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Design Better Data Tables

<b>Poor tables.</b> Where did they go wrong?<p>After being the bread and butter of the web for most of its early history, tables were cast aside by many …

Modern life is rubbish? Sleep is just the same as ever, say scientists

Study of sleep patterns of groups living in Tanzania, Namibia and Bolivia with lifestyles similar to our paleolithic ancestors shows similar late-night habits to humans with internet and TV-based routines<p>If we could only get back to ancient times when our lives were spent hunting deer, picking …

Immune System

Up Late? Looks Like Our Paleo Ancestors Didn't Sleep Much Either

In America, it seems only unicorns get seven or eight hours of sleep a night, and the rest of us suffer. But people may be meant to sleep as little as 6 1/2 hours nightly and were doing so long before the advent of electricity and smartphones, researchers say.<p>To find that out, they consulted with …

Hunter Gatherers

How to Make Salted Caramel Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker

<i>Photo by Grace Bodkin</i><p>You might be attempting a healthy summer diet right now, and if you are, I'm sorry because this ice cream will change that. This no-churn salted caramel ice cream is heavenly - plus it only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Oh, hell yes.<p><i>Photo by Grace Bodkin</i><p><b>No-Churn Salted Caramel</b> …

Dessert

Portraits of People Lost in Invisible Device Screens

Photographer Eric Pickersgill has a photo project that has the Web abuzz this week. Titled “Removed,” it shows what smartphones and tablets have done …

CMOS Inventor Working on Gigapixel Sensor That Can Detect Single Photons

Hold onto your seats: there may soon be game-changing breakthroughs in image sensors that could take low-light photography to whole new levels. The …

Ball-shaped camera could put 360° photography on the map

It would have been easy for Jonas Pfeil to pivot away from pictures and towards video.<p>Since Pfeil first started working on the Panono camera, a …

12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've compiled a list of books that can …

Books

You can now try Facebook's Relay framework in your own apps

Facebook has made a technical preview of its Relay framework open source and available on GitHub today, so developers can try it in their own projects.<p>First announced in January, Relay adds declarative, component-oriented data-fetching functionality to apps built using Facebook’s React.js user …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

Google Play now lets Android app developers offer open betas, closed betas using only email addresses

Google today added two new developer features to Google Play, making it easier for app makers to manage and convince Android users to join their beta tests. In response to feedback, Google is now letting developers offer an open beta (any user who has the link can join the test with one click) and …

THE SELECTS: Landscapes by Jay Patel

Arizona

Marvelous Free Stock Photography

If there is one thing that any designer loves and needs is a good set of high quality, free stock photos. I've ran into Unsplash some time ago, and …

Inspiration

Acupuncture May Work Like Drugs To Relieve Stress

It might be more than just placebo after all<p>The thought of having needles inserted into your body may sound stressful. But to those who regularly receive acupuncture treatments, it’s quite relaxing, though scientists haven’t really been sure why. Now researchers from Georgetown University have …

“No UI” Design’s Next Move: Fake UI

Our interfaces lie to shield us from what’s really going on behind the scenes. Are placebo interfaces helpful or harmful?<p>Our interfaces are lying to us. Elevator “close” buttons don’t really close the doors. Software progress bars don’t map to actual progress. Mobile apps like Instagram say they’ve …

UX Design

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

UX Design

DevTools DOM tree search by CSS selector - Chrome DevTools - Dev Tips

When browsing the DOM with the Elements panel, try searching (CMD+F) for nodes by their CSS selectors.

CSS

12 BLTs You've Got to Try ASAP

Cooking

How to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine (Hooray!)

Nope, you don't need fancy equipment to chill out. Here's how to make ice cream without a machine.<p>Nothing beats a bowl of sweet, smooth ice cream—well, except maybe a cone of it. When we can't make it to one of our favorite ice cream parlors, we're big fans of homemade ice cream. While you will …

Dessert

If You Invest in One Coffee Tool, Make It a French Press

If you're going to invest in one coffee-making tool, make it a French press.<p>If we were trapped on a desert island and could only have one coffee-maker from now till the end of time, we'd make it a French press. It's low maintenance, affordable, and deeply forgiving—zero extra filters required. The …

Coffee