Chris Krauss

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Why Are Victorian Houses So Creepy?

Frank Lloyd Wright, the Addams Family, and Hitchcock: How Victorian architecture became the default haunted house.<p>Americans have a very specific idea about what makes a house look creepy. If you search for “haunted house” on Google images, only one type of architecture appears in the first 25 …

The Flesh Below by Ronald Kurniawan

13" X 17.5" limited edition giclee print, available HERE.

Photos of Children From Around the World With Their Most Prized Possessions

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi<p>Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti‘s project <i>Toy Stories</i> compiles photos of children …

Why I want a microchip implant

With a chip under your skin, you can do everything from unlocking doors to starting motorbikes, says Frank Swain, who has been trying to get his own implant.<p>A few years ago, I perched on the edge of my bed in a tiny flat, breathing in a cloud of acetone fumes, using a scalpel to pick at the corner …

New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer

A new drug is being developed that could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer in its tracks.<p>Researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, are working on a novel compound that targets a well-studied protein called Bcl3, which has been shown to play a crucial role in breast cancer’s …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Associated Press News

House To Pass New Abortion Restrictions

Just hours before the State of the Union on Tuesday, the House is expected to approve new anti-abortion legislation.<p>Only hours before the President …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

This Video Puts 30 Popular Life Hacks to the Test

If you've seen some of the tips and hacks we've posted (and some others we wouldn't dare post, but make their way to other sites anyway) and wondered …

This Video Guide to Drinks Makes Sure You're Not Clueless at the Bar

You don't need to be a professional bartender to know the difference between a sidecar and a Tom Collins, but if they're not drinks you order …

New shape-shifting metals discovered

<b>A new shape-changing metal crystal is reported in the journal Nature, by scientists at University of Minnesota.</b><p>It is the prototype of a new family of smart materials that could be used in applications ranging from space vehicles to electronics to jet engines.<p>Called a "martensite", the crystal has …

Robotic petting zoo replaces furry animals with inquisitive plastic tentacles

The residents of Minimaforms' <i>Petting Zoo</i> aren't goats or calves, but clusters of plastic tubes that dangle from a bracket placed in a ceiling. But just like the fluffier residents of a real petting zoo, the "pets" featured in this installation react to human contact, craning their tubular bodies …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

Real-life 'Iron Man' suit commissioned by US military

The technology in <i>Iron Man</i> is getting a step closer to reality thanks to the United States military. The Army has commissioned a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, which would provide the wearer with superhuman abilities like night vision, enhanced strength, and protection from gunfire.<p>Each suit …

'Terminator' self-assembling cube robots revealed by MIT

<b>Cube-shaped robots that can flip, jump and assemble themselves into different shapes have been unveiled by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).</b><p>The small robots, known as M-Blocks, have no external parts but can move using an internal flywheel mechanism.<p>They stick together …

3D printing is becoming 4D, with shape-shifting objects

Now that 3D printing is mainstream enough to support high-street shops, facilities at Staples and plenty of cheap printers, researchers have turned their eye to the next stage: 4D printing. The fourth dimension is time: Scientists at Harvard, Pittsburgh and Illinois are developing materials that …

Batman & Spawn by Mikael Bourgouin

10 Experimental Projects that Completely Rethink Computer Interfaces

This post is brought to you by Jaguar. Experience F-TYPE.<p>_<br>Minority Report. The sci-fi flick was released in cinemas over a decade ago, but viewers are still captivated by the idea of accessing and moving data with their hands.<p>The idea still feels like a pipe-dream however, given that many of us …

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic …

Why Does This Man Have a Nose on His Forehead?

Growing a nose on a forehead or an ear on an arm is a revolutionary approach to surgical reconstruction.<p><b>Images of a nose implanted on a man's forehead have been all over the Internet, like ads for some creepy horror film you probably don't want to see. Almost as jarring are pictures of an ear</b> …

The Evil Within review

Climbing into a metal storage room lined with moist, gleaming viscera, I spot one of the undead Haunted horde, chowing down on some unlucky sucker. I …

How Kingdom Hearts III Will Grow Up With Its Players

"It’s very contemplative, and will match the personal experiences of much of the audience very closely."<p>I’ve got a confession to make: when my 12 …

The Scientific Way to Mend a Broken Heart

Most of us have experienced heartbreak, and when you think about how it made you feel, it's very similar to physical pain and suffering. That's no …

A Haunted House That You Walk Through Naked?