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How to make simple games shine

Often it's said that simple is best, most especially in a field as prone to undue complexity as game design. But too much simplicity in a game can be self-defeating.<p>Take tic-tac-toe. We learn to play with the noughts and crosses almost as soon as we are able to wield a pencil. But the game's charm …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Sceptica Text Font Family by Glen Jan

Sceptica – Sans Serif Text Font Family.<p>The <b>Sceptica</b> font family was designed in 2012 by Elena Kowalski (Type Foundry: Glen Jan). Sceptica consists of …

Typography

Incredibly Stunning Remote Areas of the Canadian Rockies

In these visually thrilling landscapes, travel photographer Michael Anderson shows us the icy seclusion of the Canadian Rockies. This particular terrain, located in British Columbia, is a reminder of how beautiful this earth can be. The massive glaciers and Anderson's perspective make the human …

British Columbia

Coding cognition: IBM needs apps for its digital brain

A far fetched idea inches ever-closer to reality<p>IBM wants to see researchers writing programs for the digital equivalent of a human brain. It's a lofty, almost sci-fi task that's likely a far way out, but IBM announced on Wednesday that it had made some significant steps toward making it happen: …

6 Things You Must Know About Identity Theft

The number of victims is going up. Don’t become a statistic.<p><b>1. It’s no joke.</b> The film <i>Identity Thief</i> poked fun at the perp, played by Melissa …

Five expert tips for getting started in travel writing

So you say you want to be a travel writer? You want to wander the world, sending back tantalising tales of far-flung adventures to magazines, newspapers and websites. And get paid handsomely for it. Is that too much to ask?<p>Well, surveying the scene of travel publishing right now is a little like …

Felis Slab Serif Font Family by Typomancer

Felis Slab Serif Type Family.<p><b>Felis</b> is a new font family by Typomancer. This slab serif typeface was designed in 2013. Its design combines classic …

How to Be a Design Entrepreneur: Seven Tips for Running Your Own I.D. Business

For the past ten weeks, I've been talking to a variety of American design entrepreneurs about the realities of running an I.D. business today. The …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

TED Radio Hour: The Hackers

What if there were a way to hack into your brain and make your life better? Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano is doing just that. He told TED Radio Hour host Guy Raz how.<p>Transcript<p>CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:<p>Time now for an idea worth spreading from the TED Radio Hour. What if there were a way to hack into your …