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Models Take Selfies on the Dolce & Gabbana Runway

Real life meets runway.<p>In the age of social media, runway shows have become as much about garnering the most likes, tweets, vines, pins and overall impressions than earning the praise of fashion editors and buyers. Which helps to explain Dolce & Gabbana's latest runway show. Models took selfies as …

Spies feared hostile nations were controlling the weather

US government agents asked leading environmental expert to see how such attempts to control the weather could be detected<p>The CIA was worried that hostile nations were trying to control the world's weather, it has emerged.<p>US government agents were so concerned that they contacted a leading …

Find out how the 'Saturday Night Live' title sequence was made

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> alters the style of its opening credit sequence and commercial bumpers every few years, making adjustments for cast additions and …

A 19-Year-Old's Face-Tracking Software Will Change The Way People With Autism Recognize Emotions

By the time he was 15, Catalin Voss produced the No. 1 podcast on the Germany iTunes stores and commuted back and forth between his native Heidelberg and Silicon Valley to work for Steve Capps, one of the designers of the original Macintosh Apple computer.<p>During freshman year at Stanford …

Autism

Chemical-filled tea burns woman at Utah restaurant

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station.<p>The 67-year-old grandmother took one sip before spitting it out and exclaiming to her husband: "I think …

State police take over security in Ferguson, Mo., with 'softer' stance

After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Missouri Gov.<p>Jay Nixondispatched the State Highway Patrol to take …

Guy Crosses from Mexico to US Dressed as Osama bin Laden to Prove Border Fence Is a Joke

American investigative journalist and activist, James O’Keefe, recently made headlines for donning an Osama bin Laden costume. Halloween is still …

Doggie dates have come to Tinder!

And they called it puppy love....<p>A new initiative to help rescue dogs find loving homes has come to the popular hookup app, Tinder. Profiles of pups in need of love have popped up on the app and have generated 2,000 matches since the accounts were created last Thursday.<p>"Your doghouse or mine?" one …

Is sitting worse than smoking?

Yet another report says that staying seated for hours on end is dangerous. Maybe it’s time we take a stand<p>I have some news for you. Are you sitting down for it? Psych! Because the news is: Don't sit down. Your chair. It's going to smite you.<p>This is likely not the first time you've heard the …

Self-Folding Robot Based on Origami

Ancient Japanese Paper Art Inspires Engineers in Creating Prototype<p>By<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>Robert Lee Hotz<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@LeHotz<p>Lee.Hotz@wsj.com<p>Inspired by origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, researchers have built a robot that can fold itself unaided and scurry away—a prototype …

Robotics

USDA cotton subsidies pay for cars, elephant lamps, artwork

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cotton subsidies meant to assist the textile industry are being spent on Ford Explorers, artwork, sound systems, and elephant lamps, according to a government watchdog.<p>The USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit on Thursday detailing how the …

Brain Scans Show We Make Snap Judgments About Trusting Strangers

How do we know when to trust strangers? New research suggests we make that determination almost instantly -- simply by sizing up their faces.<p>Previous research revealed which facial features tend to be perceived as trustworthy -- such as a U-shaped mouth and big baby-like eyes. But the new study …

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

Hacker Says He Can Break Into Airplane Systems Using In-Flight Wi-Fi

Two years ago, a group at Las Vegas' annual hacker convention announced it could break into air traffic control systems.<p>At this year's Black Hat convention, a cybersecurity consultant, Ruben Santamarta, will discuss how he went even further: by showing it's possible to interfere with an airplane's …

Nifty Inventions That Solve Minor Problems

People are always creating new gadgets, gizmos, devices and doohickeys that allow us to solve some of life’s bigger problems, but what about the …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, gets how hard it is to wake up to work out. "It's a tough habit to get into," he says. That said: "I'm a huge believer in morning workouts because it starts your metabolic furnace and ensures you'll …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

Budget Fall Shopping Tips from Penny Chic Shauna Miller

Splurging on something can feel good, but I'll admit: Unearthing an amazing find for a fraction of big designer buys is way, <i>way</i> more exciting. Blogger-turned-author Shauna Miller definitely knows what I'm talking about and is celebrating all things budget-friendly with her soon-to-be released book</i> …