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A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves.

What does a school do with 5- and 6-year-old kids?<p>The old answer was coax them into little chairs — at least until “creative time" — keep 'em …

These 5 Heroic Moments Caught On Camera Will Leave You Speechless

Real life often means that amazing and incredible things happen, and you have absolutely no footage of tha. But nowadays, with the increase of people …

Amazing Footage Of A Man Catching A Baby Who Fell From A Building

A man successfully caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second story window in China.<p>Mr. Li had reportedly made his way to the bottom of the …

The Golden Truth

11.28.2014<p>Free market economists are not going to be happy about this...<p>A major financial news source recently published shocking details about a …

If You Need Any Convincing That Solar Roadways Are The Future, This Video Will Help

The brilliant minds behind Solar Roadways published a video detailing their world-changing project earlier this month, but its language didn't really …

Lao Tzu Quotes (Author of Tao Te Ching)

Lao Tzu quotes (showing 1-30 of 908)<p>“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”<br>― Lao …

Wow! Robot Arm Catches Flying Objects

There are some things a robot can't do, but catching a flying object is no longer one of them.<p>With its four-fingered, three-jointed hand, a new robot …

Robotics

DARPA's 'Luke Skywalker' Arm Wins FDA Approval

An extremely advanced prosthetic arm — sometimes compared to Luke Skywalker's arm from "Star Wars" — has been approved for clinical use by the U.S. …

Robotics

How Solar-powered Refrigerators Work

­Over the last decade, some extremely "green" individuals have started giving up artificial refrigeration to save the Earth. Or at least to save a …

Clean Energy

Hasbro aims to make 3D printing child's play

The prospect of children printing their own Transformers and My Little Pony toys is a step closer, after toy firm Hasbro revealed a partnership with 3D printing company 3D Systems.<p>The two companies are working together to “co-develop and commercialise innovative play printers and platforms later …

Svante Pääbo: the DNA hunter taking us back to our roots

Leipzig's Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology is a striking edifice. Set among the drab housing blocks of former East Germany, the building, erected in 2003 and made largely of glass, curves gently like a banana round the edge of a suburban crescent. There is a pond in its huge …

Neanderthals 'unlikely to have interbred with human ancestors'

A new finding has cast doubt on the theory that ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals over thousands of years. Scientists have re-dated fossil bones from two sites in southern Spain and discovered they are much older than previously thought.<p>According to the new evidence, it is …

Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts

A woman who lost the use of her limbs after a devastating stroke nearly 15 years ago has taken a sip of coffee by guiding a robotic arm with her thoughts.<p>The 58-year-old used a brain implant to control the robot and bring a flask of the coffee to her lips, the first time she had picked up anything …

Top tablets with expandable storage

Some of the most popular tablets on the market, like the Apple iPad Mini 4 or Google Pixel C, are missing one important feature that maximizes the usability of a tablet: expandable storage. The inclusion of a memory card slot opens the door to more possibilities and functions of your gadget.<p>From …

Gear & Gadgets

Specs for Sony Xperia tablet Z2 leaked, Triluminos display touted

Original Sony Xperia tablet Z, new version coming soon!<p>The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is an excellent tablet and we awarded it second place in our Best Android Tablets of 2013 roundup for the big tablet category. However the Xperia Tablet Z is in need of an update and it looks like one is …

'Impossible' font inspired by optical illusion

When a design student uploads a project to a portfolio website, they're typically hoping for feedback or maybe the odd freelance job. In the case of …

Google bought SlickLogin, the startup that wants to replace passwords with sounds

Google bought SlickLogin, an Israel-based startup that develops alternatives to passwords, including a sound-based authentication technology.<p>Founded by three security experts that used to work for the Israeli military, SlickLogin is a small and young company – the startup launched its service in …

Philips’ new intelligent store lighting can track shoppers

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: MJTH<p>It’s easy to track people carrying smartphones while they’re outdoors, where GPS works best, but indoors is …

Preventative genetics: The ultimate way to halt disease

Can the information in our genes reveal serious medical issues years in advance? A leading geneticist thinks it’s possible.<p>We’re entering a new era that’s greatly enabled by progress in molecular biology and genetics, says George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. It is not …

Device 6 Review: Stunning Visuals, Creepy Atmosphere, Fascinating Puzzles… Five Stars!

After several years of reviewing games found in the App Store, the times when I get immediately enthralled in an app experience have grown …

Trilobyte launches Kickstarter for The 7th Guest 3: The Collector

Trilobyte Games launched a Kickstarter funding drive today for <i>The 7th Guest 3: The Collector</i>, the latest entry in the adventure game series, seeking $435,000 during a 38-day campaign.<p><i>The 7th Guest 3</i> is a follow-up to the original game, which was released in 1993, and its sequel, <i>The 11th Hour</i>, which …

Mini Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 LEGO Kits: 8-Bit Bricks - Technabob

Now that he’s conquered the world of tiny LEGO Macintosh and iMac computers, LEGO builder Chris McVeigh (aka Powerpig) has headed further backwards …

16 Insane Gifts From Vintage Neiman Marcus Christmas Books

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book has a long and famed history of sourcing lavish gifts for rich people. Here's a look back at some of the highlights.

Brazilian Testicle Mascot ‘Mr. Balls’ aka ‘Senhor Testiculo’ Raises Awareness of Testicular Cancer

To raise awareness of testicular cancer, a Brazilian cancer non-profit has created a memorable mascot: a giant pair of testicles dubbed “Mr. Balls” …

Cancer