The pages of this drinkable book can provide clean filtered water for four years
The Drinkable Book is a instructional and functional object which can provide potable water for millions of people.
Google will help you put solar panels on your roof
In response to a large number of searches for solar energy installation, Google has launched Project Sunroof, which aims to connect people to the closest provider near them.
Pentagon plans to increase military drone flights 50% by 2019
In a new report from the Wall Street Journal, the Pentagon has announced its plans to increase daily drone flights by 50%.
Willow Smith gives a shout out to "indigo kids" in her latest video
The 14-year-old artist just released a new video for "Wit A Indigo" featuring production credits from Crystal Mec, Tru, and Tyler Cole, who together are known as DIASPORA.
This radio station is playing Drake 24/7
The local radio station 92.7 FM has been playing only Drake songs for the past 24 hours.
Humans have been killing off animal species for way longer than we thought
By comparing the possible moments of climate-induced extinction for megafauna species with timing of human arrival, scientists can clearly say that humans caused their decline.
LeBron James will pay for over 1,000 young people's higher education
NBA Player LeBron James announced this week that he will be providing full-ride college tuition to over 1,100 kids at the University of Akron in Ohio.
FKA Twigs' M3LL155X is a surreal exploration of the artist's "personal feminine energy"
FKA Twigs has released a new EP featuring 5 tracks, 4 of which are beautifully depicted in a self-directed 16-minute long video piece entitled M3LL155X, or "Mellissa."
Unarmed black 14-year-old shot seven times by New Jersey police
"Why they have to shoot me?" asked Radazz Hearns.
Will Smith is rebooting the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in a contemporary setting
Will Smith is reportedly working as the sole producer in the early stages of a present-day version of the hit TV show, which ran from 1990 to 1996.
We can now grow opiates with yeast
For the first time, lab-engineered sugar successfully produced hydrocodone, a common opiate painkiller. Another strain produced thebaine, an ingredient for oxycodone.
500-year-old Chinese cave writings reveal effects of climate change
Recently discovered writings in a cave in central China indicate the ebbs and flows of drought in the region, and how their effects could have shaped imperial dynasties over 500 years.
Peruvian girl's cover of Michael Jackson is bringing back an ancient Inca language
Renata Flores, a 14-year-old girl from Peru, released her version of Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel" in Quechua, an ancient language spoken by the Incas of South America.
Eye movements during REM sleep indicate "cuts" between dream scenes
A new study on REM sleep reveals that changing scenes in dreams could correlate with changes in eye movement.
California reservoir is using millions of black shade balls to prevent water evaporation
The City of Los Angeles has just filled their 175-acre reservoir with 96 million 4-inch black plastic balls to prevent water evaporation.
Parmigiano Reggiano seeking legal action against PornHub Premium for "distasteful" use of brand name
PornHub recently launched its $9.99 subscription service, and an advertisement endorsing it which uses Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as a selling point.
Africa celebrates one year without polio
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the most recent case of Polio in Somalia, signifying the longest recorded period without new cases of the disease.
The NYPD has taken to shaming homeless people on Flickr
A Flickr account opened by a union representing the NYPD has uploaded over 200 photos of homeless people with degrading captions.
New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered
Mathematicians and designers are rejoicing as the 15th pentagonal tile pattern has just been discovered.
Watch this super rare white humpback whale frolic off the coast of Australia
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland in Northwest Australia.
Sexting can improve the quality of adult relationships
New research shows that sexting, generally painted as only causing mischief, can severely improve the quality of adult committed romantic relationships if both parties engage positively.
Yes, the universe is dying a slow death
"The universe will decline from here on in, sliding gently into old age. The universe has basically sat down on the sofa, pulled up a blanket and is about to nod off for an eternal doze."
Rapper Lil B endorses Bernie Sanders, drops Hillary Clinton
Rapper Lil B has taken back his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and swapped it with Bernie Sanders, saying Sanders has represented civil rights voices from the start.
Visit the world's first portable, environmental friendly private islands, courtesy of Christie's
By teaming up with Amillarah Private Islands and Dutch Docklands, Christie's plans to develop custom-made and environmentally sustainable islands for customers anywhere in the world.
"LOL" is dead, according to Facebook
According to a new study by Facebook, the use of "lol" has declined steeply to express laughter or amusement and is being replaced by "haha" and its variants.
Lack of education is as deadly as smoking
In 2010, 145,243 deaths could have been saved if the population who did not finish high school went on to complete a GED.
Hackers can now infiltrate gas pumps and that's bad news
To add to the seemingly infinite list of hackable things, Trend Micro security researchers Kyle Wilhoit and Stephen Hilt have targeted gas pump hacking as a significant source of cyber crime.
Listen to a star's oscillations transformed into music
Burak Ulaş of the Izmir Turk College Planetarium in Turkey has created a duet between a piano player and a star called Y Cam A in the far reaches of our galaxy.
Dr. Dre will open performing arts center in Compton from album proceeds
The hip-hop legend revealed he will donate the royalties from the album to build a performing arts center in the City of Compton.
Obama calls for more diversity in tech industry
"We've got to make sure that everybody is getting a fair shot. The next Steve Jobs might be named Stephanie or Esteban. They might never set foot in Silicon Valley."
In this experimental London bar even the air is alcoholic
U. K. Architecture firm Bombas & Parr has just unveiled their new design concept: a bar where you get drunk just by breathing.
Woman unknowingly carries calcified fetus for 60 years
Estela Melendez, a 92-year-old Chilean woman, received a shock when she went in for an ultrasound after a fall.
Parasitic wasp larvae turn spiders into web-building slaves
Scientists have found parasitic wasp larvae manipulate spiders to create larger webs for their hosts.
Don't blast drum and bass music while performing surgery
Drum and bass and dance music are played the loudest, and usually cause nurses to not hear instructions.
Lil B and Chance the Rapper team up for freestyle mixtape
Legendary bay area rapper Lil B and Chicago-bred Chance the Rapper have come together to produce an entire mixtape composed of freestyles.
Jeb Bush says he "misspoke" on women's health issues
At the Southern Baptist Convention in Tennessee, Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush said he is "not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."
This textile coating makes your sweat glow when you need a drink
SOAK, a sweat-sensitive textile coating, changes color depending on the acidity levels in your sweat.
Insect eyes are the newest inspiration for drone vision
In order to improve drone accuracy, researchers at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have developed tiny artificial eyes that mimic those of insects.
A 390-year-old bonsai tree that survived Hiroshima will be honored on bombing's anniversary
A bonsai tree which survived the Hiroshima nuclear blast will be honored as part of the anniversary.