Professor tests the greed of his students with this difficult extra credit problem

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By Inigo del Castillo in News on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Some men just want to watch the world learn. At the University of Maryland, psychology professor Dylan Selterman gave his students an evil extra credit problem that would test their ethical limits.

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These animal skeletons crocheted out of string are eerily beautiful

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

When her grandparents passed away, artist Caitlin McCormack took up crocheting as her way of commemorating them. Since then she’s been creating creepy but beautiful crochet sculptures of animals that will make you reflect on life and death.

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Want: a backpack that looks like Rocket Raccoon is clinging on to you

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 22 July 2015

If you’re looking for a sidekick who’d always watch your back (literally), then there’s no better person (or animal) to do that than Guardians of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon.

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Watching 10 cats all eat at the same time will calm your nerves

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Here’s something to get you through the week – or through the rest of the month, for that matter. YouTube channel ’10 Cats’ shows us what supper is like for a family of, well, 10 cats.

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This kid has the most epic hearing aids imaginable, courtesy of his mum

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Sarah Ivermee didn’t let her four-year-old son’s hearing impairment get in the way of him having an awesome childhood. This UK mum started making hearing aids into awesome art creations after hearing a lot of children did not like wearing their hearing devices. 

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Get ready to be impressed by a raccoon riding a bike, a scooter, and a skateboard

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 22 July 2015

If you’re already an adult and you still don’t know how to ride a bike, then get ready to be shamed by a talented raccoon named Melanie.

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All men must play this Game of Thrones edition of the board game RISK

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Now you have the chance to rule all of Westeros, without actually running the risk of getting beheaded, poisoned, stabbed, or burned alive. USAopoly, in partnership with Hasbro and HBO, is coming out with a RISK: Game of Thrones Edition.

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See all your favourite movies in these colourful compressions

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Kevin Ferguson has visualized all our favourite films by compressing screen shots from every 10th second of the films. The results? Colourful and blurry works of art.

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Watch this Border Collie cut the grass better than you

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Move over, Groundskeeper Willie, we’ve got a hairier and more lovable groundskeeper on the scene. That’s right folks, Abby is coming to rescue our yards on her ride-on mower and you better get out of her way because I’m not sure she knows how to work the brakes.

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These colourful balloon animals look incredibly lifelike (we want ‘em all!)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

When you’re a kid, there’s nothing as exciting as being handed a balloon animal. And now as adults, we’ve gone full circle with Sarah Deremer’s Balloon Zoo series.

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What are these? Oh, just a bunch of cats loafing around

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 21 July 2015

There’s a special subreddit dedicated to catloaves – that moment when your furry feline gets comfy and assumes the position of a loaf. It’s really quite adorable. So why not pay homage to these loafers by creating actual bread loaves shaped like loafing cats?

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Experience first-hand what it’s like to battle it out as a jedi

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 21 July 2015

When evil is lurking around every corner, it takes a special kind of person to don their cloak, pick up their lightsaber and fight a bunch of aggravated stormtroopers.

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What Star Wars would look like if it were made in Japan

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 21 July 2015

To show that even centuries-old art genres can still keep up with the times, the ‘Rhythm Force’ project in Japan has come up with a collection of woodblock prints and paintings that depict scenes from a galaxy far, far away.

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Dad makes good use of his mugs, turns his kids into superheroes

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Comic book enthusiast and cool dad Lance Curran turns his kids into superheroes during breakfast using not magic nor high-tech weaponry, but something simpler: his mug collection.

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Have you met Stephen King’s ‘Thing of Evil’?

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 21 July 2015

Horror novelist Stephen King has once again introduced the world to a ‘Thing of Evil’. And no, it’s not a character in his latest novel.

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