Todd Barlok

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Your Houseplants Can Think, Talk, Read Your Mind: New Research Adds Evidence

New research by a team of scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) shows plants have long-term memory. This adds to a body of research …

Yahoo Sports Gets iOS 7 Redesign, Awesome Gif Creation Tool For Sharing ‘Big 4’ Sports Moments

Yahoo Sports gets a fantastic looking redesign today for iOS 7, and gains a slick new feature called ‘Loops’. Loops allows you to skim through a game, pick a short segment and create a gif complete with effects, captions and looping to share with friends or networks.<p>The Loop feature is powered by …

Why the wallet-free world is closer than you think

In the near future, we could be paying for everything – from a movie ticket to our morning coffee – with phones and apps, if plans by PayPal are successful.<p>Imagine a world where you could leave home without a wallet – and still spend money. You would be able to go shopping, catch a movie or grab …

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Chameleon – Hand Lettering Fonts by Fontforecast

Chameleon Fonts.<p><b>Chameleon</b> is an an extensive collection of 16 fonts based on 3 different hand lettering designs. All styles work great for different …

Typography

Phone-Compatible ATMs Let You Use An App Instead Of A Card

You'll save at least 20 seconds.<p>New ATMs are coming that will let customers withdraw cash with a smartphone app, no debit card needed. Withdrawing cash with a phone takes less than nine seconds, compared to 30 or 40 seconds with a card, CNNMoney reports.<p>Three banks, Wintrust, BMO Harris and City …

Potential New Tick Species Discovered In Researcher's Nostril

GAAAAAH GET IT OUT GET IT OUT GET IT OUT<p>Tony Goldberg, of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, found that he had an unwelcome stowaway from his trip to a national park in Uganda: a tick up his nose. Being a professional, Goldberg extracted the tick, and found that it doesn't match any other kind …

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …

The Brain

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

One morning this summer, I got up at first light – I'd left the blinds open the night before – then drank a strong cup of coffee, sat near-naked by an open window for an hour, worked all morning, then had a martini with lunch. I took a long afternoon walk, and for the rest of the week experimented …

Knocking Wood Could Help Avoid Trouble

Superstitious gestures like knocking on wood and throwing salt might actually help people avoid what they dread, according to researchers at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Host Scott Simon explains.<p>Transcript<p>(SOUNDBITE OF KNOCKING ON WOOD)<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Knocking wood - …

University of Chicago

An App That Uses Geometry To Help You Break Creative Blocks

Reform is a stylish new app aimed at designers, with geometric puzzles that just might inspire fully formed ideas.<p>First-year undergraduate architect and design majors know the scenario very well. Given a range of flat polygons of different sizes–a circle and triangle or a rhombus and trapezoid–the …

David Bowie's top-100 reading list is virtually poetry in itself

Just when I thought it wasn't possible to love David Bowie any more than I do, I find it is. At my age it's very "heaven", the discovery of another chamber in my heart. Just for him. This might be embarrassing were it not for the fact that this love supreme is shared by so many. This bringer of joy …

It’s Official: Music Gets Louder Every Year

Every year since 1950, the average volume of a song has gotten louder. But things have really amped up in the last 20 years.<p>“The music kids listen to these days is just too dang loud!”<p>For the better part of 65 years now, this crotchety complaint has exploded in a cloud of dust from the gummy maws …

NY Magazine Ranked Every Single ESPN '30 for 30' If You're Interested

Link to Media<p>They are engaging, thought-provoking and beyond entertaining. Thanks to a recent ranking, ESPN's popular documentary series will be extremely polarizing as well.<p>Pete Beatty, from New York Magazine's Vulture website, (h/t Deadspin) takes on the mammoth task of not only summing up each …

Boston Red Sox

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

Every situation in which language is used – texting your mates, asking for a pay rise, composing a small ad, making a speech, drafting a will, writing up an experiment, praying, rapping, or any other – has its own conventions. You wouldn't expect a politician being interviewed by Kirsty Wark about …

Neko Case Gets Manly on New Album

Neko Case has written lyrics from the perspective of a teenage bride, a tornado and a killer whale, but she's singing for herself on "Man," the first …

J. Roddy Walston Rocks on 'Essential Tremors' – Album Premiere

It's been a few years since we last heard from J. Roddy Walston and the Business, but the Cleveland, Tennessee, rockers have a new album, <i>Essential</i> …

Music

Neko Case Charges Through 'Man' on 'Fallon'

With a new album out yesterday, Neko Case stopped by <i>Late Night With Jimmy Fallon</i>, where she blew through a fiery version of the first single, "Man." …

New Albums

Neil Young Plans Pono Launch for 2014

Neil Young's music service Pono, which will provide listeners with downloads of high-resolution songs made to sound like their initial recordings, is …

Sony Music

Jack White Made Honorary Dean of Music Academy

Jack White has been named an Honorary Dean at the Fermatta Music Academy in Mexico City. On August 22nd, the rocker made a surprise appearance at the …

Jack White