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10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones to Sharpen Tools

It can be a very meditative undertaking in winter to clean, sharp, and polish garden tools. God knows there won’t be time once spring is upon us. To …

Sugar battery offers hope of green-powered gadgets within three years

Scientists in the US have developed a sugar-powered "biobattery" that they say stores 10 times more energy than the equivalent-size lithium-ion batteries found in smartphones.<p>According to the team at Virginia Tech university, the results of their work could be in use within three years – and …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Tapping into the IT cloud crowd

<b>Two heads are better than one, they say. Well, how about 600,000?</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business2014: The year of encryptionStress test: Are you fit for work?2013: The year we all went 'mobile'The technology aiming to help refugeesRetrofit for purpose: Old buildings get a green …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

Scientifically Accurate Botanical Yarn Art in Brooklyn

Hurry, it's not too late to still check out Brooklyn Botanic Garden's current exhibit, <i>Knit, Purl, Sow</i>, an entire show devoted to knitting! You have until January 22 to see how expert textile and knitting artists have created finely detailed botanical renderings of plants, flowers and vegetables. …

The Relationship Between Interior Design, Color and Mood

We at Decoist love a good dose of color. Do you ever notice how a powerful color can change your mood? There are clear relationships between colors …

Designers' Simplest Makeover Ideas

From adding dimmers to clearing out 'make-do' pieces.<p>From adding dimmers to finally saying goodbye to 'make-do' furniture, 6 interior designers share the secrets of their own quick-change acts.

All eyes on 2014: your culture calendar for January

January 2014 is a blockbuster month for film, art, music, TV, books and theatre. Our critics pick the best upcoming entertainment to brighten up your new year<p><b>Compiled by Helen Brown, Dominic Cavendish, Rupert Christiansen, Robbie Collin, Ivan Hewett, Ben Lawrence, Mark Monahan, Tim Robey, Alastair</b> …

The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen | Colossal

<p>Photography student Guy Cohen lives and studies in Jerusalem, and travels to locations around Israel and elsewhere in the world to capture some of …

Gorgeous Baroque Dressing Table Created by Wood Burning

In his <i>Born 2B Burn</i> furniture collection, Ukranian designer Yarsolav Galant uses the technique of wood burning to produce a striking charred surface. The furniture is exposed to short-term extreme heat (nearly 2000F!) which carbonizes the surface without damaging the core.<p>After it has cooled down, …

SwingLab: A Modular Porch Swing

You can’t beat being outside and swinging on a porch swing, but sometimes you don’t want to only face forward. The SwingLab lets you mix it up with …