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Dutchman Peter van de Werken has invented and successfully developed a new kind of rose: rainbow coloured rose. By treating the stalk with natural pigments, van de Werken has managed to make each petal a different colour. Watch the Reuters story here…
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Here’s one. The OneDown mousetrap swings upright from horizontal due to a rodent’s own weight to clearly indicate that it has been trapped. There is no risk of snapping the fingers and creating any mess or smell as the trap doesn’t [...]
Research fresh out of Michigan State University, published online in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, suggests that of the 491 12-year-olds studied, the ones who play video games tend to be more creative, regardless of whether those games are violent–and that the more they play, the more creative they are.
Pop star Cee Lo Green will make about $20 million this year. His hit single “Forget You” (actually it’s not “Forget”, but another shorter word beginning with the same letter) became the 12th most downloaded track of all time. But his music sales represent only a small proportion of his earnings. The New York Times calculates [...]
A new study published in the Journal of Psychological Science helps explain why many people try to pooh-pooh novel ideas. They find it scary. Research by the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of the experiments that involved 200 subjects, showed that while people say they want creativity, in reality they reject it partly because creative [...]
Punk band Anti-Flag and useless.org released a limited edition tee shirt for Earth Day. The shirts are unwanted shirts that were gathering dust in Anti-Flag’s warehouse, that have now been repurposed with a new message. All proceeds fund a water and sanitation project in Sierra Leone. See more details here.
There is no question that the right brain is involved in creative thinking. But the idea that creativity is solely a function of one side of the brain is far too simplistic. The myth that it’s all about the right, well just isn’t right. As outlined in a recent article, any creative act, from solving [...]