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This isn't Photoshopped. Furniture designer Ferruccio Laviani created this hand-carved storage unit so that it appears that you're looking at a warped image. Could you have this in your home without it driving you completely nuts? Laviani works for furniture design house Fratelli Boffi, and created this piece, titled "Good Vibrations," for the 2013 Furniture Exhibition. The unit is designed to be disorienting (which it is) as well as comforting. ...
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For the past several weeks we've been anxiously awaiting news from the Russian research team that recently drilled into Lake Vostok, a massive body of water that's located about 2 miles below the Antarctic surface — and possibly cut off from the world for millions of years. Now, according to Russian news site RIA Novosti, a preliminary examination of water samples has uncovered bacterial DNA that doesn't appear to belong to any known subkingdom. ...
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There was a time when science could be broken down into neat-and-tidy disciplines — straightforward things like biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. But as science advances, these fields are becoming increasingly specialized and interdisciplinary, leading to entirely new avenues of inquiry. Here are 11 emerging scientific fields you should know about. More »
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20 years ago it was only the punk rock vegans talking about this -- and now it's Bill Gates :)
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In a stunning first for neuroscience, researchers have created an electronic link between the brains of two rats, and demonstrated that signals from the mind of one can help the second solve basic puzzles in real time — even when those animals are separated by thousands of miles. More »
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Apple today announced that its iTunes U service has hit one billion downloads, less than six years after its official debut.“It’s inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “With the incredible content offered on iTunes U, students can learn like never before―there are now iTunes U courses with more than 250,000 students enroll...
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Last year, researchers at UCLA made a rather fantastic, if serendipitous, discovery. A team of scientists led by chemist Richard Kaner had just finished devising an efficient method for producing high-quality sheets of the Nobel-prize winning supermaterial known as graphene — with a consumer-grade DVD drive. That was groundbreaking in and of itself, but the real surprise came when Maher El-Kady, a researcher in Kaner's lab, wired a small square o...
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