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A Dozen of Our Top Homemade Tool Projects

Have you ever made any of your own tools? It may be one of those things that you can’t fully appreciate until you do, but it really does deepen your relationship with the tool when it came from your own hand and not a big box store. Try it and see.<p>Here are twelve tools that we’ve featured on <i>Make:</i> …

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Twitter account is resurrecting the Japanese art of wood joinery

The ancient Japanese art of wood joinery might be a dying tradition in today’s modern technological landscape, but one man is still trying to thrust this age-old practice into the future – and now he’s bringing it to Twitter.<p>For those unfamiliar with this culture, Japanese wood joinery is a …

Woodworking

How to make a cheap, DIY wind turbine

Tall metal poles rise out of the fields, their rotary blades slowly turning breeze into electricity. That's the picture that springs to mind when we …

Renewable Energy

'Power posing' might not work and 9 other psychology 'facts' that may be wrong

Every now and again a psychology finding is published that immediately grabs the world's attention and refuses to let go - often it's a result with immediate implications for how we can live more happily and peacefully, or it says something profound about human nature. Said finding then enters the …

ADHD Nation: The Disorder. The Drugs. The Inside Story by Alan Schwarz – review

A study of America’s ‘most misdiagnosed condition’ takes Big Pharma to task but leaves one important question begging<p>In 1845, the German physician Heinrich Hoffmann penned a jaunty verse to his son. Entitled The Story of the Fidgety Philip, Hoffmann’s poem perfectly encapsulated parental …

ADHD

Mystery solved: How Lyme disease bacteria spread around the body

When you're bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, the microbes travel through your bloodstream and can eventually spread to the heart, joints and nervous system. But exactly how these bacteria move inside human blood vessels to spread throughout the body has remained …

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Can You Guess What This DIY Contraption is For?

Turn it over in your head<p>Time to put those design thinking caps on. Before you scroll down to the bottom for the answer, let's take a close look at …

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

What the world's oldest computer tells us about the ancient Greeks' view of the universe

The more we learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the more complicated it becomes.<p>Mike Edmunds, <i>Cardiff University</i><p>When we talk of the history of …

The enduring mystery of the human body

This Mortal Coil explores the history of anatomy over the centuries —and finds that we still don’t really know how we work<p>It’s not unreasonable to expect that the anatomy syllabus for a medical degree should include breasts.<p>Last year I performed full-body dissection as part of my training to become …

Body Fat

Gardens: how to keep basil alive | James Wong

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Gardening

How archaeologists found the lost medieval megacity of Angkor

Recent technology reconstructs the urban grid of a city overtaken by jungle.<p>The ornate, pinecone-shaped towers of Angkor Wat in Cambodia float above …

Archaeology

Flowers for Vegetable Gardens

I have always been more of a practical gardener than an idealist. Although it is nice to have an array of pretty bedding flowers I am not inclined to …

Gardening