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A small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage – even though the salary is $85,000

You may have heard about Japan’s demographic crisis — but the country is facing another, lesser-known crisis as well.<p>Japan does not have enough …

Japan

Pieter Hugo's best photograph: the hyena men of Nigeria

The guys ​always ​had scratch marks everywhere from the baboons – they were always getting into fights with them<p>I first learned about Nigeria’s “hyena men” in 2005, thanks to a picture that had gone viral. The caption said they were debt collectors in Lagos. I knew I had to find them. The country …

Charlie Brown

Floating Park in Rotterdam Is Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic Harvested From River

In Rotterdam, a floating park in the Maas River is showing just what can be created from plastic waste. Thanks to the Recycled Island Foundation, plastic collected from the river and port has been transformed into 1,500 square feet of floating habitat that will give back to the ecosystem.<p>The …

Pollution

It's MLB Players Turn To Do Fortnite Dances

First it was the World Cup, and now Fortnite has made an appearance at another high-profile sporting event. As part of the MLB All-Star game this week, Fox Sports got MLB All-Stars who play Fortnite to act out some of their favourite dances from the game.<p>Among the athletes shown in the video are …

Baseball

Fortnite L Dance In The World Cup Is A Sight To Behold

France dismantled Croatia today to win the World Cup in Russia. French striker Antoine Griezmann put his side ahead 2-1 after knocking in a penalty kick. He celebrated the big goal by performing the brutal and humiliating Fortnite "Take the L" dance.<p>This is where the player makes an "L" shape with …

Antoine Griezmann

Tokyo's spectacular digital art museum makes visitors part of the art

An innovative and quite incredible new attraction has opened its doors in Tokyo, with the Mori Building in the Japanese capital hosting what is …

Digital Art

This dexterous humanoid has robot fingers that almost perfectly mimic human hands

'MELTANT-α' is a robot created by a Japanese company called Meltin. Meltin focuses on studying the human body to the finest details and applying that …

Robotics

Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

"Diamond is not a particularly rare mineral."<p>Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of …

Earth Science

World's oldest bread shows hunter-gathers were baking 4,000 years before birth of farming

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming, archaeologists have discovered after digging up pieces from the world’s oldest loaf.<p>The remains of a charred flatbread were found at an archaeological site in Jordan dating back 14,400 years by an European team of …

Archaeology

Food Artist Creates Edible Worlds Out of Everyday Ingredients

As a child, you might have believed the moon was made of cheese or perhaps dreamt of visiting Willy Wonka’s magical candy world. Although we can’t fly you to the moon or gift you a golden ticket, we can introduce you to the whimsical <b>food art</b> of Carl Warner. The artist uses everyday ingredients to …

Food Photography

The Game Boy Sewing Machine Is Still Very Cool

There have been a lot of peripherals in the history of video games. Light guns, fishing rods, and that giant <i>Steel Battalion</i> control board have graced …

Sewing

MoonQuest hits Early Access after seven years in development

Procedurally generated Terraria-like MoonQuest has launched in Steam Early Access, after a whopping seven years in development.<p>The game looks like …

PC Gaming

The rise of the robochef

CREATOR, a new hamburger joint in San Francisco, claims to deliver a burger worth $18 for $6—in other words, to provide the quality associated with …

Guardian XO Robot Will be the World’s First Fully Powered Exoskeleton Suit (Yes, Really)

Guardian XO Robot Will be the World’s First Fully Powered Exoskeleton Suit (Yes, Really)<p>July 11, 2018 by Mark Meckler<p>In case you think I only pay …

Robots Made These Paintings and They're Very, Very Good

Robot painters made impressive paintings for the 2018 RobotArt contest.<p>Entries for the 2018 RobotArt competitions are in. The top 10 teams have been announced, and you can see the robot-painters’ impressive works in an online gallery. This year’s first-place artist, CloudPainter used machine …

Art

This Fighting Robot Packs A Mean Punch!

Standing proudly at 15 inches tall and weighing in at a hefty 4.6lb, this mechanical feat of engineering is Super Anthony, and he is far more …

Robotics

The Boston Dynamics robots can now hunt you in the woods

We regret to inform you that the Boston Dynamics robots, the dog-looking machines that terrified Twitter with their ability to open doors, can now …

See Seven Famed Ancient Ruins Restored Back To Their Former Glory

The Ancient Wonders of the World are but seven. In truth, every country has a building, a monument, a relic of something ancient and historic that could qualify as a ‘wonder’.<p>Fascinating as these ruins are, every visitor will at some point start to imagine what they were like in their heyday and …

Archaeology

Cities from the sky: The best urban drone photography of the year

Drone photography is still an incredibly new and emerging art form. Just a few short years ago it would have been nigh on impossible to capture some …

Aerial Photography

Don’t look now … it’s the sandwich police, saving Venice from its tourists

A couple of resting tourists look baffled as they are shooed away from the steps of the portico that surrounds St Mark’s Square in Venice. They are the first victims of the so-called “angels of decorum”, a group of stewards who started monitoring the canal city’s most congested areas on Friday …

Italy

This video game is turning teenagers into millionaires — and it's on track to pay out $70 million more this year

If you're under 18 or know somebody who is, there's a pretty good chance you've heard of Roblox, a massively popular online gaming platform with 64 million players that also turned three teens into millionaires last year.<p>This weekend, Roblox is hosting its annual Roblox Developers Conference in …

Game Development

Epic Games taking smaller cut from Unreal asset makers, saying Fortnite’s success is why

Developers to get 88 percent, and that will be retroactive, too<p>Fortnite’s landmark success has given Epic Games leeway to give developers a larger cut of the profits from its Unreal Engine Marketplace, the publisher announced this week. Those who sell products on the marketplace will now keep 88 …

This Is Exactly How Many Words You Need to Know to Speak a Language

In the grand scheme of things, it’s not that many.<p>If you’re a traveler, you know how frustrating it can be to live in a place and not be able to …

Language Learning

A new world: ‘Ghost particles’ and the breakthrough in astronomy

They’re called the universe’s ‘ghost particles’.<p>There’s excitement in the scientific world that for the first time, scientists have been able to …

Fisherman Catches Beautifully Rare “Cotton Candy” Lobster in Canada

Fisherman Robinson Russell has been fishing for over 20 years, but he wasn't quite prepared for what he saw in one lobster haul off Grand Manan Island in Canada. Mixed in with the other lobsters was one stunning crustacean with a translucent blue-pink shell. Dubbed a “cotton candy” lobster, Russell …

Cotton Candy

100-Year-Old Color Photos Show a Rare Polychromatic Glimpse of World War I

Over the course of World War I, more than 1 million French soldiers were killed in the line of duty. From 1914 to 1918 as the war raged on, war photographers documented life on the front lines. And, for the first time, they captured color photographs that, when viewed today, bring the struggles of …

Photography

IBM Showcases Artificial Intelligence Superiority With Project Debater

The IBM algorithm Deep Blue beat chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. It was 2011 when IBM’s Watson won the game show <i>Jeopardy</i>. Shortly after, the IBM Research team was ready to go beyond game playing and began to brainstorm the next feat to challenge an artificial intelligence algorithm. They …

Artificial Intelligence

Monopoly superfan, 13, creates Stirling edition ... now board game bosses want to use it

School girl Mary Peck, 13, made her own home city version called Maryopoly featuring Stirling streets and landmarks.<p>Monopoly superfan Mary Peck was …

Scotland

The Uncomfortable: A Series of Inconvenient Household Items Designed by Katerina Kamprani | Colossal

<p>The Uncomfortable is a series of impractical household objects by Athens-based architect Katerina Kamprani. The infuriating works play off of common …

New York City Rendered in LEGO by J.R. Schmidt | Colossal

<p>Designer J.R. Schmidt has a great isometric rendering of New York City as built with LEGO bricks which is available in a number of print sizes. You …