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The last unmapped places on Earth

Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.<p>In 1504, an anonymous mapmaker – most likely an Italian – carved a meticulous depiction of the known world into two halves of conjoined ostrich …

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

Scientists — and anyone who lives with a canine — know that dogs pay close attention to the emotion in our voices. They listen for whether our tone is friendly or mean, how the pitch goes up or down and even the rhythms in our speech.<p>But what about the meaning of the words we say?<p>Sure, a few …

The subliminal secrets of junk mail

Is there more to junk mail than meets the eye? Chris Baraniuk explores the secret science and surprising tricks behind the marketing in your letter box.<p>Four years ago, several thousand residents in the state of New York opened up a piece of junk mail only to be hit with an unexpected sensory …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Wall-mounted charging station plus earphone/cable storage

<b>Materials:</b> Forhoja set of 3 boxes, electric drill with centre bit, wood glue, a few small nails, strip of 4×1 cm wood, extension lead<p><b>Description:</b> We …

A Refrigerator-Free Kitchen?

A design student shows us how to ditch the fridge; read on to discover her secrets.<p>I would do anything to install a pantry in my house with plenty of …

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Roundup: 15 DIY Office Storage and Organization Ideas

Raise your hand if your home office or workspace could use some help in the storage and organization departments! That's everyone, right? Check out …

How-Tuesday: Make a Magical Kaleidoscope

Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid? It was like being a pirate on a treasure hunt, but instead of discovering unexplored land we were glancing into a world of brilliant beauty.<p>Most of the supplies needed for this great project can be found in your home — some of them are even …

diychristmascrafts:

<b>DIY Easy Harry Potter Peg People Chess Set and Case Tutorial from instructables here.</b> These are so cheap to make and I posted <b>Star Wars and Harry Potter Peg People and a link to supplies here.</b> You can also use sharpies to color these.For more Harry Potter DIYs from fonts to clocks go here (lots of fund raising ideas): <b>truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/harry-potter</b><p>carrielynneh divided the chess pieces like this:<p><b>Gryffindor:</b><br>King: Harry Potter <br>Queen: Hermione <br>Bishops: Hagrid <br>Knights: Dumbledore …

diy project: vintage book travel-tech organizer

As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones. I can’t get over how …