Catherine Wong

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NASA's jack-o'-lanterns are next level

Watching the annual NASA Jet Propulsion Lab pumpkin-carving contest is a great way to feel insecure in your own skills.<p>The scientists pulled out all …

Decorations

Maybe We All Need a Little Less Balance

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been told to strive for balance. Yet I’ve noticed something interesting: The times in my life during which I’ve felt happiest and most alive are also the times that I’ve been the most <i>unbalanced</i>.<p>Falling in love. Writing a book. Trekking in the Himalayas. Training to …

Self-awareness

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Archaeology

IKEA Releases Instructions How To Make ‘Game Of Thrones’ Cape After Costumer Reveals Actors Wore IKEA Rugs

Being a member of the Night’s Watch in Game of Thrones doesn’t sound like much fun. Constant threat of danger and death at the hands of Wildlings and …

TV Series

Twitter Giving Correct Names To Everyday Things Could Give Tom Haverford A Run For His Money

@CorrectNames is a single-serving Twitter that creatively renames everyday objects and animals, much like Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) would rename objects and foods on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>:

Aziz Ansari

Buzz Aldrin tweets about how the iconic image of him on the moon was taken

Buzz "second man on the moon" Aldrin is back to his legendary form after pulling a mystified face at Donald Trump's weird speech about space.<p>On the …

Scientists say 'prelude' to the sixth mass extinction is happening right now

When plant and animal species go extinct, it's usually a clear sign that humans have messed up. We've over-hunted, destroyed habitats, polluted …

Teacher bans bottle flipping in class, then trolls students with very impressive bottle-flipping video

Bottle flipping was the fad that drove parents and teachers crazy in 2016. Nathan Marshall, a sixth teacher, banned the trick in his classroom back …

Teaching

How Silicon Valley Pushed Coding Into American Classrooms

At a White House gathering of tech titans last week, Timothy D. Cook, the chief executive of Apple, delivered a blunt message to President Trump on how public schools could better serve the nation’s needs. To help solve a “huge deficit in the skills that we need today,” Mr. Cook said, the …

Computer Science

Genius Best Buy employee explains the difference between having 'the juice' and 'the sauce'

You probably didn't expect Best Buy to be the place where some of the deepest philosophical conversations of our time were occurring, but now we have …

Seafood

This video of a man polishing a rusty knife honestly deserves to rule the internet

The #1 video on YouTube right now is "Polishing a Rusty Knife," uploaded by Japanese YouTuber Jun on Monday. I'll cut right to it — this is a great …

Foodie Menus

This is the latest comic from John Atkinson at Wrong Hands. Learn and remember these phrases, so you can sound high-falootin' when you're talking …

Foodies

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the …

Manhattan

Facial recognition tech makes it official: There is no privacy anymore

Recent weeks have brought controversy over electronic billboards in restaurants and shopping precincts that utilize advanced facial recognition techniques to not only provide personalized advertisements but also measure and record the consumer and their response, ostensibly to enable retailers to …

Eastern Europe

Google just launched a GIF maker to make your data look better

Google wants to help make your research look better.<p>To help journalists share their research and tell stories in a more visual and appealing way, …

Design in Tech Report 2017

PDF, audio, and voiceover are now available on designintechreport.wordpress.com<p>Today’s most beloved technology products and services balance design and engineering in a way that perfectly blends form and function. Businesses started by designers have created billions of dollars of value, are …

Entrepreneurship

10-year-old boy asks stepdad to adopt him with a letter and life has never seemed more beautiful

Get your tissues ready...<p>Kalani Watson decided to make his 10th birthday celebration less about him and more about his loving family when he asked …

Los Angeles

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise

It’s Day 1 forever because Day 2 is death.<p>Once a year, in his letter to Amazon shareholders, Jeff Bezos gives us all a glimpse into his business world view and management philosophy. This year’s version did not disappoint.<p>In it, Bezos explains how he thinks about preventing Amazon from slipping …

Machine Learning

The Future Of Interaction Design? Personality And Body Language

I dare you not to like this sassy industrial robot arm just a little.<p>Universal Robots’ $35,000 UR5 model robot arm is designed for automation in industrial applications, from welding to palletizing to injection molding. It doesn’t have a cartoon face, a British accent, or a little butler costume. …

Architecture

NASA's Peggy Whitson breaks another space record because this is just what she does

Congratulations to NASA's Peggy Whitson on shattering yet another space record. At this point, though, you're starting to make us all feel bad about …

This self-driving electric car might as well be your living room on wheels

Hot doesn't even begin to describe the NIO EVE, a self-driving electric concept car straight out of a sci-fi movie that's packed from top to bottom …

Tesla Model S

The Weird And Fascinating Story Behind Design’s Iridescence Craze

Rainbow hues, color-changing films, and iridescent glazes have been steadily coating the design world for years. Co.Design investigates why.<p>The design world is having an iridescent moment. You may recognize it in Sebastian Scherer’s lovely pendant lights, designed to look like “a permanent …

Interest Rates

Rabbit Hole Leads To A Secret 700-Year-Old Cave Network Built By Knights Templar

This rabbit hole looks regular at first, but it’s actually an entrance to The Caynton Caves, a 700-year-old underground hideout. Just like the one …

Ancient History

Flame-throwing drones make for badass trash removers

That has got to be the most intense way to clean a power line.<p>Chinese companies have engineered an fiery way of removing trash that hangs from power …

Eclipse to be turned into megamovies

<b>August's total solar eclipse in the US will almost certainly be the most watched such event in history.</b><p>More than 12 million people - from Oregon to South Carolina - live on the path of darkness that the Moon will cut as it sweeps in front of the Sun.<p>Nearly four times that many live within a …

South Carolina

This Hotel Asked Some Of The World’s Top Architects To Design Rooms

You can sleep in rooms designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Peter Zumthor, Thom Mayne, and Tadao Ando.<p>As archaeological fragments have shown, hot springs around the alpine town of Vals, Switzerland, have lured visitors since the Bronze Age. Fast forward a few thousand years, and today’s tourists …

Tea House

Major League Soccer team seeks 'chief tattoo officer'

Soccer players love to get tattoos, as five minutes viewing any match will tell you. Fans love to get them too, as the internet has shown us.<p>So, uh, …

New Jersey

Brewery gives employees 'puppy parental leave' and everyone else major job envy

How does spending an entire week playing with a puppy <i>and</i> getting paid for it sound to you? Too good to be true?<p>We're here to inform you that there is …

The Awesome Winners of the National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids

National Geographic Kids has just announced the winners of the International Photography Contest for Kids, their annual photo competition for kids, …

North Carolina

Scraping Honeycomb Pattern

Source: YouTube<p>Japanese artist Haruya Abe creates fascinating pottery, and his process is as satisfying as the results. Abe’s ceramic carving …