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Aerospace Engineer Designs the Perfect Ice Cream Scoop

If only all industrial designers paid as much attention to ergonomics as this engineer.<p>Michigan-based Michael Chou is a dad who loves ice cream, and …

Ice Cream

Studying how dogs herd sheep could help robots learn how to herd humans

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Dennis Albert Richardson/Shutterstock<p>You’re trapped in an unfamiliar building rapidly being consumed by flames. It’s …

National Geographic Travel

If Alcohol Labels Were Accurate, This Is What They'd Tell You

One shot of "Vomit Everywhere," please.<p>If that's what Jägermeister were actually called, we're betting there would be fewer rounds of "Vomit" going around in bars. But if we're being completely honest with ourselves (like Rachel Page was when she came up with this brilliant project), then we're …

Samsung Is Shaming The iPhone With Ads Next To Airport Power Outlets

The ads flaunt the battery life of Samsung's phones with the message: "So you have the power to be anywhere but here."<p>That copy is a tease at Apple's recent ad for the iPhone 5S, which told viewers "you're more powerful than you think."<p>As of now, the Samsung ads are in JFK in New York as well as …

Samsung

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret | Colossal

<p>In most post-apocalyptic films when the camera pans down the abandoned streets of New York or Tokyo, long after people have disappeared and the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

These Are The 69 Words GM Employees Were Forbidden from Using

Documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday show that there are some things you can say if you’re an employee …

General Motors

GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire

It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million of investors' money, building a social gaming startup that never took off. Unfortunately for him, …

Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists …

Deserts

Surreal Sculptures of Disintegrating Animals

Tomohiro Inaba is a creative sculptor who produces eye-catching figures that look like they are disintegrating into thin air. The Japanese artist's steel sculptures titled <i>Promise of Our Star</i> and <i>Next to the World</i> are particularly effective in the visual illusion. Each figure offers a duality that …

Sculpture

Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

Tiny…Tinier..Tiniest.

Spread the Cute:<p>The QTE comes in all shapes and sizes. Here are some petite prosh peeps!<p>Via the tasteful folks @ My Modern Met.<p>Advertisements<p>13creepy …

Nissan BladeGlider Concept Car Revolutionizes The Architecture of Our Conventional Vehicles

Debuting at Tokyo Motor Show, <b>Nissan BladeGlider concept car</b> is the latest future vision of Nissan e-vehicle. It was the result of exploring the …

Aww-Worthy Photos of Tiny Animals on Fingers

<i>Tiny Animals on Fingers</i> is a Flickr set curated by Specklet that delivers exactly what you'd expect–adorable pint-sized creatures resting on mere fingertips. While the diverse breeds of species differ in proportions and physical appearance, they share their tiny stature. These little guys featured …

Animals

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Chinese Students Hilariously Describe What They Think About Regional American Food

"Why eat that? That is not good."

Site-Specific Land Art by Andy Goldsworthy are Ephemeral Earthworks

It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways. The final results are organized, colorfully radiating leaves, spiraling …

Art

The Radisson Blu Hotel's 82-Foot Aquadom Aquarium Brings Sea-Life and Scuba Diving to Berlin

'Scuba diving in Germany' isn't usually penned into many tourists' to-do lists -- for obvious reasons -- but at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin this …

Scuba Diving

2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon Concept Car with Omni Wheel Technology for Better Maneuverability

<b>Futuristic 2030 Rolls Royce Eidolon concept car</b> features unique seating layout to demonstrate how users can drive and interact within the vehicle, …

Retro-Futuristic Rover

The Mercedes-Benz Capsule concept attempts to balance classic and futuristic styles in an otherworldly, all-electric rover built for the road. The …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Education

It Looks Like You Could Climb This Celestial Tree To Space

It's almost as if the earth is rotating right before your eyes in this picture of the North Celestial Pole. And that's not entirely incorrect -- the …

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

The Best Fried Chicken Recipes from Around the World

From Vietnam to India to Italy to Mexico—and beyond—we've got tons of recipes for fried chicken, and the appropriate side dishes<p>From Tennessee and Italy to India and Korea, we've got all the best recipes for fried chicken—and their attendant sides, of course—from nearly every corner of the globe. …

Cooking

Ten Reasons Why Australia Urgently Needs A Space Agency

There is a hole in the Australian public administration where a space agency should be. That was the clear lesson from the Australian Space Research …