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American Museum of Natural History x Etsy

Seven years ago I walked into the New York Public Library to embark on one of the most fun and creative collaborations I’ve done to this day. Along …

Museums

Paris Museums Move towards Ban on Selfie Sticks

Bad news for selfie-stick lovers. Museums in Paris, the most touristed city in the world, are moving towards banning the popular devices because of …

Time brings more treasures to the Holocaust Museum

On a recent Monday morning, David Dembowitz, 67, arrived in Washington on a drive that originated at his home in Lenox, Mass., in the Berkshire Mountains.<p>Riding along were his nephew Joshua, 24, and his niece Abbe, 21 — and several World War II-era items that Dembowitz was donating to the U.S. …

10 predictions for content marketing in 2015

If 2014 was the year content became the connective thread for all marketing, 2015 is poised to be the year that brands actually understand their …

15 Social Media Companies To Watch In 2015

This was an exciting year for social. About 300,000 apps were added to the Apple App Store. Eighty-five billion apps have been downloaded since October. Instagram’s active use grew by 23 percent. Even Monica Lewinsky became active on Twitter after her compelling speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit.<p>…

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt Includes Child's Remains

TORONTO — She's literally one in a million.<p>The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, …

Archaeology

Why service design is the next big thing in cultural innovation

Here at the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab, we explore how to best use new thinking and new tools to make the experience of the twelve major Edinburgh festivals even better – for audiences, performers and the festivals organisations themselves. As part of this ongoing work, this week saw the …

Parents Outraged Cruise Line Won't Reschedule Their Trip In Light Of Son's Cancer Diagnosis

New York News<p>The Colucci family of Long Island, New York was looking forward to their June 1 cruise vacation on the Norwegian Breakaway, Fox 5 News reports. Perhaps no one was more excited than their 5-year-old son Nicholas, who asked daily when he would get to "go on the big boat" and even made a …

U.S. court upholds $67-million verdict against TD in Ponzi suit

McDonald's ruling ignites business-labor firestorm

Labor advocates are claiming a big victory after a federal agency said Tuesday that McDonald's central, corporate operations can be lumped in with its thousands of franchises for liability purposes.<p>The world's largest fast-food chain promises to fight a National Labor Relations Board decision that …

31 Life-Changing Ways To Eat French Toast

I'll wake up at any ungodly hour for waffle French toast.

This Pen 3-D Prints Live Cells On A Damaged Bone

Everyone from McDonald’s to Apple is jumping on the 3-D printing bandwagon. But it’s only when you see live cells being printed right onto a damaged bone that you finally start to grasp what this technology is capable of.<p>A new “bio pen” will allow surgeons to “draw” layers of cells on damaged bones …

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The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

Physiotherapy

Demons, mummies and ancient curses: should the British Museum be afraid?

Is the British Museum afraid of an ancient Assyrian curse?<p>Surely not. The famous Bloomsbury museum possesses many spooky treasures that it displays without so much as a shudder. Its collection of Egyptian mummies is the stuff of Hammer horror. It possesses the magical accessories of the Elizabethan …

Looking beyond the Internet of things hype: Here’s what’s in store

The Internet of things is forecast to achieve a $20 billion total available market by 2018. But is that market size real? What are the tools that we can use to understand this and take effective action?<p>The Internet of things is inarguably here already for innovators and early adopters, and seems to …

If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?

Oculus's backers could have had a 145x return on their donation. Here's why that never would have happened<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter, no strings attached. Those donors weren’t looking for a payout; they wanted to support something they believed in, …

European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch

So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there's also a 4.7-inch (qHD) display, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel camera. That's all fine and dandy, …

The Mythical 'Map Of The Internet 2.0' Is Even Better Than The First

Amateur graphic designer Martin Vargic has put together the second version of his "Map of the Internet," and not surprisingly, it's even better than the first.<p>His original map, put together using Photoshop along with data from Alexa, featured websites as different countries within different …

Hand-Built Library on Wheels Helps Retired Teacher Spread the Love of Reading

Antonio La Cava, a retired Italian schoolteacher, decided that after 42 years of teaching, he could do even more to spread the love of reading to …

San Francisco's Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into a Green Airbnb Home and Museum

The old half-demolished Bay Bridge that once connected San Francisco to Oakland is about to get a new lease on life. While thousands of tons of steel …

Secrets of the Viking hoard – interactive

Plunder the British Museum’s Viking hoard, drink in hallucinogenic visions from middle earth and see a 1000-year-old magician’s box. As the new exhibition opens, our interactive gives you 360-degree close-ups of six of the best treasures on show. Turn them virtually in your hands with Jonathan …

Slow-and-steady Afinia’s new 3D printer continues to get easier to use

If MakerBot is the gregarious popular student, Afinia is the quiet kid who sits at the back of the class diligently putting out A-level work. The 3D …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

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Two college students invented an adapter that allows 3D printers to print in full color for less than $100

3D printing is generally a monochrome affair. Full-color printers are expensive, so the more casual user is likely stuck printing in one or two …

Texts, Snapchats, Instagram: Translating Teens' Online Behavior

Children love to experiment with encoding messages. From pig latin to invisible ink pens, children explore hidden messages when they’re imagining …

Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum launches ScopifyROM for iOS, a first-of-its-kind interactive museum app - Canadian Reviewer - Reviews, News and Opinion with a Canadian Perspective

In an effort to offer its visitors a more interactive experience within the walls of its museum, Toronto's ROM - in conjuction with Kensington …