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The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Dark Matter

Some Things About Disney's "Moana" That Real Polynesians Want You To Know

You're welcome.<p>Disney has a less-than-stellar reputation when it comes to portraying non-European cultures (AHEM, <i>Aladdin</i>, looking at you), so as a person of Polynesian descent (I'm Native Hawaiian on my mom's side) I was understandably concerned when Disney announced its plans.<p>See? I’m LEGIT.<p>Turns …

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

The internet is a central part of modern life. We shop there, we talk there and we watch cat videos there. Many <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> players play there, …

Engadget giveaway: Win a Foodsniffer to check the status of your leftovers!

Many lucky people across the US today will be presented with more food than they can handle, and that means... leftovers. Whether you're an overstocked host or a guest who's lucky enough to get the tupperware treatment filled with extra uncooked ingredients, there's a chance those extra eats will …

This Light Allows Kids To Create And Play With Shadows

Inspired by watching children’s fascination with shadow play, Swedish designer Erik Bele Höglund has created Darkness Design – a simple light that …

Furniture

39 Things You Can Do Today To Make Someone Feel A Little Less Alone

Because we need to take care of each other.<p>1. Leave an uplifting note on their desk.<p>2. Text them quotes from their favorite movies.<p>3. Take them out to get a bowl of delicious, hot ramen.<p>4. Let them cry on your shoulder for as long as they need.<p>5. Hug the shit out of them.<p>6. Remind them that there …

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery – A Treasure in Every Achievement

It’s never too late to start or to finish. Art takes time, but it seems like Thursday’s just lurking around the corner. You find your muse, throw …

This Fidget Cube Is the Perfect Toy for Your Restless Fingers

Whether it’s clicking pens, flipping paper clips or just playing with our fingers, most of love to fidget. It’s not the most productive habit, but at …

Cool Stuff

6 Halloween Decor DIYs You Can Make in Less Than 10 Minutes

Just because you don't have time to deck your house out with Halloween decorations this year doesn't mean it has to go bare. Give your home some simple yet impactful Halloween flair without a major time investment by checking out our roundup of super simple Halloween decor DIYs. They look …

HB Rings Let You Feel Your Loved One’s Heartbeat in Real Time

Described as “the most sophisticated ring in the world”, the Touch HB Ring is a smart wedding band that lets you feel the rhythm of your partner’s …

Smartwatches

Nest thermostats around the US are offline at the worst time

At the worst possible time — during a heatwave — Nest thermostats around the US have gone offline.<p>A quick poke through Twitter shows that the outage is pretty significant, and widespread.<p>Nest hasn’t publicly stated what’s going on, either. It’s likely a server issue, which is understandable — but …

Bitcoin 'not real money' says Miami judge in closely watched ruling

Defendant acquitted of illegally transmitting $1,500 worth of cryptocurrency Judge: ‘Bitcoin has a long way to go before it is the equivalent of money’<p>A Miami court judge has sent ripples through the cryptocurrency community in a ruling in which she said bitcoin was not real money.<p>Defendant Michel …

Bitcoin

Here One earbuds bring augmented reality to your music

A few months ago, we reviewed the Here active listening system by Doppler Labs. If you’re not familiar, they are a pair of earbuds that could tune out specific sounds from your world (like a wailing baby), or help you tune <i>into</i> other ones (like the bass guitar at a live concert).<p>That made for an …

Miniature Graphite Drawings by Mateo Pizarro | Colossal

<p>Mateo Pizarro’s tiny graphite drawings are scarcely larger than the length of a match but contain enough detail to suggest entire stories, both …

Art

How This Couple Created the All-In-One Travel Jacket That Is Nearing $2 Million on Kickstarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he’s already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn’t mean he’s not …

Crowd Funding

Study proves we tip more when using Apple Pay

A new study by Square found that people who used Apple Pay and other types of NFC payments were more likely to tip than those who used a physical credit card.<p>The findings come from a six week look at the Portland market and “thousands” of retailers using Square’s new card reader which accepts both …

20 Years Later, Few Nintendo Games Have Lived Up To Super Mario RPG

Squirreled away in a secret room within Monstro Town, a cliffside hamlet in <i>Super Mario RPG</i>, there’s a purple-skinned warrior named Culex. You can go …

Retrogaming

The New Berserk Anime Already Outshines The '90s Original

<i>Berserk’s</i> first episode of its 2016 TV series premiered today. My jaw is still on the floor, where my tongue will need to be scraped off with a …

Anime

Skullgirls Goes Mobile With A Fighting RPG Spinoff

Indie fighter <i>Skullgirls</i> is bringing the battle to iOS and Android later this year, with a game that blends fighting game action with RPG mechanics to …

Fighting Games

Samsung releases unlocked Galaxy S7 phones in the US

Waiting for the unlocked versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge? We hope you've been saving up. They're now available in the US for those who don't want to be locked into a contract with a carrier for two years and those who want the freedom to choose their plans. The unlocked devices are …

You Have to See This Korean Artist's Trippy Makeup Transformations

Am I seeing double?<p>Dain Yoon, a 22-year-old artist from South Korea, creates the most mind-blowing makeup illusions I've ever seen.<p>Here's what's so unique about her work: Using watercolors, Yoon intricately recreates her facial features and body parts, and then turns them into makeup …

Behold, Glorious Saga Action Figures That Will Be Nearly Impossible to Own

There is not nearly enough merchandise based on Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ truly incredible scifi comic <i>Saga</i> out there. But, good news: now …

Santigold

Enjoying this station? A fellow slacker worked hard to create it. Have you created a custom station to call your own yet?<p>My Station Ratings<p>The more …

Eastern Europe

You Will See The Blood Dress Again In Your Dreams Tonight

A few years ago, there was an oddball trend in photography that was wholesome and also very much not. Photographers like Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz began making milk-splash dress images that looked shiny, plastic, and gravity-defiant. Eventually these photos even found their way into ads for …

What To Expect From “Sense8” In Season 2

It's been an eventful few months for Netflix's impossible-to-categorize drama with co-creator Lilly Wachowski taking leave and the exit of one of its series regulars. But the cast tells BuzzFeed News it's all in service of creating the most inventive, emotional, and powerful episodes possible.<p>Over …

Don’t Knock (Over) the Dread Roleplaying Game

You might have noticed a rather odd and unnerving game played on <i>Tabletop</i> Season 3. Something like a roleplaying game, but with a rickety spire of …

Tilt Brush, A Tool for Painting and Creating Stunning Art in Virtual Reality

Tilt Brush is a tool developed by the Data Arts team at Google for painting and creating stunning art in virtual reality. The team invited a …

Art

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