Benjamin Korman

85 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Follower | @BenjaminKorman | News junkie. Resident of Brooklyn, by way of Baltimore; worker of TV production; lover of fiction, travel, bicycles, etc.

Only known chimp war reveals how societies splinter

PICTURE the scene: a weak leader is struggling to hold onto power as ambitious upstarts plot to take over. As tensions rise, the community …

How to Politely React to Your Friend's Terrible Engagement! (Brought to You by the Ladies of UCB Comedy)

I'm about three years removed from my college graduation, which means I'm experiencing my first wave of "friends getting engaged" news. Fortunately for me (and even more fortunately for them, when you think about it—they're the ones making the commitment), I've never reacted to a friend's …

Ukraine: Pro-Russia Crowd Surrounds Police Station In Odessa

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odessa Sunday.<p><b>Update at 4:30 p.m. ET: More Activists Released</b><p>Police in Odessa say 67 pro-Russia activists …

Ukrainian troops clash with pro-Russia militia in gun battles around Slavyansk

Ukrainian troops have fought pitched gun battles with a pro-Russia militia occupying an eastern city – an apparent escalation of their efforts to bring the region back under government control.<p>Associated Press reporters heard gunfire and multiple explosions in and around Slavyansk, a city of …

Before He Died, Christopher Evan Welch Gave Us The Perfect Embodiment Of Tech-World Hubris

Just a day after Christopher Evan Welch landed a career-making role on HBO's "Silicon Valley," he received some heartbreaking news. The lung cancer he'd been battling successfully since the fall of 2010 had spread to his brain.<p>Chris was sitting with his wife, Emma, and his doctor at Memorial Sloan …

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

Who wouldn’t want a mirror that compliments them first thing in the morning? [Michael]’s Magic Mirror does this and more. [Michael] got the idea for …

The Brothers Lumiere and the Motion Picture

Make the mechanism that put the movies on the big screen.<p><i>This project first appeared in MAKE Volume 38, on pages 82–83.</i><p>Controversy swirls about who most deserves credit for inventing motion pictures. Thomas Edison, Eadweard Muybridge, and Étienne-Jules Marey all have their advocates, but a pretty …

Japanese Water Fountain

In Japanese, <i>shishi odoshi</i> means “deer scarer.” These water fountains slowly fill with water and then suddenly tip. The resulting noise when the fountain falls back will scare away any critters eating in your garden. Many Zen gardens have also used these fountains as a meditation aid.<p>Now you can …

Space-Age Gardening: Aquaponics, Hydroponics, and Aeroponics

As we mulch the cutting edge of DIY, what’s the latest in gardening technology? From growing fish to using air instead of soil, here’s a quick guide to three forms of farming science ripe for maker revolution.<p><b>Aquaponics: Leaves + Fish</b><p>Aquaponics grows both fish and plants, utilizing the waste from …

DIY mirror bowls

Project Month at Apartment Therapy has motivated me to get around to organizing pictures of many of my DIY home projects, and although I've been …

HOW TO: Build a Terrarium | Brick & Vine

I’m always looking for easy DIY projects to liven up our home. Terrariums are an easy way to add a little nature to any space and they require little …

You Were Born Under These Stars: How to embroider a star map for your baby

This tutorial will help you make a sweet project that looks great and sparks many memories for Mummies and Daddies of the day they became a family or …

Tabletop Cactus Garden

I can't remember if it was here, in social media land, or maybe both places, where I mentioned I have decided to start a new series on IBC. As you …

How To Paint a Door Without Taking It Off The Hinges

This post may contain affiliate links. This won’t change your price, but may share some commission. Read my full disclosure here.<p>If you’ve ever had …

Rechargeable Work Lamp Brightens Your Night

Most of us tinkerers will at some point find ourselves needing electrical power in a remote area. Cordless tools are an option, but what if you need …

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

DIY Magic Erasers | Homemade Magic Eraser Recipe

For those of you who have ever tried them, you know that Magic Erasers are really magic. They clean just about everything off your walls, floors and …

A Taste of Everywhere in L.A.

I enjoy eating out in L.A. more than any other city in the world. That’s a bold statement, especially coming from a New Yorker, but the combination of superior produce grown in a Mediterranean climate, fresh (and inexpensive) sushi, comfort food at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, and …

Senators press Obama to crank up Russia punishment, warn of Ukraine ‘civil war’

With escalating violence in Ukraine stirring fears of an all-out "civil war," U.S. senators of both parties urged the Obama administration to stop holding back and do all it can -- short of troops on the ground -- to counter Russia's influence.<p>Lawmakers specifically are pushing for military aid to …

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