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New Study: Millennials Are Actually Reading MORE Than Their Elders

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: the media lamenting on how lost the young generation is, how addicted we are to technology, how we’re dumbing ourselves down and losing touch with our societal roots. But at least one study seems to be contradicting this characterization of young people as ignorant internet addicts. The study, published by the Pew Research Center last week, found that 88% of Americans between the ages of 16 and 29 claimed to have read at least one book over the

Why Microsoft Just Spent $2.5 Billion to Buy the Company That Makes Minecraft

Just a year after acquiring Finnish mobile giant Nokia, Microsoft is buying yet another Scandinavian company. This time it’s Swedish-based firm Mojang, maker of the popular game Minecraft. Minecraft, for those who aren’t familiar, is a game that allows its users to build their own structures and communities using lego-like virtual bricks. The game also allows users to explore other players’ structures and battle one another. Since its release in 2009, the game has quickly grown in popularity. To date, it has sold over 54 million copies, and

Using Only Strips of Paper, This Lady Makes Spellbinding Masterpieces (Pictures)

Yulia Brodskaya is an exceptionally creative illustrator and artist who has totally revolutionized the way paper is used in art. Born in Moscow in 1983, Yulia moved to the UK in 2004 to continue her art education at the University of Hertfordshire. After finishing with her schooling in 2006, Yulia started off her professional career working mainly as an illustrator and graphic designer. But it didn’t take long for her to give up computers in order to pursue her true passion: paper art. “Paper always held

How To See A Map of Every Location Where Google Has Tracked You

Source: Google Official History, Comscore (Courtesy of statisticsbrain.com)

I’m not here to bash Google or Google Maps. I use both regularly and I definitely appreciate the convenience they’ve added to my life (the time before Google Search seems more and more like the dark ages these days). But with added convenience often comes added cost. One of those costs is allowing Google to track your movements using GPS satellites. This allows them to give you a very high level of accuracy during navigation, but it also allows them to store

The First “Scent Message” Has Been Sent Over the Internet

Last Tuesday, the first “scent message” was delivered via e-mail from New York to Paris. The scent: champagne and macaroons. The new technology was invented by David Edwards and Rachel Field, who showcased their invention, known as the oPhone, last Tuesday at Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History. Here’s Edwards, Harvard professor and CEO of Vapor Communications, the company which created the oPhone. “OPhone introduces a new kind of sensory experience into mobile messaging, a form of communication that until now has remained consigned to

This College Just Became the First to Offer Athletic Scholarships to Video Gamers

Don’t forget to let us know how you feel about this by taking the poll at the end of the article! League of Legends (or LoL as its fans call it) is one of the most popular video games in the world. 67 million people play the game at least one a month, and a whopping 27 million play the game every day. And as strange as it sounds, millions of people log on to the  LoL servers just to watch

This Guy’s Mind-Twisting Artwork Is Incredible (Photo Gallery)

Martin de Pasquale is a photographer and digital artist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He combines amazing photography with photo-manipulating programs like Photoshop, Poser and 3DS Max to create amazing surreal images. But computer programs alone aren’t enough to make these incredible images- they require meticulous planning ahead of time, like making sure the lighting is consistent. It’s also important that the angles at which images are taken is precise. You can read more about the process from Gizmodo. Check out some of Pasquale’s best

Japan’s Prime Minister Is Planning to Host the World’s First Robotic Olympics in 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants his country to be on the cutting edge of the robotics industry. During a recent visit to a number of Japanese factories that build robots for industrial and care-giving purposes, Abe revealed his plans to bring about a “robotic revolution” in Japan. These plans include tripling Japan’s robotics budget to 2.4 trillion yen (~$23.5 billion USD) to make robotics a “major pillar” of Japan’s economic growth in the future. Abe also revealed his intention to

70% of Young Children Can Use A Computer Mouse. Only 11% Can Tie Their Own Shoes (Infographic)

With the rise of modern technology, the look of the classroom has been changing rapidly. Computers are replacing workbooks, iPads are replacing notebook paper, and teachers are increasingly using social media to communicate with their students. Check out the awesome infographic below to learn more about how modern technology has been changing our education system (click the image to see the full size version):

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