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Autodesk's new app lets kids design their own toys

3D printers can build anything from prosthetics and musical instruments to Hershey chocolates. But, even as the technology continues to make strides with materials (metal, concrete, etc.) and takes on full-fledged architectural projects, it seems to move further away from the reach of children. …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Mind

19 Reasons Why We're Thankful For Jon Stewart On "The Daily Show"

We'll need a million Moments of Zen to emotionally endure this loss.

Comedy

'Gundam: The Origin' Will Introduce Classic Anime To A Whole New Generation

One of the big anime events in the Japanese calendar for next year is the theatrical release of the first part for Gundam: The Origin.<p>This is a big deal in Japan, not least due to the fact that this is the animated version of a hugely successful manga that in itself was a re-telling of the classic …

Pictures of the Week 4.24.14

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The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …

Magnificent Starlit Skies that Encompass Lake Tekapo in New Zealand All the Way to the Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia

A fellow who uses the moniker AtomicZen has taken some breathtaking images of starlit skies that span locations from Lake Tekapo in New Zealand to …

Australia

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego

One Tweet Funded This Full-Size, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

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Building Eco-Friendly Instruments, Paths For Women In Tech

The online magazine <i>Ozy</i> covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins <i>All Things Considered</i> regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.<p>This week, Watson tells host Arun Rath about a female tech entrepreneur aiming to attract more women of color to the …

Star

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Comics

The Canlis Salad at Seattle's Canlis

One of Seattle's essential restaurants, <b>Canlis</b> has been impressing diners since it opened in 1950. One dish that has been on the menu since the first dinner service continues to impress, the <b>Canlis Salad</b>. Eater spoke with executive chef <b>Jason Franey</b> who says that the salad is more than just a classic …

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

TV Series

Shin Tanaka Teams Up with Karl Lagerfeld for Parcours Saint-Germain

For the 2013 installment of the annual Parcours Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, renowned<p>For the 2013 installment of the annual Parcours Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, renowned Japanese paper toy artist Shin Tanaka was tapped by the iconic Karl Lagerfeld for a display of 20 brand …

Photographer Documents Her Own Pregnancy in Striking Selfies

Buenos Aires-based photographer Sophie Starzenski shows just how much women's bodies change during pregnancy with this stunning series called <i>40 Weeks and a Mirror</i>. She's combined two growing trends, “the selfie” (a a self-portrait taken with a camera or phone) and pregnancy progression portraits, …

Pregnancy

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …