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Book Talk: E. O. Wilson's Bold Vision for Saving the World

When we see how badly we're destabilizing the world, Wilson says, we'll turn to reason.<p>Edward O. Wilson has been called the heir of Darwin. His relationship to <i>National Geographic</i> stretches back to 1939, when, as a ten-year-old boy, he read about insects in the magazine and made up his mind to be an …

The Insanity Of City Street Grids, Visualized

A new data visualization reveals exactly how serpentine some cities’ road patterns can be. Stephen Von Worley–whose previous work includes visualizing McDonald’s locations across the states and how men and women talk about colors–took to his blog <i>Data Pointed</i> to map street layouts based on the …

These Tolkien-Esque Maps Turn American Cities Into Fantasy Realms

Many a fantasy nerd has been enchanted by J.R.R. Tolkien’s elaborate, calligraphed maps of Middle Earth, illustrating the treacherous Misty Mountains and dragons flying over the Iron Hills. Though Tolkien fans may long to live in a hobbit hole in the Shire, most remain stuck in humdrum places like …

Pontiac Inline Font Family from Foundry La Goupil Paris

Pontiac Inline, a layered type family by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin of La Goupil Paris.<p>The two typeface designers Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Duma Bold, Reis, Big John

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From The Designers Of Fitbit, A Digital Tattoo Implanted Under Your Skin

For Co.Design’s Wearables Week, NewDealDesign created a concept for a digital tattoo. But they think they can actually build the thing.<p>From the Jawbone Up to the Apple Watch, wrist-based designs have become the de facto form factor for wearable technology. But we’re already wrist-banded out. So …

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …

Ingenious Door Opens and Closes Like Folded Paper | Colossal

<p>Like the design of functional objects such as chairs or tables, it would seem new ideas for the humble door would be completely exhausted, and then …

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and …

Insert Coin semifinalist: Smart Power Strip helps you do home automation yourself

Seems like everyone's trying to get a piece of the home automation action these days. Question is, however, if pricey catchall systems are really the answer. Smart Power Strip offers a simple, affordable solution, letting you control and monitor appliances in real-time using your smartphone. The …

James Blake Feat. Chance The Rapper "Life Round Here" (Official Video)

No Year After 2047 Will Be As Cool As Now

What will you be doing then? I'll just be nearing retirement age.<p>By the time you're your parents' age, there's a good chance every new year will be hotter than any year you experienced before 2005. That's according to a new analysis of the top mathematical models that predict how the Earth will …

MamaNatalie Birthing Simulator Offers Compelling Simulations of Normal to More Complex Birthing Scenarios

<b>MamaNatalie Birthing Simulator</b> is a realistic learning tool to deliver baby, it’s been awarded by an INDEX award for offering a simple low cost …

How dare God disagree with Richard Dawkins

Charles Moore reviews An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins (Bantam Press)<p>John Henry Newman wrote the greatest spiritual autobiography in English, his Apologia. In it, he recalls that, when young, he lived under the ''detestable doctrine’’ of predestination. He believed he was saved, which made …

Amazon model favours yakkers and braggers, says Jonathan Franzen

The acclaimed US novelist Jonathan Franzen has likened Amazon's founder, Jeff Bezos, to one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and claimed that the online retailer-publisher is decimating literary culture in favour of the "yakkers and tweeters and braggers".<p>Bezos, one of the world's richest men …

San Francisco wants to let residents vote on the city's budget online next year

The city of San Francisco wants to give its residents the ability to propose, debate, and vote on budget items online — now all it has to do is figure out how to bring this concept into reality. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and city Supervisor David Chiu announced at a conference this week that …

Beautifully Oxidized Bronze Sculptures of Elongated Women

London-based artist Michael James Talbot creates beautiful sculptures of elongated women inspired by Greek mythology and Venetian masquerades. The surreal representations merge the human form with abstract and exaggerated shapes, most often presenting a visual extension of the female's garment. …

Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Legos

We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer electronics, and certainly the maker and crowdfunding communities have gone a ways toward helping us …

Peaceful ant species uses invaders as mercenaries to kill off other foes

Being raided by a colony of parasites ought to be a nightmare for a peaceful nest of ants, but in the case of the <i>Sericomyrmex</i>, that's far from reality. Research led from the University of Copenhagen noticed that <i>Sericomyrmex</i> ants were effectively able to use a colony of parasitic invading ants as …

The Beatles' Secretary Shares 11 Years Worth Of Stories About Groupies, Drugs, And John's Mood Swings

She was a shy teenager from Liverpool, England who managed a local band's fan club. Then in 1961, the group's manager, Brian Epstein, asked if she'd like to help them make it big.<p>Kelly remained with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr for 11 years as their secretary, …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Oami, Marta, ...

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Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Montez, Braxton, ...

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Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Absolut Pro, Wonderland, ...

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Janne Parviainen's Light Paintings: Like Contour Drawings Done with an LED and a Camera

Is tracing cheating? Not when you're innovative photographer Janne Parviainen, who "had this mad idea of tracing entire rooms with one LED" while …

Why Futurama Was The Greatest Show About The Future Ever Aired

R.I.P. Futurama, we'll miss ya<p>The first time I saw <i>Futurama</i>, the long-running (but off-and-on) animated series from <i>Simpsons</i> creator Matt Groening, I was a kid watching it on summer afternoons at my grandmother's house. I don't think I'd ever laughed that hard--not at its colossally influential older …

Skin Series – Mixed Media Collages by Rosanna Jones

Skin Part II.<p>These are three mixed media artworks of Rosanna Jones‘ final major project. The theme of her university exhibition was “Concealment – …

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was …

Would You Move Into A 5-Foot-Wide Home?

Can’t afford to live in the heart of a major city? A new scheme has designs on the spaces in between buildings.<p>As the world urbanizes and the density of cities scales up and up, there’s the pressing architectural and urban planning reality of where and how to create new housing. In a city like New …