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Zooey Deschanel & More of the Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)

From Swedish House Mafia to will.i.am, Jean Trinh picks the best music videos of the week.<p>In this week’s top music video picks, we take a journey …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

Brain cells give insight into Down's syndrome

<b>Brain cells have been grown from skin cells of adults with Down's syndrome in research that could shed new light on the condition.</b><p>US scientists found a reduction in connections among the brain cells and possible faults in genes that protect the body from ageing.<p>The research in the Proceedings of …

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German railways to use mini- drones to stop graffiti

Germany's railway operator plans to deploy mini-drones to catch vandals who deface its trains with graffiti, with the aerial vehicles shooting thermal images of its train depots at night.<p>Deutsche Bahn plans to soon start testing the vehicles which have four helicopter-style rotors and can shoot …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Forms of Nature: Organic Chandelier Casts Forests on Walls

As much art as lighting, this suspended sculpture uses shadow and scale to mimic roots and trees inside spaces, recreating a forest effect for home …