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Imaginative Photographs That Mix Ordinary Objects and Simple Sketches

If you want a daily dose of creativity and humor, start following the Instagram account (@cintascotch) of art director Javier Pérez. The …

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth

Loops of plasma on the Sun, four times wider than Earth.

WSJ: Microsoft prototyping Google Glass-like device

It's pretty clear that wearables, whether they be made for the face or the wrist, are going to be the next big thing in hardware. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal's</i> sources "familiar with the matter," Microsoft doesn't want to be late to the party, and is currently playing with prototypes of …

How happy are you? Happify wants to train your brain for emotional fitness

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Promesa Art Studio<p>Over the past couple of years, a smattering of studies have suggested that technology …

Happiness

'Death watch' counts down to end of wearer's life

A watch that counts down the time its wearer has left to live has been designed.<p>The 'death watch', named Tikker, subtly runs backwards, illustrating the days, hours and minutes a person has left alive.<p>Before wearing the watch, its owner must fill out a questionnaire and then deduct their current …

Wearable Tech

19-Year-Old’s Flickr Photo Leads to Maroon 5 Album Cover and Big Time Photo Career

You can worry all you want about photos being stolen via Flickr, but maybe someone will like your photo enough to buy it… and put it on the cover of …

The 6 English Words Longer Than Antidisestablishmentarianism

In fact, most dictionaries today don't include antidisestablish-mentarianism. It's rarely used anymore, according to Merriam-Webster's FAQs page. (Apparently, a lot of people wonder about this.)<p>Antidisestablishmentarianism was a political position during the Reformation. King Henry VIII wanted to …

Linguistics

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

How Isaac Newton's encounter with that apple ended up helping send rockets into space<p>Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually …

The Most Interesting Photography From All That Is Interesting

photography<p>Be it daguerrotype or digital, the photo is one of the few tangible, intelligible links we have to the past. Photography, then, is as much …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Language-Translating Glasses For The Confused Tourist

Because you'll want to know the sign says "beware of bear" as soon as you see it.<p>For all the promise of mobile technology, there's still not a whole lot an intrepid adventurer can do to break the language barrier besides, well, learning the language. Your options short of that include: using those …

10 Films To Watch Before & After ‘Gravity’

10 Films To Watch Before & After 'Gravity'<p>Sitting in the dark, holding your breath throughout <b>Alfonso Cuarón</b>’s terrifying, beautiful “<b>Gravity</b>,” it can …

Akira Kurosawa

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