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Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Giant Moving Caterpillar Transforms Into Beautiful Butterfly at Coachella

LA-based art collective Poetic Kinetics is back at Coachella this year giving festivalgoers another exciting art installation to ogle over. Last year they were behind the giant kinetic astronaut sculpture. For the first two days of this year's festival, a huge yellow and black caterpillar roamed …

This Punch Bar Channels Shanghai’s Old-School Alleyways

Nowadays, as China’s preeminent financial hub, Shanghai is a fast-paced cosmopolitan city with the architecture to match. But in the 19th century, most of its urban housing was situated along what was called longtang(弄堂), or alleyways–narrow networks between two or three-story apartment houses, …

Architecture

"Kink and fetish has much to teach mainstream design culture"

<b>Opinion:</b> the world of kink and fetish is built around ideas of power, control and gender – not that different to our relationships with everyday …

Vintage Photos of Japan's Old Art of Soba Delivery on Bicycles

Food delivery has changed drastically since the old days of <i>demae</i> (trans. “to go in front of”) in Japan. Before cell phones, apps, and online ordering existed, deliverymen used a special technique for stacking towers of food on their shoulders as they biked to places filled with frequent customers, …

Google Doodle Pony Express Game

With the immediacy of the internet and email, it's hard to imagine that one day mail was delivered by horses. Google's Gmail service is one of the most popular in the world, so it's not without irony that the web behemoth is celebrating the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express with a Doodle Game. …

More Fantastic Doodles of Characters Living in Skylines by Thomas Lamadieu

Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks at blank space and fill it in with imagination. The French artist, previously featured here and here, is back with more whimsical drawings of imaginary sky inhabitants. Lamadieu takes photos of the tops of buildings and transforms them with his own creative …

Habitats

Select Your Hero Project

I must say I really love seeing cool illustration projects featuring overall pop culture. Christopher Lee, a Californian designer and illustrator, is …

Louis C.K.: When I first started making tons of money, it freaked me out

In 2015 he offered his latest special for $5.<p>"It costs a shitload of money to make these specials, and I do it myself," he wrote on his site. "I love offering it to you directly for so cheap and so easily. I would like that to continue to be a good idea."<p>C.K. wasn't always in the position to …

10 Incredibly Stupid Ways That Superheroes and Villains Have Died

Superhero comics are full of death-defying action... that sometimes results in actual death. And for every epic, brilliant final stand, there's a …

David Duchovny May Have ‘Spoke Out Of Turn’ When He Said Certain ‘X-Files’ Characters Are Returning

David Duchovny appeared at NBC’s Summer Press Day to promote the network’s upcoming drama <i>Aquarius</i>. With <i>The X-Files</i> revival series set to go into production this summer, the actor talked with Variety about how he always wanted the show <i></i>to return:<p>“We always envisioned a movie franchise when we stopped …

TV

This is What You Get When You Strap Fireworks to a Drone for Long Exposure Photos

Photographer Calder Wilson recently did some experimentation by attaching fireworks to a drone and then flying it around in a long exposure …