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The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

Watch Earth, a Landmark of Soviet Cinema (1930)

Today we're adding to our list of Free Movies a 1930 Soviet silent film by director Alexander Dovzhenko. It's called <i>Earth</i>, and it's the third …

Top 10

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in Antarctica, the concept of growing food indoors is catching on. Plant scientist Dr Erik Murchie, from the …

Lost in cyberspace: How long do children spend online?

As sales of laptops and smartphones rise, we asked six 12-year-olds how much time they spend in front of a screen<p><b>Mimi Scholes</b> is the daughter of Adam, a creative director at the advertising agency JWT. Mimi’s mother, Rachael, died of cancer in January 2012. Mimi has a younger sister, Alberta, and …

Parenting

Katy Perry roars past Justin Bieber to become most popular Twitter user

Star passes 46.5m followers on social network, with musicians accounting for four of the five most-followed accounts on Twitter<p>Katy Perry has become the most popular Twitter user in the world, deposing Justin Bieber as the top account on the social network.<p>Perry now has just over 46.5 million …

Do Ho Suh Turns Household Appliances Into Ghostly Specimens

Have you ever dreamed about the unlikely lovechild of a jellyfish and your fridge?<p>Artist Do Ho Suh's upcoming exhibition transforms household appliances into polyester fabric forms, turning the clunky utilities into ghostly specimens. The sculptures will go on view in the aptly titled exhibition …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Landscape Photography

A trippy animated cave - an optical illusion

<i>Philippe Blanchard calls it "expanded animation."</i><p>Canadian artist Philippe Blanchard flashes a series of red, green and blue lights at red, green and …

A Camera That Turns Real Scenes Into Toy-Like Dioramas

The Bonzart Ampel delivers optically playful tilt-shift photography to amateur photographers.<p>In 2010, Uniqlo released one of their early digital products (they now have a mini arsenal of them) as part of a branding platform. The online calendar displayed monochromatic dates and times, alongside a …

Tilt-shift

Google Plans to Use Your Name and Photo in Ads

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google just got a tad creepier.<p>Thanks to tweaks made to its terms of service today, Google will be …