This nail polish changes colour when it detects date rape drugs

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Four graduates from North Carolina State University’s Materials Science & Engineering department have found one way women could avoid date rapes: Get a manicure. Odd? Yes. Effective? Could be. Their product, a nail polish called ‘Undercover Colors’, could detect date rape drugs like GHB, Xanax, and Rohypnol. The wearer just has to swirl her drink with her finger, and if the nail changes colour, she better find help immediately.

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These two guys take FOREVER to get out of the water even though there’s a huge shark right next to them

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Tuesday 2 September 2014

This video has to be seen to be believed. The incident took place in Destin, Florida, in the Southern United States. Taken from a high-up vantage point, we are treated to the sight of a couple of rather overweight fellows meandering in the shallow waters on a pristine beach complete with white sands and neatly ordered sun chairs. [Watch this incredible video here. Spoiler: you mightn't ever want to go into the water again!]

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Someone is naked in this photo shoot: it’s not the models!

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Tuesday 2 September 2014

There’s a serious surplus of nude arty photo-shoots out there. As a result, it’s totally refreshing when a photographer turns the stereotype on its head. Utah-based Trevor Christensenlaunched his series of images entitled Nude Portraits last Monday, and since then it’s taken Reddit by storm.

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This immortal jellyfish can live forever, so long as it keeps mating!

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By Milo Sumner in New Eco on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Amazing news, The secret to eternal life has been cracked and it turns out it’s been under our noses this whole time! There is one small hitch though… if you’re keen on living forever it looks like you may also have to become a tentacley mass of jelly.

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What this professional dancer does to his body is insane

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 1 September 2014

Berlin-based dancer Rauf Yasit calls himself Rubber Legz and you’ll see why. This guy has the ability to pose in any way for the camera, making us all feel a little uncomfortable at the same time! Yasit actually started this contortion work after he injured his back, and unable to perform acrobatics as a breakdancer, he decided to do the next best thing.

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Finally, a colouring book for grown-ups to ease the pain of … growing up

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 1 September 2014

Let’s face it-life isn’t half as good as we thought it’d be when we were kids. We don’t get to play all day. Nobody makes our meals and cuts off the crusts of our sandwiches (right?). And most of us have to work tedious jobs just to survive. All those magical nursery books we read as children were rubbish.

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Cinema screens in China are now being overrun by audience text messages

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Monday 1 September 2014

Remember when you used to catch a movie when you wanted a stress-free day or you just felt like unwinding on the weekends? Not anymore! In Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, cinema goers are being encouraged to text during movies, with their messages being displayed across the actual movie screen for the whole world to see.

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This ‘cannon’ shoots salmon upstream to help them spawn

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Monday 1 September 2014

While hydroelectric dams provide hydro-power, they also block the migration of fish such as salmon, which typically swim long distances to return to their original homes to breed. One company called Whooshh Innovations (yup, you heard that right) has come up with an unique solution – a vacuum tube that sucks the fish out of […]

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This guy takes foot selfies to the next level by traveling to Russia’s remote places

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 1 September 2014

Somewhere in the remotest regions of Russia, one anonymous man is waking up to the sight of picturesque landscapes. In fact, the vistas are so picturesque, he decided to take lots of selfies – foot selfies, that is. Sticking to his foot selfies theme, he captures the places he visits from inside his tent with […]

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Small things that are surprisingly big: cardboard sheet school desks

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By Rachel Oakley in New Eco on Monday 1 September 2014

A single sheet of cardboard can’t do much, right? Wrong! In India, many children go to school but don’t have the luxury of sitting behind a desk. To address this issue, the nonprofit organization Aarambh created a necessity out of a single sheet of cardboard: a school desk. The Bombay-based nonprofit worked with designers to come up with the desk design from a simple sheet of cardboard.

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Moms are going crazy over breast milk jewelry in Singapore

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Monday 1 September 2014

In Singapore, mommies spare no expenses in having calligraphy brushes made from the hair of their new born or having their tiny handprints and footprints preserved in clay. And now, the latest baby fad to hit the scene amongst them – breast milk jewelry. A tiny amount of breast milk, between 10-20 ml, is sent to the maker of such accessories for processing and dehydration until the milk turns into a plastic-like state.

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A bed with large fries for a headboard will make you never want to get up again

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Monday 1 September 2014

This is the stuff dreams are made of. ‘Supersize Bed’ is a fully-functional bed with a headboard that looks like a large order of fries. Created by designer Cecilia Carey with Bompas and Parr, the giant fries can be removed to serve as huggable pillows. Yes, we can now show our unconditional love to fast […]

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This revelation about Hello Kitty is completely baffling

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Trends on Sunday 31 August 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, please may we have your attention. We have some extremely confusing news: Hello Kitty is NOT a cat… You read that correctly. The majority of us will have never even spared a thought for the world-famous Japanese icon, and it’s unlikely that any of those that have will have questioned whether or Hello Kitty is indeed feline.

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This incredible 99 year-old woman sews a new dress every day for needy children

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Sunday 31 August 2014

Lillian Weber, from Iowa, is one big-hearted 99-year-old who spends every single day making a dress for Little Dresses for Africa, an organization that distributes clothes to impoverished little girls in Africa. Since 2011, she has diligently sewn over 840 dresses. Lillian starts on a new dress every morning, takes a break at midday, and completes the dress before the sun sets.

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Pit bulls in a New York dog home are given a makeover to change stereotypes

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Sunday 31 August 2014

Some breeds of dog are unfairly stereotyped, and none more so that the pit bull. We look at a greyhound and think racing, associate a chihuahua with socialites and the west highland terrier with monopoly. None of these associations are negative and, more importantly, unlikely to affect the decision of a potential adopter.

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