Andrius Prasauskas

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10 things we didn't know last week

1. <b>Peanut butter is</b> used to test for early signs of Alzheimer's disease.<p>Find out more (Daily Mail)<p>2. <b>Elephants are the</b> only animal to understand humans pointing.<p>3. <b>Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall</b> won't eat the brown bits in bananas.<p>Find out more (The Times)<p>4. <b>Some species of</b> marsupials mate with such …

Italy's Casanovas hit where it hurts

<b>One consequence of the economic downturn that has gone largely unreported is the struggle some Italian men now face to woo women with the care and attention - and the lavish expenditure - their predecessors were once renowned for.</b><p>In the queue at the ice cream parlour the two businessmen jiggled …

'Beer goggle' study wins Ig Nobel award

<b>A team of researchers who found that people think they are more attractive when drinking alcohol, have scooped an Ig Nobel prize for their work.</b><p>The researchers from France and the US confirmed the "beer goggle effect" also works on oneself.<p>Ig Nobel awards are a humorous spoof-like version of their …

How do film-makers manipulate our emotions with music?

BBC Arts & Culture<p>In 1939, queen of Hollywood melodrama Bette Davis starred in Dark Victory - the tragic story of a wealthy party girl dying of a brain tumour.<p>The audience knows that death will follow quickly after blindness. In the finale, her character's vision begins to falter and she moves …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

Mobile Technology

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

A Photographer Rediscovers The Crumbling Remains Of Tatooine

A photographer finds abandoned sets used in the Star Wars films crumbling in the desert.<p>In <i>Star Wars</i> (or <i>Episode IV</i> if you want to be like <i>that</i>), Luke Skywalker spends the first 15 minutes whining about his misfortune for having been born on Tatooine. He can’t go to Beggar’s Canyon to shoot womp rats …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Graphic Design