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How to craft the perfect Tinder profile, according to science

1/<p>In your profile, write something simple ...<p>Leanna Garfield<p>Researchers Sameer Chaudhry and Khalid Khan, recently reviewed 86 studies that focus on …

Google to test Project Loon in India in partnership with telcos

Google’s managing director for South East Asia and India Rajan Anandan told The Economic Times in an interview that the company is in talks with local telecom service providers to pilot Project Loon, its program to beam internet access from balloons floating thousands of feet up in the air.<p>We’ve …

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

Surreal Collages by Eugenia Loli | Colossal

<p>Collage artist Eugenia Loli uses photography scanned from vintage magazines and science publications to create bizarre visual narratives that borrow …

Inside The Design Of Norway’s Beautiful New Banknotes

Shackled with countless constraints, Snøhetta’s design for Norway’s new banknotes turns cash into an abstraction of ocean winds.<p>There are few acts of graphic design more daunting than that of creating a new face for an entire country’s currency. Even in a world full of digital payment methods, cash …

How tech could spell the end of animals in drugs testing

Think of a world where more new medicines are available more quickly, more safely and with few, if any, animals used in research. Think of a world where you know for sure that the drug you are prescribed is safe for you. This is what researchers at some of the world's leading universities are …

Gammy: Australian parents wanted a refund and would have aborted him

The Australian parents of baby Gammy wanted a refund from the Thai surrogacy agency when they were told one of their twins would be born with Down's syndrome.<p>"We were very confused and we said that this is your fault, you must now take some responsibility for this," Gammy's father, David Farnell, …

Farmer suicides reflect growing desperation in rural India

The day before his little sister's engagement party, Vibhishan Tapse was in a buoyant mood. He laughed with his mother and teased the bride-to-be as they prepared food and set out sweets for 200 guests who would begin arriving the next morning.<p>Months earlier, the 23-year-old Tapse had told his …

Australian Parents in Surrogacy Scandal Feared Losing Gammy, Sister

The Australian biological parents of twins caught up in a surrogacy scandal in Thailand wanted both babies but the surrogate mother threatened to involve the police and they feared she would keep both children, they said on Sunday. David and Wendy Farnell were speaking publicly for the first time …

Fresh From The Dairy: Dogs

<i>In an ongoing effort to support independent artists from around the world, Design Milk is proud to partner with Society6 to offer The Design Milk</i> …

Design

Timelapse of Dormant ‘Rose of Jericho’ Plants Exploding to Life After Exposure to Water | Colossal

<p>The Rose of Jericho (<i>Selaginella lepidophylla</i>) is a species of desert moss that has the amazing ability to ‘resurrect’ itself after bouts of extreme …

Boyfriend watches: the wish list – in pictures

Strike the right note this autumn with a mannish timepiece. Say goodbye to dainty bracelet watches and hello to the more masculine boyfriend watch

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A Pair of NINJA for Your Feet

UPDATE: Preorders Open Till July 18th, 2014<p>The thing about shoes is that you want them to be light, comfortable, fashionable and durable. Look down …

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte | Colossal

<p>In 2011, Dublin-based physics student David Whyte began a Tumblr called Bees & Bombs where he posted humorous images and quirky GIFs of his own …

Cute Pixelated Gadget Could Be The Perfect Connected Alarm Clock

Cool, conceptually nebulous app thing would be great as an alarm clock.<p>A few years ago, there was a device called a Chumby, which was a tiny, cute connected screen that showed you weather and <i>New York Times</i> headlines and played Pandora and things like that. It died not too long ago, but the spirit …

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani | Colossal

<p>A number of new works today from artist Aakash Nihalani (previously) who has been skewering subjects in Brooklyn with his geometric figures made …

Vases Constructed from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika | Colossal

<p>Amalgamated is a new series of vessels by studio markunpoika constructed from assembled pencils. Taking advantage of the pencil’s unique hexagon …

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

Stitched Leaves by Hillary Fayle | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these stitched leaved by artist Hillary Fayle who is currently working on a MFA in Craft/Material studies at the Virginia …

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Endless Reflections Captured Inside of a Mirrored Box

At first glance, one might assume that the amazing creations seen here are the result of digital manipulations. However, in reality, each image is a photograph created inside of a square cube covered with mirrors on all six sides.<p>Ron Brinkmann developed this <i>MirrorBox</i> with mirrored tiles and some …