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Galaxy simulations are at last matching reality—and producing surprising insights into cosmic evolution

Philip Hopkins, a theoretical astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, likes to prank his colleagues. An expert in …

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

Full Blast – How the High-Explosive Known as ‘RDX’ Helped the Allies Win WW2

“These Torpex heads carry an awful wallop.” SOME CALLED IT cyclonite, hexogen or even cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine. It was a key ingredient in …

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Paddle boarder body checked by dolphin in viral video from Australia

This video of a marble moving through a maze is so mesmerizing you'll forget about everything around you

At first, it looks like a jumble of random things cluttering a desk - little bits of wood, a couple fidget spinners, some coins, a pencil.<p>Then, a hand reaches over and drops a tiny blue marble onto a slope, and the next thing you know both the marble and yourself are in for an epic journey.<p>As the …

This 660-foot basketball shot set a world record, and now it will blow your mind

You’ve seen them perform similar trick shots before, breaking world records in the process, and some of you are already fans of the Australian …

Dutchman to the Rescue: How I Patch Wood

Every so often I do something dumb. A few weeks ago I was drilling 1/4″ holes to peg the tenons for a table’s apron. I started with a brad point bit …

Woodworking

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and April 2018 Update added even more bells and whistles to Microsoft's powerhouse operating system.<p>PCMag reviews …

Book of Amos

The Book of Amos is a prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible largely dating to the 8th century BCE and considered to be scripture by modern-day Jews and …

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

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According To The Phantom Time Hypothesis, We're Currently In The 18th Century

Was a 300-year chunk of world history completely madeup? According to the Phantom Time Hypothesis that's exactly what happened. Err, <i>didn't</i> happen. …

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

Clever Tape Measure Tricks Every Craftsman Should Know

From helping with math to drawing straight lines, the humble tape measure has plenty of hidden talents.<p>A tape measure's purpose is obvious. Just pull out the blade and it will tell you just how long something is. It'll even adjust for the width of its own hook. But in the hands of an experience …

This Custom 918 Spyder Is Possibly the Most Badass Porsche Ever Made

If you ever thought practical dirt road driving and looking cool were mutually incompatible, then you’ve obviously never seen this badass, off-road …

2017 Dodge Challenger GT runs wild in the snow

A Leather Bag with Auto-Illuminating Interior, a Discount Tool Purchasing Program, Reviewing a Battery-Operated Table Saw & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Bed Build</b><p>Jimmy DiResta builds a steel and sapele bed designed by Taylor:<p><b>A Discount Tool Purchasing Program</b><p>Pretty …

Biology Professor Discovers New Clue About What’s Killing Bees

Biology

These 9 space facts will change your perception of the universe

Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of our solar system's planets in the space between the Earth and our moon. Here are 9 facts that may bewilder and dumbfound your perceptions of</b> …

Universe

A Guide to Honing and Sharpening Woodworking Tools

One of the most important skills a woodworker can acquire is the ability to sharpen tools easily and well. Working with hand tools can be a …

A 30%-Off Power Tools Deal, a Drawer-Building Trick, Wooden Takeout Serving Trays and More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Carving a Piece of Wood for Take-Out Food</b><p>Here's a quirky project: Linn from Darbin Orvar comes up with a hand …

Crosscut Sled For The Table Saw - A Simple Table Saw Sled

Simple Crosscut Sled<br>For the Table Saw<p>You might want to make this dedicated crosscut sled if you cut a lot of stock at 90 degrees to the blade. It's …

How to build a wood crate | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy project is about <b>how to build a wood crate</b>. If you want to learn more about building a wooden crate for your fruits and …

Woodworking

10 Mysterious Ancient Maps

Maps reflect our worldview—literally. Far from purely scientific instruments, they are almost always bound with history, mythology, and religion. A …

50 Strange and Weirdest-Looking Automobiles From Between the 1900s and 1960s

Car companies are always trying to innovate, just check out these 50 vintage cars that went too far.<p>Circa 1900. Two Victorian ladies out for a drive …