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Cashew nut workers suffer 'appalling' conditions as global slump dents profits

Many workers earn just 30p a day and risk permanent injury, say NGOs, as they call for EU crackdown on unfair trading practices<p>NGOs are calling on the EU to endorse regulation rather than voluntary guidance to improve the conditions of workers such as cashew nut farmers and processors at the foot …

Time Travel Is Possible But Only To The Future, English Physicist Says

We may be able to book our ticket to the future someday -- it'll just be a one-way trip.<p>In a presentation at the British Science Festival, particle physicist Brian Cox said that time travel is possible but only in one direction.<p>"The central question is, can you build a time machine? The answer is …

Can Cargo Drones Bring E-Commerce To Africa?

Laugh about drones delivering tacos all you want, but the Flying Donkey Challenge wants to create a working commercial cargo network in Africa, powered entirely by UAVs.<p>Africa is the leapfrog continent. As it develops and grows, much of its population is adopting the latest technologies, like cell …

New York to License BitCoin Traders?

Remember a while back when I told you that the state of New York was looking into BitCoin and subpoenaed a bunch of traders? Well it looks like …

The smooth motion of rotating circles can be used to build up any repeating curve even one as angular as a digital square wave

The <b>smooth motion of rotating circles</b> can be used to build up <b>any repeating curve</b> even one as angular as a <b>digital square wave</b>. Each circle spins at a multiple of a <b>fundamental frequency</b>, and a method called <b>Fourier analysis</b> shows how to pick the radiuses of the circles to make the picture work. <b>Decomposing signals</b> like this lies at the heart of a lot of <b>signal processing</b>. [more] [code]

Growing Pythagoras TreeGIF created from video by Marek Fišer

Growing Pythagoras Tree<br>GIF created from video by Marek Fišer

Some of Today’s Hottest Scientific Mysteries, Illustrated by Some of Today’s Coolest Artists

As a lover of the intersection of art and science, I find myself more excited about <b>The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science</b> (<i>public library</i>) than I’ve been about a book in ages. In this gem, as intellectually stimulating as it is visually stunning, …

Hypnotizing Optical Illusion GIFs Made with Tape

New York-based street artist Aakash Nihalani, who works primarily with tape in public spaces, has taken his creative landscape indoors with a new set of animated GIFs that incorporate his signature blend of optical illusion and fun. We're big fans of Nihalani's geometric street art which is known …



If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

"Breathing" Hexagon Optical Illusion

Gianni Sarcone’s “Breathing Hexagon” is an animated composition made of multiple frames, each one being the same in shape but different in color. As …

Street Art by Roa

<b>Street Art</b> by <i>Roa</i><p>Found on Curtain Road in London this work dates back to 2009, however I’ve never seen it before and thought it was magnificent. By playing with perception, Roa is able to display the circulatory system of the rabbit and as you walk down the street you see it’s physical appearance as you look back, or vice versa.

‘A warrior’s ultimate act is to lay down his sword.' 

<i>‘A warrior’s ultimate act is to lay down his sword.'</i>

10:37am: The lips

Source: Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase short film

Source: <b>Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase</b> short film<p>This short film won an Academy Award in 1993 for best animated short. It consists of a series of animated reproductions of major art works, primarily from the 20th century, and has an unusual technique for moving from one picture to another.

Lake Tahoe

Definitely my favorite GIF of all time.

Bizarre New Animated Gifs from Zach Dougherty | Colossal

<p>Digital artist Zach Dougherty (previously) is back with a new round if really strange animated gifs, placing his strange amorphous and glitchy …

Gravity-Defying 1,000-Pound Steel Table

While London-based designer Paul Cocksedge has become fairly well-known for his magical light installations, it is his newest gravity-defying sculptural piece that has caught the eye of art aficionados. The <i>Poised Table</i> may seem like a physical impossibility, but, due to very careful mathematical …


An Infographic Comparing Some of the Fastest Things in the World to the Speed of Light

The Infographic Machine has created an infographic that compares some of the fastest things in the world — like the Bugatti Veyron, a cheetah, and …


6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …