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LeapFrog's latest gadget for kids is a Tamagotchi-Fitbit mashup

Look, we get it: wearable tech is big business these days. We also get that childhood obesity is a serious problem. That's why it's literally no surprise that the folks at LeapFrog are jumping on the nascent child wearables bandwagon with the LeapBand: an unholy combination of a Fitbit and a …

7 Free Minimalistic Fonts for Your Designs

Long gone are the days of busy, over cluttered designs. Now it’s all about minimalism, which puts more emphasis on typography. That’s why it’s …

MH17, Gaza and the value of human life

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of human life. About the lives so cheaply lost on MH17. About the anger and grief this tragedy has …

Hacking our senses to boost learning power

Some schools are pumping music, noises and fragrances into the classroom to see if it improves exam results – could it work?<p>What did your school smell like? Was it noisy or peaceful?<p>It might not seem important, but a growing body of research suggests that smells and sounds can have an impact on …

DNA sequencing: how much do you want to know about your health future?

This past July, the New York Genome Center opened its shiny new doors in downtown Manhattan. The massive, sparkling multi-million dollar 21st-century lab is now open for business, sequencing the genomes of sick patients in New York.<p>By sequencing the gene structure, doctors hope to find treatments …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

Faces of Models Transformed Into 2D Images with Face Paint | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing collaboration between make-up artist Valeriya Kutsan and Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov, the faces of models are seemingly …

Surreal Painted Faces Make Us Question What We Are Seeing

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Khokhlov explores the visually transformative power of paint and makeup in his <i>2D or not 2D</i> and <i>Angry Beards</i> projects. Both bodies of work are part of the photographer's overarching <i>Art of Face</i> series that includes an ever-growing collection of beauty shots …

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Pencil: A Tool That Lets You Think With Your Hands

Remember when we talked about that iPad app called Paper, from FiftyThree, that lets you sketch, draw diagrams and illustrations, and take notes? …

Graceful Photo Shoot Staged Completely Underwater

<i>The Flood</i> is a captivating series by Belgium-based photographer Harry Fayt that features Belgian soul singer Typhene Barrow immersed in an underwater world. Everything from a couch and coffee table to a chandelier and piano is submerged in Fayt's surreal, alternate universe, presenting a beautiful …

Will Studying Math Make You Richer?

A Fed study says yes. You should be smart enough to be skeptical—especially if you studied math.<p>Students who advance further in high school math have higher wages and are less likely to be unemployed, according to a new study from the Cleveland Fed. So when Noah Smith and Miles Kimball say there is …

How CPR Became So Popular

'Medical creep' happens when doctors perform procedures or prescribe treatments for patients in the absence of clear evidence that patients will benefit. The slow changes can gradually transform the structure of our healthcare system—sometimes for the better.<p>Medical creep happens when doctors …

Welcome to Apache PredictionIO®!

What is Apache PredictionIO®?<p>Apache PredictionIO® is an <b>open source Machine Learning Server</b> built on top of a state-of-the-art open source stack for …

When It Comes to Fighting Stereotypes, I Want My Kids to Dare to Be Impolite

But in a world of deeply ingrained social niceties, even adults sometimes have trouble speaking up.<p>About four months ago, as I recently recounted elsewhere, I took my older son, Jojo, to the barber shop. I told the barber not to shave off all of Jojo's hair and to just trim it. He then proceeded to …

A Magic Wand That Paints Light

Light Painting was already a photographical miracle. But with this new device, the whole genre is born anew.<p>The phantasmic exposures behind light painting feel a bit like magic on earth. In reality, the technique is just a clever hack: You take a photo with a long exposure, and by waving a bright …

Light Painting

Here’s another gorgeous iPhone 6 concept Apple will never build

For some reason, a concept design for Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 that was created back in August by designer Nikola Cirkovic made the rounds …

Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups

New research recommends recruiting a wingman/woman with a complementary face.<p>Who should I hang out with if I want to look the most attractive? And how many of said people must I acquire?<p>The basic idea of research published this week in the journal <i>Psychological Science</i> is that our asymmetries and …

The Health Benefits of Moustaches

Protection from cancer, lavish sexual prosperity, and engendering trust in one's fellow man -- "Let the young man, therefore, never become a slave to the false and pernicious fashion which compels him to shave off the beard."<p><i>Protection from cancer, lavish sexual prosperity, and engendering trust in</i> …

How to Photograph Strangers: The 100 Strangers Project

A Guest submission by Matt John Robinson The First Stranger Taking the portrait of a person whom you’ve just met moments before is one of the most …