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This App Lets You Control Your Smartphone By Drawing

Mouse gestures never made sense on PCs, but they’re awesome on Android.<p>Long before we started swiping and tapping on touch screens, mouse gestures were touted as the humanist way of interacting with our computers. Simple patterns you traced on screen by holding a mouse button in order to perform a …

Apps

Watch the Jennifer Lawrence Glower in the First Clip from Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2

Don’t worry, she nailed it.<p>In the first clip from the final <i>Hunger Games</i> installment, Katniss, Gale, and Finnick receive some order that don’t exactly mesh well with their go-getter attitude. <b>Jennifer Lawrence’s</b> character doesn’t exactly take the news that she should hang back well. But we know …

Movies

10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

Creativity

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

iOS 9 supports ‘iPhone 6S’ Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard & Apple Pay

Some of iOS 9‘s more important planned enhancements include split-screen apps on iPads, a new Home app for controlling HomeKit accessories, a new system-wide UI font, a mass transit directions service for the Maps app, and major quality, performance, and security enhancements. However, multiple …

Giving 'young blood' to old mice helps broken bones heal more quickly

Bone healing slows with age, but that process may one day be reversed<p>Human bodies age. There’s really no way around it — at least for now. Sagging skin, weakened immune systems, and slow-healing bone fractures are pretty much inevitable above a certain age. But what if humans could reverse that …

Medical Research

Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

Sometimes I look at my husband and think, "I really don't remember what you just said." Is that because of his charming European accent, or because hey, we're married?<p>Don't leap to blame the accent, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say. They are trying to figure out how the brain …

Language

Why do men still exist? Scientists finally find the answer

New research suggests that sexual competition for mates keeps populations healthy<p>Feminists have debated it for decades, but scientists have finally got to the bottom of why men still exist.<p>Biologists have always puzzled over why males have survived given that their only contribution to reproduction …

Your iPhone’s Keyboard Just Became The Ultimate Calendar App

Sunrise Meet could be a glimpse at the future of iPhone multitasking.<p>Sunrise is a cross-platform calendar app for Mac, iOS, Android, and the web that consistently gets rave reviews. On the iOS side of things, though, the latest update to the app is so brilliant, you might love it even if you hate …

Apps

Wearable Ergonomic Device Promises Good Posture, Regardless of What Chair You Sit In

When furniture design doesn't involve furniture<p>I was disappointed to find that my lazy body can defeat even the most expensive ergonomic chair. No …

Wearable Tech

Umbrella

Enjoy rainy days with this fun umbrella. It’s designed by <b>Bookman</b>, a Stockholm-based company that creates accessories for bikes and people on</b> …

Beautiful Maple Leaf Bowl Sculptures by Kay Sekimachi

Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi has created a beautiful set of leaf bowl sculptures using skeletons of actual maple leaves. The artist added Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves to create these ethereal works of art. Sekimachi studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in …

Art

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Tea Bags

Simple, and in many regards, little changed since its serendipitous invention a century ago, the tea bag turns preparing a cup of tea into a convenience.<p>Even those purists among you who still insist on the ceremony and romance of loose-leaf tea, you have to admit simply dunking, squeezing, and …

How safe is your password?

Hackers are coming up with ever more ingenious ways to crack your secrets. But with the right tricks, you can learn to outsmart them and protect your privacy.<p>When you go on holiday, you wouldn’t leave your front door open to burglars – yet many of us are equivalently foolhardy with our online …

Star Trek

Eugenia Cheng: How to Bake Pi

Watch: Crab Tickles Shellfish for Hours to Find Love

Newly released video shows how male pea crabs gain access to females—and it's behavior never before seen in a crustacean.<p>There's no barrier to love for a tiny crab that tickles its way into mollusks to find a mate, a new study has found.<p>How these so-called pea crabs, which live alone inside …

The Psychology Of Color, Summed Up In A Box Of Pencils

That color subtly affects behavior, mood, and thought is something most people know intuitively and that psychologists have backed up with research. In the 1980s, for example, scientists found that painting jail cells with a Pepto-Bismol-like hue calmed aggressive inmates, and the shade henceforth …

Psychology

Mina Chic Script Typeface from Resistenza

Mina Chic, an elegant and sexy script typeface from foundry Resistenza.<p>The <b>Mina Chic font</b> is the latest release of foundry Resistenza. It’s a fresh …

Typography

9 Squares: A Collaborative GIF Project for Nine Designers Using Four Colors in Three Seconds | Colossal

<p>9 Squares is a collaborative motion graphics project where 9 designers are given a 350-pixel square, four colors, and three seconds to create any …

Digital Art

Here's What Donuts Look Like All Around The World

Photo Credit: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez via Getty Images<p>Let's be honest: Is there anything better than biting into a warm, airy, fresh donut?<p>Though it's tough to get most countries to agree on anything, the need for fried dough seems to be universal -- but <i>how</i> it's prepared is another story. …

Baking

More Challenging than Product Photography: Produce Photography

Brittany Wright's gradation-based shots let you taste the rainbow<p>Brittany Wright photographs everything from products and spaces to weddings and …

Photography
Middle Age

To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture

Think back to the last time you got negative feedback — like when your doctor suggested you lay off the cigarettes or when your mother advised you to get rid of that ridiculous goatee.<p>Though we all understand the value of constructive criticism, we don't like hearing that we've done something …

Psychology

Hubble at 25: the best images from the space telescope - in pictures

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced<p>Twenty-five years on: Hubble’s unsung heroes

Cosmology

5 Luxury Bathrooms In High Detail

The first bathroom is a visualization of a bathroom carved into rock, giving the space the feeling and appearance of being located in a cave. The …

17 things Californians always have to explain to out-of-towners

1. Northern California and Southern California like to mock each other.<p>We have our stereotypes and we’re sticking to them. Northern California is …

Ceramic Cephalopod and Jellyfish Air Plant Holders by Cindy and James Searles | Colossal

<p>California-based artists Cindy and James Searles make call kinds of handmade ceramic air plant holders in the form of jellyfish, squid, octopi, and …

Ceramics

Vases Made from Glass, Concrete and Sand

100% Sand is a project by recent graduate Anabella Vivas that investigates if and how the process of design can benefit by using natural elements …

Design

A Slice of Light

This stylish, half-slice shaped sconce uses a clever combination of lines and curves to create the visual illusion that it’s unattached and floating. …

Toilet Paper With a Twist

Even if you have a toilet paper roll holder installed in your bathroom, chances are that every now and then you simply stand up your roll on some …

Design