design
All Soft Drink Cans Should Be This Easy to Share

Sharing a drink with someone when they can take a sip from the other side of your glass is reasonably acceptable. But that's just not possible with a canned beverage. You either agree to share their germs, or refuse to share at all. It's an age-old conundrum that Coca-Cola has finally solved with a two-in-one can that twists apart to make sharing easy. Read More >>

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Apple's Revised Guidelines Could Allow the POP Universal Charger to Live Again

Fully-funded on Kickstarter almost three times over, the POP universal charging station was basically ready to go. That was until the creators failed to get Apple's approval, as it won't allow the Lightning adaptor, used in the iPhone 5, to live harmoniously with the older 30-pin connector. Now it seems Apple has changed its mind; the POP may not be dead after all. Read More >>

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Soda Versus Pop Versus Coke, Visualised

The route to answering the big questions these days — like, soda or pop? — is to grab a bunch of data from Twitter and analyse it. Which is exactly what Edwin Chen, a data scientist at Twitter, decided to do. Read More >>

music
Student Gets Go-ahead For Lady Gaga Dissertation

Forward-thinking lecturers at Cambridge University's Corpus Christi college are allowing student undergraduate Amrou Al-Kadhi to indulge his innermost desires, saying it's OK for his 10,000-word dissertation to be based around the life and times of Lady Gaga. Read More >>

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"Hit Potential Equation" Computes a Song's Pop Chart Success Potential

Scientists at the University of Bristol are claiming to have created a form of music analysis tool, which calculates the chances of a pop song being a smash. Today's chart music? Entirely predictable? You don't say. Read More >>

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