you.

Cycloc Endo Bicycle Storage

What, you need <i>another</i> bicycle storage solution? The Endo from Cycloc might check off all the right boxes: it’s a vertical hanging solution that fits …

Plastic

Your Pinterest Boards Just Got Easier to Organize!

Even Pinterest devotees (like myself) have bemoaned the site's limitations when it comes to organizing boards and pins. Nothing is more frustrating …

Enchanting Fairytale-Inspired Photos by Anita Anti

New York-based Ukrainian photographer Anita Anti uses elaborate costumes, makeup, and props to capture imaginative portraits inspired by fairytales and fantasy. Beautiful young women are transformed into magical beings and otherworldly characters in these enchanting images, thanks to Anti's …

Costumes

The Fat Duck: Silly food is killing us, body and soul

Heston Blumenthal is moving his Fat Duck restaurant to Australia. Good. In a Britain of food banks and obesity, says Tim Stanley, it represented bourgeois decadence.<p><b>Heston Blumenthal is closing down his Fat Duck restaurant</b> for six months and <b>moving it to Australia</b>. The Aussies salivate with …

The 30 Best Instagram Fashion Moments of 2014: The Year in Review

To get a snapshot of the year from a fashion insider perspective, we took a deep dive into our feed to source the finest moments of the last twelve months. Between **Mario Testino’<b>s 60th in London and</b>Riccardo Tisci’<b>s birthday in Ibiza, it was a year of bacchanalian all-nighters and glamorous party</b> …

What to Wear to the Airport When Flying

Like a lot of you, I'm traveling to see family over the holidays, and I'm <i>always</i> shocked to see what some people think is acceptable to wear when flying. Picking out an outfit shouldn't be stressful—I'm at my most tightly strung when trying to get out the door—but you're still in public, for …

Google's Chromebooks Overtake Apple's iPads for First Time in U.S. Education Market

Apple's iPad has lost its lead over Google's line of Chromebook laptops in the U.S. education market as Google shipped more devices to schools last quarter, according to figures released by IDC (via the <i>Financial Times</i>). In Q3 2014, IDC notes that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools …

Google wants self-driving car ready in five years

Google “<i>doesn’t want to become a car maker</i>”. And judging by their quirky first pass at the job, we’re happy to hear it. Instead, Google wants the …