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The Best Curls of All Time, from Marilyn Monroe to Rihanna

Calling all curly-haired girls: If you're thinking about abandoning an overwrought beauty routine in favor of going natural, you’re in good company. Now more than ever before, women are embracing—and being liberated by—their born-with-it texture. But it's worth noting that throughout history, wavy …

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7 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Live In The Moment

Mindfulness is one of the few things that is simultaneously trendy (we declared 2014 "the year of mindful living") <i>and</i> a centuries-old technique, helping with everything from lowering stress to improving job performance.<p>At its core, mindfulness is a very simple practice of cultivating awareness of …

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Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

Smartwatches are dumb, but they don't have to be

If recent trends are any indication, there are two roads that lie ahead for smartwatches and the companies foisting them upon us: the all-you-can-eat, tracker + smartphone approach and the single-minded focus on health and wellness bands. One meanders off to a fuzzy horizon laden with disregarded …

Oppo N1 review: a cameraphone that puts selfies first

If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention of Oppo on Engadget dates back to August 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off from Vivo's parent company BBK -- would end up making some interesting smartphones. It's funny how …

Microsoft is cutting Windows prices to compete with Android and Chrome OS

At present, it's tricky to make Windows PCs that cost as little as basic Android tablets and Chromebooks. While Microsoft charges vendors $50 to use Windows, Google often gives its software away. The crew in Redmond may have found a way to narrow the price gap, though. <i>Bloomberg</i> claims that …

Waze for Windows Phone 8 promises not to drain your battery anymore

Windows Phone 8 fans got a pleasant surprise when social GPS app Waze arrived on the Marketplace after Google snapped it up. That's why it's such a shame that it caused massive battery drain issues for some users. After months of people airing grievances on various forums, the service has finally …

Apple Watch coming in 2015 for $349, brings sapphire screen, digital crown, more

Apple’s long-rumoured move into wearable technology has finally taken place. At the firm’s first major new product launch event of 2014, the Apple …

Samsung drops a heavy hint we’ll see the Galaxy S5 unveiled on February 24

Are you excited about the Samsung Galaxy S5? We are too, and the good news is, Samsung has just dropped a big hint we may see the device for real at …

South Korea's 5G To Let Citizens Download A Full Movie In One Second

And the country's science ministry wants people on the fastest bullet trains to be able to surf the Internet.<p>South Korea's science ministry is investing $1.5 billion in building 5G wireless service for the country by 2020, AFP reports.<p>Some of the things the ministry wants 5G to do include …

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Alt-week 01.26.14: Hawking says there are no black holes, and a 3D printed liver could be on the way

<i>Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.</i><p>Science. What good is it if the end result is Robosapien and a sweet 3D printed phone cases? Thankfully, there are great minds at work to put it to far better use. Like robo-legs and 3D printed body …

Samsung Galaxy Gear works with the Nexus 5, at least unofficially

The Samsung Galaxy Gear might have been met with a mixed reception at launch, but there’s no denying that underneath it’s initial issues, there’s plenty of potential. To Samsung’s credit, they are slowly but surely addressing some of the watch’s biggest problem areas by further refining the …

South Korea Reveals Plans for 5G

4G and even LTE-Advanced seem so last generation now that South Korea has revealed plans to build a 5G network. According to Yonhap News, the country’s communications technology ministry will put in 1.6 trillion won ($1.5 billion) and work with local firms through 2020.<p>The 5G network is expected to …

Austria’s Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

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What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of January 19, 2014

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Google's new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses

Google loves wearables and this time it's getting even closer to your body with a developmental smart contact lens. Through miniaturized electronics, it can apparently measure the levels of glucose in your tears, offering diabetics an easier way to monitor their condition without the needles and …

How to fix a hard-to-close door using toothpicks

If you live in an older house, chances are good that you’ve got a couple doors that don’t shut quite as easily as they used to. It’s inevitable, …

How to combine PDF files

PDFs are often commonly as official documents online, so knowing how to convert to and from the file format is an important professional skill. …

New Google Glass app ‘Sex with Glass’ sees, records everything (in bed)

If you and your partner are looking for a little something ‘different’ for their love life – and both happen to own Google Glass – then boy do we …

Why Are These Stars Fleeing The Milky Way?

A new class of speedy rogue stars are accelerated by an unknown force.<p>Astronomers have discovered a new class of potential hypervelocity stars that could suggest an alternative escape route from the galaxy.<p>Hypervelocity stars are so called because, uh, they travel really fast—enough to break free …

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This crowdfunded water heater will annihilate your monthly utilities bill

Despite the fact that they’re used on a daily basis by millions of people around the world, water heaters haven’t really gotten a significant update …

All-electric Formula racing car shows vision of ‘cool’ tech at CES

LAS VEGAS – If electric Teslas don’t seem cool enough to you, maybe the all-electric racing car that made its first public appearance Monday afternoon at the International CES can change your mind. Check out the video above first.<p>This Spark-Renault SRT_01E, which made its first public driving …

Intel unveils 'dual OS platform' that runs Android and Windows on a single device

Intel just debuted what it's calling "dual OS platform" at its CES 2014 keynote,<p>a technology designed to run both Android and Windows on a single device. With the push of a button, the slate onstage switched from Redmond's OS to Google's mobile operating system almost instantaneously. It's a neat …

Typo case marries an iPhone 5s and a BlackBerry Q10, with Ryan Seacrest officiating (hands-on)

Why Typo, of all the names for a smartphone keyboard? The company answers the obvious question with a Wikipedia quote.<p>A typographical error (often shortened to typo) is a mistake made in the typing process ... The term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger.<p>Well, …