Non-Melting Ice Cream

At the Biotherapy Development Research Center in Kanazawa, an accidental discovery has resulted in the invention of non-melting ice cream. The ingredient is a polyphenol liquid, extracted from strawberries, that “make[s] it difficult for water and oil to separate”—meaning, in this instance, that a popsicle keeps its shape. Kanazawa Ice first became available earlier this year, and now can be bought in Osaka and Tokyo. …

Why Psychopaths Can’t Catch a Yawn

Catching someone else’s yawn is no simple coincidence. Researchers have proven that yawns are contagious because of empathy and, now, they’ve linked psychopaths to the inability to catch one. Researchers at Baylor University conducted the experiment by giving participants a Psychopathic Personality Inventory-Revised test and then subjected them to a Contagious-Yawn Experiment, resulting in a large portion of the people who displayed coldheartedness on paper …

Art or Sound at Fondazione Prada

Curated by Germano Celant, a provocative exhibition exploring the transcendental nature of instrumental expression

Ca’ Corner della Regina is a majestic Venetian palazzo overlooking Canal Grande, built between 1723 and 1728 by Domenico Rossi. At the end of 2010 Fondazione Prada began a restoration process on the historic building while also breathing new life into its rich cultural offerings. The most recent incarnation of this program is “Art or Sound,” an exhibition curated by Germano Celant—the famed curator who …