Scientists Genetically Modified Trees So They Can Make Greener Paper

Wood scientists just announced an exciting breakthrough in tree research. They have come up with a way to make more environmentally friendly paper — by genetically modifying trees. And it’s not just the paper industry that will benefit.

Field Notes' New Notebooks Have Real Wood Covers, And You Can Buy Them In Australia

Field Notes’ new line of notebooks may be mass-produced, but that doesn’t mean they’re all identical. With covers made of thinly sliced American Cherry wood, each Shelterwood edition’s cover is a completely unique natural beauty. And they’ll be sold in Australia… probably.

Genius Microscope Made From Folded Paper Could Help Fight Malaria

The light microscope changed science and medicine forever , but in the 400-plus years since it was invented, this crucial piece of equipment has gotten pretty expensive and fragile. Manu Prakash and his team have designed a brilliant solution — an origami microscope that costs less than 50 cents to make.

Watch These Bendy Sculptures Morph And Mutate In GIF Form

We’ve seen the amazing paper sculptures by artist Li Hongbo, but now there is a really cool video showing these slinky-esque creations at their finest. Such stretchy delight!

You'd Never Guess These Quilts Are Made From Thousands Of Envelopes

Envelopes generally don’t get a lot of love — especially the ones holding big fatty bills that need payin’. Small consolation, but the privacy patterns that line the insides can actually be pretty awesome.

Paper Review: This Could Be Your Only Facebook App…Someday

Facebook’s Paper may not be a total Facebook replacement yet. But it does have the potential to change the way you interact with Facebook as a whole. In other words, it’s everything that Facebook Home wasn’t. And that’s a great thing.

Definitive Proof That App Store Search Is The Absolute Worst

One of the most exciting new apps in months has hit the iTunes App Store in the US today: Paper, an app that provides a refreshing new Facebook experience. This is an app that, conservatively, hundreds of thousands of people want to download today. Good luck finding it.

Did Facebook Steal The Name For Its New App, Paper, From Someone Else?

Facebook’s new app, Paper, is very pretty. It’s like if Flipboard mated with Facebook for iOS to create a new, and beautiful way to use everyone’s favourite social network. But Facebook’s Paper has upset a developer by the name of FiftyThree, who had an app called Paper first. Now FiftyThree wants Facebook to back off. Fight!

Facebook's News Reader App Is Called Paper -- And It's Beautiful

After much speculative rumour, Facebook this morning announced the arrival of a new standalone iPhone app called Paper. Available February 3 on iOS, it looks like it will be rather more than just a plain old reading app. Rather, it looks to provide most of the content that people use Facebook for day-to-day, but in a beautifully sleek package.

Watch An Invisible Ghost Head Turn Its Head In This Illusion

Here’s a super clever art installation by artist Markus Raetz. As the two paper chandeliers spin, the light source from behind mimics a ghost head turning its head from side to side. The paper is specifically cut to create the illusion of motion from the invisible head.