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How To Become A Rube Goldberg Machine Builder

"I’ve never danced, but to me it feels like dance; you’re doing this little choreography with motion."<p>Brett Doar tried architecture, drove buses, and edited films before carving out a career designing absurdly intricate Rube Goldberg machines. His latest project: a kinetic sculpture made of toys …

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How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Shine on you crazy Diamond!

Snow + a rainbow = this amazing photo from Yosemite National Park. Photo: Leasha Hooker #california #publiclands #yosemite #nationalpark #snow #rainbow #rainbows #nature #landscape #nationalparks #naturelovers #instanature #instacool #instagood #instawow #bestoftheday #photooftheday #photography #instalike #love #like #hiking #travel #stunning #amazing

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar

On cement blockades throughout Kandahar, members of the military defy orders to make art<p>When America’s coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001, they stormed Taliban strongholds such as Kandahar, obliterating the presence of local warlords and scattering anti-American sentiment across the region. …

Cheerios drops genetically modified ingredients

Under pressure from consumers and activist groups, General Mills says it will stop using genetically modified ingredients to make its original Cheerios cereal.<p>While the oats used to make Cheerios have never contained any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the company did make changes to its …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

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45 Years Ago, We Saw The Mouse For The First Time

1968 is remembered as one of the most tumultuous years in U.S. history. But one presentation in San Francisco that year, while unacclaimed at the time, would only come to rock the world over the ensuing decades.<p>On Dec. 9, 1968, 45 years ago on Monday, Douglas Engelbart gave a demonstration at the …

Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to …

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.<p>Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from …