Rachel Paletta

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Jigsaw Puzzle Furniture!

Watch this unsuspecting cabinet suddenly turn into a table and four chairs, while retaining its cabinet properties! The Ubik, conceptualized by OOO …

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Pollution

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

We’re about to test out hacking the Earth’s climate. That should scare and inspire you.

With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening …

Has a chair ever made you smile?

If Form only followed Function, imagine how boring life would be. The Exploded Chair ushers in a new age for Design, an age of Form following …

Receding glacier causes immense Canadian river to vanish in four days

An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming dramatically changes the world’s geography.<p>The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river, …

Global Warming

Look We Love: Wallpaper On the Ceiling

(Image credit: Domino)<p>The ceiling may not be the first place you'd think of to put wallpaper — it is called <i>wall</i>paper, after all — but maybe it should …

Interior Design

Do Naked Singularities Exist? Quantum Effects May Be Shielding The Universe From Uncloaked Infinities

Black holes are indisputably weird. These objects, formed when the center of massive stars collapse in upon itself, are so dense that nothing, not …

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Physics

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

Modern Industrial: 1890’s New York apartment Turned into Exquisite Penthouse

The TriBeCa neighborhood of Lower Manhattan is a happening hub renowned across the globe for its unique flavor when it comes to industrial homes at …

Interior Design

What Happens When 1 Million People Collaborate On One Work Of Art

Infighting, creative genius, and a whole lot of dicks.<p>The internet has enabled new forms of artist production once unimaginable—like working with thousands of sometimes-anonymous collaborators from all over the world. Earlier this month, over 1 million internet denizens came together to build an …

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject | Inc.com

We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good grasp of <i>how</i> to learn. You can always look up facts, but knowing how to study effectively …

Columbia University

Ask Ethan: Why Is There A Limit To What Physics Can Predict?

If you divide the matter in the Universe into smaller and smaller constituents, you’ll eventually reach a limit when you hit a fundamental, indivisible particle. All macroscopic objects can be divided into molecules, then atoms, then electrons (which are fundamental) and nuclei, then protons and …

Physics

Can you judge a book by its odour?

What does it mean to experience a book? To a bibliophile such as Alberto Manguel, smell plays an important part. In a talk at the British Library this week, the one-time protege of Jorge Luis Borges and director of the National Library of Argentina said he was particularly partial to old Penguin …

Books

Entangled Photons Unraveled

The phenomenon of entanglement is one that has stumped physicists all over the world for years. It’s basically when two particles can be in two …

Quantum Mechanics

What's the Difference Between Mental Strength and Emotional Intelligence? | Inc.com

Almost every week, I get a question from someone asking me about the difference between emotional intelligence and mental strength. It's a great question because there are many misconceptions about what it means to be mentally strong and myths about how to develop emotional intelligence.<p>The …

Psychology

Extreme closeups of spray paint caps used for a cosmic mural

μcapsmic zooms in on the found at of spray paint caps used to paint a mural of the Star Child from <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>.<p>Used and naturally clogged in …

Sunken Gardens And Backyards Blend Privacy And Closeness To Nature

Building a sunken seating area or fire pit is a neat trick that architects sometimes use when they want to create an unobstructed view of the garden …

71 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, UT, 84060, United States - Luxury Home for Sale - Mansion Global

A $38M Vancouver Mansion That Originally Sold for $9.5M in 2014<p>“Flipping” takes on new meaning with this 4.2-acre property<p>Surprise: Greenwich Home …

Look We Absolutely Love: Dark Colors for the Bathroom

After getting burned by Eisenhower-era pinks and olive greens, we've been playing it safe, color-wise, in the bathroom for a long time. Subway tile …

Interior Design

How a Color-Blind Artist Became the World’s First Cyborg

Neil Harbisson can "see" in UV thanks to an antenna-like implant that boosts his perception of light and gives him super-senses.<p>From prosthetics to pharmaceuticals, humans have been using technology to alter their physical and mental capabilities for thousands of years. Now, with our rapid advances …

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

Take 2 Minutes to Flatten Your Abs With This Ultrafast Workout

With slider discs (or wash cloths or paper plates), and just a small amount of space to move, you'll whip through this lightning-fast ab workout, targeting your obliques, lower abs, and that "six-pack zone."<p>Four moves, 30 seconds each, and you don't even have to stand up — all these moves are on …

Workouts

Scientists Think Dark Energy Might Be Just an Illusion

Dark Energy: Captivating and Confusing<p>Dark energy and matter, two hot-button subjects of physics that have captivated and stumped enthusiasts and …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

A bizarre name yes, but this house has some phenomenal features too!

Fitty Wun might not instantly sound like a standard name for a residential property, but this is not an ordinary house either… it's extraordinary! …

Suspended – Medium

This Somalian Spice Might Be the Secret to Looking 25 Forever

How much do you know about Somali beauty traditions? Odds are it's not much. The truth of the matter is that Muslim women have been historically left …

Experience Truly Unfettered Car Navigation with This One-of-a-Kind Tool

Push your car into the future with HUDWAY Glass, the brilliant solution that allows using any head-up display (HUD) app on any mobile device in your …