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Veinviewer: A device that helps doctors aim their needles by projecting your veins on skin

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 16 March 2015

Don’t you hate it when doctors have to stick you with a needle? Don’t you hate it even more when they need to re-stick you because they missed? Well, hate no more. Introducing the VeinViewer, a neat gadget that allows medical personnel to accurately place your IV, eliminating the chances of having to do re-sticks.

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20 tiny baby chameleons at a Sydney zoo show that reptiles are adorable too

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Eco on Monday 16 March 2015

At Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 20 recently-hatched veiled chameleons have stolen the spotlight from other animals, and it’s not hard to see why (which is ironic, what with chameleons being so hard to spot).

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Beware of your waistline: the taco donut has arrived

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 14 March 2015

There’s a great quote from comedian Bill Burr on donuts. He says eating one ‘is the easiest way to tell the world you don’t give a f**k’. Well, the guys who invented the taco donut clearly don’t give a bleep either.

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This giant lipstick sculpture has been created to prove a very important point

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art, New Eco on Saturday 14 March 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what 5,000 lipsticks look like, you’re looking at it! This giant sculpture was made by Lithuanian artist Agnė Kišonaitė and it’s all to prove a point about recyclables.

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Tiny owls trying on tiny hats is taking the Internet by storm

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 14 March 2015

When you’ve got yourself an owl as a pet, there’s only one thing to do: make it Internet famous! Vine user Oh Yah has recently posted a series of short clips with his pet owl as the star. Cute, right? Well, it gets cuter.

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What happens to your knuckles when you pop them? This video enlightens us

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Saturday 14 March 2015

Your parents or grandparents probably warned you not to crack your knuckles, lest you want to suffer a lifetime of arthritis. But is this really true or just another old wives’ tale?

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Artist lets you see thousands of stars from the bottom of used paper bags

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Friday 13 March 2015

The next time you want to see the starry night sky, don’t bother finding a telescope, just grab a paper bag. Japanese artist Yuken Teruya confines the beauty of a thousand stars within the walls of used paper bags in his series ‘Constellation’.

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Stray dog returns with backup to deal swift revenge against the driver who kicked him

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Friday 13 March 2015

In China, a driver arrived at his residence in the city of Chonquing to find a stray dog napping on his parking spot. When the dog refused to move, he kicked it, sending the poor pooch running. That was not to be the end of the story, however, as man’s best friend returned – with some friends of his own.

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Here’s a stunning documentary about isolation and film that just won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance

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By Brian Wilson in New Film on Friday 13 March 2015

Staying indoors for a couple days without leaving can begin to feel pretty claustrophobic, so imagine what staying indoors for 14 years would feel like. That’s exactly what the seven siblings in Crystal Moselle’s stunning new documentary The Wolfpack did.

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This urban treehouse of your dreams holds 63 units and protects residents from pollution

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 13 March 2015

It’s not everyday you see adults enjoying life in a treehouse, but in Turin, Italy, residents of 63 units are lucky enough to call 25 Verde home. Designed by Luciano Pia, this mammoth treehouse apartment building is five stories tall and holds 150 trees that ‘absorb close to 200,000 litres of carbon dioxide an hour’.

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He was bullied on the Internet but now women and celebs are knocking on his door, wanting to dance with him

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 March 2015

You may have heard of the #FindDancingMan campaign. It was sparked by a woman named Cassandra Fairbanks after she saw two photos making the rounds on the Internet (starting at 4Chan, of all places). The photos were of a man, dancing happily, then hanging his head in humiliation. The caption for the photos read ‘Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing’.

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A coffee table that looks like it’s being propped up by a bunch of balloons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Friday 13 March 2015

Sorry to burst your bubble – or your balloon, rather – but this table isn’t what it seems to be. Called the UP Balloon Table, it features a glass surface seemingly suspended by colourful balloons. However, it’s just an illusion.

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Crows show their appreciation to this girl for feeding them by giving her ‘gifts’

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 13 March 2015

Four years ago, Gabi Mann was a cute four-year-old with a penchant for dropping food. She noticed that crows would swoop down on her dropped snacks and decided to share more. She began saving part of her packed lunch, making a point of filling the backyard bird feeder, and even scattering dog food over the lawn for her feathered friends. Soon, the crows were giving back.

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Inspiring dog born with no eyes overcomes disability to become a source of joy for others

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Smiley the golden retriever was born without the gift of sight and grew up in a puppy mill. Because he had no eyes, Smiley felt a lot of pain whenever his eyelids went into his sockets, so his eyes had to be sewn shut to prevent further discomfort. Yet despite all the setbacks, his outlook on life remains positive.

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Keep your pizza warm and fresh with this oven that looks like a pizza box

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 12 March 2015

Your leftover pizza has finally found a home – and no, I’m not talking about your stomach. This is the ‘Pizza Box Oven’ by CuiZen, a portable oven that thinks it’s a pizza box.

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This smart device gives you a 10-minute warning that you may need a toilet

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Thursday 12 March 2015

Triple W is a Japanese startup based in California that has developed a nifty wearable device to predict your bowel movements and give you a 10-minute notice to find a toilet soon. Called D Free, the device is attached to your stomach and connected to an app on your smartphone.

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Bulls love to frolic on the beach in Pondoland, South Africa

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By Pippa Beaumont in New Photography on Thursday 12 March 2015

Pondo cattle live among the Amapondo people, a sub-branch of the Xhosa tribe, on South Africa’s east coast. Every day since the 16th century the bulls have been visiting the beach, though no one is really sure why, and award-winning photographer Christopher Rimmer’s latest work details the majestic beasts’ sandy sojourns.

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Decades after their initial success, the Beatles are getting their own adorable figurines

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By Signe Beck in New Design on Thursday 12 March 2015

Good news for all Beatles fans, design lovers and inner children out there! Taipei-based Bito, a motion graphics studio, have begun making toys under the name Bitoy. The first set of collectible goodies are four iconic, 3D-printed dolls commemorating the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road ‘procession’.

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Touching video shows an entire community learning sign language to surprise a deaf man

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 12 March 2015

When a deaf man named Muharrem Yazgan stepped out of his home in Istanbul, he didn’t expect he’d be shedding tears of joy that day. You probably didn’t expect you’d be shedding tears of joy today either, but you will by the end of this video.

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A newborn calf is found in the cold and then takes a dip in the hot tub with its human rescuer

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco, Video on Thursday 12 March 2015

When your partner refuses to invest that hard-earned cash in a backyard hot tub, remind them that if they do, it could save a cute and cuddly baby cow’s life. This is exactly what happened to Indiana farmer Dean Gangwer. He had no idea that one of his cows gave birth, and found a newly born calf – named Leroy – lying on a snowbank.

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