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Striking Portraits of Women Submerged Beneath a Barrier of Water

Vienna-based photography studio Staudinger + Franke‘s series <i>Barrier</i> consists of stunning portraits of women separated from the viewer by a barrier of water. Simple in concept but executed to perfection, the images put a unique spin on the trend of underwater photography.<p>Ripples of water distort the …

The Aram Gallery showcases seven new designers in Future Stars? exhibition

<b>London Design Festival 2014:</b> experimental footwear, furniture and jewellery pieces by a selection of emerging designers feature in the Future Stars? …

Foldit Video Gamers Join the Fight Against Ebola Virus

Science News<p>Several vaccines are already in the pipeline to counter the devastating threat posed by the Ebola virus in Africa, but game players are using a collaborative puzzle program called Foldit to help look for new treatments. The online game, which was created by University of Washington …

Apple explains why apps get rejected from the App Store

One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don’t. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store’s iron gates, yet some developers face rejection for seemingly innocent apps.<p>“Before you develop your app, it’s important to …

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Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls

Every smart phone has a secondary OS, which can be hijacked by high-tech hackers<p>Like many of the ultra-secure phones that have come to market in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, the CryptoPhone 500, which is marketed in the U.S. by ESD America and built on top of an unassuming Samsung Galaxy …

Why Do We Love Michael Bay’s Cinematic “Bayhem”?

The good news is Michael Bay’s success proves we’re all visually sophisticated. But we’re also visually illiterate.<p><i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i>, Michael Bay’s latest vertiginous slow-mo cacophony, has reached a new critical nadir even for the franchise. With a mere 17% Fresh Rating on Rotten …

Hair Highway – Design Objects by Studio Swine

Hair Highway – design accessories made up from human hair and a natural resin.<p>The Hair Highway project by Studio Swine is inspired by the 1930s deco …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Throwback Thursday: The Art of Jizai Okimono, or Ridiculously Jointed Sculptures of Animals that Rival the Real Deal

We've been taking inspiration from nature for a long time—and in typical throwback fashion, this week's topic is far from new. Jizai Okimono—which …

Equity crowdfunding platform OurCrowd rakes in $25M Series B round

Israel’s OurCrowd has just pulled in $25 million in Series B funding, on top of the $5.5 million Series A it took in February 2013. According to the …

36 Ways To Reconsider The Weather

Guests at Milan Design Week 2014 can think abstractly about the weather at the “laboratory” known as Creative Climates. The 36 pieces on display at this conceptual art installation are the compelling result of a partnership between design think tank Fabrica (with Moleskine as a sponsor) and Daikin, …

Rough diamond hints at vast quantities of water inside Earth

A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow riverbed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the Earth that could hold as much water as all the world's oceans put together.<p>The water is not sloshing around inside the planet, but is held fast within …

Li Ka-Shing invests $23m into fake eggs. No yolk

On one level, it's a picture of a guy making scrambled eggs. But it provides a window onto a much bigger story.<p>In the photo on the right, Li Ka-Shing …

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

<b>Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.</b><p>Tests in rats, reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine, showed the human cells could restore some vision to completely blind rats.<p>The team at University College London said similar …

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Archaeologists' discovery puts Buddha's birth 300 years earlier

When Professor Robin Coningham's youngest son Gus was five, he was asked at school what his father did. "He works for the Buddha," said the boy. Which led to a bit of confusion, recalls Coningham.<p>But it turns out Gus was not that far off the mark. Last week it emerged that a team led by Coningham, …

Wonderland: A Fantastical Voyage of Remembrance Through Portrait Photography by Kirsty Mitchell | Colossal

<p>Part tribute, part conceptual photography, part exploration of costume and set design, <i>Wonderland</i> is an ongoing series of portraits by UK …

Nothing to play on 4K TVs? Samsung ships Ultra HD movies with purchase

Anyone who buys a UHD or 4K TV set right now faces that very first-world problem of finding content that's high-definition enough to show off the display. Samsung is lending a helping hand to buyers of its new 4K TV by shipping out full-size hard drives filled with UHD content.<p>It may seem a lavish …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

A tiny fish with a nightly fix for plastic may be one of the culprits.<p>As University of Western Australia Oceans Institute director Carlos Duarte …

Pollution

Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi | Colossal

<p>Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki …

Flat UI and Icon Design by Sunbzy

Flat User Interface Design.<p>Look at this nice UI Kit and the flat icon designs by Sunbzy, a Bangkok, Thailand-based graphic, icon, and web designer. …

UI Design

Rainbow Pencils by Duncan Shotton

How could you not be happy when writing with these Rainbow Pencils created by designer Duncan Shotton? I dare you not to smile as you sharpen these …

óceo: A Personal Seat by Pedro Arturo

óceo is a segmented chair by industrial design student Pedro Arturo that was inspired by human nature meant to reflect “our structural and systematic …

57 Startup Lessons I've Learned The Hard Way

<b>Editors Note:</b> This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.<p>There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I learned these lessons the hard way in …