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Self-driving cars: 5 ways they could change city life

Experts envision ultra-convenient transit, an end to parking lots, even an end to car ownership<p>Google's newest self-driving car is set to hit …

An octopus can 'see' using its skin

Ability may help octopuses change colour to camouflage themselves<p>A blindfolded octopus isn't blind.<p>The researchers experimented on skin samples from …

'International Flag of Planet Earth' aims to unite globe as we race into space

A Swedish university student has designed a proposed flag for Earth, which he envisions as the symbol for all earthlings as they visit other …

Solar halos, sun dogs, eclipses and other optical phenomena - Technology & Science

How the Visually Impaired Community Can Use Flipboard

Did you know that Flipboard is accessible to people who are visually impaired? We believe all people should have access to everything from current events to great stories around trends or topics they want to keep up on, which is why early on our developers ensured that Flipboard could be read out …

Social Media

Scientists Are Figuring Out How To Change Blood Types

All thanks to a little enzyme<p>At some point in your life, you’ve probably been asked to donate blood. If your blood is type O, you may have been asked to donate even more, because your blood type is the most useful and is less common. The difference between blood types may seem small--people with …

21 Stylish Women Who Married Into Royalty

Charting the ladies who married into the royal family, from Grace Kelly to Kate Middleton.<p>The royals have been a source of sartorial inspiration since the start of time, but even more notable are the stylish women who have married into royalty. From Grace Kelly to Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, …

Kate Middleton

5 Big Myths About Bacon

Steer clear of them to reach bacon bliss.<p><i>I know you must get asked this a lot, but what is your favorite bacon? I have been trying pretty much every brand I can get hold of and I've also checked out some local products. I've been looking especially for applewood-smoked and bacon with no nitrates,</i> …

BBQ

5 of the most helpful vids for learning Mandarin

1. The Ultimate Chinese Pronunciation Guide<p>The Ultimate Chinese Pronunciation Guide gives a step-by-step breakdown of how to pronounce Mandarin …

Two Vampire Crab Species Found, Are Already Popular Pets

Spooky-eyed crustaceans sold as aquarium pets are two previously unknown species from Indonesia, a new study says.<p>Vampire crabs, so named because of their glowing yellow eyes, have become popular as pets, but the origin of some of these spooky-looking crustaceans has been cloaked in mystery.<p>Until …

Zoology

The 20 funniest expressions in Brazil (and how to use them)

1. A Brazilian man does not ‘have sex’, he ‘dips the cookie’ (<i>Molhar o biscoito</i>). Or, he ‘drowns the goose’ (<i>Afogar o ganso</i>).<p>2. A Brazilian does not …

Brazil

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Love Your Introverts (It's The Quiet Ones You Should Watch)

Steve Wozniak arguably has one of the most creative and innovative brains in the history of technology.<p>“Woz” played a huge part in the way we view the place of technology in our lives. In his book iWoz, the Apple co-founder talks about his inventions and his creative process.<p>On creativity, he …

Leadership

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

Knitting

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

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15 creative parents who raised the bar in 2014

Some parents go above and beyond posting cute pictures of their kids on Facebook.<p>Whether they're bringing new life into the world or just bringing …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Beautiful Macro Photographs of Insects and Flower Refractions in Dew Drops

Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza has spent the past ten years perfecting his particular brand of macro photography. Specifically, Panizza …

Artist's Quirky Rainbow-Colored House in the Woods

When artist Kat O'Sullivan (a.k.a. Katwise) and her partner Mason Brown bought a run-down, nondescript farmhouse in the middle of the woods near High Falls, New York in 2009, they knew they had to breathe some life into the old building to reveal its true charm. With the help of their friends, the …

Modern Art

Weird Animal Question of the Week: How Do Dogs Talk With Their Tails?

For starters, wagging isn't always a sign of friendliness.<p>Nothing is more of a telltale sign of happiness than, well, a dog's wagging tail.<p>It's a main method of communication for man's best friend—but "what about dogs without tails?" reader Leanne Kirby asked in comment on a recent story exploring …

Pets

yoMOTO Ride-On Toy by Prince Lionheart

The yoMOTO features a lean 'n' learn design that encourages the development of gross motor skills kids will find essential when they are ready to cut …

Toys

Why Every Newborn Has the Same Blanket

If it seems all your friends are having babies at the same time, or you just like to look at babies on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, you might …

The Default Parent

Are you the default parent? If you have to think about it, you're not. You'd know. Trust me. The default parent is the one responsible for the emotional, physical and logistical needs of the children. Spoiler alert: It's <i>typically</i> the one with the uterus.<p>The first time I knew I was the default …

These Pastoral Images of Various Rural Areas Will Leave You Spellbound

“The earth has music for those who listen.” Words of wisdom once written by the philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, George Santayana. Nature …

"I have dreamed of capturing this image of a giraffe at sunset," writes Donald Gutoski of this image captured in Botswana. See more photos from the National Geographic Photo Contest—and don't forget to submit your top shots: http://on.natgeo.com/1wOAwEF

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Braces Time-Lapse: Watch 18 Months of Teeth Straightening in 30 Seconds

Time-lapses have the ability to turn some pretty mundane things into really interesting videos. Case in point, ‘watching teeth straighten’ sounds …