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Stop exploiting young workers

The "intern economy" is a crumbling monument to short-term thinking. The class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns on the film "Black Swan" set off a wave of internship lawsuits that is likely to have lasting consequences for companies with …

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.<p>All told, the …

Stock Markets

Brain stimulation: The military’s mind-zapping project

Shocking the brain with mild electrical current was once a controversial treatment for the mentally ill. Now evidence is emerging that it could quicken learning and improve attention, and as Emma Young discovers, the US military is very interested in its potential.<p>An unusual trial is underway at …

The Brain

Prevent Alzheimer’s by vaccinating at 40, scientist suggests

A vaccine could wipe out plaques that stop the brain from signalling if given before the onset of the disease, experts say<p>Alzheimer’s Disease could be prevented by vaccinating people as young as 40, decades before any symptoms emerge, it has been suggested.<p>James Nicoll, professor of neuropathology …

New York Artist Bends Brainwaves Into 3-D Art

Ion Popian doesn’t create art with a paint brush, pencil or mound of clay, starting instead with brainwaves.<p>Popian pioneered brainwave art for his …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Engineering

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

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In 'Lovelace' Porn Sucks and Hollywood Blows

The porn industry is condemned in the film <i>Lovelace</i>, but is Hollywood any more innocent?<p>There is a palpable fear on the part of Hollywood whenever it tells a cautionary story of life in the pornographic industry. It’s as if Hollywood is in the cinema with you, anthropomorphically glancing …

First Secret Service documents on Aaron Swartz investigation released

The public is seeing the first fruits of a Freedom of Information Act request for the Secret Service’s files on the late hacker and activist Aaron Swartz with the release of 104 pages of agency documents. Swartz committed suicide at the age of 26 while facing the possibility of up to 35 years in …

Lego Architecture Studio

There's no denying that the Lego Architecture series serves as an excellent excuse for big kids to get their hands on a classic children's toy. Just like those days of Lego Star Fighters; you diligently follow each step, patiently trying not to skip ahead until you're done. But a puzzle that comes …

SuperDuper Handmade Hats

When we think of Made in Italy, we usually assume that family traditions, ancient techniques and heritage are naturally involved. SuperDuper Handmade Hats are the exception. The Florence-based company produces entirely handmade hats using unique wooden shapes.<p>The three designers have interesting, …

Introducing the Flipboard Magazines Blog

Inside Flipboard / August 13, 2013<p>We’re rolling out a new blog this week. It’s called Flipboard Magazines, and it’s dedicated exclusively to …

Chissick Design Turns Salvaged Wood Scraps Into Beautiful Fused Furniture

Chissick Design just unveiled a new collection of beautiful fused wood furniture. Each piece is made of scrap wood collected from different …

Furniture

Just Desserts: Jay Watson Turns Unwanted Dessert Bowls Into Sweet Pendant Lights

‘Just Desserts’ is a colorful cluster of glass lights made from recycled dessert bowls. UK-based designer Jay Watson created this intriguing lighting …

Dessert