Kate Ryan

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Scientist harnesses power of tiny particles and young minds

University of Toronto professor Cynthia Goh has helped found six startups that range from nanotechnology applications to improving science literacy in emerging nations. (Glenn Lowson for The Globe and Mail)<p>Cynthia Goh is no stranger to risk.<p>A native of the Philippines, Dr. Goh was just 18 when she …

Breckenridge Ski Resort: One Of The World's Best Is Now Even Better

<i>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>American skiers and snowboarders are blessed with a wealth of great choices when it comes to planning a winter vacation, and there are plenty of excellent options – but Colorado’s Breckenridge should be near the top of any short list of finalists.<p>Breck, as locals and fans know …

19 Ways That All Neat Freaks Live Their Lives (That Make Them Irrationally Happy)

By Emma Golden,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1poqKnY<p>You’re not diagnosed with OCD. You understand that’s a very serious condition. However, you do …

4 Wearables That Give You Superpowers

Super strength. Super hearing. Super artistry. Super expression. The future of wearables is really a quest for human enhancement.<p>Mark Rolston used to be CCO at Frog Design. Now he runs his new consultancy, Argodesign. And as part of our Wearables Week, his firm generated a series of concepts based …

Notebooks Adorned with Hand-embroidered Blood Vessels, Insects, and Geometric Patterns | Colossal

<p>Athens-based Fabulous Cat Papers offers a wide range of hand-made notebooks with embroidered Japanese paper covers featuring anatomical, floral, and …

Purple Modern Locket Connects You to Only People That You Love

Classic locket is getting a makeover here. <b>Purple</b> is a modern locket that features the same simplicity and elegance. At first sight, it looks like …

Watch This Guy Sculpt A Spider In Mid-Air Using An Oculus Rift

The appeal of the Oculus Rift is most often expressed in terms of exploring digital worlds, from Seinfeld’s apartment to virtual amusement parks. What we usually don’t think about is how virtual reality will give designers and artists a whole new set of tools. But VR as a toolbox might be even more …

Amazing Showers

The Calientamigos is quite a clever showering system that uses minimum input and delivers maximum output. Allow me to explain, not all can afford the …

Everyday Scenes Captured in Mesmerizing Cinemagraphs by Julien Douvier

Since Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg first coined the term “cinemagraph” in early 2011, the artistic medium has taken the internet by storm, captivating viewers everywhere with its subtle beauty. Strasbourg, France-based freelancer Julien Douvier proves particularly adept at creating mesmerizing …

GIF Animations

Radinn's Electric Powered Wakeboard Lets You Go Surfing Without the Waves

With the goal of "revolutionizing the watersport industry," Swedish company Radinn has released their first product: an electric powered wakeboard. …

Life of Professional Surf Photographer Chris Burkard

<i>Written by Scott Bosco</i><p>Since he was a child, Chris Burkard had dreams of making the cover of Surfer Magazine as a photographer.<p>Photo: Chris Burkard Photography<p>Now at 28-years-old, the Central Coast raised adventurer has not only had several covers published on Surfer Magazine, but he has held many …

A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell: Researchers broke the 'electrode barrier'

For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the …

Sensing neuronal activity with light: New way of mapping neural networks in a living organism

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action -- from the first …

Latest measurements from the AMS experiment unveil new territories in the flux of cosmic rays

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer collaboration has just presented its latest results. These are based on the analysis of 41 billion particles detected …

Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene

Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans' unique ability to produce and …

Researchers control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals

Researchers have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

How lizards regenerate their tails: Researchers discover genetic 'recipe'

By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in …

X-ray laser probes tiny quantum tornadoes in superfluid droplets

An experiment at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory revealed a well-organized 3-D grid of quantum 'tornadoes' inside …

Do we live in a 2-D hologram? Experiment will test the nature of the universe

A unique experiment called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe -- including …

50 Questions To Ask Your Crush To See If They’re Right For You

1. What is one thing you will never do again?<p>2. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?<p>3. What happened the last time you cried?<p>4. What …

14 Things Overthinkers Say And What They Actually Mean

By Christopher Hudspeth,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1lgGPjx<p>1. “Thank you.” (After receiving a compliment)<p>What did she mean by “good work?” Is …

10 Annoying Side Effects Of Adderall

By Lucinda Collins,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1qMfe5T<p>With my senior year starting, I thought it would be entertaining to compile a list of fond …

9 Reasons For 20-Somethings To Travel Now Instead Of Later

By Ally Archer,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/VSPZ9p<p>Traveling internationally is such an eye-opening, growing experience that I believe everyone …

How children's brains memorize math facts

As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift …

Engineering bone growth: Coated tissue scaffolds help body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects

Chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

No Ice-Cream Machine? No Problem! 12 No-Churn Ice-Cream Recipes

Condensed milk is the secret ingredient behind this frozen dessert's creamy texture. Spike it with creme de menthe for a boozy kick.

Ice Cream

Hate The Ice Bucket Challenge? Here’s Why You’re Super Wrong About That

By Liz Labacz,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ySS5Do<p>I used to be a fundraiser, and while I don’t work in development (the fancy word for …