FINGER READER: The Ring That Reads Books And Magazines To The Blind

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words. The so-called FingerReader, a prototype…

MOTHERS: Beautiful Images Of Women And Their Children By Ken Heyman

Buried treasure doesn't always have to be underground. As photographer Ken Heyman discovered, forgotten storage boxes can yield treasure, too. According to Medium, his former agent, Woodfin Camp, requested that he empty his contents from a closing storage facility. That's…

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CYBERSPACE IN 1934

Some of us may be starting to feel that way about the Internet. As a handful of corporations continue to consolidate their grip over the network, the optimism of the early indie Web has given way to a much-chronicled backlash.…

THE HUGE CRATER THE MYSTERIOUSLY APPEARS IN SIBERIA

Helicopter passengers, including engineer Konstantin Nikolaev, recently spotted a massive crater 80 meters (250 ft) in diameter in the Yamal peninsula in northern Siberia, coincidentally referred to as “the end of the world”. The hole was filmed and put on…

MIXED BLOOD: What We’ll All Look Like In 2060

Photographer Cyjo's "Mixed Blood" portraits make a frank, sweeping statement about the evolution of ethnic identity--and in particular, the melting-pot that is our families. Taken from 2010 to 2013 in New York and Beijing, these photographs reveal how the average…

CREATIVE BABY PURÉES

When it comes to feeding our babies, we obviously want the very best. And with so many jars, squeezable packages, and the numerous brands available on market shelves, it’s pretty tough to know which to choose, or what you’re getting.…

CHINESE SHOPPERS NAPPING AT IKEA

The beds and couches at Ikea are communal nap spots in China. Photographer Kevin Frayer captured the phenomenon for Getty Images. Eight of the world’s 10 biggest Ikea stores are in China, where the home goods store is expanding to…

EASYBREATH: The Latest Snorkeling Full-Face Mask By Triboard

The main obstacle to snorkelling is the difficulty in breathing underwater with a snorkel. Indeed, breathing through your mouth is unnatural, and the snorkel mouthpiece is sometimes considered too intrusive, uncomfortable and unhygienic. That's why Tribord invented the Easybreath, the…

HOW MEDITATION CHANGES YOUR BRAIN

Do you struggle, like me, with monkey-mind? Is your brain also a little unsettled, restless, capricious, whimsical, fanciful, inconstant, confused, indecisive, or uncontrollable? That's the definition of "monkey mind" I've been given! If you need more motivation to take up…

MADE IN EUROPE: Doesn’t Mean Made Ethically…

Since over 1,100 garment workers died in the collapse of a Bangladesh factory last April, fashionistas have turned a wary eye to clothes made in Asia. A new report suggests they should be equally suspicious of clothes made for labels…