Thursday, April 27, 2017

Calvin and Hobbes



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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Geochronology

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Brandalism & Medicom Toy’s unveil three Banksy Collaborations




“Bomb Hugger”, “Suicide Man” & “Bucket On Head” are the three figurines that you will be able to purchase in the coming weeks via Medicom. Priced at 45,000 and 48,000 yen each, they stand at 36cm tall. Head over to Medicom’s website for more details.

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Crochet Australian Animals




Melbourne-based textile artist Alli Parker of Hart & Crafts creates cuddly crochet versions of her local wildlife.

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Incredible Cardboard Sculptures


Somehow, everybody sees a cardboard box differently. Some people see it as a storage unit, some cats see it as a perfect home, and Japanese artist Monomi Ohno sees it as a building material for her amazing 3-D sculptures.

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This Caterpillar Can Eat Plastic


Wax worms, which are the larval stage of the wax moth Galleria mellonella, are commonly used in the United States as fishing bait or birdfeeder snacks. But in Europe, the worms are considered a beehive pest where they chew through the beeswax, disrupting the hive.
 But researchers have found another use as plastic recyclers.
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Head Em' Up Move Em' Out


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Mouth-watering photos from foodie heaven





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Miniature Calendar




Tatsuya Tanaka’s photographs combines normal objects and tiny figures to craft surreal scenes.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tiny Home on Wheels


ESCAPE One is a 276-square-foot tiny house on wheels with a rustic yet minimalist interior that can easily sleep four people.

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Healdsburg House / Feldman Architecture


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The Winners Of 2017’s A’ Design Award & Competition


The awards were doled out to over 1200 projects spanning a wide spectrum of categories, including but not limited to furniture, packaging, graphics, and architecture. The designs share common themes of practicality, modernity, and efficient use of space and materials. A’ Design is a unique concept in the competitive world, offering winners the prize of mass publicity rather than cash, and giving the designers an arsenal of tools to forge success on their own terms.
 Here are some of the most handy inventions from different categories that won the 2017 A’ Design Award & Competition.

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Knops are the Best Ear Plugs that Adjust to Mute Real World Noise


Whether you want relief when listening to blaring music or wish you could tune out that crying baby on the airplane, finding the best earplugs are a must. And what if you could also selectively decide what noise to tune in and what to tune out? That's where Dutch designed Knops comes in.
 Knops are adjustable ear plugs that let you control real world volume instantly with their innovative design. The volume button lets you select between four settings—clear sounds, city noise, live music, and isolation. And, the analog technology doesn't require electricity or batteries and Knops are actually stylish—an added plus considering you could wear these ear plugs all day.
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Faces of Century


See what it's like to be 100 years old through these then-and-now-photos from Jan Langer's series, Faces of Century.

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Multitasking Overloads the Brain

Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40%. Now a group of researchers specializing in brain imaging has found that changing tasks too frequently interferes with brain activity. This may explain why the end result is worse than when a person focuses on one task at a time.
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How Scientists Use Teeny Bits of Leftover DNA to Solve Wildlife Mysteries


Scoop a glass of water out of your backyard stream and hold it up to the light.
Those muddy, swirling waters are full of invisible traces of life. From the dinky goldfish pond at the mall to the waves lapping at the seashore, every body of water is a slurry of sloughed-off cells. What’s more, scientists have recently devised methods by which they can sift out the DNA sequences in that slurry to differentiate between a blue crab, a blue whale or even a Loch Ness Monster—without ever laying an eye on the animal itself.
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World Penguin Day




Celebrate World Penguin Day, April 25, with stunning pictures of these beloved birds.

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