Cardboard Stories Tell A Different Side To People’s Homelessness

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 23 July 2014

A new campaign is aiming to breakdown the stereotypes associated with homelessness to show that it can happen to anyone. Simply titled Cardboard Stories, this video illustrates the past lives of people living on the streets, showing us that even though you may have it all, losing it all is just as easy.

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Dazzling 3D recreations of the Futurama universe

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Art on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We all remember Futurama, Matt Groening’s second brainchild and sparkly younger brother to The Simpsons. Although no new episodes are in the mix, or have been for a while, the show still sits in the collective memories of teenagers and twenty-somethings the world over.

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Spray Cake Is The Dessert Of The Future … And The Future Is Now!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 July 2014

First there was aerosol cream. Then aerosol cheese. And now there’s spray cake. This new dessert ‘invention’ is brought to you by Harvard students John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski who learned about the chemistry of what makes cakes rise, and used that knowledge to create an aerosol can that releases bubble into the mix as it […]

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Internet ‘calls out’ Steven Spielberg for killing triceratops

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

After shaming a trophy-killing teen cheerleader for openly hunting exotic animals, the Internet has now turned its attention to director Steven Spielberg for proudly posing next to a dead triceratops 20 years ago on the set of his movie, Jurassic Park.

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Foxes are some of the most charismatic creatures alive

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Dutch photographer Roeselien Raimond, who quit her career as an art therapist to become a professional web designer, started to take photography more seriously in 2009 when she won a photo contest. Foxes are one of her favorite subjects to shoot, and as she tells Bored Panda, ‘In the area I’m visiting, hunting isn’t allowed and dogs, cyclists and cars are prohibited… here is no threat for them at all and some foxes lose their elusiveness.’

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Pikachu burger, I choose you!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

We’ll be darned. In Japan, there is now an official Pikachu Cafe that dishes out Pokemon-themed cuisine, from the head of Pikachu, served on a chopping board as a burger, to the Pokeball made from a framboise dessert with yogurt mousse. Looking at these pictures, we would absolutely choose everything on the menu.

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This Bra Generates A Shock Of 3,800 Kilovolts To Any Would-Be Attacker

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Tuesday 22 July 2014

In certain parts of the world, sexual assault is such a cause for concern that it’s motivated all kinds of new technology for women. Everything from anti-rape condoms to anti-molestation jackets have been created to try to stop the vicious assault against women. One woman who is fed up with women living in fear is Manisha Mohan, a 22-year-old engineering student who went above and beyond to give women a way to defend themselves.

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The changing face of oil in the world, transformed by people

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky, whom we’ve raved about before, is on a mission to document how we all are transforming our natural world on an industrial scale, from stone to minerals, oil, transportation and silicon.

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Ant Colonies Start Picketing In The Dirt Of Southern California

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 22 July 2014

El Daino has given us a look inside ant colonies like never before—where each insect works as part of a team to…get a message across that the end is near, free hugs are up for grabs, and that we should all ‘join together’! This hilarious project is called We Come In Peace and uses everyday ants that live in the dirt outside the artist’s home in Riverside, California, with El Daino encouraging them to start a mini revolution.

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Superheroes made even more superb with Hello Kitty makeovers

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Even superheroes, it appears, are no match for the banal appeal of Hello Kitty. So this is what happens when superheroes become Hello Kitty heroes: they go into a pink frenzy and get ribbons everywhere. Like the cat with no mouth, we are lost for words.

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Anatomical undies show what’s going on inside that crotch

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 22 July 2014

So, if you’ve ever been confused about what exactly constitutes the female reproductive system and where the fallopian tubes and ovaries are found here, these undies that come printed with a science diagram-like illustration will show you. Sadly though, the man’s version of these undies doesn’t seem to exist. Yet.

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Sleepers will not be denied at furniture stores across China

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Tuesday 22 July 2014

If you think all IKEA stores around the world are alike, you haven’t been to one in China. We’re not talking about the furniture. Rather, it’s all about the visitors who have no qualms depositing their weary bodies on any bed, sofa or surface to catch up on some precious sleep. When asked about the […]

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The Morning Gloryville Rave: go healthy clubbing at 6.30 in the morning

Elise Boyd Editor

By Elise Boyd in New Events on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Imagine turning up to a rave at 6:30am. But not just any rave. In fact, this isn’t one of those mythical after-after parties, where you look around and realise everyone is midway into a week-long bender. Rather, this is the start of your morning of glory: a couple of hours with coffee, juice, yoga, massages and a group of fun people dancing away to fierce DJ beats.

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This electronic frame will bring Internet art into your home

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 22 July 2014

An electronic screen you can hang off the walls at home with, that pipes in art from the Internet? Yes. Energy-efficient device E01 is the creation of New York based Electric Objects that promises ‘to fade into the background, like a photograph or painting’ and be ‘a part of your home, affording you the chance […]

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Hilarious redesigns of the new Airbnb logo (not all of which are genitals)

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Cool Websites on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Last week, Airbnb revealed a new logo which company CEO Brian Chesky said ‘changes the whole identity and expression of the company’. And while most companies are very strict with the use of their logo, Airbnb wants you to customise it, Chesky saying ‘Most brands would send you a cease-and-desist letter if you tried to recreate their brand, we wanted to do the opposite’.

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