Alaine Burns

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Mantis Shrimps Can See Cancer, And Scientists Have Now Created a Camera That Does The Same

Image: Jung Hsuan/Shutterstock<p>Scientists from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that mantis shrimp have an incredibly useful …

University of Queensland

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Nike combines parts from existing trainers to create "SneakerBoot" mash-up

Sports brand Nike has combined elements from its previous running and basketball footwear designs to create a "SneakerBoot" with a pleated sole and a …

MIT Invents Tech That Could 3-D Print Self-Lacing McFlys

Self-lacing sneakers, furniture that constructs itself when you add water. Thanks to programmable 4-D printers, that’s just a start.<p>Take a piece of raw bacon. Uncooked, a strip of bacon will lie flat, but drop it into a sizzling frying pan and it will start to curl. Bacon curls because the fat …

12 Designers Create Unique Experiences at the Silken Puerta América Madrid

Generally it’s the city or destination that inspires people to travel, but occasionally, it might just be the hotel you get to stay in. Take, for …

In Brooklyn, gentrification wipes out pigeons and chickens to make room for cats and dogs

Gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods into pseudo-suburbs have created a line between the haves and the have-nots<p>Detroit demolishes its ruins: ‘the capitalists will take care of the rest’<p>Robin used to keep chickens in his backyard, and pigeons on the roof of his Park Slope, Brooklyn, …

National Geographic Travel

Zadie Smith on the Psychology of the Two Types of Writers

On March 24, 2008, two years before she penned her oft-cited ten rules of writing, the immeasurably brilliant <b>Zadie Smith</b> delivered a lecture at Columbia University’s Writing Program under the brief “to speak about some aspect of your craft.” Appropriately titled “That Crafty Feeling” and included …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

Geography

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

Astrophysics

grain editHugo Barros

Enter the world of Hugo Barros, an artist from Lisbon, Portugal working with collage. Manipulating elements by hand, he creates dense compositions …

WOODi Clothes Drying Rack

Whether you want to save energy by hanging your clothes up to dry or you just want want to make them last longer, you need a place to do so. WOODi, …

Don't look down: a glimpse at the world's scariest hikes

From sky-high planks to iron-cable pathways, we take a look at some of the scariest hikes around the globe

How Not to Get Sick on Vacation: Our Road-Tested Tips and Tricks

"I'm not getting sick this trip"—say that all you want, but sometimes, it happens anyway. When it does, make sure you’re armed with this wellness-boosting arsenal, and heed these road-tested tips and tricks from our favorite globetrotters.<p>“Getting enough sleep when you’re traveling keeps your …

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This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate.<p>The<p>American Academy of Pediatricsadvised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses, …

Public Health

How To Make Mulled Wine