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80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Interior Design

How To Cook Grits Like A Southerner

There are many traditional foods from the South that have been adopted all over the country. You can get biscuits at any hour of the day in NYC. Soul food can be found as far west as Portland. But grits, that dish of cornmeal, hasn't taken off with the same enthusiasm as others -- we suspect it's …

Rise of the American police state: 9 disgraceful events that paved the way

<b>(Kozorez Vladislav via Shutterstock)</b><p>From the War on Drugs to the militarization of police, these deeply unsettling milestones got us where we are<p>Alex Henderson<p>October 28, 2014 4:01pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>The August 19 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, …

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Chocolate Boosts Memory, According To Science

These flavanols, found in virtually all plants, are part of a group of substances known as bioflavonoids. They were initially known as vitamin P and were first indentified by Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian scientist, Dr Albert Szent-György.<p>To date, over 4,000 individual flavonoids have been …

Columbia University

8 Things Every Tiny Apartment Needs

We typically list-off "10 Things", but let's get real, you're seriously short on space.<p><b>1.</b> A bed on risers, storage bins below, and a long-enough bedskirt to conceal it.<p><b>2.</b> No space for bedside tables? Night lights that hang on the wall will keep you out of the dark.<p><b>3.</b> For additional counter space in …

Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor set for supervillain ensemble Suicide Squad

Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor could make an appearance in Warner Bros’ supervillain epic Suicide Squad following his turn in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, according to Deadline.<p>Suicide Squad was revealed as part of the studio’s slate of 10 movies based around the DC Comics universe – an …

iPad Air 2 design changes mean good and bad for ease of repair

Apple announced the new iPad Air 2 just last week, and already the good people at iFixit have torn it apart. What they’re looking for: component parts that are designed into the device differently than in previous iterations, and what that means to the “repairability” of the device.<p>The iFixit …

Overweight Women Tend To Earn Smaller Paychecks, Study Claims

Heavier women are more likely to be lighter in the wallet, reports a new study that says obese females tend to occupy lower-paying, more-strenuous jobs in less-visible corners of the U.S. workforce when compared to average-sized women and men.<p>In fact, the link between extra pounds and leaner …

Civil Rights

Official Michael Brown autopsy reportedly reveals teen was shot at close range

Michael Brown, the 18-year-old black man whose fatal shooting by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in August touched off weeks of racially-charged rioting, had marijuana in his system, was initially shot at close range and does not appear to have been killed while running …

Wearable tech to hack your brain

The technology sounds simultaneously fake and dangerous: Strap on a headset and send targeted electrical currents into your brain for about 15 minutes to get more energy, improve your focus or calm down.<p>Brain stimulation is a very real but still unproven area of technology for tinkering with the …

DIY: How to Create an Entire Darkroom In a 3.5×7-Foot Closet

Do you love the smell of fixer on your fingertips and the ominous red glow of the safety light, but don’t have enough space to build your very own …

Injection Of Brain Nerve Cells Into Spine Helps Paralyzed Man Walk Again

Derek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down<p>Four years ago, Darek Fidyka was stabbed in the back , leaving his spinal cord severed, and his body from the chest down paralyzed. Now, after an experimental treatment, Fidyka has regained some feeling in his lower body and is learning to walk …

Physiotherapy

BTS: Using Simple IKEA Lighting and Clever Editing to Bring a Short Horror Film to Life

In the above video by filmmaker David Sandberg, we see once again how, as with many things in the creative world, simple is quite often better. The …

Homeland Security Tightens Travel From Ebola Epicenter

Passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will now have to fly through the five airports where screenings are taking place.<p>It's not a outright Ebola travel ban, but the federal government is limiting the ways in which passengers from West Africa can enter the United States.<p>The Department of …

Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven …

Imaging

Aeromobil Flying Car with Collapsible Wings Fits Any Standard Parking Space

Henry Ford once says that there’ll come a day where an airplane and a motorcar combined into one. It looks like that day is not that far from now,</b> …

Liquid hard drive could store 1TB data in a tablespoon

A liquid hard drive containing a suspension of nanoparticles could be used to store impressive amounts of data: 1 terabyte per tablespoon.<p>Researchers …

‘Exodus: Gods And Kings’ Is *Not* 3 Hours And 20 Minutes Long, Say Fox Reps

<b>UPDATE</b>: While IMDB still lists the <i>Exodus: Gods and Kings</i> running time as three hours and 20 minutes, Fox reps are strenuously disputing the report (without saying what the actual running time <i>is)</i>. My guess is, the cut isn’t quite finished yet, but it’s not going to be three hours and 20 minutes …

Details from Star Wars Movies Playfully Inserted Into Everyday Life

These average black and white photographs reveal some surprising details mixed in with the everyday scenes. Created by Toronto-based photographer Thomas Dagg, <i>Star Wars</i> is a collection of images in which the artist digitally added various characters and vehicles from the movie into the landscape. …

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New Gold Rush: why banks are racing to be the first card in your Apple Pay

Beyond the home screen, beyond the lock screen, the battle for the pre-screen<p>Over the weekend I was hit with a deluge of advertising from banks and credit card companies encouraging me to get ready for the wonder that is Apple Pay. It seemed odd to me that big-name financial institutions would be …

How tech advances are helping innovators do more for people with disabilities

Inside a small office on the sixth floor of the University of Washington’s computer science building, Richard Ladner starts talking about Google’s …

​The 14 Dumbest Schemes That Cobra Ever Came Up With On G.I. Joe

As the title song always said, G.I. Joe 's purpose is to defend the world against Cobra, a ruthless terrorist organization determined to rule the …