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Skeleton Flower Turns Transparent Under the Rain

Photo via Minkara<p>The Diphylleia grayi is an extraordinary flower with white petals that turn beautifully transparent upon contact with water. During light rain showers, the delicate blooms transform into blossoms as clear as glass, fitting its common moniker “skeleton flower.”<p>The plant can be found …

Skeleton

Travel apps that don't use data roaming

“Travel apps are great, but watch out for roaming charges,” I wrote for the Telegraph in 2009. Five years on, little has changed. Data roaming remains too expensive for dawn-to-dusk app use in most countries. Fortunately, some apps work fine without an internet connection. So, even after you switch …

Apps

This App Can Detect Skin Cancer In 7 Out Of 10 Cases: Here's How It Works

The app is not a replacement for a dermatologist, but it should raise awareness about the risks of melanoma, which killed an estimated 2,000 people in the UK in 2012, according to figures from the country's Cancer Research center.<p>SkinVision is based on a technology called "fractal geometry" — a …

Cancer

8 best pole fitness stars to follow on Instagram

The world of pole fitness is full of glitz, glamour and plenty of muscle. From the reigning World Pole Dance champion to a burly male pole-dancer, these are the top Instagram accounts to follow<p><b>Sarah Scott</b><p>International pole fitness instructor and trainer <b>Sarah Scott</b> makes pole fitness look easy. The …

Watch Tiff Needell Race a Volvo Big Rig Against Koenigsegg’s Insane One:1

British gearhead TV personality Tiff Needell has participated in some oddball races in his career. This one is an absolute head-scratcher: Needell behind the wheel of a Volvo FH big rig, lining up against Koenigsegg’s Bugatti-beating One:1 hypercar. Wait, what?<p>Let’s just appreciate the astonishing …

Sports Cars

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Nature Photography

Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

‘A choice between one phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it and another phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it’<p>Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology …

British-Iranian 'volleyball prisoner' hasn't been told about her one-year jail term

A British-Iranian woman who has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match is unaware of her punishment and has renewed her hunger strike while detained in a tough Iranian jail<p>Despite <b>media outlets around the world reporting the news of her one year jail term</b> …

GIF YouTube Easily Converts YouTube Clips to Your Favorite Animated Format

GIF YouTube is the YouTube-to-GIF converter we’ve all been waiting for… well, GIF lovers at any rate. It uses the ‘do one thing well’ mentality to …

Android Wear

Your IQ Drops 10 Points And Other Scary Side Effects Of Frequently Checking Email

What is that doing to our brains?<p>The short answer is it's making them worse, according to the Harvard Business Review and other sources.<p>Here's the science:<p><b>• It saps our time:</b> Every time you get interrupted — like when your phone buzzes with a new email or your Gmail tab compels you toward the inbox …

Time Management

Unbroken Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Angelina Jolie Directed Movie HD

How to extend your iPhone or Android's battery life

Tweaking settings and turning off unused features can prevent your smartphone dying – and therefore being confiscated at an airport.<p>With the US’s Transportation Security Agency (TSA) ordering that people may not carry “dead” devices on to plane flights as part of new security measures, and with …

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you.<p>If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.<p>The German vehicle maker sent an 18-wheeler barreling down the Autobahn recently, while the driver surfed the Internet for food recipes on …

Cameron Diaz on Loving Her 40s, Why She's Not Having Kids: 'I Was Never Drawn to Being a Mother'

As her sizzling <i>Esquire</i> cover shows, Cameron Diaz just gets better with age.<p>The <i>Sex Tape</i> star graces the magazine’s August issue, on newsstands July 8, …

Cameron Diaz

The Withings Activité hides a fitness tracker inside a gorgeous watch

The Withings Activité isn't a smartwatch. Not in the notifications-on-your-wrist, Android Wear sense, anyway. But it's not just a watch, either. The $390 device that was announced on Monday and will be available this fall exists somewhere in between: it's one part high-end, Swiss-designed watch, …