David Seok

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Words From a Father to His Daughter (From the Makeup Aisle)

Dear Little One,<p>As I write this, I'm sitting in the makeup aisle of our local Target store. A friend recently texted me from a different makeup aisle and told me it felt like one of the most oppressive places in the world. I wanted to find out what he meant. And now that I'm sitting here, I'm …

Why The Government Should Fund Unpopular Science

It's a no-brainer: The government should be spending money on science that nobody else wants to fund.<p>In April, President Obama announced, to much fanfare, that the government would spend $100 million on a detailed map of the human brain and how its neurons interact. The project is a waste of money. …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Driverless cars in the works at Nissan and GM

Sometime before the end of this decade, General Motors will put a car on the road that can almost drive itself.<p>The automaker says the system, called …

A German fisherman hooked a big one, a 515-pound halibut off the coast of Norway. Take a look at the giant fish that took 90 minutes to reel in: http://ow.ly/o26Yc

Parametric Architecture Rattles The Italian Alps

With the Paramount Alma Residence, PLASMA Studio places a contemporary and well considered wake-up call in a sleepy town of quaint chalets.<p>Tucked away in the northernmost part of Italy’s South Tyrol province is the picturesque town of Sesto. The thousand-year-old hamlet sits at the base of the …

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Impossible? No, upsalite really is the wonder stuff

Making a mistake at work is seldom a good thing. Whether it's spilling hot coffee over yourself before a meeting or sending an insulting email about your boss to your boss, it rarely ends well.<p>Unless you work in Uppsala University, Sweden, where accidentally leaving equipment running over the …

The World's Highest-Paid DJs

Just a few years removed from bagging groceries in Scotland, Calvin Harris is now the world’s highest-paid DJ. He leads a cast of musicians collecting six-figure nightly checks for performing at nightspots from Las Vegas to Ibiza—and for other business ventures once reserved only for rock, rap and …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

This man live-tweeted his mother’s death. You have to read it

Live-tweeting has become as common in some circles as face-to-face conversation. And just like in conversation, there are certain topics that are often frowned upon. One of those is death.<p>It's a subject we tend to stay as far away from as possible. We're not comfortable with it. We associate it …

8 Habits Of Insanely Fit People

Just a few simple habits can make the difference between a fit person and a couch potato, an everyday worker and the outrageously successful.<p>That's because those simple habits <i>work</i>. And these ultra-fit examples are proof.<p><b>Fit People Don't Diet</b><p>Michelle Obama, champion of nutrition and physical …

In a fateful series of events, a Quebec man who had been blind for more than 60 years, fell down a staircase got his vision back. Now, he says he understands people better, and sees beauty in everyone. Watch his touching story here: http://bit.ly/148MiAi

Money can buy happiness – but only so much of it

Can money buy happiness? This question, long pondered by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and theologians, has more recently become a subject for empirical study by economists. Testing has been made possible by the accumulation over time and in many countries of survey data on happiness or …

Canada gets good and bad news from a new measure of innovation

One of the longest-standing criticisms of the Canadian economy has also become one of the most urgent, given the rapid evolution of global competition: We have never been particularly renowned for our innovation. Yes, we are supremely blessed with natural resources and are pretty good at exploiting …

Canadians are delighted to learn of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. On behalf of all Canadians, I offer our heartfelt congratulations to the Royal Couple and the entire Royal Family. http://ow.ly/ndbJS #RoyalBaby Les Canadiens se réjouissent d’apprendre la nouvelle de la naissance du premier enfant du duc et de la duchesse de Cambridge. Au nom de tous les Canadiens, je félicite de tout cœur le couple royal et tous les membres de la famille royale. http://ow.ly/ndbLt

Sex addiction? New study says it might just be a case of too much libido

Does sex addiction exist?<p>New research suggests people who believe they are addicted to sex might simply have heightened libidos.<p>Published this week in the journal Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, the study suggests that "sex addiction" may not be a physiological disorder, but simply high …

Why the current definition of intelligence isn’t smart

As a child, Scott Barry Kaufman had an auditory disorder that made it difficult to process words in real time. He was diagnosed with a learning disability, performed badly in IQ tests, had to repeat Grade 3 and spent years in special education. He was told that his disability made high-level …

Can Mammal Mothers Choose The Sex Of Their Offspring?

"Hmm, it seems to be a tough year for food. I believe I will have a litter of...females."<p>There's been speculation for decades about whether gender splits among offspring are truly random. Is it really just complete chance whether you'll end up with a male or female? A new study led by a Stanford …

Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?

You've probably seen the labels on meat in the store: "Raised without antibiotics." They're a selling point for people who don't like how many drugs are used on chickens, turkey, hogs and beef cattle.<p>Activist groups, as well as prominent medical organizations, are calling for stricter rules on how …

HIV used to treat deadly genetic diseases in children

Italian researchers say it's too early to say whether their technique offers a full cure, but early signs are encouraging<p>HIV kills nearly two million people every year, but scientists in Italy say they've found a way to use the virus to actually save lives. In a pair of studies published today in …

Do you actually use your condo balcony?

Brad Lamb, Toronto's condo king, has a huge outdoor terrace attached to his condo, but almost never goes out there.<p>"It's over 3,000 square feet, it's got a tent and a fantastic view of the city and the park," he says. "It's like something from an amazing hotel, but I don't use it. Even in the …

Unbelievably Detailed Maps Track AIDS In The U.S.

Researchers created a series of interactive maps that allow users to see AIDS data down to the county level--and see how that compares to race, health, and wealth.<p>You can look at AIDS and HIV statistics as numbers in a table, but that doesn't quite tell the story of how one of the deadliest …

Invisible women of science – now appearing at the Royal Society

Women in science have an image problem. It is not so much deciding whether they should aspire to the hard image of being a scientist or the soft …