Some people wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Others reluctantly greet the day bleary-eyed and groggy.
New biotech materials could turn us all into superheroes
Creating an artificial skin that will let amputees feel again
Ryan Grepper launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new kind of cooler. How was he to know he’d raise too much money?
A Chinese umbrella that uses a force field to protect you from the rain
A Danish zoo creates a revolutionary, animal-friendly habitat
A great poet once wrote: “If you like it, then you should have put a ring on it.”
The fashion world is embracing digital technology in a big way; soon, your clothing will be smarter than you are
Using “cannons” to aid migrating fish
Hollywood’s penchant for rehashing old, worn-out ideas is finally being put to good use
What if rock, paper, scissors isn’t the fair, balanced, random and unpredictable choosing method you always assumed it was? Recent studies out of China suggest that there may actually be a subtle logic at play in the game—that you might be able to beat a seemingly unbeatable system. As part of the first large-scale study […]
Apple is set to lead the way in the inevitable fusion of high tech and high fashion
The sharing economy has been touted as the epitome of the Internet’s populist ideals. With people like Anup Desai in the fray, it may just live up to its promise.
Transmitting scent messages
For years, social psychologists have noticed that young men are much likelier to engage in risky behaviors when they have an audience of potential mates
How 3-D printing, the most transformative technological innovation of our time, is taking toy production back to basics
A new line of intentionally irritating products aims to encourage more responsible decision making
Hell hath no fury like a female hurricane scorned—or so recent research suggests
Solving Africa’s clean water problem
Nothing inspires eco-shame quite like the Pacific Ocean’s sprawling plastic garbage patch, which Greenpeace International estimates now stretches over a surface area roughly twice the size of Texas. Scientists aren’t yet clear on just how devastating such wide-scale pollution may prove to be in the long run, but the current numbers speak for themselves: Degraded […]