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The 13 best novels of 2016

2016 will go down in history as a year that changed America’s political landscape forever. And it gave us books that grapple with that changing landscape, fiercely and provocatively; books that delve deeply into the American identity and change the way we see it.<p>But it also gave us books that allow …

Books

Wilson's smart basketball keeps track of how good (or bad) your shooting is

Technology has enabled us to quantify everything. Fitness trackers and wearables tell you how many steps you’ve taken, the distance you’ve run, and …

New York City

Panel Recommends Low-Dose Aspirin for People Ages 50 to 69

Regimen prevents heart attacks, stroke and colorectal cancer, task force says<p>WASHINGTON—An influential federal panel recommended daily low-dose aspirin for men and women ages 50 to 69 to prevent heart attacks, stroke and colorectal cancer, setting off what is expected to be an intense debate given …

Cancer

The Funniest Moments in Serious Games

Do you know where sailors hang out?<p>Video games don't have to prove they can be funny anymore. Monkey Island, Borderlands, Portal, Grand Theft Auto …

Metal Gear

This app lets you visualize the WiFi signals pulsing around you

A new exhibit titled the "Architecture of Radio," created by Dutch artist Richard Vijgen, visualizes the overlapping signals that envelop us — from cell towers, WiFi routers, and even satellites flying overhead, using an iPad app.<p><i>Video courtesy of Richard Vijgen</i><p><i>Follow BI Video:On Facebook</i>

Wi-Fi

The Mo-fi headphones sound wonderful with portable gaming and media, with one catch

Portable devices aren't exactly known for their high quality audio, and we're increasingly a culture that is listening to music on our laptops, phones and other devices. Blue wants to improve that experience a bit withthe Mo-Fi headphones, a set of imposing-looking ear cans that boast a built-in …

Stray Dogs Suddenly Show Up At Funeral Of Woman Who Spent Her Life Feeding Them

After a long life spent being kind and compassionate to every animal she met, Margarita Suarez, an animal lover in Merida, Mexico, received an …

Funerals

This Chameleon Is Actually Two Painted Women

Johannes Stötter, an incredibly talented bodypaint artist from Italy, has created a video to show us exactly how his amazing illusory body art …

Art

Giant Realistic Wool Cat Head Is Both Cute And Terrifying

These giant cat people look like something out of your wildest dreams (or nightmares), but they actually exist! This enormous, super-realistic …

Cat People

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

“This is your brain on drugs”. This infamous slogan from a 1990s D.E.A. anti-drug P.S.A. became the tongue-in-cheek title of a series of posters that …

Posters

Coloring Book For Adults Titled ‘Doodle Invasion’ by Kerby Rosanes

Adults around the world are crazy about coloring books and Kerby Rosanes, the Philippines-based illustrator, has a wonderful book for them – ‘Doodle …

Doodling

Scientists Discover Real-Life Kermit The Frog In Costa Rica

Kermit the Frog’s distant live-action cousin has just been discovered in the jungles of Costa Rica. The new species, Diane’s Bare-hearted Glassfrog …

Rainbow Pastel Hair Is A New Trend Among Women

Rainbow hair, a cool and colorful response to granny hair, is becoming a more and more popular trend. While previously the domain of punk rockers, …

Hairstyling

Highly Detailed Coloring Book For Adults Features Famous World Cities

What do you do when you are bored? What do you do when you are stressed out? What do you do when you want to be creative? Here is an answer for all …

San Francisco

It Was Never A Dress: This Campaign Will Change The Way You See Women’s Bathroom Signs Forever

Tania Katan, an activist, author and programmer, created a fun new concept for bathroom signs that she hopes will “shift perceptions and assumptions …

Tech Industry

This Vending Machine Sold T-Shirts For Only 2 Euros, But Nobody Wanted To Buy Them

A non-profit named Fashion Revolution has created a wonderful social experiment that has challenged people to reconsider how they shop for their …

T-shirts

Time-Lapse Of My Rescued Puppy Growing Up On A Treadmill

I rescued Pegasus from backyard breeders when she was a puppy. Most of her siblings died at birth or were deformed. She is a “double-merle” and was …

Chewbacca Hoodie Lets You Become A Wookiee From Star Wars

Good news, Star Wars fans (and anyone who hates the cold) – there is now a hoodie sweater with luxuriant, long brown (fake) fur that lets you dress …

Minimalist World Map Helps Keep Track Of Countries You’ve Visited

There are so many countries in the world to visit! Bold Tuesday’s interactive map will tell you how big your personal world really is – in style and …

Minimalism

16 Elderly Couples Prove You’re Never Too Old To Have Fun

These heart-warming photos of seniors having fun prove that it's never too late to have a good time.<p>Lasting memories are formed when we do something …

WWF Japan Made A Panda Font That You Can Use To Raise Awareness

A panda-themed font has been created by WWF Japan to raise awareness and encourage donations for their panda fund-raising campaign. Each character …

Ogilvy & Mather

How It Feels To Have An Anxiety Disorder Explained In 12 Self Portraits

Photographer Katie Joy Crawford has wrestled with anxiety disorder her entire life, which is why she was especially qualified to create this gripping …

15+ Mini Horses You Don’t Want Your Kids To See

These miniature horses can be the perfect pets for those living in the country. Small enough to be easily transported and requiring less feed than a …

Pets

Mini Origami Robot That Self-Folds, Walks, Swims, Digs, Carries Loads, Climbs And Dissolves Into Nothing

A new micro-machine created by scientists from MIT and TU Munich is able to self-assemble, walk on various surfaces, swim, carry items, and climb …

Robotics

This Box Shows Tomorrow’s Weather On Your Table With REAL Rain And Clouds

Ken Kawamoto, a software engineer by day and gadget inventor by night, likes to “break the barrier between the digital world and the real world ,” …

Weather

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

Tea

Amazon’s Prime Now will begin delivering products from local stores

Amazon announced today that its Prime Now service will offer one-hour delivery from local stores in addition to the company’s own warehouses.<p>The rollout kicks off in select neighborhoods in Manhattan, where customers can order groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D’Agostino, Gourmet …

Magical Chrome extension puts tabs to sleep so they don't kill your browser

People are loyal to their web browsers, and Google Chrome is certainly one with a dedicated following. But one of users' biggest gripes with Chrome …

Chrome adds MIDI support for browser-based music composition

Let's say you went all out for <i>Rock Band 3</i> and bought a MIDI drum kit and the game's keyboard peripheral, haven't used them since, but hate to put that stuff on Craigslist. With the new Chrome update you can use 'em to make beautiful music in your web browser with the Web MIDI API. As <i>V</i><i>entureBeat</i> …