Elizabeth Yang

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Making a Bow and Arrows from Scratch

I've been mildly obsessed with YouTube's "Primitive Technology" channel for almost a year now. In it, an unnamed man in Far North Queensland, …

Lab-grown food: It's what's for dinner!

1,800 gallons of fresh water go into 1 pound of beef.<p>National Geographic

First children diagnosed in DNA project

<b>The first children with debilitating "mystery" diseases have finally been given a diagnosis as part of a huge scheme to analyse people's DNA.</b><p>Four-year-old Georgia Walburn-Green's damaged eyes and kidneys and her inability to talk had baffled doctors.<p>She is one of the first to have her precise …

World's First Algae Bioreactor Facade Nears Completion

BIQ - the world's first algae powered building - is set to be completed in Germany later this month. Built for the International Building Exhibition …

Forget 'Sit down!' Students now standing up to learn

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juliet Starrett and her husband were running the sack race at their children's school field day when they noticed something was wrong -- the kids couldn't get into the sacks.<p>"A lot of kids at our school literally lacked the hip range motion to get into the sack and then were having …

Ergonomics

NASA: Earth’s magnetic poles are ‘switching’ with catastrophic consequences for humanity

NASA•GETTYThe Earth's magnetic field (left) would be gone, leaving us at the mercy of solar flares<p>The US space agency confirmed fears that we may be …

Magnetism

Strange-Looking Animals You Had No Idea Existed

If there's one thing we know about nature, it's that it's really weird. Here are 38 animals you might not know about - but won't soon forget.<p>Tibetan …

Teen ‘Prophet’ Jaden Smith Is Working On A New Philosophy Book

Aristotle. Rene Descartes. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Add to this list Jaden “@officialjaden” Christopher Syre Smith, the newest pillar of philosophical thought. The teenaged son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and an actor in his own right, having already appeared in the likes of <i>After</i> …

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Engagement rings are about to look a lot different

Engagement rings aren't immune to trends. The practice and styles have changed throughout history.<p>Some researchers suggest Neanderthals marked their …

This Is Why a Mouse's Sperm Is Longer Than an Elephant's Sperm

A mouse’s sperm is much, much larger than an elephant’s sperm. A fruit fly produces the longest sperm known to science. Why do tiny animals make big …

A Genius Window Hack Ushers More Daylight Into Dim Apartments

If your apartment is in a dense urban environment, chances are natural light and air are in short supply. Designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia recognized that one way to greatly enhance a small space without a major overhaul is to rethink windows. What if they could become occupiable spaces that capture …

Photo Booth for Dogs Reveals the Playful and Compassionate Nature of All Breeds

Photographer Lynn Terry designed a dog-friendly photo booth that's allowed her to show the world just how loving pit bulls can be. For a local animal rescue, the artist created a calendar featuring photogenic pits who were adorably posing within her unique construction. Since the resulting images …

Animal Rescue

Would you edit your unborn child’s genes so they were successful?

New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems<p>The phrase “designer babies” has been bandied around for decades, but parents seeking to design a baby currently have limited options. They can …

Yes, The Air In Your Office Is Slowing Down Your Brain

Office air may be making your job harder or even endangering your health<p>We spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, where things like building materials and cleaning products make the air many times more polluted than it is outside. And although many buildings now implement sustainable or green …

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

Sweet Potato Recipes That'll Last You Through The Cold Months

Orange is better.<p>Sweet potatoes are a very special kind of spud. They offer all the comfort and starchy goodness of a regular potato, but they're loaded with sweetness, too. Often times these root veggies show off their sweet flavor with a bright orange color -- though, not always -- which only …

'Body map' reveals chaps won't let male strangers near their feet

Who would you allow to touch you, and where? 'Body map' reveals that chaps won't let male strangers near their feet... but no area is off-limits to …

Man's Failed Paternity Test Reveals He Absorbed His Unborn Twin's DNA in the Womb

A 34-year-old Washington man and his wife welcomed a healthy baby boy in June 2014 with the help of a fertility clinic. But when they discovered that …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Engineer builds 'working' Thor's hammer only he can lift

In Marvel comics, Thor's legendary hammer Mjolnir is famous for being able to be wielded only by the worthy. For the unworthy, i.e., literally everyone except Thor and the odd someone else from time to time (a handy loophole for writers), Mjolnir simply cannot be lifted off the ground.<p>It is this …

Magnetism

Learn Physics From Nobel Prizewinner Richard Feynman for Free

For anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to learn from a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, you’re in luck: You can read physicist Richard …

Tolkien Fans May Soon be Able to Go Camping in a Hobbit Home

There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole …