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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 …

Fort Worth

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 …

Art

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 …

Art

“False Megamouth” Shark Pioneered the Plankton-Feeding Lifestyle

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 famous, but the largest sharks of …

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

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

Productivity

Why Dung Beetles Watch the Sky While Rolling Poop Balls

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 navigate by the …

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. …

Solar System
Paleontology

These MS Paint pictures prove people are just weird!

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 …

Psychology

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 …

Books

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 …

Livestreaming

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

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 …

Furniture

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

Public Policy

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 …

Dolls

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 …

Maps

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 …

Microbiology

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 …

Game Development

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 …

Communist Party

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 …

A golden sex toy that contains your partner's ashes

Close contact<p>I'm in the process of moving from New York to Texas. It's been over a decade since I made a substantial move, packing the entirety of my life into cardboard boxes salvaged from my apartment building's recycling room. The boxes are full of clothes, video games, and various electronics, …