Isaac Heath

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Now We Understand How Marijuana Makes Inflammatory Bowel Disease Bearable

No wonder people with IBD often turn to the drug.<p>People who live with inflammatory bowel disease deal with a lot of physical discomfort, and for some …

What Weed Does to Your Brain

Here's what it looks like before, during, and after.<p>In recent years, with the legal status of marijuana shifting, the scientific community has sought …

Here's an easy way to etch something on steel

M.N. Projects got a lot of questions about how he etches his initials onto his metalworking projects, so he did a quick HOWTO for those who want to …

Researchers prove the arrow of time is irrelevant to quantum computers

An international team of scientists recently published groundbreaking research indicating quantum computers aren’t handicapped by a classical view of time. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ll explain.<p>The researchers set out to determine if quantum computers could be used to overcome one of classical …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

20 Secret Hiding Places | Family Handyman

The Old Hollowed-Out-Book Trick<p>We've all seen the hollowed-out book, but there's not much room in one of those. Instead, use several books with a …

Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise

Tick bites can cause all sorts of nasty afflictions. And if you're bitten by a Lone Star tick, here's one more to add to the list: a red meat allergy.<p>Laura Stirling, 51, a Realtor who lives in Severna Park, Md., was diagnosed with the allergy last year. She got a tick bite while walking on a trail …

Meat

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee

Two cups aren't enough, says science.<p>Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the …

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

This DIY Wind Turbine Uses Bike Wheel to Harvest Energy

This DIY wind turbine is based on ‘Lenz2 lift+drag design’ and made from aluminum lithographic offset printing plates. The designer, Connell, says …

Renewable Energy

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

Science<p>How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special …

Equations

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

More evidence essential oils 'make male breasts develop'

<b>A suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys and the use of lavender and tea tree oils has been given new weight, after a study found eight chemicals contained in the oils interfere with hormones.</b><p>Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no obvious cause.<p>But there have been a …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

A Landmark Marijuana Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Jeff Sessions and the DEA

This case has the potential to reshape medical cannabis policy in the years to come.<p>There are few industries with a faster growth rate at the moment …

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

Teens Are Leaving Facebook in Droves for This Way-Cooler App

Facebook is for olds.<p>Facebook's not cool anymore. Not according to the gatekeepers of all things cool: kids and young adults. An independent study released by research firm eMarketerfound that Facebook will lose 2 million users under the age of 25 this year. The research also found that less than …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Scientific research shows gender is not just a social construct

When my colleague Corinne Purtill bought her doll-loving daughter an engineering kit, she had to laugh when the then-three-year-old used the present as a hairbrush. For all Corinne’s efforts at gender-neutral parenting, her daughter clearly enjoyed some traditionally feminine toys.<p>A study published …

Social Sciences

DIY Beautiful Tablet Stands

Usually when we have a hankering to craft or get creative, making something for our technology isn’t the first thing comes to mind. Technology and …

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. <b>Paul Lewis</b> reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Social Media

10 best document scanner apps

Smartphones are useful for so many things. One of the less typical use cases are for digitizing documents. It’s very helpful for things like scanning forms into PDF format, scanning receipts for taxes, and even scanning a filled out form for email. You are no doubt here because you fit into one of …

Apps

MacTrast Deals: FlexBot DIY Camera-Drone Kit

- Apr 14, 2016<p>Now you can build the custom camera drone of your dreams, using the FlexBot DIY Camera-Drone Kit. It features 3D-printed components, …

Drones

Build This Stylish Tripod Camping Stool That Looks Great Anywhere

From the campsite to the park, this tripod stool slings over your shoulder and is at the ready for your next break.<p>Folding tripod stools are a dime a dozen, but these mass-produced pieces of metal tubing with a plastic canvas seat are throwaway products with no soul. You can build your own stools …

Build Your Own Teardrop Camping Trailer for a Great Trip

A teardrop camping trailer will set you back several thousand dollars, but if you have some DIY skills, you can also build your own teardrop trailer …

Polymer 80 shows off their new DIY pistol frame

Polymer 80 is getting ready to start shipping their new no-FFL required model S150 80 percent complete polymer pistol frames next month.<p>For those who …

Mexico

Make a Custom Leather Case for Your Small Electronics

Sure you could probably pick up a pleather case for nearly any electronic device you own, courtesy of eBay and healthy international trade routes, …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

Every year, around about this time, thousands of European robins escape the oncoming harsh Scandinavian winter and head south to the warmer Mediterranean coasts. How they find their way unerringly on this 2,000-mile journey is one of the true wonders of the natural world. For unlike many other …

This Woman's Polyphonic Overtone Singing Doesn't Sound Humanly Possible

When you watch German musician Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrate a few polyphonic overtone singing techniques, you will get chills.<p>"Overtone singing is a voice technique where one person sings two notes at the same time," explains Hefele in the video above. On her website, Hefele says this style is …