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Amazon's cashier-less grocery store opens to the public today

Amazon is throwing open the doors to its first cashier-less grocery store, dubbed Amazon Go, in Seattle on Monday, January 22.<p>The company first revealed its plans for its futuristic retail experience back in December 2016, describing how you could simply waltz into a shop with your phone that has …

The issue with millennials isn't narcissism but our depressing culture of mass consumption

If you're a young person feeling lonely these days, you're in good company. Youth everywhere are experiencing record rates of depression and anxiety, surrounded by a cultural climate of both isolation and overexposure. The moniker "snowflake generation" seems an apt phrase, then, to describe our …

Social Sciences

Alternate Movie Poster Concepts by Karl Fitzgerald

Who doesn't love movie posters! It's generally rare to stumble across a movie poster that you would appreciate the overall design enough. They are …

Graphic Design

The 10 keys to happiness that scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

Science Fiction

40 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Famous Artists at Work in Their Studios

A good studio for an artist is a very important place. Our creative studios might sometimes look like a pile of rubbish or a mixed-up room, but this …

Art

This substance lets you 'walk on water' — here's how it works

Turns out, walking on water isn't as impossible as it might sound — as long as you have the right kind of water. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>These people are "walking on water." The substance is a mix of water and cornstarch. The mixture is two parts cornstarch to one part water. It …

Chemistry

Photographer Smuggles Illegal Photos Out Of North Korea, And Kim Jong Un Doesn’t Want You To See Them

Photographer and Sony Ambassador Eric Lafforgue is one of the very lucky few that have had a chance to see what North Korea is really like. "Since …

Clear glass speaker magically displays animated lyrics to match nearly any song

Just calling this a visual speaker doesn't quite do it justice.<p>Japanese firm, Cotodama's gorgeous work of art displays song lyrics on a 22-inch …

Peter Jackson's next epic turns London into a roaming killer city

"It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea." …

This is the best way to overcome your fear of missing out

You hear about FOMO a lot these days. In fact, the word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013.<p>What does it really mean? A recent study …

Happiness

Jim Carrey Shocks Viewers With His Amazing Art Talents in Mini Documentary

Even NBA star LeBron James said he was blown away and wants to talk to the actor more about his craft.<p>Jim Carrey has always been full of …

Street Art Portraying TV Characters in Barcelona

Kit Harington

School Asks 100 Graffiti Artists To Paint It Before Renovation, And Result Is Better Than Any Renovation

Most schools looks pretty bland, with safe homogeneous colors and uninspired designs, but one hundred graffiti artists have just turned the boring …

Streetwear

Infinity book store looks like an endless tunnel of books

Imagine an infinite row of books as far as your eye can see.<p>This bookstore and library in Yangzhou, eastern China, has transformed its space into an …

Google taught an AI to edit photos like a pro and the results are glorious

Landscape photography is hard, no matter how beautiful an environment you’re shooting in. You need to be well-versed in composition, deal with weather conditions, know how to adjust your camera settings for the best possible shot, and then edit it to come up with a pleasing picture.<p>Google might be …

Mobile Photography

14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

Recipes

The Biggest Movie From the Year You Were Born

Your birthday gifts you a Zodiac sign, a generation, a gemstone, a Chinese animal avatar, a spiritual celebrity twin born the same day, or just your …

Adventurous Typography Design & Calligraphy

Let's finish off the week with a typography design and calligraphy project that totally defines a genre and style. Overall, It kind of reminds me of …

This guy makes amazing coffee art that is seriously next level

How could you bear to take a sip from this cup of coffee?<p>26-year-old Lee Kang Bin makes the most amazing coffee art designs — from Van Gogh's "Starry …

Coffee

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Matthew McConaughey

It took a century to create the weekend—and only a decade to undo it

We made up the weekend the same way we made up the week. The earth actually does rotate around the sun once a year, taking about 365.25 days. The sun truly rises and sets over twenty-four hours. But the week is man-made, arbitrary, a substance not found in nature. That seven-day cycle in which we …

Keynesian Economics

Art Exhibit by Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn in DC: Pictures

165 Street Artists Took Over an Abandoned Building in Berlin, and the Results Are Wild

Part funhouse, part haunted house, and part adult ball pit filled with touchable temporary work: come visit THE HAUS.<p>What happens when 165 street artists take over a single building in Berlin? The result is a five-floor urban art labyrinth boasting the work of creators from over 70 countries. …

Streetwear

More Beautiful Art From Horizon Zero Dawn

While we’ve already seen some of the work Karakter did on <i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, the studio has since released a lot more. Which means we’re going to take …

Horizon Zero Dawn

20 best free fonts of 2017

We all love a free font. But with so many new free fonts continually being released, it’s easy to get a little lost.So in this post, we’ve brought …

Typography

This 20,000-Square-Foot Psychedelic Funhouse Is America's Craziest New Destination

I have seen the center of the universe, and it is located inside a dinged-up clothes dryer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Swing open the door and there's a …

Seven reasons why grown ups should play more video games

Often seen as the pastime of friendless teenagers or a guilty pleasure, there are many huge benefits to playing video games<p>Even now, well into the second decade of the 21st century, we tend to view video games as a guilty pleasure. For anyone over the age of 25, they’re often something you sneak …

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

Crafting

Holy Crap, Watch This One Huge Ass Firework Light Up the Entire Sky

Hot damn. This 573-pound firework basically fills the entire night’s sky with explosions so ridiculously huge and, like, everywhere that it’s almost …

Cool Stuff