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Geek Chic Design: Fibonacci Sequence-Inspired Fashion

Learn more about the "most talented Western mathematician of the Middle Ages" and how his medieval mathematical concept known as the Fibonacci Sequence has inspired modern day fashion design and become integrated into wearable technology.

Nicotine-Consuming Bacteria Offers Key to Anti-Smoking Drug

Find out more about the results of a recent study that has indicated hope for a new anti-smoking drug may lie in a bacteria that consumes nictotine. Read on to learn more about this amazing scientific innovation.

The History of Lipstick And It's Slightly Gross Origins

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles? Here's a quick history lesson on the amasing lipstick.

10 Best Surveillance And Hidden Spy Cameras For The Super Sneaky

Spy cameras have come a long way since their introduction back in the late 1800's. See ten of the most clever surveillance and hidden spy cameras currently available.

Cold Enough For Ya?

As Old Man Winter grips the heart of North America tighter than Charlton Heston held his gun, we present this iconic image encompassing all that's cold and dreary from a motorist's point of view.

The Mink 3-D Make Up Printer: Wearable Tech’s Cosmetic Innovation

Harvard graduate, Grace Choi, has invented a 3-D prototype printer called Mink that enables users to print any form of makeup right from their home. Read on to learn more about this amazing wearable tech innovation.

Crazy Vending Machine Items: Used Women's Underwear?

Used women’s underwear, it has been a much told “urban legend” that you can find these for purchase in some of Japan’s vending machines.  This claim has to be false, right?  After some research, I’m not so sure.

LEGO My VW! The Strange Tale Of The Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

One car two car red car blue car... make that red and green and yellow and blue car! The innovative Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was the ideal choice for indecisive carbuyers who just couldn't settle on an exterior paint color. Resplendent in blue, yellow, green and red, exactly 264 quad-hued Golf Harlequins left VW's factory in Puebla, Mexico, and 18 years later a dedicated registry devoted to them lists 116 survivors.

Can't Stand The Heat? Hug A Tree

Trees are a common hangout for many animals and insects. Under them, on top of them, next to them, around them, trees may be habitats or just places to go for temporary respite.  For some creatures trees are a source of food or a sharpening tool for their beaks, claws, or teeth. Some trees provide shade and shelter. Others provide a hiding place for certain animals.  Researchers at James Cook University in Australia recently learned of another function of trees, which they reported in the June issue of Biology Letters.

Theme Park Innovation: Amazing Tech You Are Probably Unfamiliar With

Every time a new ride opens, theme parks have to raise the bar in terms of what people have experienced before and want to experience next. You probably do not think about it, but the technology lying on theme parks is truly amazing and exceptional, in order to provide us with the amazing rides and attractions that amaze us.