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Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

TED Talks

Ancient Egyptian Statue Mysteriously Rotates Inside of Locked Display Case at Manchester Museum

video via Manchester Museum<p>Back in February curator Campbell Price at the Manchester Museum reported that an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK …

Time-lapse Photography

Soylent crowdfunding campaign attracts $755K so people can survive without food

6,144 people are willing to live without food.<p>The crowdfunding campaign for Soylent raked in $754,498, greatly exceeding its $100,000 goal and bringing humanity one step closer to an existence that doesn’t require actual food for survival.<p>Soylent is a controversial food replacement product that …

How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Africa

Crowdfunded project to create "world's smartest robot"

Bill Scannell says: "I have a friend of mine who's put together a project to put an AI brain into a lifelike robot, the goal being to make it as …

Photo of the day: Phone booths | Things to Do, Blogs, Time Out New York blog | reviews, guides, things to do, film - Time Out New York

"I took this photograph in 1998 somewhere around the Upper West Side," says <i>TONY</i> reader Randi Himelfarb, regarding today's Valentine's submission.<p><i>Got</i> …

Exotic Animals Race to Avoid Knocking Down Dominoes on Japanese Game Show

In 2010, a Japanese game show had a variety of exotic animals race to seemingly <i>avoid</i> knocking down stacks of orange dominoes to reach a bowl of …

Priced out of Paris | Financial Times

Two mournful friends dropped by our flat in Paris last Sunday. They are a well-paid couple from the caste known in Paris as “bobos”: people with …

Notes from the Field: Redesigning Myanmar

One hundred and seven degree heat. The height of the monsoon season. A country recently ruled by a brutal military dictatorship where US sanctions …

World Economic Forum

Clever Galaxy Cover

Designed for the Samsung Galaxy 4S, the Switch case sports interchangeable covers with varying size and thickness modifications to allow …

Food Recycling: Composting the Big Apple

I’ve written it before—New York City is the greenest place on Earth. Not actual green—despite the manicured beauty of Central and Prospect Parks, as …

Russell Brand gets back at rude news anchors

MANILA, Philippines - You don't mess with Russell Brand.<p>The British comedian proved this much when, in an interview on American talk show "Morning …