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Viktor & Rolf's sugar-coated scent

BEAUTY BUZZ OF THE DAY<p>Aptly named Bonbon, take a trip to the candy shop with the deliciously sweet new fragrance from Viktor & Rolf.<p>With a fuchsia …

Beauty

NASA tech finds disaster survivors

Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves -- even if you're unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble.<p>The vibrations are small, invisible to the human eye, and might just save your life after a major disaster.<p>Researchers at NASA have developed a device that picks up these subtle …

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

Kitchens

25 Unsettling Face Swaps That Will Make You Want to Die Inside

If your worst fears involve a giant baby, look no further.<p>While most people scour Reddit and Imgur for face swaps to get a good laugh, there are a …

Chocolate teapots really are useful, experts show

Scientists have proven that it is possible to make a brew in a teapot made of chocolate - provided you do not stir the drink<p>A chocolate teapot is not as useless as hte old saying suggests as scientists have shown it is possible to use one to brew tea - provided you do not stir it.<p>Scientists found …

Tea

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Best Hardscape Project Winner: Steven Harris Architects

The winner of the Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Hardscape Project is Steven Harris Architects of New York City.<p>The firm’s California pool …

Architecture

Editor's Note

Magical Photos of Abandoned Homes Inhabited by Wild Animals

For <i>The House in the Woods</i>, photographer Kai Fagerström captured magical communities of wild animals living in abandoned cottages surrounding his …

Robert Glasper Experiment: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Neo Soul

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

Priya Haji, CEO of Personal Finance Startup SaveUp, Has Died

SaveUp CEO Priya Haji launched several socially minded projects.<p>SaveUp CEO Priya Haji died on July 14 after suffering what appeared to have been a pulmonary embolism, according to statements from her family and the company.<p>Haji was a vivacious and creative entrepreneur who launched multiple …

Visa Launches PayPal-Like ‘Checkout’ Widget For Third-Party Websites

Visa wants to make the process of paying for goods on your phone or iPad as easy as swiping your credit or debit card at an offline retailer.<p>To do so, it’s adapting to Internet retail with the launch of Visa Checkout, a new payment option that will allow users to speed through the online checkout …

The Week In Drones: Laser Warfare, Paper Planes, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news: highlights from the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Police Drones Prepare For The Cup</b><p>In preparation for the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police used a drone to …

Drones

Robot butterflies made from recycled phones are slightly terrifying

A series of robot butterflies have been constructed from bits of old mobile phones, in a bid to promote recycling -- and to remind puny humans never to build a race of deadly mechanical insects.<p>The robot beasts, which were unveiled at the Natural History Museum in London, each have their own mobile …

Robotics

The $199 MOD-T Printer May Not Amaze, But It Points Towards The Future Of Home 3D Printing

When netbook prices fell below $200 around 2010, it was a big deal. This milestone meant that the race to the bottom had started, but the resulting firestorm of popularity brought about the rise of the tablet ecosystem as well as the rise of slim, high-powered machines like the Macbook Air. The …

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Will Kill Uber with Knowledge

Google co-founder Sergey Brin introduced the company’s Self-Driving Car Project at the Code Conference yesterday. The two-seater Google-x prototype is cuter then a pile of sleeping kittens and it’s set to destroy an entire industry because it knows you better than anyone else.<p>When Brin showed a …

Robotic furniture brings the dinner table to you

Robotic arms and other mechanisms have long been used to make or assemble furniture, but I'm not quite sure I've ever seen robots that <i>become</i> furniture. That is, until today.<p>Scientists from the Biorobotics Laboratory (Biorob) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have …

Furniture

Mystical Marrakech | Street Photography with Zack Arias and the X-T1

Street Photography

FDA Approves 'Star Wars' Robotic Arm for Amputees

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the "Star Wars" character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.<p>The FDA said on Friday it allowed the sale of the DEKA Arm …

Robotics

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

Not-A-Camera: A Wooden Necklace Turned Into a Full-Fledged Camera

Just look at this necklace. It’s a beautiful wood cutout necklace made to look like a DSLR – a piece of jewelry Rick Ross would be proud of if he …

The 'Best' Kitchen Design Tips from 1970s Bon Appétit Issues

A lot has changed in kitchen design since the 1970s—and thank goodness for that. We take a look at the 1970s BA archives to find the "best" kitchen tips.<p>It's spring, which in certain bourgeois circles means it's time to undergo rituals of cleaning and redecorating. As participants in consumer …

Kitchens

Why Female Entrepreneurs Have an Edge Online

Photo: Shauna Mei<p>Shauna Mei is a curator. She brings together the wonders of the world for her website AHAlife, a luxury online marketplace with a mission to support artisans from across the globe that would otherwise go unnoticed and unsupported. Not only does she have impeccable taste, but she's …

Women Entrepreneurs

The New Color and Print Combinations for Spring

How to Expertly Mix Colors and Prints<p>New York Fashion Week is in full swing, and so, too, are the trends that are beginning to define the upcoming ready-to-wear season. When it comes to what shades will be on the cutting edge, the combination of black and white is proving its staying power, while …

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