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The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Do not try at home! Crazy pictures by 'urban explorers'

It's an unusual hobby known as urban exploration where photographers venture into abandoned or unused buildings and places to see what they can capture on camera. Have a look!

Antarctica is gaining ice, NASA study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica is gaining more ice than it has lost, according to a new study by NASA.<p>A NASA team came to this conclusion after scientists examined the heights of the region's ice sheet measured from satellites.<p>The new methods used by scientists to come to this study's conclusion, such as …

Is It Harmful to Use Music as a Coping Mechanism?

Putting on headphones to regulate emotions may not always be beneficial.<p>Listening to music is aform of emotional self-care that many of us turn to every day, without much conscious thought. The streaming service Spotify, well aware of this, offers a collection of “Mood” playlists, from “Anthems of …

Psychology

'Game of Thrones' Brings Fallen Character Back to Life for Season 6

And it's not Jon Snow...<p>While we work our way through the fives stages of grief from Jon Snow's "death" and wait for his return, another supposedly fallen character has already returned to the show—Sibel Kekilli, who played Tyrion Lannister's lover, Shae.<p>A tourism group in Peñiscola, Spain, a city …

UK advertising spend hits record £4.7bn in first quarter of 2015

UK advertising spend reached £4.7bn in the first three months of 2015, a record for the tradtionally weak first quarter, driven by a surge in TV advertising.<p>TV advertising grew 11.5% year on year to reach £1.2bn, it’s highest Q1 figure on record, according to the latest figures from the advertising …

Advertising

‘Defensive architecture’ is a cynical attempt to sweep away poverty and inequality. Better Than Spikes want to make our urban spaces more inclusive<p>The city – yours, ours, everybody’s – is filled with space, yet most people don’t stop to think just how much of that space is designed to control them. …

Homelessness

How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.<p>In Chinese, the word <i>computer</i> translates directly as <i>electric brain</i>.<p>In Icelandic, a <i>compass</i> is a <i>direction-shower</i>, and a <i>microscope</i> a <i>small-watcher</i>.<p>In Lakota, <i>horse</i> is literally <i>dog of wonder</i>.<p>These …

Linguistics

The Brain's Remarkable Sculpting Of Memories

It is a remarkable fact that the brain, made of neurons and their connections to one another named synapses, is able to remember.<p>After all, if there is one thing we can say about our bodies and about nature, it's that change is everywhere. To remember is to go the other way, as we somehow try to …

It Pays to Be Nice

… even when other people are screwing you over.<p>Research labs, like most workplaces, come in two broad varieties: The cut-throat kind, where researchers are always throwing elbows in a quest for prestige, and the collaborative kind, where they work together for the good of the team. And when David …

Leadership

Charging your phone will soon be a thing of the past

Imagine never again having that frantic feeling that your smartphone battery is about to die.<p>Amazingly, charging your phone may soon be a thing of the past: Technology companies are developing a way for your gadgets to power up while they're sitting in your pocket.<p>By converting radio waves into …

Batteries

Pixar’s “Inside Out” is a surprisingly accurate representation of how memory actually works

Disney/Pixar’s newest film, <i>Inside Out</i>, tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.<p>The filmmakers consulted with neuroscientists and psychologists to help make …

Facebook will recognize you in photos where your face is not showing

Facebook’s facial recognition blows me away every single time I see it at work. Some of us love it, as it makes it an easy task to tag all your friends and get on with your life. On the other hand, some people hate that Facebook knows so much about them. Well, get your tin foil hats ready, guys, …

What Happens If Greek Banks Can't Open?

Furious negotiations to prevent a Greece from defaulting are ongoing in Brussels—though worries about a “Grexit” from the eurozone continue.<p>The scariest quote for the world economy this week came from a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board. Asked by Eurogroup President Jeroen …

Europe

Explosive Dance Portraits Reveal the Powerful Movements of Elegant Dancers

Studio dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev creates stunning portraits of professional dancers that are brought to life with the use of airborne flour. Yakovlev doesn't only utilize this powdery element to make his images pop, he has also created a portfolio that allows black and white to meet …

Artist Turns Objects Found in the Street into Wickedly Clever Creations

Using everyday objects that he collected from the streets of Berlin, German artist Martin Roller constructs intriguing and surprising mash-ups. Each new creation looks transformed and as if it is on display in an advertisement. In Roller's surreal world, a hairbrush has sharpened pencils in place …

Exquisite Installations Unwind Strands of Ropes into Delicate Trees

Mello + Landini is a collaboration between Brazil-based artists Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini. Together, they create an on-going series of installations called <i>Ciclotrama</i>, which consist of intertwining ropes that twist and unwind into organic forms like roots and trees.<p>To the artists, <i>Ciclotramas</i> …

Google patents a way to win a text message argument

“Pelé has scored more goals than any other soccer player.”<p>“No, you’re absolutely wrong.”<p>“Want to bet?”<p>“Let me Google it.”<p>We’ve all been there. With the proliferation of smartphones, arguments tend to last about as long as it takes someone to Google the answer to whatever they’ve been arguing about. …

Facebook may let businesses contact customers through WhatsApp

At this year's F8 conference, Facebook announced its new Businesses for Messenger initiative. As part of a grander plan to make Facebook Messenger a platform all of its own, the company said it would soon let Messenger users communicate directly with businesses and brands for customer service …

Nikon Made a Doggy Camera Mount That’s Triggered by Heart Rate

Photographers often take pictures of things that touch them emotionally. Nikon wanted to help dogs do the same.<p>As part of a new “Heartography” …

Heart Rates

Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls

Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs. Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and …

Best of the Week: 3D, Tech News, Advertising and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

How I Grew My Facebook Traffic by 200% in 60 Days

<i>Andrianes Pinantoan heads growth marketing at Canva, an online design tool that helps you and your team create stunning visual marketing assets faster and easier than ever.</i><p>Have you noticed it? Recently, more and more companies have started complaining about the declining amount of traffic Facebook …

Facebook's Will Start Hosting Other Sites' Content This Month

Facebook may begin hosting content from major publishers across the Web as early as this month, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.<p>The initiative, titled “Instant Articles,” aims to help publishers speed up article load time for users accessing content via Facebook’s mobile app. Some …

21 Game of Thrones Stars You’ve Definitely Seen Before

There are many reasons people love <i>Game of Thrones</i>—bloodshed, deceit, illicit affairs, dragons—but our favorite part is trying to place that guy from that show. Or the girl from that thing. With such an expansive cast, all dressed in the style of the Seven Kingdoms, it’s sometimes hard to identify …

TV Series

Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow Knows Plenty: Kit Harington on Sex, Beheadings, and the Obama Link

Jon Snow, the newly anointed Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, has morphed into a formidable politician. Kit Harington dishes on his merciless …

Marketing Trends Experts Want You to Avoid

Not every trick to boost visibility and engagement can stay in favor forever. We asked some of <i>Entrepreneur</i>’s favorite experts in marketing and social media which trends folks can finally put to rest.<p><b>Rethink real-time marketing</b> <i><br>Brian Honigman, BrianHonigman.com</i><br>"Yes, many people are active online …