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3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping …

Optical Illusions

Amazon accidentally shipped a Florida couple 65 pounds of weed

A Florida woman ordered four empty storage bins on Amazon.com, but when her package arrived, it weighed a lot more than she was expecting. That’s …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Shelter Finds Perfect Solution For Sweet Senior Cat Who Just Wants To Be Held

"We think it’s pretty much the cutest thing we’ve seen, ever."<p>Dougie the cat <i>loves</i> being held.<p>The 15-year-old ginger feline, who was recently living at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Maine, loves being held so much that when he’s not in someone’s arms, his “meow can be heard from …

Enslaved By Her Dad, A Video Game Helped One Girl Escape

A Serbian father living in Italy enslaved his 13 year old daughter for four years to sell her as a virgin to a buyer in France for …

Siblings

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Family's home is two tiny houses connected with a central sun room & deck

Many have pointed out that tiny houses aren't for everyone: families with kids might come to mind, for example, though we have seen more than a few …

This Guy is a Master of Mind-Bending Camera Illusions

Back in May, artist Kevin Parry released a viral illusion video of himself walking into a mirror in a forest and emerging out the other side. If you …

Viral

Here’s a video for all those people out there worried about how much their cat actually loves them

It’s not unusual for some cat owners to feel anxiety about how much their feline friend actually cares about them – after all, in popular culture …

Poorly designed condom wrapper seems to promote rape

It seems like a great idea. Custom made condom wrappers that promote consent. But here’s the thing, when it comes to things like consent and sexual …

Quantum Physicists Discover the Soul Doesn’t Die – It Goes Back to the Universe

It turns out that the human brain could be similar to a “biological computer,” and that human consciousness may be like a program which is run by a …

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Mental Illness: The New Cancer

My brother was a music student, outdoor leader, and president of his school's student union. Creative and ambitious, he dreamed of continuing our father's legacy by becoming a professional musician. Now he lives in a homeless shelter, and struggles to separate what's real from what isn't.<p>My …

Calligraphic Optical Illusion Murals by Astro | Colossal

<p>French street artist Astro brings an interesting sense of perspective to his public murals that turn flat surfaces into portals that appear to …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Prince's death casts spotlight on anti-opioid addiction drug

It was anintervention that never happened, and it featured two stars: Prince, an adored music icon, and buprenorphine, an obscure drug hailed as a revolutionary tool to fight opioid addiction. <b></b><p>Prince died before the first scene, when a drug-addiction consultant, a physician and Prince's associates …