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Drinking Water Database: Put in Your ZIP Code and Find Out What's in Your Water

What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that …

Michelle Obama Tweets Phone Number of Former White House Staff Member

Any White House employee would likely appreciate a public shout-out from the former first lady, but this probably wasn’t what Duncan Wolfe had in mind.<p>Michelle Obama’s Twitter account sent out the filmmaker’s personal cellphone number to her 7.7 million followers on Friday. The tweet contained no …

Michelle Obama

15+ Hilarious Products From China And Countries That Don’t Care About Trademarks

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, although certain patent lawyers might disagree. Despite this phrase being uttered by the English cleric …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Portable

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

San Francisco

Irrefutable evidence that Utah has the most epic night skies in the US

Picture Utah. What comes to mind is probably the impressive geological formations in the national parks and their other-worldly landscapes shaped by …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Ricoh invents super-efficient power-producing rubber

No, this is not an image of a delicious Fruit Roll-Up, it's actually a unique new flexible material from Ricoh that can create electricity from pressure and vibration. Dubbed "Energy-Generating Rubber," this piezoelectric mat combines the best features of existing ceramic and polymeric materials; …

28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Add these talented guys and gals to your playlists ASAP.

30+ Adorable Photos Proving That Your Kids Need A Dog

Kids and dogs go together perfectly – they both love playing in the mud, eating things off the floor, and playing with you when you're tired. These …

Google's 'balloon-powered internet for all' is almost ready

In case you wanted another behind-the-scenes look at how Google's internet-by-balloon service is doing, now is your chance. The Project Loon team posted a new video showing everything from how it manages its balloon fleet, the balloon creation process, their partnership with local LTE network …

25+ Asshole Dogs Being Shamed For Their Crimes

We all had a good laugh when we saw owners shaming their cats for what they had done wrong, but dogs are no angels either – these dog-shaming pics …

The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

Valar Morghulis: An illustrated guide to all 1,243 deaths in “Game of Thrones”

The importance level of a character is determined by his/her/its significance to the plot. This is why Lady has a less important rank than Grey Wind, even though they are both Stark direwolves.<p>For cases in which the character’s appearance isn’t known before his/her death (e.g. if disfigured upon …

TV Series

19 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Android Device

You can plug a freaking mouse into your phone?!<p><i>First things first: update your phone to the latest version of Android! Open Settings > About tablet or phone > System updates > Check now or Update. Some of these tips require the latest version, Android 5.0 Lollipop.</i>

Android News

Farmer Dad And His Son Build Transformers From Scrap Metal In China And Make $160K A Year

A father-and-son team in southeastern China have started creating enormous recycled Transformer robot sculptures from scrap car parts that they’ve …

Artist Creates Water-Activated Street Art To Make People Smile On A Rainy Day

Like a new modern version of invisible ink, superhydrophobic coatings can also be used to create hidden street art that stays invisible until it gets …

20+ Asshole Cats Being Shamed For Their Crimes

Cats can be assholes, but they're just too loveable for us to do anything about it. Cat shaming is the perfect win-win way to get back at them – we …

Spurs

WhatsApp is Now a Storytelling Medium

Here’s an interesting sign of the prevalence of messaging apps — and WhatsApp, in particular — in modern life. The soon-to-be-Facebook-owned app is being used as a medium for online storytelling. And a pretty compelling one at that too.<p>While I must confess that this story isn’t my cup of tea, I’ve …

30+ Of The Weirdest Children’s Books Ever

Children's minds haven't been ruined by adult humor the way ours have, so children's book authors have a lot of leeway when it comes to the language …

17 Conversations No Passive-Aggressive Person Has Had

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Self-help

26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School

"I was born with a reading list I will never finish." —Maud Casey

Books

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

Chinese Company Builds 57-Storey Skyscraper in Record 19 Days

Chinese construction company Broad Sustainable Building recently released an online video showing how they managed to build a 57-storey building in a …

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<p>2. "You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong</i> …

Books

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Guy Sued Applebee's Because He Burned Himself While Praying Over Fajitas

Also this week: A woman allegedly knocked an old lady to the ground in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot.<p><i>It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Hiram Jiminez</b><p><b>The incident:</b> A guy burned himself after attempting to pray over some of …

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What Parenting Really Looks Like

Parenting ain't all sunshine and bubblegum. Kids just don't know how to act, and this can lead to some explosively disastrous accidents, like the …