According to Reuters, the state of Mississippi intends to collect umbilical cord blood from babies of certain mothers age 16 or younger. The blood will go into storage in case it is ever needed as evidence in a statutory rape case.
Apple's latest TV commercial by TBWA/Media Arts Lab aired for the first time last night, and it feels like a manifesto about why the company exists. The montage shows "every day life" videos that feature its products, with a thoughtful voiceover that talks about the product and design. The closing shot shows the motto, "Designed by Apple in California," the engraving that is often found in tiny type on the back of Apple products.
Home-made pizza is so much cheaper and healthier than your usual Domino's delivery, but when you have to adjust the shelves in your oven and move around a pizza stone it sounds like way too much effort. Cue the Teka HL 45.15.
The best kind of design minimalism is one with great functionality - as you can see this lamp has. Industrial designer William Lee figured out how to eliminate the on/off switch using a simple tilting mechanism for this beautiful lamp.
Knitting just became a tad cooler with these lightsaber knitting needles. A fun tutorial at Instructables shows you how you can knit away in the dark with these awesome Star Wars rods.
All you need to create the glowing lightsaber knitting needles is a pair of clear lucite rods, some small LED keychain-sized flashlights, red and green replacement LEDs, and you'll be able to Jedi master the art of lightsaber knitting.
Everyone was looking forward to WWDC 2013 to find out what Apple has in store for everyone. Rumors were already hitting the net prior to WWDC so we pretty much could expect what was coming. Still, Tim Cook and crew managed to throw in a couple of surprises. Here's all the latest Apple updates:
Astronaut extraordinaire Chris Hadfield has just announced his retirement. Hadfield had spent 35-years in his career and is one of the last astronauts in his class to step down. He had spent most of his life in the Houston, Texas since the 1980s.
Sony's PS4 will have no new restrictions on used games. It won't need you to go online to authenticate. Sony, you've just won our hearts and game minds.
The Xbox One has been getting plenty of flack for being stingy with its used game policy, and while Microsoft ultimately allowed used games, they came with restrictions - disc-based games can only be traded once, and only to someone who has been on your friends list for 30 days.
There's no denying that the human body is amazing. Not only is it capable of creating life, it's also a great place for miniscule things like bacteria to thrive. We'll let this BuzzFeed Video do all the explaining.
These stunning 3D paintings created by Dutch painter Joris Kuipers were inspired by CT and MRI scans. The interesting colors are similar to the ones used in brain visualizations. As for the texture, this created using materials such as paper mache and clay in order to get close to the textural effects of bodily tissues. View the rest via My Modern Met
Behold the Butterfly Nebula, a dying star captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3. The effect is due to the ionized gas surrounding the central star, has
a temperature of 250,000 degrees C. Luckily for the rest of us on Earth, it's located about 4,000 light-years away in the Scorpion constellation.
Ever wonder just how all those microbreweries manage to compete among established brands? MinuteEarth is here to answer your question by comparing it to the biodiversity of ferns and trees in the forest.
Looks like Opportunity is still making important discoveries
despite spending almost 10 years roving around on the red planet. And
the most recent discovery might have just proven that drinkable water
once existed on Mars.
There's no denying that Google's design aesthetic is pleasing to the eye. Google's senior graphic designer Roger Oddone and art
director Christopher Bettig have been working to compile these design guidelines so that other Google designers and third party
vendors that keep it cohesive. Check out some samples below:
A recent study by a team at the Karolinska Institute led by Jonas Frisén examined 120 cadaver brains and sampled carbon-14 (a relatively-benign isotope often used in archeological carbon dating techniques) concentrations in its
various regions, using the C14 as an indicator of cellular age, and
modelled the results.