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  • August 17 2015, 3:52 PM

The pages of this drinkable book can provide clean filtered water for four years

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.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 2:59 PM

Google will help you put solar panels on your roof

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.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 2:22 PM

Pentagon plans to increase military drone flights 50% by 2019

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%.

  • Music video of the day
  • August 17 2015, 1:36 PM

Willow Smith gives a shout out to "indigo kids" in her latest video

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.

  • News
  • August 17 2015, 1:06 PM

This radio station is playing Drake 24/7

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.

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 3:40 PM

Humans have been killing off animal species for way longer than we thought

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.

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  • August 14 2015, 1:02 PM

LeBron James will pay for over 1,000 young people's higher education

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.

  • Music video of the day
  • August 14 2015, 12:15 PM

FKA Twigs' M3LL155X is a surreal exploration of the artist's "personal feminine energy"

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."

  • News
  • August 14 2015, 11:40 AM

Unarmed black 14-year-old shot seven times by New Jersey police

Unarmed black 14-year-old shot seven times by New Jersey police

"Why they have to shoot me?" asked Radazz Hearns.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 5:15 PM

Will Smith is rebooting the Fresh Prince of Bel Air in a contemporary setting

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.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 4:19 PM

We can now grow opiates with yeast

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.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 2:11 PM

500-year-old Chinese cave writings reveal effects of climate change

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.

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  • August 13 2015, 12:05 PM

Peruvian girl's cover of Michael Jackson is bringing back an ancient Inca language

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.

  • News
  • August 13 2015, 11:41 AM

Eye movements during REM sleep indicate "cuts" between dream scenes

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.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 5:06 PM

California reservoir is using millions of black shade balls to prevent water evaporation

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.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 3:53 PM

Parmigiano Reggiano seeking legal action against PornHub Premium for "distasteful" use of brand name

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.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 2:56 PM

Africa celebrates one year without polio

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.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 2:05 PM

The NYPD has taken to shaming homeless people on Flickr

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.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 12:40 PM

New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered

New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered

Mathematicians and designers are rejoicing as the 15th pentagonal tile pattern has just been discovered.

  • News
  • August 12 2015, 11:18 AM

Watch this super rare white humpback whale frolic off the coast of Australia

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.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 5:55 PM

Sexting can improve the quality of adult relationships

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.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 4:33 PM

Yes, the universe is dying a slow death

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."

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 3:17 PM

Rapper Lil B endorses Bernie Sanders, drops Hillary Clinton

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.

  • News
  • August 11 2015, 1:02 PM

Visit the world's first portable, environmental friendly private islands, courtesy of Christie's

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.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 3:15 PM

"LOL" is dead, according to Facebook

"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.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 2:29 PM

Lack of education is as deadly as smoking

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.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 1:57 PM

Hackers can now infiltrate gas pumps and that's bad news

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.

  • News
  • August 10 2015, 11:27 AM

Listen to a star's oscillations transformed into music

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.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 3:36 PM

Dr. Dre will open performing arts center in Compton from album proceeds

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.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 2:19 PM

Obama calls for more diversity in tech industry

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."

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 1:04 PM

In this experimental London bar even the air is alcoholic

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.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 12:09 PM

Woman unknowingly carries calcified fetus for 60 years

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.

  • News
  • August 6 2015, 11:23 AM

Parasitic wasp larvae turn spiders into web-building slaves

Parasitic wasp larvae turn spiders into web-building slaves

Scientists have found parasitic wasp larvae manipulate spiders to create larger webs for their hosts.

  • Tip of the day
  • August 5 2015, 5:04 PM

Don't blast drum and bass music while performing surgery

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.

  • Mix of the day
  • August 5 2015, 4:31 PM

Lil B and Chance the Rapper team up for freestyle mixtape

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.

  • Quote of the day
  • August 5 2015, 11:09 AM

Jeb Bush says he "misspoke" on women's health issues

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."

  • News
  • August 4 2015, 5:17 PM

This textile coating makes your sweat glow when you need a drink

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.

  • News
  • August 4 2015, 4:05 PM

Insect eyes are the newest inspiration for drone vision

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.

  • News
  • August 4 2015, 2:52 PM

A 390-year-old bonsai tree that survived Hiroshima will be honored on bombing's anniversary

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.

  • Video of the day
  • August 4 2015, 2:06 PM

Kevin Bacon is fighting for more male nudity in Hollywood with hashtag #FreeTheBacon

Kevin Bacon is fighting for more male nudity in Hollywood with hashtag #FreeTheBacon

Actor Kevin Bacon calls for more male nudity in Hollywood, saying it's unfair to actresses and that "men want to be naked too."