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The clone that won't disappear: 'Threes' vs. '2048' on Google Play

Google removed the quirky puzzle game <i>Threes</i> from the Play store on Tuesday. Its removal was unceremonious and sudden, but that's not exactly why <i>Threes</i> creator Asher Vollmer found the situation frustrating. That came down to two reasons:<p>A robot informed Vollmer that his game was removed from Google …

Gibson's Les Paul headphones take design cues from the iconic guitar

Gibson's fitness-minded headphones may get most of the attention here at CES, but venture inside the company's tent, and you'll discover yet another line of cans. And these are <i>much</i> more in line with what I'd expect from the guitar maker. In fact, the inspiration comes from the Les Paul: an iconic …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 08.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Kite Patch is a little square sticker …

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought

As we’ve written before, the mysterious mass die-off of honey bees that pollinate $30 billion worth of crops in the US has so decimated America’s <i>apis mellifera</i> population that one bad winter could leave fields fallow. Now, a new study has pinpointed some of the probable causes of bee deaths and the …

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Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

Researchers Develop Telescopic Contact Lens, Give Your Eyes 2.8x Optical Zoom

Are you ready for this? An international team of researchers have developed the world’s first telescopic contact lens — a 1.17mm thick pair of …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

Art

Why Google is saying adios to some of its most ardent app developers

It’s too hard to pay developers in Argentina for Android apps, so Google isn’t going to anymore.<p>Last Friday, Google began sending letters to developers in Argentina announcing that, as of this summer, all paid mobile apps will be unpublished. Here’s an excerpt that explains the gist of it:<p>Due to …

Google Wallet

5 Must Hit Bars While Backpacking Through Europe

Backpacking through Europe can be one wild ride, especially if you know the best places to meet fellow travelers and locals along the way. Below are some of the top bars to check out while you are on your great adventure that will fit your budget and surely fuel incredible stories to take home with …

Picnic Accessories for Bicycle

Photographer Shoots 50 Disassembled Objects in Photo Series 'Things Come Apart'

The saying, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts,” is certainly illustrated here in this picture series conceptualized by artist and …

Well, This Is Just Awful: 'Renting' Disabled People to Skip Lines at Disney World

No, it's not a "Modern Seinfeld" episode.<p>Reuters<p>The lines at Disney World are awful, we can all agree, but the lengths to which some people will go to bypass them are worse. Wealthy Manhattan parents are reportedly using a service that typically assists disabled children around the theme park to …

Anti-cocaine vaccine eats up drug 'like a little Pac-Man'

An anti-cocaine vaccine has been used successfully on non-human primates, bringing it one step closer to approval for use in human addiction …

Plants Can Talk

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Just when moral vegetarians thought their meal of choice wasn't sentient, it turns out that plants …

Subaru Craigslist Ad Is Brutally, Hilariously Honest About Used Car's Unusual Qualities

This might be one of our favorite Craigslist ads of all time. Not for what's being sold -- a 1996 Subaru Outback with almost 300,000 miles is probably near the very bottom of things we want to buy online, just above a life-size Hannibal Lecter and used belly button rings. But the seller's flair and …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?

<i>“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”</i> —The Bhagavad Gita<p>Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert …

Brawl at 24,000 Feet: Inside the Ice-Axe Wielding Fight on Mt. Everest's Summit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Three veteran mountaineers were almost killed on Mount Everest this weekend, but not by the thin air …

Magnetic Putty is Completely Amazing/Terrifying | Colossal

<p>Magnetic putty is just like any other putty in that you can handle it, sculpt it, and squeeze it in a fist as you visualize your enemies. But place …

Orthodox Jew Flies In Plane Covered In Huge Plastic Bag, Possibly To Avoid Cemetery Flyover (PHOTO)

A picture of an Orthodox Jew encased in a giant plastic bag is causing some debate on the Internet this week, as commenters attempt to explain the man's unusual traveling garb.<p>Redditor "FinalSay" posted the picture of the man early Thursday morning to the r/atheism subreddit, with the caption, "An …

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey

It’s often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also happen to be expert texters.<p>However, a new study funded by AT&T finds that adults actually text while …

Photographer Snaps a Horizon Rainbow Alongside the Eiffel Tower

Photographer Bertrand Kulik was standing at his window in Paris last week when he noticed something peculiar about the horizon. Although his view is …