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Jenny`s Soul

Project info<p>The series "Jenny’s Soul" shows an unusual relationship between a man and his silicone doll. Is it possible for a human being to develop feelings for a doll, to love her?<p>Dirk (name changed) has been living together with his silicone doll Jenny for four years now. He bought the doll for …

'Lego Dimensions' will include 'Portal', Doctor Who and Homer Simpson

If the combined might of Batman and Gandalf wasn't enough to intrigue you, how about throwing in a Timelord (<i>with a</i> Scottish accent)? More details of the <i>Skylanders</i>-baiting <i>Lego Dimensions</i> game have been gleaned from a building instruction sheet for its <i>Back To The Future</i> set, with a catalog of level …

Lego

Why we should beware of the number 2,147,483,647

As complex and incredible as our latest gadgets are, they can be foiled by something very simple: a number that's just too big. The BBC explains the phenomenon in terms of an odometer that only goes up to 99,999 miles.<p>Drive another mile, and it would roll to zero again, and start counting from …

Morgan Freeman is a Major Medical Marijuana Patient & Smoker

Morgan Freeman just came further out of the cannabis closet in a big way.<p>Already a vocal proponent of marijuana reform and legalization, Freeman …

Cannabis

New study reveals most popular drugs at American music festivals

North American rock festivals remain a hotbed for drug use, as a study from DrugAbuse.com has revealed. The website collated over three million …

Social Media

Where the heck are all the aliens?

The Fermi paradox says that even if life is highly improbable overall, the size of the universe and the time in which it has been in existence should have led to many intelligent civilizations. In other words, if only a fraction of a single percent of grains of sand are red, but you're dealing with …

Yahoo!

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Tortoise, 90, gets wheels for legs after rat attack

Mrs T's owners glue wheels from model aircraft onto her shell after rat chews off two front legs while she was hibernating in Pembroke, West Wales<p>A 90-year-old tortoise is going twice its normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels.<p>The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a …

Animals Like to Get High in the Wild, Too

Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In a new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

This West Virginia Town Has Gone Radio Silent

Greetings from the Quiet Zone<p>The town of Green Bank, West Virginia, sits at the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, where cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, and broadcast antennas are all but absent. For most, it is a throwback to a different era. But for an increasing number of new residents, it is a …

All-Terrain "Nimbus" E-Car Concept is Eco-Friendly with On-Board Wi-Fi

Those looking for an all-terrain vehicle but concerned about their environmental impact will appreciate the Nimbus e-Car. The concept, created by artist and designer Eduardo Galvani, is an electric minibus that seats up to five. It features a full panoramic glass windshield and offers fantastic …

Meet Spencer, a 3-Year-Old Boy Killed because of People "Just Doing their Jobs"

Redding, CA – Spencer Koptis was your typical 15-month-old child. He loved running and playing with his older brothers, and was a cheerful little …

Where Android's little green robot mascot came from

"So the robot [is] starting to show up," one person who worked on the Android team years ago told Business Insider. "Some engineer, somebody created it. I don't even know who. And then they probably showed it to Andy [Rubin], and he said 'that's cool,' and he took that robot and he open sourced it."<p>…

Star Citizen's client will be a 100 GB download

<i>Star Citizen</i>'s client is expected to be a 100 GB download, developer Roberts Space Industries said on the crowdfunded game's official forum.<p>In a post by director of game operations Jeremy Masker, it was confirmed the game's size and number of assets mean its client will be sizeable. Likewise, he …

The World’s Most Overrated Interface Design

What do delightful design, hamburger menus, Spotify, and iPad apps all have in common? They’re all finalists on our March Madness bracket for the most overhyped examples of interface design.<p>Whether you love ’em (Netflix! Heart emoji!), hate ’em (Flat design! Puke!), or don’t understand how anyone …

Product Design

Scientists say people are terrible at remembering what the Apple logo looks like

Apple's logo is a masterpiece of form. It's a refined, elegant shape that represents the computer brand without the need for words, and represents an expectation of quality. But, according to a UCLA study published last month, nobody can remember what it looks like. Scientists at the university …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

Demonstration

Sex Tech Update: The Pubes In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Were Added With CGI

When it comes to CGI, there are the big, obvious effects — your T-Rexes and King Kongs — and then there are the countless shots you don’t notice. The stuff you would never expect was CGI because, honestly, why bother?<p>Well, it turns out Dakota Johnson’s bikini region is the latest thing Hollywood’s …

Movies

Interactive Art Gallery Allows Visitors to Become Part of an Illusion

This unique gallery lets visitors do more than just admire great works of art – they get to play with it, too. At Art in Island, an interactive gallery that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines, visitors can step inside paintings and take pictures with the optical illusions.<p>Each piece …

Special "Anti-Paparazzi Clothing" Ruins Photos by Excessively Reflecting Light

At first glance, these clothes looks like your average suit, hat, scarf, and hoodie. Once a camera flash hits them, though, their secret weapon is revealed. The garments ruin flash photographs by blowing out the pictures with excessive reflective light. DJ Chris Holmes designed the apparel as …

Fantastic 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page by Alessandro Diddi

Italian artist Alessandro Diddi uses his creative talents to draw mind-bending illusions. The playful anamorphic works trick our eye into thinking that his pencil renderings have come to life. A firm handshake, a bird spreading its wings, and a fire-breathing dragon all pop-off the pages of Diddi's …

Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

Fake Jim Carrey unmasked at Czech film awards

Jim Carrey has built a career from shape-shifting, impersonations and putting on silly voices – the actor’s first film was called Rubberface.<p>But even Carrey was surprised to find out that a joker impersonating him gained access to the Czech Republic’s most prestigious film awards the night before …

Check out the best art GIFs of 2014

The creators of the Giphoscope -- the hand-cranked, real-world GIF machine -- have set about making a real name for themselves in the world of art. Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have just hosted their very first ever annual Giphoscope Award, created to honour the very best of animated GIF …

Art

Games Are A Challenge Because They Are Cognitive Firmware

There tends to be a perennial meme that emanates from games publishing management, specifically that games are too hard to learn. They still mistakenly think games are a form of passive entertainment and that you can make a game for everyone. This is indeed a strange assessment of the medium and …

The 27 Most Important Moments From The Oscars

A recap of Hollywood's biggest night, including an appearance by Glom Gazingo.

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Poor customers should not have to choose between being spied on and forking over money<p>Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of …

Customers

Monopoly is being sold with real money inside

80 of 30,000 anniversary sets in France will contain the secret stash<p>Toymaker Hasbro is celebrating the 80th anniversary of Monopoly's introduction in France by replacing the fake money in 80 sets with real cash. The sets will be distributed among 30,000 specially branded editions of the game, with …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …