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How to get your work featured on 45 of the best art, design and photography blogs

If you’re an artist, photographer or designer keen to raise your profile and attract more clients, then there are hundreds of places online where you …

Graphic Design

The 30 Best TED Talks of All Time That Will Open Your Mind and Inspire You to Take Action

Turn your phone into a computer mouse with Remote Mouse

Remote Mouse lets you use your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone as a touchpad to control your onscreen cursor in a pinch.<p>I'm writing this one with my wife in mind, who has been using a work-issued laptop with a broken trackpad for nearly a year. She has adapted by using a wireless mouse, but since …

Apps

Hacked Hardware Could Cause The Next Big Security Breach

Microchips govern our homes, cities, infrastructure, and military. What happens when they're turned against us?<p>In late summer of 2006, the Japanese division of McDonald’s decided to run a new promotion. When customers ordered a Coca-Cola soft drink, they would receive a cup with a code. If they …

Nobel Prize

Human DNA enlarges mouse brains

Researchers have increased the size of mouse brains by giving the rodents a piece of human DNA that controls gene activity. The work provides some of …

Genetics

New Growth Factor Indicates Possible Regenerative Effects in Parkinson's Disease

<b>Researchers have long sought treatments that can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Current treatments have for decades been only</b> …

Neuroscience

10 Proven Ways to Raise Smarter, Happier Children

<i>Children have never been perfect at listening to their parents, but they have never failed to imitate them.</i><p>When you ask parents what they want for …

Happiness

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Zoology

Groundbreaking contact lenses give wearers superhero vision

Technology allowing contact lens wearers to zoom in on demand could be available in two years<p>A pioneering new form of contact lenses giving wearers …

Artist Dad Delightfully Colorizes His Kids' Whimsical Drawings

Tattoo artist and environmentalist Fred Giovannitti is the father to three kids who enjoy drawing. And, like a lot of kids, they give their artwork to their dad. But instead of hanging their pencil sketches on the fridge, Giovannitti adds to their masterpieces while he travels for work. He uses …

Drawing

CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain

There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” In Italian company called CoeLux …

Beer could help 'protect brain against Parkinson's and Alzheimer's'

Researchers in China have found that a compound in hops could help fight off degenerative brain diseases<p>As self-delusional arguments go, it sounds like it is up there with claims that a bowl of ice-cream supplies a quarter of your daily calcium needs.<p>However, scientists in China have found that …

Tipping point of Parkinson's Disease, discovered by Cambridge University

Cambridge University discovered the level at which a protein in the brain suddenly becomes toxic<p>Scientists believe they have found the tipping point in the brain which triggers Parkinson’s Disease in a breakthrough which brings hope of future therapies.<p>Cambridge University discovered the level at …

Skin-Implanted Microchips Open Doors At Swedish Office Complex

It's the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised<p>To hear biohacker Hannes Sjoblad talk about it, getting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed under your skin is like an inoculation against obsolescence. As seen in a short video from the BBC, workers in a Swedish office complex called …

Singularity

Pushbullet brings your Mac and iOS devices even closer

There’s no doubt that technology like iOS 8’s Continuity feature make it easier to transfer work between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. However, nothing about Apple’s creation comes close to matching the sheer, unadulterated excellence that is Pushbullet.<p>Coming freshly off a $1.5 million dose of …

Alfred turns your iPad or iPhone into a remote control for your Mac

Another power tool for power users<p>A new app available in the iOS App Store today will let you configure your iPhone or iPad as a kind of supercharged remote control for your Mac. Called Alfred Remote, it essentially offers you multiple panels of buttons to do things like launch apps, control …

Remote Controls

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

Remote Controls

Could switching off single gene extend life by 12 years?

Blocking a gene in mice helped the animals live for 15 per cent longer without suffering any ill effects<p>Switching off a single gene could extend life by 12 years and make elderly people fitter, scientists have suggested.<p>The gene called Myc is important in cell division, growth and death and when it …

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Charlie Hebdo

Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

<i>What would you do if you were locked in your body, your brain intact but with no way to communicate? How do you survive emotionally when you are invisible to everyone you know and love?</i><p><i>That's the first question asked by NPR's new program on human behavior,</i> Invisibilia.<p><i>The first show tells the story</i> …

Mind

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Science scores major victory in fight against antibiotic resistance

A new test could slash the wait time for diagnoses and eliminate ineffective prescriptions<p>Antibiotic resistance, which transforms ordinary microbes into menaces that cannot be easily controlled, is exacting a growing toll on the human population. More than two million people in the U.S. develop …

Medicine

A Photograph Can Help Fool Your Phone's Fingerprint Sensor

Well, several photographs, really<p>We already knew it was possible to trick a fingerprint sensor -- such as the Touch ID system on the iPhone -- into believing that you're the owner of said phone. Now, a German hacker has shown that it's possible to acquire a fingerprint simply from a photograph of …

Information Systems

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272000_5f081ae367adf46381a9fcb8aa6e601b<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Russia wants to collect the DNA of every creature

Institutions have already been amassing huge DNA collections to catalog the world's creatures, but Moscow State University might just top them all. It's planning to build "Noah's Ark," a repository for the genes of every creature, living or extinct -- as long as the genes are readable, they'll …

Tip: You Can Use Your Wallet as a Simple Tripod for Your Smartphone

There are now a number of smartphone tripods out there that are designed to fit inside your wallet when not in use. Before you buy one, though, …