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Elián González Took His First Selfie and Wants to Join Facebook

He really wants to come back to America and "thank those people who helped [him]."<p>Elián González, the young Cuban immigrant who was torn from his uncle's house in Florida and deported to Cuba in 2000, is now 21, and he wants to be able to come back and visit America. González was only six when …

Cuba

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Employment

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

How to Get the Perfect Tattoo

<b>Where should I put it?</b><br>The potential pain of acquisition may play a big role in the decision making process, but as with cost, try not to let it. "Don't shortchange yourself because of the pain," he says. "We're talking about two hours of pain here to get what you want for life."<p>One factor you <i>should</i> …

6 Things Your Tongue Tells You | Men's Health

<b>The sign: Swollen grey/white balloon under your tongue.</b><p><b>What it means:</b> You could have a clogged salivary gland. When this occurs, something is blocking the tiny ducts so they can’t drain saliva, causing swelling, fluid build-up, and pain. One of the most common causes of a clogged duct is a salivary …

Which Trainer Do YOU Want to Train With? | Men's Health

And the result? Well, it was entertaining, for sure. Watch the video to see for yourself, and to find out which guys moved on to the next round. They’ll get a chance to be one of eight finalists who will take part in the ultimate Top Trainer competition.<p>The elite eight will go head-to-head with …

Warby Parker Fall 2013 Glasses Collection

If you need glasses of any kind, there’s no reason your first stop shouldn’t be Warby Parker. They do prescription and non-prescription in both …

Obey The Giant: The Story of Shepard Fairey

Before Shepard Fairey was spreading "Hope" during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, the graphic designer was plastering Andre the Giant all over …

Rhode Island

Inhabitat's Week in Green: TORQ Roadster, quantum-dot solar cells and an invisibility cloak

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>This week, Team Inhabitat traveled to Mountain View, Calif., to get a look at the 100 percent sun-powered Solar Impulse airplane before it embarks on its …

Festo demonstrates BionicOpter dragonfly robot

Even the largest member of the Odonata clan (a damselfly named Megaloprepus caerulatus) is no match for Festo's dragonfly-inspired BionicOpter. Its …

Inhabitots

Watch A Ferrofluid Sculpture Move To The Rhythm

And get your own, via Kickstarter.<p>Though they're primarily used in speakers and hard drives, ferrofluids -- liquids that respond to a magnetic field like a solid -- also make awesome art installations. When in the presence of a magnetic field, tiny particles of metal (usually iron) suspended in oil …

Super-thin ‘metascreen’ cloaks 3D objects - Futurity

U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — A new invisibility cloak is just micrometers thick and can hide …

Solving Three Rubik's Cubes While Juggling

Thought solving a Rubik's cube while juggling was impressive? Well, Ravi Fernando was just getting warmed up. The Stanford student is really going to …

Mathematics

Replace Your MacBook’s Keys With These All Wood Danish Mid-Century Chiclets

I’m a sucker for wood paneling my Apple products, and so I’m absolutely going to have to do this: the guys over at RAWBKNY (whom we’ve written about before) are now selling laser-etched replacement keys for the MacBook Pro.<p>They look great, and Michael over at RAWBKNY says that while they are only …

Apple To Launch 4K Ultra HD TV With Voice & Motion Control In Early 2014 [Rumor]

Apple is gearing up to send its much-anticipated “iTV” into mass production during the second half of this year, according to sources in the Cupertino company’s supply chain, who have been speaking to <i>DigiTimes</i>. The set will reportedly boast a 4K “Ultra HD” display with a 3840×2160 resolution, and …

Doctor’s Hack Turns iPhone Into Hookworm-Detecting Microscope

Do you know what a hookworm is? It’s a filthy parasite which hides in your intestine, secured by a its hooks, and feeds on your blood. Ugh. They affect around 600 million people in the world, and can’t be detected with the human eye. Why the hell am I telling your about this in the Cult of Mac? …

Comet and Crescent Moon Time-Lapse

Photographer Dan Finnerty captures comet Pan-STARRS and a crescent moon, ascending from the sky over the Verdugo Hills, hand-in-hand.

Time-lapse Photography

Urban Wingsuit Flying

Reckless wingsuiters Jokke Summer and Ludovic Woerth passed on their morning cup of coffee and instead, got their pre-dawn pick-me-up from a double …

Extreme Sports

Mesmerizing Aurora Borealis Time-Lapse

Photographer Göran Strand created this celestial feast for your eyeballs from 2,464 raw images, taken during the Aurora Borealis over Sweden. The …

Time-lapse Photography

Hunting high-mass stars with Herschel

W3<p>27 March 2013<p>In this new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, ESA’s Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are …

Scanning felons' brains could help predict whether they'll reoffend

Over five decades since <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> foretold a future where experimental science is used to "cure" repeat offenders, a study of 96 male felons has used brain scans to predict the likelihood of falling back into crime. While the neuroscientist who led the study, Kent Kiehl of Albuquerque's …

Space tourism: the annoying details

With the news of Voyager leaving the solar system (again), prehistoric water on Mars and possible missions there, the mechanics of landings on …