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Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

Why Mathematics Is a Language

Mathematics is called the language of science. Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei is attributed with the quote, "<i>Mathematics is the</i> …

Christmas Around the World: Pictures

Pakistan

'Take On Me' app turns your home into an '80s music video

A-ha's classic video for "Take On Me" was the result of painstaking effort -- it took 16 weeks to rotoscope the frames, creating that signature blend between the real and hand-drawn worlds. Now, however, you only need an iPhone to recreate the look yourself. Trixi Studios has shown off an augmented …

A Photo Tour Of The Soon-To-Be Biggest Cities On Earth

If there’s one thing you can guarantee it’s that the world population is going to continue to grow exponentially. According to UNICEF, more than 350,000 babies are born worldwide every day. That’s more than 250 births per minute and over 4 per second. Right now, the global population is 7.5 …

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

<b>Exclusive:</b> Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments<p><b>Help us tell the stories that need to be told. Become a Guardian supporter or make a contribution today</b><p>A million …

Fantastic Backyard Fences - Quiet Corner

Fences are the poor man’s wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they’ll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn’t. …

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

The books every new graduate should read, according to a dozen business leaders

New graduates may think they’re ready for the world, but even after all that learning, there’s still room in their heads for some wisdom. We asked a dozen business leaders—from CEOs of big companies and startups, to deans of leading business schools—what books they would put in the hands of a newly …

Penguin Random House

Struck by Uganda's Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.<p>While teaching in Uganda in 2010, American college student Kathy Ku noticed that both she and her host family were getting sick a lot from drinking the water. She kept thinking about the problem even …

What the Teacher of the World’s Most Popular Online Course Has Learned About the Science of Learning | Heleo

“Whether you’re learning a language, a musical instrument, how to dance, how to drive a car, it’s all the same: developing a compact, connected, …

Why this British woman is fighting to save African lions from extinction

Africa’s lion population is agonisingly low. In Tanzania, Amy Dickman, a Devon-born conservation biologist, is working to help local tribes live in harmony with these wild beasts, and to save them from all-too-possible extinction.<p>Amy Dickman has always been fascinated by big cats, and as a student, …

Wildlife

How to use Do Not Disturb, the best way to set limits on your iPhone's notifications

If you're trying to set better limits on how you use technology in 2017, and you're an iPhone user, you should use a feature called Do Not Disturb.<p>Although it won't shock you if you mindlessly scroll on Instagram for hours, it will help you control the notifications that sometimes lead to mindless …

Text Messaging

Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching?

Online maths company has partnered with scientists to identify what makes lessons successful - and to see if AI can be used to improve teaching<p>Ambar presses her hand to her forehead, nose crinkled in concentration as she considers the question on her screen: how many sevens in 91? The ten-year-old …

Artificial Intelligence

12 TED Talks That Will Make You Sound Smarter

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Baby simulators not effective in preventing pregnancy, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Baby simulator programs, designed to teach teenage girls how difficult it is to take care of a baby and deter them from getting pregnant, may actually backfire.<p>Girls who went through such programs were more likely to become pregnant or have an abortion, according to a study published in the …

Pregnancy

Australian study shows baby simulator dolls do not prevent teen pregnancy

It sounds simple. Give girl a baby doll. The girl cares for the doll - it needs as much love as a real baby. And the experience lowers the risk of …

24 Microwave Recipes For When You're Hungry But Lazy

Lazy chefs, represent.

Germany says testing diesel cars of foreign automakers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is subjecting diesel vehicles including those from foreign manufacturers to strict checks, its transport minister said, following Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) latest disclosure that it gave false data on CO2 emissions.<p>German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt (R) attends a …

Transportation

Chanel Presents at Paris Fashion Week: Pictures

You can finally restore your lost files, contacts and calendars from iCloud

One big feature iCloud has always been lacking is the ability to restore files, contacts or calendars in iCloud if they were lost.<p>A small feature quietly added to the service overnight, spotted by 9to5Mac, now allows you to easily restore items that were deleted or lost.<p>The option is hidden under …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

Color Us Happy: Designers Team Up with Crayola to Create Dresses Made of Crayons

For its spring 2015 campaign, Bloomingdale's recruited the talents of seven designers to create exclusive pieces saturated in a bright, spring-ready …

Meet the artist who creates surreal masterpieces with his iPhone

“Really I just download some apps I think sound interesting and play around with them for some time.”<p>The iPhone makes creativity-on-the-move a reality

Art

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Watch: the German rollercoaster restaurant

Move over conveyor belt sushi, the rollercoasting hamburger is here<p>It gives fast food a new meaning: a restaurant in Germany that features its very own rollercoaster.<p>Located in the northern port city of Hamburg, the restaurant has been fittingly named the Rollercoaster Restaurant, and can seat as …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

German Government May Say 'Nein' To After Work Emails

All of us are familiar with the sound a smartphone makes when an email or text has arrived. Our somewhat Pavlovian response is to pick up the device, see who the message is from and read it.<p>In Germany, a growing number of these emails come from the boss contacting employees after work. That's not …

Angela’s Assets

She may be the world’s most powerful woman, but German chancellor Angela Merkel has governed with the utmost caution—one of several contradictions that make her an enigma at home and abroad. After a year that forced Merkel into confrontations with Putin and Obama, Maureen Orth explores how a once …

Angela Merkel

Chain of light marks Berlin Wall path

By Sunday, some 2 million people are expected to have gathered in Berlin for the culmination of weekend events marking a quarter of a century since …