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Descartes Is The Latest Genius to Have His Brain Mapped For Signs of Intelligence

There could be a reason for his brilliance.<p>Famous physicist Albert Einstein, assassinated Japanese prime-minister Hisashi Hamaguchi, and English …

The Brain

FilmLab app lets you scan and process film with your smartphone in a few seconds

No matter if you shoot film or digital, I’m sure you have at least a few rolls of film lying around the house. Our parents and their parents used …

Apps

Scientists just heard something really weird in space, and can’t figure out where it came from

Researchers from around the world are scratching their heads over a newly discovered radio burst detected on Earth, but with a completely unknown …

Speed up your sluggish iPhone or iPad

Is your iPhone or iPad feeling a bit sluggish? Here's how to give it a refresh and get it working optimally again.<p>Is your iPhone or iPad feeling a …

Apps

Went to a museum armed with Face App to brighten up a lot of the sombre looks on the paintings and sculptures. The results... https://t.co/N0zYGAFgKW

The neuroscience argument against “living in the present”

There are plenty of advice columns, self-help books, and loosely spiritual twenty-somethings devoted to extolling the virtues of living in the present. The advice is intended as an antidote to life spent scrolling absentmindedly through twitter or planning next weekend, while failing to appreciate …

Mindfulness

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Tutorials

Your perception of reality may really be a hallucination

Philosophy and Predictive Processing is a new online research compendium in which neuroscientists, psychiatrists, philosophers-of-mind, and other big …

Consciousness

The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

What do you get when you cross a solar-powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box? The Solarpuff, that’s what! Created by the good people at …

Sunflare's new ultra-thin solar "wallpaper" can stick to any surface

Imagine being able to tape thin, affordable solar cells anywhere: the top of a trailer, the side of a building, or the roof of your car. Sunflare‘s …

Clean Energy

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Small Space Solutions: The Wall Mounted Desk

(Image credit: Stadshem)<p>Even if your apartment is really little, it's nice to have a dedicated workspace. But how are you going to fit it in? Here's …

Small Spaces

Paul Gauguin would have marvelled at this graphic novel about his life

The Impressionist master’s final tortured years come to life in a visual ‘podcast’.<p>As a subject for a biography, very few can match French artist …

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Container homes are often thought to be cramped, gloomy and lacking in style or personality. But this <i>Pocket House,</i> designed by the Brazilian …

New York just OK'd tuition-free college for middle class

New York just became the first state in the nation to make tuition free for middle class students at both two- and four-year public colleges.<p>Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the tuition-free plan in January. Lawmakers agreed to include it in the state budget, which was approved by the Assembly on …

College & University

3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure …

Self-improvement

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

In the Future, Your Phone Will Be Built by Thousands of Robot Ants

The German automation firm Festo is building a bunch of the sci-fi-esque critters, which it thinks could become the future of manufacturing.<p>Late last month, the German industrial automation firm Festo unveiled a product that it hopes will help to revolutionize manufacturing: hand-sized, autonomous, …

Robotics

Lofree Keyboard

Mechanical switches. Round keycaps. Everything about the Lofree Keyboard reminds you of a classic typewriter. Except the connection. Able to pair …

Technology

Full Trailer for ‘Loving Vincent,’ a Feature-Length Film Animated by 62,450 Oil Paintings | Colossal

<p>The full trailer for Loving Vincent (previously here and here), a film examining the life of Vincent van Gogh, has finally been released after …

Vincent Van Gogh

Comic Hands - Victory

Our hands are a homage to the most famous cartoon figure in the world: the Mickey Mouse! With it's black ears, red pants and white hands, it has …

Nori Lights Bicycle Illumination System

This Nori Lights v.2 (Complete 2 Wheel System) consist of a set of 4 activating pods and 30 feet (7.5 feet for each side of two wheels) of the …

Samsung Gear S, Gear Fit now compatible with iPhone

Samsung wanders into enemy territory by releasing Gear apps on the App Store.<p>Samsung on Saturday released iOS apps for its Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear …

Study From Human Body Aquatint (1987) by Francis Bacon

Study From Human Body Aquatint (1987) by Francis Bacon<p>Artwork Specifications<p>Medium Aquatint<br>• Sub-Medium paper<br>• Height 60 inches<br>• Width 46 inches<br>• Condition …

VERSA 40 Black with Black Band

Our premium time-tellers feature opulent unisex watch faces, superb movement, impeccable quality and interchangeable bands that add the perfect …

21 Rising Artists Who Caught Our Eye in 2016

There’s nothing we love more than artists bringing a fresh, innovative perspective to the art world. Over the past year we’ve been wowed by the incredible creatives that have been executing their artwork at the highest levels. Whether it’s painting, sculpture, photography, or installations, …

Art

Eye-Opening Map Reveals the Most Peaceful Countries in the World

No matter where you live, safety is something that’s on your mind. This is heightened when you travel. Going to a foreign place can be nerve-wracking, especially if you fear what’s around you. To give you an idea of which countries excel in safety this year, Visions of Humanity created the Global …

Levitating DIY Cloud Light Brings Airy Illumination Indoors

We often marvel at the clouds outdoors while dreaming of harnessing their fanciful fluffiness for our interior decor. Many makers have figured out how to bring this wondrous part of nature inside, engineering them as speakers and lights. Some will even levitate in your home. Cost, however, is often …

Industrial Design