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This Woman Sees 100 Times More Colors Than The Average Person

A unique genetic mutation and a well-wired brain mean that Concetta Antico is like no other artist on Earth.<p>When Concetta Antico looks at a leaf, she sees much more than just green. “Around the edge I’ll see orange or red or purple in the shadow; you might see dark green but I’ll see violet, …

Biology

This App Turns Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Donate your phone's capabilities to science! Plus, if physicists use data from your phone in their paper, then you'll get credited as an author.<p>Want to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector? Well there's an app for that. Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones, or CRAYFIS, uses smartphones' and …

Physics

The 31 Best Horror Movies on Netflix Right Now

Halloween is almost here, which means you've got an appetite for horror: Good thing there are so many vampire, zombie, and serial killer flicks you can watch right now on Netflix.<p>Whether it's a classic like "Carrie" you want to revisit, an old '80s B movie you never saw or that Jennifer Lawrence …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

Woman's interminable selfie shoot divides YouTube

More than one million people have poured onto YouTube to see a bikini-clad woman trying to perfect shots of her face and rear. You must either be for or against.<p>Projecting the right image is now the world's most difficult task.<p>Our visual, virtual selves express more of who we are than words or …

Filmmaking

This Female Game Developer Was Harassed So Severely On Twitter She Had To Leave Her Home

The couple called the police after Wu recieved violent and graphic death threats on Twitter.<p>Based on tweets from Wu, which The Verge, BoingBoing, Re/code, and other tech blogs spotted on Saturday, the harassment seems to be in response to a meme Wu created poking fun at the "gamergate" …

Game Development

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. Federal health officials express deep concern after a healthcare worker becomes the second person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.</b> The female employee at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital is the first case of Ebola transmission in the US and the second outside Africa.<p><b>2. Liberian health</b> …

Hong Kong

The Sun Looks Uncannily Like A Jack-O-Lantern, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun.<p>On Wednesday, the same day that skywatchers were treated to a full "blood moon," NASA captured a spooky image of the sun looking uncannily like a glowing …

Woman Has Surgery for Third TOTAL RECALL Breast

The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t …

These Japanese Food Puns Have Melted Our Cynical Hearts

As food writers, we have a soft spot when it comes to puns -- especially food puns. We know they can be bad; we know they are 100 percent played out. But no matter how often we hear "I'm kind of a big dill," we can't help but crack a smile.<p>And Japanese food puns are a whole new territory for us, …

New 7 Wonders vs. Ancient 7 Wonders

The 20 Cheapest Cities To Visit This Summer, According To TripAdvisor

The chilliest winter in recent history is solidly behind us and it's time to make some serious summer plans. But where can you go without breaking the bank?<p>TripAdvisor announced Thursday the results of their fourth annual TripIndex Cities, which compares a night out and an overnight stay in major …

9 Shows To Try Out While 'Game of Thrones' Isn't On

It's a sad day for fans of HBO fantasy favorite "Game of Thrones." The fourth season has come to a close and it feels as though Sunday nights just won't be the same for a while. Sure, the series has been renewed for fifth and sixth seasons (yay!), but if we look at the pattern of its past …

Why Is 'Game of Thrones' Only 10 Episodes?

"Game of Thrones" has taken the "leave them wanting more" approach to storytelling for four seasons now, and with the recent news that the show has become HBO's most watched EVER, we can look forward to, say, four more of those rewarding/torturous seasons (keep writing those books, George RR …

Teacher helps disabled artist create works 25 years after tragic accident

Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Photo by Richard Gwin<p>Sitting in his room at …

Why Americans Call Soccer 'Soccer'

The British started it.<p>New Zealand's largest newspaper is deeply conflicted. With the World Cup underway in Brazil, should <i>The New Zealand Herald</i> refer to the "global round-ball game" as "soccer" or "football"? The question has been put to readers, and the readers have spoken. It's "football"—by a …

Facebook Just Added A Button That Lets You Ask Your Friends Why They're Single

As if Facebook could get any more invasive, there's a new button that users have been noticing next to the "Relationship Status" field on their friends' profiles.<p>It's an "Ask" button.<p>For users who have chosen to leave their status empty, for privacy reasons or otherwise, it's now on display.<p>You can …

Social Media

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

Big Bang Discovery Comes Under Fire

Rumors ripple about flaws in the discovery of gravitational waves in the big bang's aftermath.<p>An acclaimed "smoking gun" discovery explaining the unfolding of the early universe faces rumors of a cosmic misfire. (See: "Big Bang's 'Smoking Gun' Confirms Early Universe's Exponential Growth.")<p>In March …

When It Comes to Taste, What Matters More: Our Mouths or Our Minds?

We know we love to eat—what we don't know is why and how. So we rounded up cultural and scientific observations about the psychology—and physiology—of taste<p>We're all familiar with <b>Marcel Proust</b>'s humble madeleine: The mere scent of the buttery cookie sends a wave of nostalgia through the narrator of</i> …

Food

Adorable Photos of 4-Year-Old Instagram Sensation Mimicking High Fashion Shots

Ryker Wixom is the most fashionable 4-year-old you’re likely to meet this side of a black AMEX, and given how fast his Instagram star is rising, …