From an early age, Japanese kids are taught to "eat with your eyes," and this emphasis on the visual delights of food can be found in many aspects of Japan's vaunted culture of cute. Take children's television,
LG is set to release its latest smartphone, the G Flex, in Korea next month. It will be the first phone to feature a vertically curved screen designed to fit the contours of a face and, more remarkably,
Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights. Peer behind the glamour of the French capital
Sriracha. "Rooster sauce." To cruder parts of the U.S., "cock sauce." However you know the good red stuff, you should know there's a world beyond it — Asian condiments awaiting use on everything from rice
Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide market
Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them. So
The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records. The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after Guardian
And is it already too late?! We've all sucked down a milkshake so quickly that it causes a sudden headache—the dreaded brain freeze. But . . . milkshake. Tasty. Must. Drink. Could chugging the rest of
It's impressive researchers have managed to conduct even that many studies. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon and CNN's chief medical correspondent, is officially down with weed. In an article for CNN, the well-known
The flip could come in the next three to four months, scientists say. The sun's magnetic field, which spans the solar system, is just months away from flipping, observatory measurements show. "This change
A warmer, wetter world won't be bad for these industries Gates being installed by construction crews at the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne, a $1.1 billion flood protection project outside New
The City of London is halting a scheme that used recycling bins to track people as they walked by with their smartphones. The head of Renew London, which was behind the operation, wrote in an email, “I
What does it feel like to die? Most of us have no idea, but around 1 in 10 people who survive a cardiac arrest report having near death experiences (NDEs). These can range from relived memories to vivid
My book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the Guardian bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it
Much of what medical researchers conclude in their studies is misleading, exaggerated, or flat-out wrong. So why are doctors—to a striking extent—still drawing upon misinformation in their everyday practice?
A Course in Advanced Tie Knots Here is all you need to know about “advanced” tie knots: they are useless and you shouldn’t wear them. Above is the absurdly dumb “Eldredge Knot,” but it’s far from the offender.
Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from beach.