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Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

Cities Are One Big Evolutionary Experiment

Urbanization has unintended consequences on city-dwelling creatures, from the peppered moths of the Industrial Revolution to today’s pesticide-resistant bed bug.<p>Historically, the most convincing case for evolution came from the the parts of the natural world left largely untouched by humans. It …

Biology

It's mostly mothers who pass on mitochondria – and a new theory says it's due to the first sexual conflict

Evolutionary interests of males and females do not always coincide. This is known as sexual conflict: male innovations that allow them to reproduce …

What are these white spots on my skin?

White spots on the skin often occur when skin proteins or dead cells become trapped under the skin's surface. They may also occur as the result of …

Skin Care

B.C. announces task force to provide advice on ending MSP premiums

An expert task force will advise the British Columbia government on how to eliminate medical premiums within four years.<p>Finance Minister Carole James …

Social Engineer Spills Tricks of the Trade

A social engineer points out gaping holes in businesses' human security and shares lessons learned from years of phishing research.<p>Imagine this: A …

Information Security

What is nociceptive pain?

Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt …

NASA has found another 20 promising planets for humans to colonize

An international team of scientists has found 20 more exoplanets that might sustain human life. If confirmed, this would increase the number of known extrasolar planets thought to be capable of sustaining life, bringing the total number of known, habitable near-Earth-sized exoplanets to around …

Universe

The Harvest Horror figurines print out nicely! I’m uploading a “let’s build” time lapse as I type this, for those of you who are consider…

The Harvest Horror figurines print out nicely! I’m uploading a “let’s build” time lapse as I type this, for those of you who are considering a belated Halloween session this weekend…

Token Ring aims to wrap security around your finger

Jewelry that makes payments, unlocks doors and works as a password manager.<p>I'm not sure I want my entire life on a ring I wear on my finger. But Token's pitch for the future of wearables is pretty fascinating: something that acts not as a fitness tracker or notifier, but simply as a secure ID. …

Wearable Tech

How An Entire Nation Became Russia's Test Lab for Cyberwar

<b>The clocks read</b> zero when the lights went out.<p>It was a Saturday night last December, and Oleksii Yasinsky was sitting on the couch with his wife and …

ProtonMail makes its free VPN service available to everyone

ProtonMail, the encrypted email created by CERN and MIT scientists, has released a new product in response to the administration's roll back of Obama-era internet privacy rules. Starting today, you can try out the company's VPN service, which was in beta testing by 10,000 initial users for a year, …

Privacy

Man Whose Hand Was Sewn Into Abdomen Is On The Road To Recovery

"I could feel my fingers wiggling inside my body,”<p>Carlos Mariotti’s life changed forever in March 2016.<p>The machine operator in São Ludgero, Brazil, suffered a horrific accident to his left hand when it was trapped in a machine used to make plastic tableware.<p>The skin of the hand was torn off and the …

Orthopedic

More Mechanics To Steal To Make Your D&D Game Better

Running a game of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> is like cooking for a few friends on a regular basis. Recipes for a dish often start out the same. Everyone adds …

Real “Beauty and the Beast” Rose Allegedly Lasts Forever Without Sunlight or Water

A luxury flower company in London is selling “one hundred percent natural” ‘Beauty and the Beast’ roses that it claims last forever if kept in their …

Home - Worldbuilders

We work with authors, game designers, and artists to create exclusive merchandise. All sales help support our fundraising efforts!<p>Find out what we're …

Fundraising

Patrick Rothfuss Talks About Mental Health

With a bunch of successful novels under his belt and a <i>Kingkiller Chronicles</i> TV show in the works with none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda on the team, …

Mental Health

Slay winter with a heated Kotatsu table bed from Japan

Lacking central heating and decent insulation, many Japanese homes are wicked cold in winter. Hence the Kotatsu. A brilliant Japanese invention that …

Common Cold

10 super fun tabletop games that celebrate women and diversity

International Tabletop Day is here, and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate by playing great board and card games with friends. Gaming is a …

12 Easy Ways to Get Over Your Laziness | Inc.com

Being highly productive isn't a natural talent for everyone. Some of us have a naturally strong work ethic, while others really like our sitting-around time. But we always seem to find time for the things we want to do.<p>Laziness, on the other hand, appears for very specific reasons. Maybe we don't …

Procrastination

RPGs Way Better Than D&D

Tabletop games have been making a comeback since the recession. The trend not only increased the sales of <i>Monopoly</i> and <i>Risk</i>, but brought hobby games …

Blog

Marcus Marr & Chet Faker - Birthday Card

Play nearly any video on your Chromecast using this browser add-on

You can stream seemingly anything to your TV using a Chromecast, but tracking down the software you need can be time-consuming -- and it frequently won't pull media from other devices on your network. It's a good thing that Videostream has released its namesake Chrome add-on, then. The extension …

Infrared Film Turns The Arctic Hot Pink

Many photographers share a fascination with discontinued film stock–shooting on film that’s in danger of extinction seems to lend their work a rare, enchanted flavor. New York–based photographer Daniel Zvereff recently got a hold of some of the last remaining supply of expired Kodak Aerochrome film …

I used Google Glass: the future, but with monthly updates

The frosted-glass doors on the 11th floor of Google’s NYC headquarters part and a woman steps forward to greet me. This is an otherwise normal specimen of humanity. Normal height, slender build; her eyes are bright, inquisitive. She leans in to shake my hand and at that moment I become acutely …