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On the Origin of Colourful Monkey Faces

“Can you hear that?” says James Higham.<p>I can. It’s a loud screeching noise in the background of our phone call.<p>“That’s a female rhesus freaking out,” he says.<p>Rhesus macaques have featured heavily in lab experiments, but this particular loud female is part of a wild group, living in Puerto Rico. …

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

‘Innovation fellows’ test ideas, learn lessons

PROVIDENCE — Change comes slowly. Flexibility is critical. Failures aren’t all bad.<p>These are some of the lessons Rhode Island’s ‘‘innovation …

The Top Longform Design Stories Of 2014

Looking for something to read over the holidays? Here are the best pieces that went long on Co.Design this year.<p><b>A Design History Of The Life-Saving Triage Tag</b> by John Brownlee<p>One of the most important life-saving designs of the past 100 years is the humble triage tag, which has gone largely …

Comic Books

The Biggest Obstacle Writers Face Submitting A Spec TV Script by John Truby

24 Hour Party Aliens: Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder BELIEVES

In what could be construed as an effective warning as to the risks of cognitive impairment that can accompany long-term ecstasy abuse, Happy Mondays …

Cognitive Impairment

200 Years Ago, Davy Crockett And Andrew Jackson Won A Battle At Tallushatchee

The Indian group had killed hundreds of Americans at what was called the Fort Mims massacre of Aug. 30, 1813.<p>The U.S. response would be similarly brutal.<p>The first battle of the Creek War was on Nov. 3, when General John Coffee, under orders from Jackson, attacked the Creek village of Tallushatchee …

How entrepreneurs can protect themselves against fraud

As entrepreneurs, we’re equal parts executive and consumer. We have to navigate both sides of the proverbial register, and that dichotomy is …

Fans In 50 Countries Catch A Virus From Kaizers Orchestra

The virus, which swept across 50 countries, was disseminated via a smartphone app created by a trio of Norwegian agencies—Anorak, HES and Notch—to …

New Singles

Precognitive robot knows you need help before you do

A new robot developed by researchers at Cornell University isn't only capable of assisting you with tasks, it can accurately predict when you might need a hand. Armed with a Kinect sensor, the robot — developed by Ashutosh Saxena and his team of computer scientists — utilizes a dataset of 120 …

Liquid woolly mammoth blood found preserved in Russian ice, researchers report

As global warming thaws the ground in Russia, researchers have been making some amazing finds. Now, Russian researchers claim to have made what could be the most incredible discovery of all: the preserved blood and meat of a woolly mammoth. "When we broke the ice beneath [the mammoth's] stomach, …

Tribeca Film Picks Up 'The Broken Circle Breakdown'

Felix van Groeningen's romantic melodrama, which won two awards at this year's Tribeca film festival and another in Berlin, will be released later …

Film Festivals

Ooga Labs Takes A Ground-Up Approach To Generate Growth And Network Effects For Startups

One of the biggest challenges many entreprenuers face is finding the right technical partner when building a company. Some startups can have a single leader, but more often than not, there is a balanced team behind every successful business.<p>Ooga Labs founders Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier began …

German railway company recruits surveillance drones in fight against graffiti vandals

Having apparently concluded that traditional security cameras are no longer fit for the task, German railway company Deutsche Bahn plans to deploy surveillance drones in an effort to thwart rampant graffiti vandalism affecting its train cars. Each small drone will be equipped with an infrared …

Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed

Computer scientist and author Jaron Lanier has turned his back on the "information wants to free" meme to which he once subscribed, and he thinks …

Too small to fail: The partnership-driven nature of fintech startups

In the last quarter-century or so that has made up the digital revolution, one universal axiom has held true: evolve or die. Record labels were too …

Enter the Ninja: A startup attempts world domination on "Internet of Things" from Australia

You might have heard of Ninja Blocks. The Sydney-based startup first came to the world’s attention last year with one of the most successful …

The pageless Web

The Internet has been evolving for 20+ years, so isn’t it time websites got onboard? Since the Internet made its public debut in the mid-90s, basic …

Kickstarter and the view from the trenches of TechShop

Blaine Dehmlow, the general manager of the TechShop in San Francisco, describes what has become a tradition of sorts at the well-known building place …

Friday Five with Joel Roos of One Nordic

<i>This week’s Friday Five is with Joel Roos, the founder of One Nordic. Trained as a lawyer, Roos entered the design field in 2008 when he was called</i> …

University of Chicago

Beautiful, Alien-Looking ‘Fabergé Fractals’

<b>Web developer</b> Tom Beddard has created a gorgeous series of fractals using his WebGL-based fractal engine, Fractal Lab.<p><b>Titled</b> ‘Fabergé Fractals’, …