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How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

While your iPhone's new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, iOS 7's not without its drawbacks. Battery life just ain't quite what you'd …

Dentists May Start Covering Teeth in Growth-Stimulating Diamond Dust

Looks like there's a new candidate for most awesome supermaterial in town. Dentists may soon start fighting bone loss by covering our teeth in itty …

Protein

Scientists Successfully "Erase" Fear Using Scent Therapy

Have you had trouble shaking that fear of snakes or dogs or spiders? Researchers from Northwestern University have developed a new technique to …

YouTube Comments Will Soon Be Less Racist, Homophobic, and Confusing

Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming …

Internet

Photoshop Contest: Put Bizarre Crap in This News Anchor's Hands

Last week, one unfortunate reporter found himself live on camera clutching a big ol' stack of paper—not the iPad he'd been reaching for. But because …

7 Ways Our Cities Will Change According to TED's Urban Experts

Silent parks. Designing for disabilities. Human-powered data. Garbage anthropology. World-class sidewalks. Floating favelas. Paint as infrastructure. …

Urban Design

This Smart Desk Will Track the Calories You Burn By Simply Standing Up

By now we’ve all likely heard the deafening buzz proclaiming that sitting is the new smoking; sitting is ruining our bodies and irreparably hunching …

Retail Therapy: Inside the Apple Store

An Apple employee is never supposed to point when giving directions in their store. For example, when asked where the iPhone cases are sold, a …

Meet the Wildlife Inadvertently Captured By Google's Street View Cameras

As part of National Geographic's new Great Nature project, the magazine has collected more than 100,000 photographs that capture the world's …

Hot Springs

iPhone 5S Review: A Great Phone, With a Whole Lot of Buts

The trajectory of the iPhone is, in most ways, the trajectory of Apple over the past decade. Insane ambition, untouchable dominance, the inevitable …

iPhone

11 Origins of Common Drinking Phrases

There's a lot of slang associated with drinking. <i>Three sheets to the wind. Hair of the dog</i>. <i>On the wagon</i>. We all know them, we all use them, but most …

Alcohol

What's the Single Weirdest Website You've Ever Come Across?

The longer you've been wrapped up in the internet, but more crazy stuff you've seen. Everybody's got one or two really strange, totally bizarre …

How Much Global Warming Will Happen Before You Kick The Bucket?

On Friday the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put its collective foot down about global warming. It's happening and it's our fault. But …

Climate Change

Do You Use Hygiene Gadgets?

I was at a friend's house the other day and I noticed that she and her roommates all use electric toothbrushes. There were three of them charging in …

Gear & Gadgets

The Saturday Morning News

We're Kinda Fucked: So says the UN panel of scientists studying global warming.<p>Reparations for Slavery: 14 Caribbean nations are suing former …

House Republicans: Kill Obamacare or Shut Down Government

<b>If US House Speaker John Boehner were a patriot</b>, he would defy the kooky-right-wing of his Republican caucus, and schedule a floor vote for the …

The Sunday Morning News

Soggy, Cold, Rather Miserable: That's the Seattle-area this weekend, with a smattering of floods and power outages.<p>You Can't Hide: The NSA apparently …

The ‘Breaking Bad’ Cast Took Over ‘Conan’ With a Meth Giveaway, an Erotic Fan Letter, & Interviews

On a recent episode of <i>Conan</i> with host Conan O’Brien, the main cast of <i>Breaking Bad</i> and the show’s creator Vince Gilligan took over the late night show …

Artist Draws Detailed Portraits of Celebrities & Characters on Her Thigh

Artist Jody Steel creates detailed portraits of celebrities, fictional characters, and animals, as well as other designs that mimic exposed flesh …

Joseph Gordon Levitt, Stephen Merchant, and Jimmy Fallon Face Off in a Lip Sync Battle

On <i>Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</i>, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Stephen Merchant, and Jimmy Fallon put their mouths and dance moves to work during a lip sync …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Convos With My 2-Year-Old: Episode 9 ‘Dinner Time’

“<i>Well, I was just thinking that I could watch FernGully?</i>”<p>Warmland Films has released “Dinner Time,” the premiere episode of season two of their …

Map Showing the Exact Geographic Center of Every State in the U.S.

Motherboard reporter Dan Stuckey created a map that shows the geographic centers of every single state in the United States. You can explore the …

Geography

#Hashtag, Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake Mimic a Twitter Conversation in Real Life

In “#Hashtag,” Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake mimic what a Twitter conversation sounds like in real life. #DontSayHashtag<p>In addition to this …

Justin Timberlake

The Ergonomic Shovel, A Back-Saving Shovel That Features a Rotating Middle Handle

The team at Bosse Tools has created The Ergonomic Shovel, a collection of back-saving shovels that feature a rotating middle handle. Bosse Tools …

Jimmy Fallon, Muppets, & The Roots Play the ‘Sesame Street’ Theme Song on Classroom Instruments

Jimmy Fallon, muppets from <i>Sesame Street</i>, and The Roots joined together to play the classic <i>Sesame Street</i> theme song on classroom instruments like a …

Doublefaced, Strange Photographs of a Woman With Two Faces

Berlin-based artist Sebastian Bieniek has created “Doublefaced,” a series of strange photos of a woman who appears to have two faces. Using makeup …

Chorus of Singers Serves as a ‘Living Piano’

A chorus of singers and a giant keyboard form a “Living Piano” in this video by Canadian public television network TFO.

Atheism vs. Theism vs. Agnosticism vs. Gnosticism, A Comic Guide to Religious Belief

San Diego artist Pablo Stanley has created “Atheism vs. Theism vs. Agnosticism vs. Gnosticism” a comic guide to religious belief (or the lack …

Religion

Super Intricate Rug Illustrations Made with Bic Pens

Paris design studio Joe & Nathan has created a series of intricately detailed rug illustrations made almost entirely with Bic pens. Each illustration …

Associated Press News