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These photos show how Snapchat handled its first serious breaking-news event with the San Bernardino mass shooting

Snapchat created a "California Shooting" live story filled with photos and videos that Snapchat's team collected from users experiencing the effects of the shooting.<p>Live event coverage has been a recent priority at Snapchat, but the "California Shooting" live story marks an attempt by the company …

Social Media

Here's the science behind 'The Hold,' which claims to instantly calm a crying baby

In a video that's now been watched more than six million times, Dr. Robert Hamilton, a pediatrician, demonstrates something he calls "The Hold," which he says he uses in his practice to quickly calm crying infants.<p>The technique appears to be quite simple: He folds the baby's arms against her chest …

Parenting

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

OECD

Articles about all these prefabs were assembled 10 days or less on Dwell.com - Dwell

Made of recyclable and other eco-friendly materials, LEAPfactory’s modular ski school has an incredibly light environmental touch.<p>This stunning forest retreat in England uses prefabricated panels to minimize site impact, shorten construction time, and protect...<p>No longer just a container for your …

Prefab Homes

4 Places in South America to Visit Right Now

<i>Bruce Tuten/ Flickr</i><p>With so many alluring destinations across South America, it's hard to pick where to travel next. From the rugged beauty of Patagonia to the striking architecture of Colombia, this part of the world offers romance, charm and a myriad of cultural attractions. Whether you want to …

South America

Quarter of cancer patients dead in six months due to late diagnosis

Too many cancer patients are turning up at Accident and Emergency units with late stage disease, researchers warn<p>One in four British cancer patients are unlikely to live longer than six months after diagnosis because they - and GPs - are missing signs of the disease, new figures show.<p>"Much more …

The inside story behind Apple's secret code names

Most of them are fun jokes, but one has even landed Apple in a lawsuit with a famous astronomer.<p>Here are nine of the best code names for Apple products:

Apple Watch

This Minecraft World Teaches Kids the Basics of Biochemistry

Enter the crazy block world where some architecture is actually made of protein blocks.<p>In the world of MolCraft, all is not what it seems. Strange formations populate this Minecraft world: These are actually molecular structures that could allow kids to have fun with Minecraft and learn about …

Atoms

Articles about australian bungalow modern addition on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple planning for an investment property in Austin ended up with a home that was too terrific to let go.<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Humble in size but big on seaside views and low-key vibes, the beach bungalow is a classic staple of beachside …

Architecture

Brush your teeth in the dark to help sleep, says Oxford University neuroscientist

Bright bathroom lights can stimulate the body and prevent sleep, claims Russell Foster, professor of circadian neuroscience at Oxford University<p>The secret of a good night’s sleep could be as simple as brushing your teeth in the dark, an Oxford Neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Russell Foster, professor of …

Oxford University

Which Animal Has The Most Extreme Sense of Hearing?

You might be surprised at the answer! Or you might not. I don't know your depth of knowledge of animal sensory organs.<p>Our old friend, the bat, is the king of extreme hearing in the mammalian world. It uses echolocation, emitting ultrasonic sounds and measuring the length of time before the sounds …

2015 Ig Nobel prizes: dinosaur-like chickens and bee-stings to the penis

Awards parodying Nobel prizes given out for most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research<p>A man stung dozens of times by bees, mathematicians who wanted to know whether a man could physically be able to sire 600 sons, and chemists who unboiled an egg were honored on Thursday night with …

Science

Why Are Bats' Immune Systems Totally Different From Any Other Mammal’s?

Bats host more pathogens than most other mammals. Why aren’t they always sick?<p>Bats may be both ecologically and economically valuable, but they are also notorious for transmitting diseases particularly rabies and maybe even Ebola. The bats themselves, however, don’t often get sick as they have …

South America

Cancer tumours 'reprogrammed' back into healthy tissue

Cancer researchers have demonstrated a method to reprogram tumour cells into benign cells in what could be a dramatic breakthrough in the fight …

Cancer
Tennis

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

San Francisco

How to light up a tumour

For decades, brain surgeons have struggled to identify cancerous tissue precisely. Could one of the world’s most deadly scorpions come to their aid?<p>In 2004, Dr Richard Ellenbogen prepared to operate on a 17-year-old girl. The operation, to remove a brain tumour, was particularly challenging because …

Cancer

Finally, A Classy Cup For Sipping Whisky In Space

Bottoms up<p>Apart from blasting away on a rocket or a spaceplane, there's a gentler way to get to into low Earth orbit. For the leisurely space tourist, giant balloons could one day carry you into space with a cocktail in your hand. And if that day ever comes, the makers of Ballantine Scotch plan to …

New York Times

Travel in Style on the World's Most Luxurious Trains

Trains

Genetics

Genetic Changes and Cancer<p>Cancer is a genetic disease—that is, cancer is caused by certain changes to genes that control the way our cells function, …

First picture drawn in space to appear in cosmonauts show in London

Sunrise sketch by Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, is part of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Science Museum exhibition on Russian space programme<p>The first artwork created in space, a small yet remarkable view of a sunrise drawn as Alexei Leonov was hurtled around Earth on board a tiny Voskhod 2 …

Space Exploration

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

Camping

At A Loss For Words? Tell Science About It

Researchers want to know more about that word that's just on the tip of your tongue<p>Project: Speech Errors<p>When you're on a roll, there are few things more annoying than suddenly being tripped up by an inability to remember a specific word. That's possibly because the sensation is almost always …

Alzheimer's Disease
Calligraphy

5 Blog Topics You Need to Stop Writing About

You work hard to create blog content that people actually want to read. You know it’s an important part of your content marketing efforts that will bring in new customers over time.<p>But there are a few topics that online readers have seen time and time again—and at this point, they’re just becoming …

Marketing

A Lesson in History, Perspective, and Privilege

Seventy years ago, the world changed. We'd like to think that humanity was humbled by the destruction caused at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but some 2000 atomic detonations later, it's hard to believe we've learned our lesson.<p>Fifty-eight years later, I learned a deeply personal lesson about history, …

Hiroshima

10 idioms only the French understand

1. <i>Est-ce que je te demande si ta grand-mère fait du vélo?</i> | Mind your own damn business<p>Translates literally as, “Do I ask you if your grandma bikes?” …

First sight of Perseid meteor shower in Europe – in pictures

Early signs of this year’s Perseid meteor shower – the annual display of natural fireworks – in Europe. The shower is set to be particularly spectacular on Wednesday evening, with extra-dark skies expected to create optimal stargazing conditions – the best place to watch in the UK is tipped to be …

Meteor Showers