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Firstborn girl? Scientists find an unexpected disadvantage

Women who are firstborn children tend to be heavier than their younger sisters — and it’s got nothing to do with genetics, researchers say.<p>A 2015 study of more than 26,000 Swedish women found that firstborns were nearly 30 percent more likely to be overweight and 40 percent more likely to be obese …

Pregnancy

Internet tool fights censorship by making banned data look 'normal'

It's getting harder to evade censorship in countries like China and Iran, which have increasingly taken to blocking VPNs, the Tor network and any other service that might let you see the unflattering truth. A clever new tool should help you leap over those hurdles, however. Marionette, developed by …

This Makeup Artist Transforms Men With No-Makeup Makeup

For many of us amateur makeup mavens, we learned all we know about makeup from YouTube beauty gurus. While we were trying out that baking technique, experimenting with cat eye or even unintentionally clown-contouring, many times it was done with the guidance of some beauty vlogger video. UK-based …

Makeup

MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph

MIT scientists have designed a new camera that will never overexpose a photograph, no matter what the lighting situation is. Called a “modulo …

Mobile Photography

This Natural Language Interface Aims To Let Anyone Make Animations Jump

[protected-iframe id=”c597fdd50b174a2c41af12c1ea546965-24588526-39990176″ info=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbUJ8jyqUOc” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””]<p>UK-based post-production animation software developer IKinema has been demoing a natural language interface for …

InterAct

Selena Gomez Reportedly Slams Fat-Shaming Troll on Instagram

"I don't need to do anything other than love myself, take care of my work, fans, family and friends."<p>A few weeks ago, Selena Gomez was photographed in a bikini, looking as gorgeous as she always does. Right on cue, a storm of idiot concern trolls and fat-shamers descended with their negative …

A Cheap Watch That Looks Expensive

Finding a truly polished-looking watch at an affordable price can be a real challenge—most affordable options lack heft or seem less than sophisticated.<p>Imagine our shock, then, at discovering a unbelievably chic watch that costs—wait for it—$45. That's right, you can actually own a great-looking …

Clothing

Apple Watch app developers are facing a load of really weird problems

They are being expected to build products from scratch for a platform they've never used or seen before, without even fully knowing how it works. Many people still aren't certain what consumers will actually use the Apple Watch <i>for</i>.<p>This situation is almost unique. When companies began building apps …

Smartwatches

'The Queen of Code' Gives The Lowdown On Grace Hopper

Considering the scandalous lack of women entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and the debased treatment some receive in the industry, it can be hard to remember that women helped form the backbone of computing when it mattered most.<p>‘The Queen of Code,’ a brand new 16-minute film from actress Gillian …

Why Sex Is Amazing for Your Skin

The five unexpected skin-care perks of getting it on.<p><b>1. It gives you a rosy glow.</b> Just like any other form of physical exercise, having sex boosts your circulation. To deal with this increased blood flow, the small capillaries in your face expand, giving you a pretty, healthy flush — like you've …

Skin Care

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal

'Sword & Sworcery' developer and composer team up again for 'Below'

Capybara Games and composer Jim Guthrie — two of the three names behind <i>Superbrothers:</i> <i>Sword & Sworcery EP</i> — are back together for another beautiful, moody game titled <i>Below</i>. The title's eerie tone and cut-out graphics were revealed yesterday in a minute-long teaser at Microsoft's press conference. …

Best New Apps: 'Kingdom Rush Frontiers'

You could beat <i>Kingdom Rush</i>, one of the best tower-defense games for iOS, and still never really finish it. The gameplay was so exquisitely balanced, with maps that remained challenging after dozens of plays, that there were always good reasons to come back to it. Now we have a new reason to return:</i> …

Google makes Android design decisions using 'jars of emotion'

According to the noted psychologist Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, it takes three positive emotions to balance out a single negative. As <i>Fast Company</i> reports, Fredrickson's findings are at the heart of Google's Android design philosophy. When considering any user interface decision, designers working on …

Double Fine follows 'Broken Age' Kickstarter success with strategy game 'Massive Chalice'

With <i>Broken Age</i> — formerly known as Double Fine Adventure — Double Fine had one of the first big gaming hits on Kickstarter, raising more than $3.3 million after aiming for just $400,000. Now the studio is returning to the crowdfunding platform with <i>Massive Chalice</i>, a turn-based strategy game for …

Two College Kids Made The Best Science Fiction Game Of The Year

*So far.<p>It's getting harder and harder to find reasons to play the $60 mediocrities foisted upon consumers by big gaming when titles as polished, as thoughtful, as haunting, and as cheap as Facepalm Games' <i>The Swapper</i> keep surfacing. Released today on Steam, the latest Finnish gem (after April's</i> …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

Photography

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …

Sony courts developers by dropping PlayStation Mobile membership fees

In a bid to bring more gaming titles to the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation-certified devices, Sony has dropped publisher license fees worldwide, allowing developers to launch titles on its PlayStation Mobile platform at no cost. Game makers were previously required to pay a $99 annual fee to …

Apple Photographer Details the Process of Capturing Product Photos

Apple is well known for the simple, no-frills product photos that highlight its lineup of mobile devices and as it turns out, a lot of work goes into capturing those images. <i>The Verge</i> interviewed Peter Belanger, a photographer who has worked with Apple for years, to shed some light on Apple's …

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats - in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2013/may/06/hungry-planet-what-world-eats<p>720<p>Californian photographer Peter Menzel visited 24 …

The Challenge of Working with Mixed Indoor/Outdoor Photography Lighting

When shooting without flash, you try to use the light in your environment that works best. When shooting with flash, you often shoot inside and focus …

Los Alamos National Lab has had quantum-encrypted internet for over two years

Nothing locks down data better than a laser-based quantum-encrypted network, where the mere act of looking at your data causes it to irrevocably change. Although such systems already exist, they're limited to point-to-point data transfers since a router would kill the message it's trying to pass …

The Philosophy Of Game Development By The Numbers

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. Follow him on Twitter @baigi.</i><p>Mobile gaming is a huge worldwide opportunity at the moment, having clocked in at $9 billion in 2012, and it is poised to grow …

HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of WebGL in the browser | Ars Technica

Unreal Engine converted to JavaScript with surprisingly little overhead.<p>Epic Games has released a new version of its popular <i>Epic Citadel</i> tech demo …

See a Professional Photographer’s Workflow in Adobe Lightroom

The life of a professional photographer can be strenuous at times. Photo shoots often consist of hundreds to thousands of photographs that need to be …

Quick Tutorial Shows How to Dodge and Burn Using Curves in Photoshop

In addition to taking beautiful fashion photos, Serbian born photographer Elena Jasic also occasionally uploads a tutorial or two to her YouTube …