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These 32 Handy Products Are Trending On Amazon Because They're Effing Brilliant

When was the last time you organized your cabinets or found a way to scrub your counter so well that it gleamed? Annoying chores like this can be a …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers even ended up hallucinating.<p>In 2015, a psychologist in Italy figured out how to induce a drug-free altered state of consciousness by …

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

Save hundreds of dollars on a custom computer desk—by building it yourself

A surprisingly easy step-by-step guide.<p>After spending countless hours putting together a killer workstation, you have a tricked-out desktop computer, multiple monitors, bangin' speakers, and...a surface that's too tiny to fit it all. Here's how to build your own ergonomic, customized desk that …

This tree beautifully reveals the relationships between languages

For reasons both poetic and pragmatic, the tree has historically been the designer's go-to inspiration for mapping relationships. In the graphic below, Finish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg artfully uses this format to trace the world's largest language families.<p>All of the languages illustrated …

Language

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Deadpool 2 Just Released a Music Video From Canadian Queen Celine Dion

Holy shit, Deadpool. Every time I think I’m done, you pull me back in. With goddamn Celine Dion this time? The legendary artist has released her …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Employment

Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)

And it doesn’t have to smell.<p>When we think of composting, we tend to think of enormous dumpsters full of everything you didn’t eat for dinner that day, mixing together into an earthy, smelly, nasty concoction that seems to have a life of its own. But at its most basic level, composting is simply …

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Create Your Own Apple HomeKit Enabled Projects Using The Raspberry Pi

Hobbyists and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in creating DIY HomeKit enabled projects and devices may be interested in a new tutorial published …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Siblings

The world's luckiest photographer may have proved astrophysicists right

On a September night in Argentina, amateur astronomer Victor Buso took his camera outside, mounted it on a 16-inch telescope and trained it on a spiral galaxy some 80 million light-years from Earth. Buso was just trying to test out his new camera. He didn't expect to win the cosmic lottery — or to …

A beginner’s guide to the dark web

If you think search engines like Google and Bing let you probe the entire web, you’re totally wrong. You’re barely scratching the surface of the …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Guitar basics: how to solo over a 12-bar blues chord progression

<b>Whether you’re a seasoned improviser or a jam-session novice, you can always refresh those 12-bar blues licks. We get jamming over the staple</b> …

NHS cyber attack: 'Accidental hero' who halted ransomware gets week off work as reward

The 22-year-old cyber security analyst who “accidentally” managed to halt the spread of malicious ransomware that has affected hundreds of …

Star Wars Day: The Best ‘Star Wars’ Movie is the One Nobody Talks About — Watch

Genndy Tartakovsky's 130-minute feature doesn't get the credit it deserves for realizing the potential of the Star Wars universe.<p>Most diehard “Star …

Google turns Raspberry Pi into a dirt cheap Home competitor

If you've ever wanted to have a conversation with your own tiny home-made computer, then your prayers have just been answered. Raspberry Pi has teamed up with Google, bringing voice integration to the Pi with a clever combination of hardware and software. Packed with the same tech that powers …

This waterproof enclosure turns your iPhone into a high-powered underwater camera

Protective cases for the iPhone come in all shapes and sizes, and the bigger and bulkier the case, the greater level of protection you can usually …

IPhone 7

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

What is the Alcubierre "Warp" Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

This AI translates its internal monologue for humans to understand—and plays Frogger

Artificial intelligence has allowed us to outsource many of the decisions we might normally make onto the backs of machines, like determining who’s in a photo or translating text into another language. That convenience has usually come with a cost: We can’t understand why those decisions are made, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Genius Deck

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You're Drunk And Stoned at The Same Time

There's a reason you feel so lit.<p>Alcohol and marijuana are two of the most commonly used drugs, and, as you've probably seen if you've been to a …

Alcohol

Bare Walls? These DIY Wall Decor Ideas Will Take Care of That!

If your walls are a little blank and so is your idea factory, look no farther! I’ve got a list of DIY wall decor ideas for every level of DIYer! Have …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Watch This Tesla Warn Its Driver About a Major Accident Before It Happens

This is absolutely stunning.<p>A stunning video was posted on YouTube yesterday, reportedly showing a major accident on a highway in the Netherlands that was caught on the dashcam of a Tesla Model X. In the video, the car's "Autopilot" forward collision warning system signals trouble to the driver …

Tesla

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

Sewing