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The 7 Things Solar Panel Makers Don’t Want You To Know

Installing solar panels in your home can lower your environmental footprint and your monthly bills, but there are also some disadvantages you should …

Solar Power

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

Cleaning

How to Reprofile the Edge on a Dull Knife

Use a knife like you ought to use a knife—that is, often and hard, and sharpened frequently—and you’ll need to reprofile the edge as you hone away …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

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These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

How to Install Crown Molding

Are you looking for ways to add ambiance and value to your home for little work at moderate cost? Then consider installing crown molding. After all, …

Hardscaping 101: Driveway Paving

When designing a garden for a client, I consider every piece in the puzzle: the homeowner, the location of the house, the architecture, the current …

How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last

How long should your new washer and dryer to last? It's a topic of much debate. Given that most machines come with just a 1-year parts and labor …

The Life Expectancy of Major Household Appliances

It's easier to make a "fix or replace" decision when you know the life expectancy of major appliances. If you've bought a budget-friendly appliance, …

'It Had Never Been Done on Television Before': The Oral History of Breaking Bad

Creator Vince Gilligan, stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, and others reflect on how an offbeat show about a drug-dealing schoolteacher revolutionized television forever.<p>Television changed the night of January 20, 2008: <i>Breaking Bad</i>, a bold and singular drama about a downtrodden, dying high school …

Genius dog takes herself sledding in delightful snow video

Sometimes we don’t deserve dogs. They’re so great.<p>While sledding is one of many fun activities for people to enjoy during a snow storm, it’s not too often that we see a dog get in on that action with no assistance.<p>Well, the 3-year-old Australian Shepherd named Secret isn’t a typical dog. She can go …

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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

See 3 planets in a line before sunrise

As 2017 draws to a close, three bright planets are lined up across the eastern sky before sunrise. In their order from the sunrise point upward, …

Astronomy

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Why So Many Southern Porches Have Blue Ceilings

If you’ve ever taken a stroll through Savannah or Charleston, you’ve no doubt admired the beautiful homes and their welcoming porches. And if you …

South Carolina

Daily Show Explains Why Donald Trump Walked Into Beauty-Pageant Changing Rooms

For once, <i>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah</i> may have discovered a theory that would exonerate Donald Trump of icky behavior, however, it’s doubtful the …

Zombies Protest the G20 in Hamburg: Pictures

The Arts

2017 May 28 - Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars

<b>Collapse in Hebes Chasma on Mars</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's happened in Hebes Chasma on Mars? Hebes …

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was …

Stephen Colbert puts a disturbing Trump spin on 'Hi Stranger' viral video

One of the stranger videos to go viral in recent memory is the stop-motion animation known as “Hi Stranger,” which depicts a pale, naked humanoid …

The Shining producer explains ending changes

<i>The Shining</i> is a horror cinema masterpiece, and <i></i>figuring out its haunting and iconic ending was no easy task for Stanley Kubrick. Below, executive …

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Uneven drywall seams, popping nails, cracks or other defects can all surface after a wall is finished and painted. You can easily fix them, but you're probably going to have to re-prime the wall -- and you'll definitely have to paint it again. You use drywall joint compound for almost all drywall …

Home Improvement

Features | The Greatest Guitar Riffs In The World (Better Than Sweet Child O'Mine)

Profoundly depressed by a new poll which supposedly “reveals” the nation’s taste in rock riffs, Joel McIver – who is such a guitar geek that he wrote …

31 Common Household Circuit Wirings You Can Use For Your Home

Household Circuit Wirings The circuit wirings in this article show the most common wiring variations for typical electrical devices. Most new. Read …

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

A Closer Look At China's Divine Eagle Drone

The world's biggest UAV<p>Since photos in May 2015 emerged of the Divine Eagle, China's giant UAV has been getting a lots of international attention. With its giant, double bodied design, carrying high performance anti-stealth radars, the drones are a potential key part of China's offensive and …

Inside the mind of Bernie Sanders: unbowed, unchanged, and unafraid of a good fight

Bernie Sanders,US elections 2016,Vermont,US politics,US news,US economy,US foreign policy,Economics<p>He is the rising star of the battle to be the Democratic nominee for president. But who is the real Bernie Sanders? His close friends and family shed new light on what is motivating the 73-year-old …

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Deepest-yet hydrothermal vents discovered in Pacific

Over 3,800 meters (12,500 feet) below the surface, researchers found towering white chimneys venting scalding hot water, colonized by animals that …