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Are you going bald? Maybe gravity is to blame

The force of downward pull caused by gravity on the scalp may be key contributor to the events leading to progressive hair loss in male pattern …

Google Beats The Street In Q3 With $14.89B In Revenue, Net Income Of $2.97B, And EPS Of $10.74

Google’s Q3 2013 earnings report has just crossed the wires, and they’re better than expected. The company reported that over the past three months, it generated $14.89 billion in consolidated revenue and $2.97 billion in net income, as well as non-GAAP earnings of $10.74 per share.<p>According to …

Add $0.50 worth of sensors to your iPhone 5s and it’ll be able to track your emotions

The new iPhone (s AAPL) 5s includes a coprocessor containing about $3 worth of sensors. Add two more sensors to it — costing about $0.50 — and the …

AT&T Announces $5 Tablet Day Passes, Deal to Power Tesla’s In-Car Wireless

While consumers are clearly buying tablets in droves, getting them to fork over to connect them to cellular networks has been another story.<p>Buyers …

Homemade Is the New Organic

Meatloaf isn't good enough anymore. How media raised the bar for home cooking<p>I can sense when the question is on the tip of someone’s tongue. By now, the cocktails have turned watery. The tinkle of forks has softened. The conversation turns away from news, friends, or families, to cooking. “So …

What’s a “Shark Tank” Appearance Worth? A Top Spot in the App Store.

Image courtesy of Scan<p>Garrett Gee’s startup Scan didn’t necessarily need the $1 million he was pitching investors for on Friday night’s episode of …

The bite of Amblyomma americanum can turn people virtually vegetarian, by releasing an antibody into its victims that makes them allergic to alpha-gal, a sugar found naturally in mammals. Recent studies show the people that become allergic to red meat after a bite from the tick have symptoms that range from hives to severe shock resulting in a trip to the emergency room. The allergy can wear off within a few months. A. americanum is found west-central Texas, north to Iowa, Illinois and Michigan, and eastward up to Maine. Read more: http://bit.ly/1e5bHeP The image shows an adult female lone star tick on a plant. Credit: Visuals Unlimited/Corbis

Spectacular Lightning Show Over the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon inspires many people to photograph its grandiose scale and scenic landscape, but Sedona-based photographer Rolf Maeder has managed to capture a sight less seen–the Grand Canyon being hit by a spectacular thunderstorm. Being drawn to nature, Maeder originally moved to Sedona 13 …

Biogas for vehicles to go on sale via Clean Energy Fuels

Clean Energy Fuels, a company that distributes natural gas to run vehicles and is backed by T. Boone Pickens, announced on Thursday that it will …

Rockstar: GTA Online title update coming 'as soon as tomorrow' (Update: released for PS3 and Xbox 360)

Rockstar's "around the clock" work addressing the issues surrounding <i>GTA Online</i> could pay off soon. The developer promised that a title update is in the works and may be available "as soon as tomorrow," in an update to yesterday's trouble-shooting post. So if you can hold out just a bit longer, …

Apple Buys Cue For Over $40M To Compete With Google Now

Personal assistant app Cue has been acquired, we’ve confirmed with a person who should know. The app has sold for between $40 million to $60 million, we’re hearing from two sources, including TechCrunch tips, who posit that Apple has picked up the company for over a $35 million price tag.<p>While …

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

Accommodations while traveling often break the bank and when you’re a student studying overseas you’re probably on a tight budget. The Student Hotel …

FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York

The site was doing more than $1.2 billion in business, according to a criminal complaint<p>It appears the Federal Bureau of Investigation has finally cracked down on Silk Road, the underground marketplace where users could buy cocaine, heroin, meth, and more using the virtual currency Bitcoin. <i>The …

How Fortune 500 Companies Use Instagram to Build Their Brands

Is your company on Instagram yet? If so, it joins the 123 Fortune 500s that have added Instagram to their marketing arsenal.<p>Brands like Nike, …

Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Wallpaper of the Week - Breaking Bad

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created for last week's tutorial. Vector Breaking Bad RV in Illustrator. We needed to celebrate the …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

We’re All Narcissists Now, And That’s A Good Thing

By Sarita Bhatt5 minute Read<p>You open up your Facebook newsfeed to a deluge of engagement ring photos, political slap-fights, and–horror–your little …

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911. It’s a simple notion that applies …

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Web Design Dribbble Screenshots by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu

Web Design Inspiration.<p>Look at these stunning dribbble screenshots of web design and user interface concepts by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu aka Radium, a …

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Free energy, edible slime -- and more offbeat crowdfunding ideas

How can you go wrong with this description of your invention? "NO MORE ELECTRICITY BILLS. NO MORE PETROL BILLS. NO MORE HEATING BILLS. NO MORE POLLUTION"<p>That's how Arthur Fahy is trying to drum up attention on Indiegogo for a device that allegedly produces free energy. He claims to have invented an …

This flower always looks like it's having a great time. Ophrys apifera, also known as the bee orchid, is found across Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. While many orchids resemble other things to attract pollinators, O. apifera almost exclusively self-pollinates. This has left some to speculate that the pollinator it resembles has gone extinct. Today’s xkcd pays tribute to the bee orchid, view it here: http://bit.ly/136cmZX Image credit: Hans Hillewaert Via ScienceAlert Brand new episode of our YouTube show is available now: http://bit.ly/19VPnCM

As a comparison, a NHRA dragster is 155-160 decibels and a space shuttle launch is around 165-170 db. Many rock concerts clock in at 135-145 db. More info: http://bit.ly/1czobe4 Image via NOAA Brand new episode of our YouTube show is available now: http://bit.ly/19VPnCM

Meet the designer behind some of the web’s newest killer fonts

Founders of Hoefler & Frere-Jones Jonathan Hoefler (left) and Tobias Frere-Jones (right)<p>The font world is being revolutionized. Thanks to newer …