Emil Ljungstedt

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The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Cast Lego Minifig Candles Using Sugru

Indulge your sadistic Lego minifig-burning impulses by making your own minifig candles. <i>Make:</i> magazine contributor Jude Pullen has a great writeup on how to cast your own candles with a wick, wax, and a simple, reusable Sugru mold. And since I imagine that candles this small won’t burn long, you’ll …

Turn Your Hammer Into a Multitool

I’m a sucker for multitools, so much so that I have at least a dozen of them in various shapes, sizes, and degrees of worn out. So, I was tickled to see this Instructable on how to turn a typical claw hammer into a multitool. This “ultimate hammer” includes a ruler, bit driver, bottle opener, and a …

Woodworking

8 Simple DIY Ideas for Smartphone Photography

COOPH just released this fun little 3-minute video that shares 8 tips, tricks, and ideas for smartphone photography. It’s a dose of inspiration for …

Photography

Fujifilm X-T10 review: Retro done right - Pocket-lint

Although it might sound like the bad guy from a not-yet-written Terminator movie, the Fujifilm X-T10 is actually the good guy. A very good guy …

A secret option in your Android phone can help make it work faster

It involves enabling a secret menu reserved for developers and changing some settings.<p>But don't worry, it's extremely easy to do and completely reversible, harmless to your device, and it should take all of two minutes.<p>This will work with most Android phones running the latest version of Android …

Redux COURG Titanium Hybrid Watch

Posted in Watches and Wear<p>New York-based watchmaking upstarts Redux & Co. create watches that combine the look of classic pilot instruments with dive …

How to Start a Fire: Make Char Cloth | The Art of Manliness

To make a spark that can light a fire, all you need is flint, tinder, and some good old fashioned friction. It’s a fire-making method that’s been …

Beautifully Surreal Photo Manipulations of Nature by Adrian Borda

Through his colorful images, Romanian artist and photographer Adrian Borda highlights the beauty and splendor found in the natural world – but with a twist. The breathtaking landscape scenes are part of Borda's on-going series of photo manipulations, and he combines elements from separate pictures …

Fluke Networks gear sniffs out cellphones, drones and Glass

If you want to know whether someone’s snooping around your property with a drone or a cellphone, you might be interested in the latest version of the …

Three-parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed

The new techniques may prevent babies being born with mitochondrial disease but they will not cure those who have been born already<p>Scientists, naturally, like to make advances in science and the fact of mitochondrial disease being passed on by parents to their children is clearly one which science …

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: All Things Chocolate

Chocolate! Chocolate Chocolate! Our top picks for chocolate bars in our 2014 holiday gift guide. Did we mention chocolate?<p>"<b>Everyone loves chocolate—and the newest wave of small-batch bars look as good as they taste</b>," says <b>Elizabeth Jaime</b>, photo assistant. Here are seven chocolate bars that left us …

Dessert

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School