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Anonymous Art Collective ‘RRRRRRROLL’ Sets the World Spinning with New Gifs | Colossal

<p>It’s been well over a year since we last checked in with the anonymous art collective known as RRRRRRROLL (previously here and here) who create …

CES: Wikipad Announces Gamevice Tablet Controller

Development underway for Android and Windows 8 devices.<p>The Android-based Wikipad got off to a bit of a rocky start. But the developers behind the …

Movies Passing the Bechdel Test for Sexism Earned More in 2013

Image Source: Vocativ<p><b>Blockbusters that passed the Bechdel Test did better overall in 2013 than those that failed.</b><p>It's fairly well accepted that …

Movies

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Creativity Is Really Just Persistence, And Science Can Prove It

We already knew that, as Woody Allen has pointed out, success is overwhelmingly about showing up. Now fresh studies help us understand why that is.<p>If we want to be super creative, we have to learn to be super dedicated. It’s a hardworking thing, as <i>War of Art</i> scribe Steven Pressfield has …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

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 …

The Brain

Old drugs, new tricks: ADHD medicine could help with binge-eating

The body is a complex and mysterious machine. This is not lost on pharmaceutical firms, which sometimes stumble onto winning drugs when the unanticipated side-effects of a new medicine prove more useful—or lucrative—than its original aim.<p>Today British pharma group Shire announced promising results …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Baby Pics Can Diagnose Deadly Cancer

Like most parents, Bryan Shaw snapped unending pictures of his new son Noah. But when the baby was just a few months old, Shaw’s wife Elizabeth started to notice something odd about the pictures: in them, one of Noah’s eyes appeared milky-white instead of red.<p>When his wife approached him with the …

iPhone 5

On the Charts: Beyonce, One Direction Want Your Gift Cards

Eminem, Katy Perry, Lorde all cash in on stocking stuffers<p>Spotify, YouTube and, any day now, Beats Music may well take over the record industry and …

Music