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Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Eyefluence has an eye-popping technology straight out of science fiction. The Silicon Valley company is announcing it has raised $14 million for its eye-tracking technology that lets you use the gaze of your eyes to control augmented reality and virtual reality devices.<p>The company hopes to position …

80 Year-Old Texas Man Takes His Rescued Dogs on Daily Rides Around Town on a Custom-Made Train

Eugene Bostick, a wonderfully benevolent 80-year old man in Fort Worth, Texas, routinely takes his group of rescued stray dogs for a ride on a …

Anonymous Tinder Nudes Are Inspiring This Artist's Glorious Recreations - PAPER

drawings via Instagram<p>Brooklyn-based artist Frances Waite, like any twenty-something in the age of Tinder and unsolicited Internet harassment, has probably seen her fair share of dick pics, boobs and butts -- granted instead of hitting "delete," she decided to make art.<p>Yep, that's right, Waite is …

The Trippy Art (and Trippier Life) of Occult Artist Marjorie Cameron

Twenty years after her death, Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel finally has the spotlight.<p>Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel (1922-1995) was an artist and occult practitioner whose remarkable work has only been rediscovered by the public since the first extensive survey of her art last year in Los …

“False Megamouth” Shark Pioneered the Plankton-Feeding Lifestyle

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>All sharks are carnivores. From the sunny surface waters to the darkest depths, every selachian species lives by feeding on other animals. Of course, the great whites, tigers, and the ones that get lots of basic cable screen time – the macropredators – are the most …

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21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

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Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls

Weird & Wild<p>The poop-hoarding insects have an amazingly advanced internal GPS that allows them to navigate by day or night.<p>Watching a dung beetle with its head to the ground, its rear in the air, and its hind legs kicking an enormous ball of poop—it’s difficult to imagine that these critters …

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This Is What Happens When An Evil Genius Plays With Their Food

Terry Border has a pretty twisted sense of humor and it really brings his quirky food series to life. Most of his off kilter jokes are quite dark, …

Pluto the dog can, like, totally be seen on Pluto the dwarf planet

Legend has it that on the evening of September 14th, 1928, a 26-year-old Walt Disney looked up in the sky and observed a glow unlike he had ever seen before. It was faint, but Disney was a known visionary — one with superhuman sight. Disney squinted, and through that squint he saw a planet. …

How The Turtle Got Its Shell

The fossilized remains of a bizarre-looking reptile are giving scientists new insights into how turtles got their distinctive shells.<p>Some 240 million years ago, this early turtle-like creature lived in a large lake, in a fairly warm, subtropical climate. But it didn't have the kind of shell modern …

These MS Paint pictures prove people are just weird!

There's a cool Tumblr account out on the interweb that's called Jim'll Paint It and it's all about one guy using MS Paint to design pictures …

Do you have ‘maths anxiety’?

Mental arithmetic can be stressful for many people, causing a lifelong fear of numbers. What makes the brain freeze up when calculating hard sums? David Robson reports.<p>Sweaty palms, a racing pulse, that choking feeling in the back of my throat: nothing sends fear into my heart like the need to …

Gorgeous 19th-Century Illustrations of Owls and Ospreys

The science of the familiar “owl-face” and the art of its varied permutations.<p>In his glorious meditation on science and spirituality, Alan Lightman writes beautifully of finding transcendent experiences in our quotidian existence — experiences like his life-altering half-second encounter with two …

10 Innovative Writers Who Are Shaking Up The Book World

It’s common for a writer to be hailed as revolutionary by a contemporary, a publisher, a reviewer or a peer -- so common, in fact, that it’s tough to distinguish new gems from old tropes. And while “new” shouldn’t be the standard when judging whether a book is valuable or exciting, it’s worth …

Bellabeat debuts its smart necklace that monitors women’s monthly cycles

Bellabeat specializes in creating smart wearable technology for women, and today it is launching its Leaf smart necklace that helps women keep track of their monthly period cycles.<p>The Leaf hangs around a woman’s neck and measures her motion. It infers from the data it collects, calculating her …

Epic doodling

I’m a pretty big fan of doodling, but my stuff has nothing on Peter Deligdisch.<p>His YouTube channel is full of videos where he documents his …

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Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

1973's 'La Planète Sauvage' Is One Of The Weirdest Films You'll See

Back in 1973, director René Laloux with the help of Jiří Trnka Studio created the remarkable animated science fiction film 'La Planète Sauvage' …

No other animal is happier than this squirrel singing as he cracks open a nut

en_US<p>article<p>Youtuber Bryson Syliboy was at work when he decided to feed a furry little squirrel outside of his office. Food of choice? A tantalizing …

How can our future Mars colonies be free of sexism and racism? | Martin Robbins

The white, male European conquerors of the New World and 19th-century American pioneers of Manifest Destiny still colour the space age, so is it a myth that we’ll turn nice on Mars?<p>We’re going to Mars – eventually. The quest to reach the dusty red planet is our version of Manifest Destiny, the …

The Time the Allies Tried to Disarm Hitler With Female Sex Hormones

Did you hear the one about the plot to sneak estrogen into Hitler’s carrots? It sounds like the setup for a joke, but the Allies really tried this …

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Back in 1890, Thomas Edison gave us some of the world's first talking dolls. Today, the glassy-eyed cherubs that are still around stand about 2 feet tall; they have wooden limbs and a metal body; and they sound <i>supercreepy</i>. (If you're looking for a soundtrack to your nightmares, listen to the audio …

The brains behind the ‘Aha!’ moment

Researchers at UCL have discovered what happens in our brains when we start connecting the dots<p>When you first move to London it’s very common to quickly gain very detailed, even intimate knowledge of two or three locales, but not know how they are connected geographically.<p>It’s not until there’s a …

Our Microbes, Ourselves: How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms Living Inside Us Are Redefining What It Means to Be Human

“You are mostly not you… We are not individuals; we are ecosystems.”<p>Being alone may be the central anxiety of our time but, as it turns out, you are never really alone — at least in a biological sense: Every single cell of you — that is, every cell made of human DNA — is kept company by ten cells …

This Couple Had Their Home Completely Destroyed After Renting It Out On Airbnb

A Calgary couple, Mark and Star King, rented their home out through Airbnb (as they’ve done before) to four adults who were in town for a wedding last Saturday. The couple had planned to spend the weekend with their in-laws in another part of the city. What they <i>weren’t</i> expecting was for their home …

Best resources for Android Game Developers

Android game development can be fun albeit stressful. There are so many resources for game developers. Some resources cater to PC or console games, while others try to cover all game devices.<p>Some resources are therefore more useful to mobile game developers than others, while some resources are …

The 13 most bizarre Soviet-era buildings that are still standing today

This is especially true in the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia, where architects of the time designed some striking and frankly absurd structures before the Soviet era came to an end towards the end of the 20th century.<p>Many of these structures survived the fall of the Berlin …

Unacast scores $1.6M to become the main tracker of every store you visit

The Internet made distance irrelevant.<p>Now, sensors in physical stores are helping to make proximity relevant, and startup Unacast is announcing a seed round of $1.6 million so it can become the backend.<p>The Oslo, Norway-based company, which has opened an office in London and is planning one for New …

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How Warhol’s work influenced our wardrobes

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans was mocked when first exhibited – but the work went on to have a lasting impact not only on the history of art, but on the way we dress, writes Sara McCorquodale.<p>It was unique, groundbreaking and set to change design radically. And yet when Andy Warhol first …