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iOS developer makes our iOS Apple Watch home screen concept a reality

Last week, I posted a concept of what the iPhone’s home screen could look like if influenced by the Apple Watch’s design ideas. Inspired by that concept, iOS developer Lucas Menge has made the concept a reality (above), creating a functional app that simulates the Apple Watch UI adapted for the …

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids.

<i>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</i> Someday they’ll be too big and I won’t get that moment back. Saying good night, pulling up the covers, and kissing …

See The World Through The Eyes Of A Cat

An awesome, disorienting look at kitty vision.<p>What does the world look like through a cat's eyes? The basic structure of feline eyes is pretty similar to what humans have, but cats' vision has adapted to very different purposes, so the world they see looks familiar, but isn't quite the same as …

Titan lakes: Map of moon's lakes most detailed yet.

Titan is Saturn’s largest moon and practically planet-sized itself. It has a thick atmosphere—the surface pressure is twice what it is here on …

The Side Effect Of Birth Control No One Ever Talks About

Other side effects of birth control include <i>people of all genders</i> living longer and earning more money. Trufax.

What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …

How to Read a Scientific Paper (About That Researcher With a Nematode in His Mouth)

Too often we open a journal, scan the title of a scientific paper – for instance, “<i>Gongylonema pulchrum</i> in a Resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, …

Dogs Imitate Baby's Crawl, Don't Realize They're Dogs

Adopted Alaskan Malamutes, Brown Sugar and Rice Candy, are either having species confusion or just want to give their little buddy some support.<p>The mother of the baby, nicknamed Maple Syrup, told ET Today that this video was meant to remind viewers that pets and babies can be best friends. (Of …

Best Tech to Prepare for Severe Weather

September is National Preparedness Month, and on my blog we’ll be taking a look at all the different ways you can leverage tech to stay safe and …

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Twins rack up £1,000 iPad bill buying virtual pets

The six year-old boy and girl spent almost £1,000 playing on their parent's iPad in a single weekend, prompting their father to call for tougher legislation on pay-in-game apps.<p>Ashley Griffiths, from St Ives, said his twins had purchased virtual pets and clothing for two games to the cost of …

California hosts annual dog-surfing competition

A variety of canines have taken to the water for the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach in California, raising money for animal welfare organisations.<p>Canines of all shapes and sizes took part in the fifth annual Surf City Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach, …

Vanity Fair teen sex story: Nancy Jo Sales is wrong about teenagers, sex, and the internet.

In <i>Vanity Fair</i> this month, <i>Bling Ring</i> author Nancy Jo Sales returns to the teen beat to investigate how teenagers are experiencing sex and love in the …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to measurements made by Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Each cubic foot of Martian soil contains around two pints of liquid water, though the …

10 Weird Things We've Sent to Space

Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere<p>Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere

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See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Bye Bye Binky! 5 Ways To Get Rid of the Pacifier

<i>Pacifier. Binky. Soothie. Plug. Mute Button.</i> Whatever you call it, this little plastic contraption has become a staple in your little one’s life, …

How Technology Has Made Parenting Harder

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer<p>Published: 09/25/2013 07:59 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Cellphones, tablets, video games and computers — the average youngster has logged thousands of hours on digital technologies by the time they leave home.<p>And all these technologies have changed the way parents do their …

This physics grad student made a mind-blowing Bohemian Rhapsody cover

Question: What do you get when you mix a cappella, sock puppets, string theory and Queen? Answer: The geekiest (and astonishingly good, musically …

Camouflaged Octopus Makes Marine Biologist Scream Bloody Murder

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Into The Tunnels: Exploring The Underside Of NYC

Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <i>All Things</i> …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Tiny, enclosed pod offices for the post-apocalyptic web worker

You work on the internet, so why walk much further than three feet from your desk? As long as you have a network connection, there's no need to …

Look beneath the surface of these incredible underground homes

Some of these remarkable homes look like little more than a grassy hill—until you get inside. Plumb the depths of houses that sit largely underground.<p>…

When did we start believing in Martians? Why did we stop?

Today, we have rovers busily studying the surface of Mars, but 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for people to believe that intelligent Martians …

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids

<b>Update 12/12:</b><p>QUIZ: Take part of the test that the local school board member took in the story below: <b>Reading Quiz | Math Quiz.</b> Questions come from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for 10th grade.<p><b>Update 12/6:</b><p>Revealed: The school board member who took standardized test<p><b>Original …

The Dextrus Robotic Hand Wants To Make Advanced Prosthetics 100X Cheaper Via 3D Printing

The Dextrus hand is the working prototype resulting from Joel Gibbard’s Open Hand Project, an open source hardware initiative that aims to lower the cost of robotic prosthetics dramatically. Dextrus is a fully-functional robotic hand, with features and capabilities similar to leading advanced …