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11 Beautiful Alphabets from Ancient and Medieval Times

From simple to ornate, from angular to curvy, from lines to ribbons and animal heads, go way beyond Helvetica with these 11 samples from <i>The Book of</i> …

How to Make a Bouncy Ball

How to Make a Bouncy Ball<p>Author: Desiree Campbell @the36thavenue<p>Ingredients<p>½ Cup Warm Water<br>• 1 Tb Borax<br>• 1 Tb of Cornstarch<br>• 2 Tb White Liquid Glue<br>• Food …

8 Quirky Chopsticks For Playing With Your Food

Add some flair to your meal with a set of chopsticks that put those splintery disposable kind to shame.<p><b>1.</b> Clothespin chopsticks for pretending the …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance when viewed under the microscope. The myelin sheath insulates the fibres, and helps them to carry …

How to use S Health on the Galaxy S 5

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - Google Play Weekly

Welcome back to Google Play Weekly! A lot has happened this week and it’s mostly Google being awesome as usual. To start, Google Calendar got updated with a fun and new location feature. There was a Google+ development build leaked to social media that shows a new re-design. Word is Age of Empires …

Why Your Dog Is Smarter Than My Baby

Dolphins are as smart as 3-year olds, and dogs as smart as two-year old children, and some chimps are better at remembering things than any adult I know. But what do intelligence comparisons actually show us?<p>On the surface, human babies appear to be miles behind the rest of the animal kingdom. …

The World's Toughest Job Interview Ever

Everyday Objects Hilariously Redesigned in Ridiculous Ways

At first glance, you might not think twice about a pot with two handles or a chair with a curved seat. But if you actually imagine using any of these products, you may find yourself laughing at the impracticality of it all. Created by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani, <i>The Uncomfortable</i> is an …

The 12 Weirdest Experiences You Can Have in Canada

When the going gets weird, the weird head north. Where else can you pay good money to freeze yourself (almost) to death, order a cocktail with a …

12 Post-Potter Revelations J.K. Rowling Has Shared

Any proper Harry Potter fan will insist that the series didn’t truly end with the release of the seventh and final book in July 2007, nor did it end …

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15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

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Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Beat Super Mario Bros. in 500 Points

An intrepid gamer has completed <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> with the lowest possible score. Playing the game for a low score means avoiding all coins, never …

I had the bacteria in my gut analysed. And this may be the future of medicine

We are all familiar with "gut feelings", "gut reactions" and "gut instincts", but how much do we really know or care about our guts? As we become increasingly more aware of what we put in our stomachs, it's striking how ignorant we remain of what takes place in our intestines. And it turns out …

Remarkable Colored Tattoos by Artist Sasha Unisex

Tattoo artist Sasha Unisex produces beautiful paintings that happen to be on human skin. The St. Petersburg-based artist uses vibrant inks to etch portraits of animals, bouquets of flowers, and nautical scenes onto her clients' bodies. The eye-catching images use shades of purples, blues, and …

These Psychedelic Soap Bubbles Simulate Deadly Weather

A vortex is a vortex, whether that vortex is a storm on Jupiter, a hurricane in Florida, or the swirl on a soap bubble’s surface. Yet for as standardized as a vortex may appear, its underlying physics is still poorly understood.<p>That’s why University of Bordeaux physicist Hamid Kellay and his team …

Sloth Fur Might Yield New Drugs

Microbes living in the beasts' coats could be deadly to malaria and cancer cells.<p>Sloths are cute. Take this video of baby sloths being washed:<p>Until today, this video might represent sheer joy. But a new study causes a different reaction: NOOOO! DON'T KILL THE FUR FUNGI!!!<p>New research, you see, has …

The Mystery of Sloth Poop: One More Reason to Love Science

<b>Correction appended Jan. 23, 2014</b><p>Among the greatest mysteries of the tropical rainforest are the pooping habits of sloths. Really. Those furry, …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

Where are These Ice Spheres in Lake Michigan Coming From?

Here's my oversimplified explanation of how the universe forms planetary bodies: There's a bunch of stuff floating around in space. The stuff crashes …

10 Ways to Declutter Your Tech Experience

My desk at home is tidy: Its surface is clean, drawers organized, plants watered. But my desktop, until recently, was a hodgepodge of image files and …

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News for nerds, stuff that matters

First Google banned ads from payday lenders in 2016, now it will no longer allow ads from bail-bond companies. Ars Technica reports: <i>In a blog post,</i> …

When Your Favorite Plus-Size Store 'Rebrands' Itself

In my desperate attempt to land a job, I had an interview with Torrid, one of the largest, most successful plus-size stores on the market. I had worked for them in high school, when Tripp and Sourpuss were their most popular brands. The brand aged with me, retiring their baggy bondage pants to make …

Liz Climo Creates Hilarious and Witty Animal Comics

If you're on Tumblr, you may already know the name Liz Climo. She's the artist whose funny comics get thousands (and even tens of thousands) of notes a day as people share her witty works with the world. By day, she's an author and animator for the hit show <i>The Simpsons</i>. By night, she turns into one …

This Magical App Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Scanner

Forget Instagram. It’s time for, um, Instagram 3-D!<p>It took about a decade, but most of us have given up on carrying around a traditional camera. Instead, we just use our phone to take pictures. But who would think we might be saying the same thing about 3-D scanning in just the next few years?<p>This …

Hair Hacks: 3 Holiday-Ready Updos

The holidays are here, and you know what that means? Holiday parties! We’ve armed you with party dresses, party jumpsuits, and holiday nail art ideas, but now it’s time to bring the holiday style party up top. We’ve created three holiday-ready hairstyles that you can adorn with leaves, feathers, …

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