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Test shows teens can still improve dexterity - Futurity

People can continue to improve their fine motor control during adolescence, not just childhood, say …

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

Got A Wide Face? You're Making Everything Terrible

A new study says people act more selfishly when dealing with wide-faced men.<p>Man, it's a tough time to be a big-faced dude. Last year, two management professors at the University of California, Riverside found that men with wider faces were more likely to cheat and lie for financial gain. Now, their …

Incredibly Illusive Sculptures of Hidden People

New York-based artist Daniel Arsham creates figurative sculptures with a unique perspective. We're aware that he's fully capable of simulating realistic figures (even with countless shards of broken glass), but rather than focusing on the specific features of the face and body for these pieces, the …

The first-ever naturally occurring gears are found on an insect's legs

Gears are a potent symbol of human industry, a sign of mechanical wonder or a cold assembly line. If you had to pick something to stand against the natural world, they'd be a pretty likely pick — except that as it turns out, insects discovered them first. In a paper published today in <i>Science</i>, …

Remembering Kevin Carter and the photo that made the world weep

Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photographSeptember 13, 2017 /Photography News/ Born 57 years ago, on 13 September 1960 (d. 27 July 1994), …

Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom

Want to see what kind of work goes into turning a masterful photograph into an iconic print? Pablo Inirio, the master darkroom printer who works at …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

The Government Finally Admits that AREA 51 Exists

A Yarn-Bombed Bridge And Other Amazing Images From This Week

School Bus Converted into Small Home By Architecture Student

• 1 |<p>This photo shows the entire length of the converted bus home. The furniture is simple wood and the floor is made of reclaimed gym flooring. None …

8-Year-Old Never Ages, Weighs Only 11 Pounds

An 8-year-old girl named Gabby Williams reportedly still has the skin of a newborn baby and she is still dependent on her mother, needing diapers, …

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Man Puts Up Website and Photo Memorial of His Life Before Committing Suicide

Some sad news has emerged from the Midwest today: The <i>Kansas City Star</i> is reporting that a former employee and blogger committed suicide yesterday …

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

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How language is literally losing its meaning

It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word "literally" – as a term for emphasis when a statement isn't true – has been included as a definition in the Oxford English Dictionary. Writers have responded, protesting very convincingly that we are breaking up …

E-MX Electric Motorcycle Features Simple Lines and Futuristic Appearance

Simple yet futuristic, <b>E-MX Electric motorcycle</b> uses simple lines that flow beautifully to create sci-fi look. It’s not a project whatsoever, the …

Functional Sculpture of Caffeinated Bliss!

No matter what time of year, there’s only one way I like my coffee… ICE COLD! But making a good iced coffee yourself is difficult given that a fresh …

Iris Van Herpen Grows Her Latest Collection From Magnets

An experimental Dutch design collaboration redefines the iron lady, launching a new force in fashion.<p>The iron lady is now a chic one. In perhaps the first experiment to combine couture and geology, product designer Jolan Van Der Wiel and fashion designer Iris van Herpen have created a line of …

Achingly Beautiful Portraits by Greg Ponthus

20-year-old French photographer Greg Ponthus takes some of the most achingly beautiful portraits we have ever laid eyes on. He brings out a vulnerability in his subjects that could only be achieved when a photographer truly knows his subjects. As we found out, currently, Ponthus only shoots his …

Beautiful African Beach Calligraphy by Andrew van der Merwe

While we've seen incredible sand drawings before, like those by England-based artist Tony Plant, and while we'll always be a fan of calligraphy, especially when it's mixed with graffiti, we've never thought of putting the two art forms together…until now. Today, we stumbled upon the work of Andrew …

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Portraits of Refugees Holding Their Most Precious Possessions

New York-based photographer Brian Sokol captures insightful portraits of Sudanese, Syrian, and Malian refugees who have unfortunately been forced to flee from their homes, grabbing what they could with them, in a series for the UN Refugee Agency called <i>The Most Important Thing</i>. The collection of …

Woodchuck Tribal Edition Cases

Woodchuck has already made waves in the tech case industry with its wooden skins for phones, tablets, laptops and headphones, but this is their first go at something more sturdy. The new Tribal Edition Cases in the Adventure Series offer more iPhone protection than their wooden stick-on skins, but …

Why Don't UFC Fighters Break Bones More Often? MIT Materials Scientist is 3D-Printing the Answer

Fight commentator, podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan has referred to the Ultimate Fighting Championship as two guys climbing into the octagon "and …

Infographic: The Greatest Security Breaches In Internet History

Hundreds of millions of people have lost their data to hackers, and it’s all big business’s fault.<p>Living Social gets hacked, and 50 million people have their name, address, and date of birth stolen. Credit-card information is safe, we’re assured, but it’s of little comfort. Plastic can be replaced. …

Acrylic Paintings by Cristina Troufa

Expressive Paintings.<p>Cristina Troufa is an artist from Portugal. Her acrylic paintings are narratives about her own life, her thoughts and beliefs. A …

Creative Before and After Maternity Photo

Whether you love it or hate it, you've got to admit, this is one creative before and after maternity photo. Photographer Sandra Bianco took the “before” shot of Keila June when she was 35 weeks pregnant, which is only 5 weeks shy of the typical 40 week pregnancy. Inspired by an image taken by …

Articles about 5 examples modern communal living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Craving not just a home but a proper piece of architecture, a handful of design- and business-savvy Dutch families banded...<p>The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form.<p>It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern …