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My life as an autistic Wikipedian

Two years ago, I discovered that I was on the autism spectrum. As I learned more about myself and the way my brain worked, I started to look at past experiences through the lens of this newly-found aspect. In this essay, I share some of what I’ve learned along the way about my successes, my …

Autism

Why ‘M3LL155X’ is FKA twigs’ strongest feminist statement

FKA twigs has always been an artist that defies convention. Whilst we've spent the last few months speculating about what to expect from her new EP, the Dazed cover star alumnus was busy giving birth to multi-coloured paint, rendering her head onto a sex doll and voguing like her life depended on …

FKA Twigs

Turn your smartphone into a hologram projector using everyday items

Using cheap items you may already have in your home, you can build your own 3D smartphone projector.<p>Technically, this simple DIY project doesn’t …

Tattoos of Semicolons Offer Love and Hope to Those Struggling with Mental Health Issues

A growing number of people are imprinting their skin with semicolons, either as temporary drawings or permanent tattoos. The trend isn't a simple fashion statement or celebration of punctuation, however; the body inkings are part of <i>Project Semicolon</i>, a faith-based non-profit movement dedicated to …

Mental Health

DIY Shape-Shifting Lamp Lets You Stack and Build the Lamp of Your Dreams

Craftsman Mike Warren was inspired by the beauty of the Babele lamp by Manifattura Italian Design, but unwilling to pay the high sale price. So, the determined designer decided to hand craft a version of the lamp, which is a playful, shape-shifting piece that can be arranged and stacked to your …

Furniture

BOOKNITURE

<i>Bookniture</i> is a multifunctional, portable piece of furniture that folds into a book when not in use or during transportation. It can be a seat, side …

Expressive Portraits of Animals Reflect Powerful "Human" Emotions

Belgian photographer Vincent Legrange is currently working on an ongoing project that is inspired by his undying love for animals. <i>Human Animal</i> is a series of portraits that displays both domestic pets and wild animals. Each image is refined and solemn, focusing on the animals' unique features in …

Animals

20-Year-Old Inventor Designs the World's First Ocean-Cleaning System

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old inventor who is planning to significantly help the environment with an ingenious device. Instead of traveling around the globe to collect the 8 million tons of plastic debris that is dumped into the ocean every year, Slat has come up with an idea that will allow the …

Pollution

This Sheet Of Rubber Generates Power As It Stretches

Soon we will all have trampoline-powered homes<p>It may look like a Fruit Roll-Up from a kid's lunch box, but this stretchy rubber sheet could help power the Internet of Things one day.<p>Japanese electronics company Ricoh says the rubber generates electricity while it stretches. When crystalline …

Internet of Things

Edible LEGO Gummies Are Stackable Treats You Can Eat

Grant Thompson of YouTube's King of Random has created LEGOs that cannot only be used for building, but can also be used for eating! Utilizing both store-bought and custom-made molds, Thompson filled them with a mixture of cold water, corn syrup, colorful Jello mix, and gelatin to create delicious …

Homemade