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Do Our Brains Find Certain Shapes More Attractive Than Others?

A century ago, a British art critic by the name of Clive Bell attempted to explain what makes art, well, art. He postulated that there is a …

Kinematics

The Coolest GIF Of Saturn You’ve Ever Seen

Wow. Saturn, you are looking fine today.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has managed to capture the highest resolution movie yet of Saturn’s hexagon, a six-sided jet stream around the gassy planet’s north pole, and the resulting GIF is amazing. For contrast, this version, from the summertime, looks like …

Astronomy

Meet Pyrodinium Bahamense, our Puerto Rican bioluminescent organism.

Laguna Grande Bio-Bay at Fajardo, Puerto Rico -Image: google earth<p>Have you ever visited Puerto Rico’s Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo? If you have, you …

Wristify bracelet cools or heats your entire body: Say goodbye to expensive air con - Pocket-lint

Students at MIT have developed a bracelet, called Wristify, that can change human body temperature. They say the thermoelectric bracelet could help …

Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort

For tens of thousands of years the reality of human existence was discomfort. It is only in recent years—evolutionary speaking—that homo sapiens have …

How many women wear the niqab in the UK?

The face veil has yet again cropped up in a heated debate - this time amid concerns about teachers and doctors having covered faces. But do the numbers warrant the worry?<p>If you watched last night's BBC Question Time, you may have been struck by a 20-minute debate on whether or not niqab should be …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Low-rise, high-density housing attempts to combine the best elements of both urban and …

Architecture

Able-bodied woman wants surgeon to make her paraplegic

Using a wheelchair is not something able-bodied people normally dream of doing – unless they’re Chloe Jennings-White.<p>The 58-year-old longs to be a …

Facebook staff 'accessed user passwords'

Mark Zuckerberg's former speechwriter Katherine Losse has reportedly warned that Facebook employees had access to data including user passwords.<p>In an interview with the Guardian, Losse said that when she joined Facebook in 2005, customer support staff were each handed a “master password,” which …

New biology lab wants to democratize access to research tools for budding entrepreneurs

For too long, basic biology research has been constrained to academics at universities and professionals at commercial labs. That needs to change, …

Health scanner Scanadu Scout breaks Indiegogo’s crowdfunding record - http://tcrn.ch/13apl86

What is the rapidly developing and exciting bit of biology known as epigenetics? http://econ.st/1dqWkeu

Chocolate and Raspberry Mousse

<i>This recipe for chocolate and raspberry mousse puts the yum in yummy. A light dessert choice treat yourselves and the little ones with this</i> …

Dessert

Digital pen spell checks handwritten notes as you write

A digital pen can detect mistakes in handwritten text, its inventors have claimed.<p>The Lernstift pen could make simple spelling and gramatical errors a thing of the past by gently vibrating when the writer spells a word incorrectly or writes illegibly.<p>The device uses fully built-in handwriting …

"A little bit of time and distance can be a healthy thing." http://bbc.in/134bctj Federal agents have been asked to stay away from one of the world's biggest hacker gatherings. Revelations about the scale of US government spying meant emotions in the hacking world were "running high", said organisers of the Def Con convention. Def Con's request comes as Yahoo seeks permission to publish information about a key legal case in 2008 that let the US government establish and justify Prism.

Sour Cream Ice Cream with Strawberries and Brown Sugar

Combine strawberries, brown sugar, corn syrup, rum, lemon juice, 1⁄2 tsp. salt, and nutmeg in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a …

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Combine cream, coffee, salt, cardamom, and cinnamon in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat; let steep 20 …

Mint Julep Granita

Bring sugar and 1½ cups water to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan; cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add 1 cup …

Eclairs in Paris

19<p>2<p>8<p>Shares 29<p>I’m often asked about upcoming trends and each time it happens, I am sorely tempted to respond, “If I could see the future, I’d be …

Peanut Butter and Jelly Ice Cream

Mix strawberries, preserves, and liqueur in a bowl. Cover and set aside until ready to use.<p>Whisk sugar and yolks in a 4-qt. saucepan until smooth. …

Dessert

Kaffir Lime Gelato

Whisk milk, cream, sugar, lime zest, salt, and yolks in a 4-quart saucepan. Stir in Kaffir lime leaves and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 …

How to Make Any Burrito in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: You don't need a recipe to make a burrito -- you just need to know the art of burrito rolling.</i><p>The burrito's …

Cherry Cheesecake Shooters

I made these incredibly easy and exceedingly cute desserts on my Food Network show on Saturday. They’re little cherry cheesecake shooters—mini …

No-Bake Chocolate Kahlua Pie Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> I used Nabisco Famous Wafers for the wafers. If you'd like to measure by crumbs, I used about 8 ounces for the crust and about 3 ounces for the pie. For the coffee liquor, I used Kahlua. Chilling mixing bowl with beater will make it whip faster. Use a hot wet knife to slice the pie.<p><b>Read</b> …

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Pie.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> July 10, 2013 109<p>I’ve been holding out on you…<p>But first, let this be a lesson in freshly whipped …