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The ADHD explosion: A new book explores factors that have fueled it

"The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative evidence that economic pressures and …

The Hydrogen Car Is Back—Again

Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota are rolling out new hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles for 2014. So are we finally at the dawn of the hydrogen age? Not so fast.<p><b>The basic principle behind hydrogen fuel</b> cells is fairly simple: Hydrogen atoms are stripped of their electrons to generate electricity and then …

XAN House by MAPA Architects

Apple Store redesign for Union Square is more polished

No two ways around it: The polished Apple Store planned for San Francisco's Union Square has more to do with product branding than place-specific design.<p>But it might turn out to be branding of the most exquisite sort. And if so, it also will be three-dimensional proof that sometimes, public …

Sochi 2014: 10 amazing helmet designs at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

From glowing brains to a multi-coloured ram’s skull, there are some outrageous helmet designs at this year’s Olympics. These skeleton competitors have been showing theirs off during practice sessions in recent days

Fake Apple Store Employee Confesses Apple Invented Polio And Syphilis [Humor]

Tyler Fisher is not an Apple employee. In fact, I’m pretty sure the guy doesn’t know the difference between an iPad and an iPod Shuffle, but that didn’t stop him from dressing up as an Apple Specialist, going to work at his local Apple Store, and recording the entire prank as he sprayed customers …

$450K panel of glass at Apple’s iconic 5th Avenue ‘Cube’ store shattered by snowblower

Several readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago. In total, the late-2011 renovation …

New iOS Swiping Keyboard Capable of 120WPM Speeds

App developer Yose Widjaja has created a new Swype-style keyboard designed to allow users to type with two hands using swipe gestures, and he's demoing the keyboard in his <i>Hipjot</i> note taking app.<p>Poised as a cross between both gesture-based Android keyboard Swype and the standard iOS keyboard, the</i> …

Passenger films as plane crashes into ocean

"As sirens and bells of aeroplane were going, it was quiet. Everyone knew what was going on," Puentes told local news organisation, KHON.<p>Puentes, 39, …

Articles about 6 famous brutalist buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>You don’t have to live in the Mediterranean to learn valuable lessons from the building techniques and architectural designs...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty …

Prefab Homes

14 Gift Ideas For Type Lovers

Type is all around us. It dances on our screens, fills our books, flattens itself against our keyboards, and clings to the outsides of our buses. Yet so few of us see it for the vibrant and endlessly exciting realm of design it is… at least, not until it is pointed out to you for the first time.<p>101 …

Typography

Same Sh*t, Different Screen: The Disruption Myth and Digital TV

Talashow/Shutterstock<p>Silicon Valley loves nothing more than a little disruption, and the disrupt du jour is in the TV industry. The meme? That …

Top 10 best and worst cities to live | ZDNet

The Economist Intelligence Unit -- the city rankings specialists -- has a new list claiming the best cities to live. And they have an interesting new …

Oldest Javelins Predate Modern Humans, Raise Questions on Evolution

The oldest stone-tipped projectile weapons date to 280,000 years, study says.<p><b>The oldest known stone-tipped projectiles have been discovered in Ethiopia. The javelins are roughly 280,000 years old and predate the earliest known fossils of our species, Homo sapiens, by about 80,000 years.</b><p>These …

Apple’s new iPad Air: The one question a review really needs to answer

There is just one question an iPad Air review really really needs to answer. And I’m afraid that after three days of playing with the space gray iPad Air review unit Apple shipped me on Friday, I just don’t know.<p>That question, of course, is: Should I buy it?<p>While I’m very tempted, I currently own a …

49% of active investors say Twitter is a bad buy

Supreme Court notes “disconcerting” Facebook settlement, will eye future charity deals

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: flickr / dbking<p>When Facebook(s fb) gets sued over privacy, it has a novel way to make the issue go away: the company …

Only 16% of U.S. adults use Twitter (but they’re smart, young, and rich)

Only 16 percent of U.S. adults use Twitter, and only half of them get news via the short-message social network, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. That’s far fewer than Facebook, where 30 percent of American adults get their news.<p>The good news for Twitter?<p>Twitter users skew younger, …

Big Junk is just as evil as Big Tobacco

Inside governments, food policy is often led not by health departments but departments such as industry and agriculture, whose main concern is for …

Junk Food

Uruguay plans to sell pot for $1 per gram to battle illegal drug trade

Uruguay is moving forward with a plan that would combat drug trafficking by creating a government-run marijuana industry that could begin operation as soon as next year, reports the Associated Press. Smoking marijuana has reportedly been legal in the country for some time now, but growing, …

Twitter To Kill The Music App Nobody Knew It Had

News is now leaking that Twitter is on the verge of killing its #Music app, as the company revamps its music strategy in preparation for its IPO. Some of you reading this are probably saying to yourselves, “I didn’t even know Twitter had a music app!”, and that’s the whole point. The company didn’t …

'Running battle': How Google hopes to beat countries cracking down on Internet freedom

Google hopes a little browser tool will help change the world.<p>The company that revolutionized Internet search is now unveiling a sort of online underground tunnel — a way for people in restrictive countries like Iran and Syria to get around digital censorship and surveillance.<p>The idea behind the …

Belkin Explodes Off The Block With Thirteen New iPad Air Accessories

The ring of Tim Cook’s softened Southern twang hasn’t yet left our ears, and yet Belkin has already announced, not one, but practically a whole wall at the Apple Store full of iPad Air cases and keyboards.<p>Of the ten cases and three keyboard cases announced by Belkin after today’s event, the most …

Articles about 10 noteworthy sustainable homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

First impressions are lasting.<p>Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and Almodóvar—just to name a few of the country's creative pioneers—Spain hosts a lively mix …

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