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Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.

By August 20, 2014

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Soundhawk hearing amplifier is a 'wearable with a purpose'

An in-ear gadget that doubles as a Bluetooth headset can be customized to your distinct hearing profile to amplify sound and drown out background noise.

By June 24, 2014

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Brew coffee anywhere with 'Hey Joe'

It might soon be possible to brew fresh coffee on top of Kilimanjaro (or pretty much anywhere else) thanks to a battery-powered brewer/mug.

By June 12, 2014

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Clickbait Dissertations: Academic papers get Upworthy headlines

Academia just got more glamorous with a series of eyeball-grabbing paper titles designed to lure online readers. These dissertations will blow your mind!

By June 11, 2014

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Microsoft gets more customers into the 'Mix' for test of new Office app

Company expands customer preview of app that lets teachers turn PowerPoint shows into "interactive online lessons."

By May 6, 2014

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Shocker: The most-deaf musicians aren't rockers

But who is? You might be surprised.

By April 12, 2014

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Mindless retweeting is the target for artist's fib-producing 'Factbot'

Eric Drass' Factbot cooks up bogus "facts," attaches pix to create "nice meme-type image-and-text" combos, then Tweets them to see how they spread. Drass wants us to question our "reality tunnels."

By April 10, 2014

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Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By February 13, 2014

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Three important things you should know about cashback services

Do they really work? And can you score even bigger savings than you thought? Spoiler alert: yes and yes.

By February 25, 2014

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Yitang Zhang: A prime-number proof and a world of persistence

An exciting breakthrough by an academic little known before last year is firing up mathematicians. Now even playwrights are getting in on the act.

By February 12, 2014