In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers proved that emotions have direct physiological connections to the parts of our body. So if you’re feeling angry or happy, chances are a part of your body is reacting to it, so it’s not just Lust that’s get a bodily reaction […]
As if it wasn’t depressing enough to know that our feline pals aren’t really that attached to us, biologist Dr. John Bradshaw, who has over 30 years of experience in domesticated animal behavior, has revealed in his book Cat Sense that cats really think of their owners as a ‘larger, non-hostile’ cat. In other words, […]
French startup Kolibree recently unveiled a smart toothbrush at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas. By hooking up to the Internet, the device can monitor the dental habits of its user and connect to a mobile app via the local Bluetooth network to tittle-tattle on how much brushing he’s getting, how often […]
The Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau has reopened the design school’s accommodation block to anyone who’s willing to fork out US$48 (€35) for one of the 28 1920s-style rooms. If you’d rather not spend a night with the modern architectural icon, you can still check out the Bauhaus Building which opens in broad daylight from 9am-6pm. […]
What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.
How brilliant! Two designers have found a way to recycle discarded cans from the streets of Brazil’s São Paulo as swanky furniture. A mobile furnace, powered by waste vegetable oil, melts down the cans; while the melted aluminum is then poured into molds and casted as new furniture anywhere on the spot. In a trial […]
Oh, daddies. A bunch of dads volunteered to recreate their wives’ most memorable pregnancy moments in this hilarious photo series by Katie Hall that has them playing pregnant instead. The photos were used for a calendar, with a tenth of profits going towards the Greater Racine Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes (GRC4HBO), which works to […]
Just for kicks, three brothers from Minnesota joined forces to sculpt a massive 16-foot tall shark from snow in their yard in New Brighton. Apparently they’ve made a puffer fish and a walrus in past years. Still, there are a lot more stupid things you can do with snow, and this is not one of them.
All right, what can possibly top the cool factor of a spider from the Peruvian Amazon that builds decoys in its likeness? Why, other spiders from the same hood building elaborate structures out of silk, that’s what. These structures comprise a central tower and a 6mm-wide circular fence, and appear to be spider nurseries of some kind. Impressive.
Okay, this is the only bed we all want now: the Zip Bed comes with a zipper that you can easily pull all around the sides to hide these messy bedsheets beneath. Even better, its minimalist design makes it quite the sleek stunner. Nobody ever needs to know we’re slobs.
US-based artist Diem Chau has been making waves with her intricately carved works, that’s for sure. Her Northwest Natives Alphabet Set takes 52 crayons, half representing all the 26 alphabet letters, and the other half of which stand for the corresponding word spelled with each letter. The Yuma myotis (or Vesper bat) is quite cute.
Secrets of the Living Dolls recently started airing on Channel 4. The documentary series offers viewers a look at the phenomenon of otherwise-ordinary men whose hobby is to don a full body rubber suit and mask to transform into their fantasy female alter-ego. Real life can be quite strange.
Alex Chinneck, a London-based artist and designer, has installed a fascinating piece on the street of Blackfriars Road in London. The building appears to have been turned on its head, but it’s actually an installation titled Miner on the Moon, and features windows, doors, and shop front signage all turned on their heads to create the upside down effect.
The first-ever Stanford Code Poetry Slam recently took place in November last year, with participants presenting their flowing works of poems in computer code format. The slam was organized by German studies grad student Melissa Kagen and computer-based music theory and acoustics grad student Kurt James Werner, who intend to make the event a quarterly […]
Just when you thought you couldn’t love Gangnam Style more (ahem), YouTube user RosalinaSama decided to remake Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory completely out of Psy’s hip-hop masterpiece. You can even download the entire remake here, ya know, if you’re just that into it. But really, though, it took some serious dedication and determination to make […]