Lucia Martin

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These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …

Anonymous takes over Ku Klux Klan's Twitter account

The internet activist group Anonymous has responded to Twitter taunts from the Ku Klux Klan by taking over its US Twitter account.<p>The Twitter spat began after the KKK allegedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, as the area awaits an imminent court decision over the killing of Michael …

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Rockin' Out at the MTV EMAs

I Thought All Wearables Were Hideous And Vowed To Never Buy One — Until I Saw This

I haven't spoken to a single woman who wants one. Finding a guy who wants one is difficult as well. I've only seen one in the wild, on a Twitter PR person. Tech investor Marc Andreessen is the only person I can think of who's excited to buy one.<p>I'm not a fashion snob. I have some cute $30 shoes …

9 Secrets Your Flight Attendant May Be Burning To Tell You

We're infatuated with life in the skies -- and all the myth-busting that comes along with it. Who would've guessed that dim lights are meant to prep you for evacuation, or that those airline blankets <i>aren't</i> always freshly washed?<p>Of course, nobody knows these secrets better than flight attendants. So …

Snapchat will roll out its first ad in the U.S. this weekend

Snapchat today announced plans to roll out its first advertisement to its users this weekend. The ad will appear in “Recent Updates” and will only be sent to U.S. users.<p>The company also revealed how its ads will work on the platform, at least initially. Ads can be ignored: Users will not be …

3 Fresh Ways to Tie a Scarf

Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko takes a step by step approach for tying a scarf like never before.<p>Donni Charm's founder Alyssa Wasko had been working at Chanel when she began designing her own scarves. Often while in the elevator, fellow employees would compliment her on her neck-wear and …

Delightful Illustrations of Quirky Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor

Self-taught artist David Zinn uses chalk and charcoal to create works of street art that cleverly interact with found objects and the surrounding environment. Since 2001, his quirky illustrations have popped up primarily on the streets of Ann Arbor, which is home to the University of Michigan and a …

London Art Exhibit Made Out of Lego

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50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

How Your Desk Has Evolved Over The Past 35 Years

The Rolodex, the dictionary, the fax machine, the telephone, the calculator, the globe. These are just some of the objects that have disappeared from our desks over the past 35 years, as technology has consolidated our daily necessities into a single laptop to rule them all.<p>To see how far we’ve …

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Glowing Interactive Circular Swings Change Colors with Motion

For the next few months, this interactive <i>Swing Time</i> installation on The Lawn on D in Boston invites residents and visitors to sit back and relax while swinging in one of 20 glowing hammocks. The temporary project was created by Hweler + Yoon Architecture and was developed as a way to “create a new …

We Need Illumination Everywhere

Light tabs that you can tear off just like a pill on a strip – that is what the Enlighten Self-setting OLED Sticker is all about. This innovative …

Wearables After The Apple Watch: Still Not As Disruptive As Smartphones

Replacing the wristwatch isn’t as simple as making it smart.<p>Despite the sustained hype, take-up of wearables has been underwhelming, at best. And with this week’s reveal of the Apple Watch comes a big question: Has Apple done enough to take wearables mainstream?<p>Rolex took out a 10-page spread in …

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The women with super-human vision

A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?<p>As Concetta Antico took her pupils to the park for an art lesson, she would often question them about the many shades she saw flashing before her eyes. “I’d say, ‘Look at the …

DARPA is funding the development of a soft, fabric-based exoskeleton

When someone says "exoskeleton," it's easy to imagine a clunky contraption made of metal, like the one we typically see in the news courtesy of various research groups, or in movies like <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>. The exoskeleton that Harvard's Wyss Institute is developing, though, doesn't look like it was …

Rosetta maps comet's surface for first time

As the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft continues its mission by accompanying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P, for short) on its …