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Women Outnumber Men For The First Time In Berkeley’s Intro To Computer Science Course

For the first time in its history, Berkeley saw an introductory computer science course with predominantly female students – 106 women vs. 104 men. This slight turnaround signals a promising trend in the male-dominated STEM world.<p>To be sure, Berkeley is an exception: according to the National …

Is Venezuela's Government Tightening Its Grip on the Internet?

While protests sweep the streets of Venezuela, the nation's government is quietly taking measures to quell the uprising in cyberspace, reportedly …

BTSV Barbie's Sports Illustrated Cover Shoot

Fashion icon, model, plaything. No matter how you see her Barbara Millicent Roberts (a.k.a. Barbie) proves that she's still got it at the age of 55 …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

Coffee

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

In Plain Sight: 10 Smart Solutions for Everyday Organizing

Storage doesn’t always mean clear plastic bins that you squirrel away in a closet. Small space dwellers in particular don’t have the luxury of hidden …

Small Spaces

Hell Has Frozen Over, Headline Writers Rejoice

When it gets super-cold in Hell, Mich., guess what headline writers and radio hosts have to say about it:<p>Hell Has Frozen Over<p>A Google News search of that phrase at 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday turned up 3,980 results.<p>The hardy souls in the tiny town near Ann Arbor don't seem to mind the attention.<p>listen …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Neurology

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

France slaps Google with $204,000 fine for violating privacy laws

Google's run in with France's privacy regulator has come to a rather undignified end. After months of deliberation, the National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) today hit the search giant with a €150,000 ($204,000) fine for breaking the law with its unified privacy policy. According to …

Stylish Bags That Charge Your Dead iPhone Battery

Power to the people with purses! These new bags come through in a clutch, with built-in charging docks that fuel phones twice over.<p>Phone batteries always seem to die maliciously, when you need them the most. And since we’re all as helpless as infants without our phones these days, the consequences …

Samsung Galaxy

Lobstercycle: Motorcycle Sculpture Made From Lobster Shell

Photo: orzzs.com - via Daily Picks and Flicks<p>Remember that centipede crab that John posted yesterday? When it needs to go somewhere fast, it doesn't …

Stunning Photos Of Hot Air Balloons At The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Every year since the first gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico has brought together hot air balloonists and enthusiasts from all around the country and the world in what is the premier hot air balloon event of the year.<p>With the Sandía Mountains as a …

Snorkeling

America's Coolest Indoor Water Parks

Endless summer -- that's the promise of indoor water parks. And with it come surfing contests hundreds of miles from an ocean, waves lapping at pools the size of small lakes, and bright beach towels spread over lounge chairs as snow falls outside the windows.<p>The coolest indoor water parks keep kids …

Water Parks

Articles about pursuing perfection on Dwell.com - Dwell

Resuscitating a classic can be time-consuming and pricey, but when it comes to the rehabilitation of neglected masterpieces, one...<p>A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home …

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