Matt Cavanaugh

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The Making of Indie Puzzle Game ‘Hue,' Part II

When I last met the makers of this great little game, they were 70 percent happy with it. On the eve of its release, are they 100 percent satisfied?<p><i>Read Part I here.</i><p>Every time I've played <i>Hue</i>, I've loved it a little more. Now, having had my hands on a pre-release (but very nearly final in this case) …

Beautiful Photos from a Summer Spent on Japan's Trains

Photographer Hiroyuki Ito captured his home country while riding the rails for an entire summer.<p>In the summer of 2015, my wife and I bought what are called JR Passes, tickets that let you ride as many trains across Japan as you want for weeks.The catch is that the pass is only available to foreign …

Being Laid Back Just Might Get You Laid More Often, Says Science

Be cool. Don't be all uncool.<p>Love how often you and your partner knock boots? You can go ahead and pat yourself on the back for that, because new research says it’s all thanks to your attitude.<p>A new Florida State University study asked 278 heterosexual newlywed couples to keep daily diaries for two …

Review: Grenco Science’s G-Pen Elite is the best vape of its kind

The fascination and rapid development of portable vaporizers for ground, plant-based material is hard to ignore, if you’re not living under a rock. Typically, an expensive gadget, Grenco Science has tasked itself with creating a vape for the people, with specs and science that punch above its …

'Embrace of the Serpent' Is a Violent, Psychedelic Film About the Colonization of the Amazon

Colombian director Ciro Guerra's critically acclaimed new movie tells the story of the invasion of the sacred jungle from an indigenous perspective.<p>At the beginning of the 20th century, the ethnologist Theodor Koch-Grünberg arrived in the Amazon intending to study its indigenous people. A few dozen …

How to Fix Prefab Architecture? Make It More Like Product Design

Connect Homes’ cofounder argues for a new approach to modular home building.<p>I’m an architect, and for many reasons—quality, availability, efficiency, …

The 8 Coolest Microneighborhoods in the World

These chic little corners are the beating hearts tucked within global hot spots—walkable enclaves densely packed with of-the-moment fashion, food, …

Design

Fancy Lad Is Still the Best Thing in Skateboarding and That Will Never Change

Skaters everywhere want to be Fancy Lads and men and women alike want to bed down with the good-time guys from Bean Town.<p>A little over a year ago, I interviewed Boston-based CEO/comedic genius/Burger King employee Nick "Big" Murray about Fancy Lad, his ragtag crew of merry wheeled pranksters, and …

Science Says Having a Kid Is One of the Crappiest Things That Can Happen to You

By some measures, new parents are more miserable than people grieving their spouses.<p><b>Did you come to VICE for in-depth coverage of parenting? Good. Read these:</b><p><b>So You Had a Baby</b><p><b>How to Pay for a Baby</b><p><b>Things You Learn When You Become a Dad for the First Time</b><p>A horrifying study published last week in the …

I Asked an Expert What Would Happen if I Just Stopped Paying My Student Loans

I don't regret going to school, but I'm $100,000 in the hole. Is there any way out?<p>Yesterday morning I got an email from a young aspiring journalist who wanted to know if a master's degree was worth it. His plight was pretty familiar: Go deeper into debt in a gamble to give your career a push, or …

Director Jason Woliner Talks About Bob Odenkirk and David Cross's New Netflix Show

The man behind the camera for such strange, hilarious shows as Chris Elliott's "Eagleheart" and "Comedy Bang Bang" discusses what it's like to work with his heroes.<p>For anyone in their 30s, the notion that comedians Bob Odenkirk and David Cross might get back together to do …

How guilt can hold back good employees

People with a tendency to feel guilty for disappointing their coworkers are among the most ethical and hard-working people to work with. However, …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Reading from tablets before bed alters sleep cycles

If you're in bed reading this, you may feel sleepy tomorrow morning.<p>A study has found that reading from a light-emitting device, such as an e-reader, before bedtime can shift your body's natural clock and delay the onset and characteristics of your sleep. And that could leave you feeling more …

Sleep

LEGO Enthusiast’s Bird Models Will Soon Hit the Shelves

In 2012, we shared the fantastic work of Bristol-based LEGO enthusiast and bird lover, Tom Poulsom. His affinity for the winged creatures lead him to construct a series of popular birds in the UK and North America. They are stunning in their attention to detail, and we're happy to report that …

Birds

Armstrong Light Trap

I am a fan of industrial design, especially for small objects and in particular lamps or anything related to lighting and lighting effects. I don't …

Circumcision cited as defense against HIV in proposed CDC guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released proposed guidance on circumcision that says the surgical procedure would help straight men in the United States reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.<p>"Given the urgency of the HIV epidemic in the …

'Wanderers' Is A Fantastic Vision Of Humanity's Interplanetary Future

This short sci-fi film, narrated by Carl Sagan, inspires us to explore the solar system<p>Having a hard time getting motivated after a lazy, turkey-filled Thanksgiving break? We’ve got the perfect remedy for you. Take just five minutes from your workday to watch <i>Wanderers</i>, a short science-fiction film …

Science Fiction

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

<b>We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.</b><p>In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which a group of people …

Rare Anglerfish Caught On Video

An underwater drone recorded the nightmare swimmer.<p>Earlier this month, scientists observed the black seadevil species of anglerfish alive in its natural habitat for the first time.<p>You might recognize this sort of bony monster from <i>Finding Nemo</i>. One of them nearly swallows Marlin and Dory after …

Zoology