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Make a Mini Foundry for Cheap That Can Melt Soda Cans

If you have an excess of soda cans lying around—or just looking for a cool project to work on—this mini foundry can melt metal and doesn't cost very …

Take The Intelligence Test That Thomas Edison Gave to Job Seekers

Today tech companies are infamous for asking silly questions at job interviews. How would I move Mount Fuji? If I knew that I probably wouldn't be …

North Atlantic

How to Start Programming in Python

Do you want to start learning how to program? Getting into computer programming can be daunting, and you may think that you need to take classes in …

Classic LucasArts games are now available, for the first time in years

For many, Lucasfilm is synonymous with <i>Star Wars</i>. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be, either—<i>Star Wars</i> is huge.<p>But if you were playing video games …

OK Go's new music video has robotic seats, drones and life-sized pixel art

Say what you will about OK Go's music, but the band has a knack for attention-getting uses of technology in its videos -- and its latest project only drives that point home. The new "I Won't Let You Down" promo has band members performing dance numbers on Honda's UNI-CUB robot stools, letting them …

Rainbow of curse words: LeVar Burton reads a NSFW favorite

<b>Warning: The video above contains language that's decidedly not safe for work. Watch at your own discretion.</b><p>I am a parent. Like every other parent out there, I've struggled getting my kid to fall, and stay, asleep. "Go the F**k to Sleep," a book written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated in …

How to Make Barbecue Sauce

A really good barbecue sauce can add life to a whole host of your favorite meat dishes. Making your own barbecue sauce is so easy, and the results …

Algorithm Reveals Link Between Sour Cream And Traffic Accidents

Visualizing the unexpected correlations that surround us<p>Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.<p>Tyler Vigen created a program, …

5 New Tools for Career Success

Your dad didn’t need these things—but YOU do<p>When we went out looking for the new skills that can help you succeed in today’s workplace, we figured that technology would play a big role. We didn’t figure it would play the only role. Sure, one of today’s most-valued hard skills is making a computer …

Neil Armstrong's Amazingly Inspiring Nerd Manifesto

Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and …

Thermodynamics

How to Deal With Criticism

Criticism is never fun, whether it's coming from a well-meaning English teacher or from your arch frenemy. If the criticism is meant to be …

How to Make Fried Potatoes

Fried potatoes are the perfect finger food and a delicious accompaniment to many a meal. There are quite a few good ways to make fried potatoes, so …

How to Let Go of Anger

We've all been hurt by someone before and felt angry as a result. While you may also feel pain, hurt, or disappointment, anger can become dangerous …

Climb Your Family Tree With These Online Genealogy Tools

The questions of who we are and where we came from can often be answered, not by looking inward, but by looking backward. While nature and nurture …

Genealogy

Why "Work Smart, Not Hard" is the Worst Advice in the World

Work smarter, not harder? Don't tell it to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe, who meets some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues, that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy.<p><b>When I was 17</b> my high school guidance counselor tried to talk me into …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Advanced Useless Machine

Earlier this week, Mark posted a fancy Useless Machine that had all sorts of exciting behaviors when you turned it on. But I think I prefer the …

Project Kronos, A Fake Documentary That Explores the Beginnings of Human Interstellar Travel

<i>Project Kronos</i> is a short faux documentary film written and directed by Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull. The film is set in the not-so-distant future and …

Space Travel

Make Your Faucet Kid-Friendly with an Aqueduck

We need this because kids are like miniature T-Rex’s: very loud, lots of drooling, and short arms. The Aqueduck Faucet Extender along with the Handle …

Sci-Fi Space Exploration Short Film PROJECT KRONOS

3:30 Domino Maze/Rube Goldberg Machine Music Video

This is the music video for DJ A-Trak & Tommy Trash's song 'Tuna Melt', featuring an impressive 3:30 domino maze/Rube Goldberg machine, although it …

First Planetary Annihilation gameplay video lives up to its namesake, dev announces May alpha

In a nearly 20-minute long video posted today on YouTube, Uber Entertainment revealed the first gameplay footage from its upcoming real-time strategy game <i>Planetary Annihilation</i>.<p>Check out the video above to see art director Steve Thompson and creative lead Jon Mavor play a pre-alpha version of the …

Elephant Poop Beer

Do you remember the coffee made from coffee beans that have been, uh, organically processed by elephants? For April Fools' Day, Sankt Gallen, a …

Victorinox Bike Tool

Based on the line at Rita’s and the shortening of dresses, it appears nice weather is on the way. That means it’s time to break out your single-speed …