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Brilliantly Simple Tower Collects Safe Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

The Warka Water tower literally pulls clean drinking water straight from thin air. First debuted in rural Ethiopia, and conceived as a way to help communities in the area that lack access to safe drinking water, the innovative design recently took home the World Design Impact Prize in Taipei. Each …

Drinking Water

Quirky Illustrations Reveal Why Couples Truly Love Their Partners

Artist Landysh Akhmetzyanova and her colleague Asia (a duo better known as Lingvistov) were chatting in a cafe about past loves when they realized something: most relationships are a series of comically relatable moments. With Valentine's Day on the horizon, Lingvistov was inspired to create 21 …

Relationships

Artist creates freakishly realistic doll faces

Out of polymer clay, Russian artist Michael Zajkov creates doll faces and moveable doll body parts that are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. …

Ethereal Underwater Portraits Captured While Free Diving with Live Sharks

You know that photographer Benjamin Von Wong likes to challenge himself when he remarks that “shooting a model with sharks was even more complicated than shooting models in an underwater shipwreck.” The adventure-loving creative recently completed his series <i>Shark Shepherd</i>, in which an ethereal …

Doodle Challenge Transforms Ordinary Cat Photo into Fantastically Amusing Scenes

With a little imagination, an ordinary cat photograph offers infinite doodling possibilities. Although the origins of this photo are unclear, it seems that Weibo user Luo Luobu first drew some delightful additions on an orange tabby that's nonchalantly laying on a white ground. Bored Panda user …

Doodling

Space Glass: Planets And Galaxies Trapped In Tiny Glass Pendants By Japanese Artist

Satoshi Tomizu, a talented glass artist in Japan, creates stunning cosmic scenes in tiny glass pendants no larger than your eyeball. Air bubbles, …

Gail Zappa dies at 70; widow of iconoclastic musician was advocate for artists' rights

Gail Zappa, widow of the iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa and a zealous advocate for artists' ownership rights over their work, has died. She was 70.<p>Zappa's death Wednesday at her Laurel Canyon home was announced by family members, who described her in a statement as "a doe-eyed, barefooted …

Frank Zappa

8 Psychological Tricks of Restaurant Menus

A restaurant’s menu is more than just a random list of dishes. It has likely been strategically tailored at the hands of a menu engineer or …

Giant Stained Glass Window Church is Converted into a Modern Family Home

In Chicago, an empty church was given new life with a secular conversion. The beautiful, majestic building was transformed from a place of worship into a single-family home boasting seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. As with many of these sorts of architectural projects–which intend to restore a …

Dining Rooms

Laser Breathalyzer Can Sniff Out Disease

Just breathe and let the 'laserlyzer' do the rest<p>Dogs are pretty good at sniffing out cancer, but now researchers have developed an “optical dog’s nose” that uses lasers to detect a range of diseases by analyzing the molecules in ones breath.<p>When someone gets cancer or an infection, metabolic …

Atoms

3 Signs That Your Relationship is Built to Last

... including one that you probably wouldn't expect.<p>What is the secret to a happy, long-lasting relationship? Psychologists and relationship experts …

New York City

Relaxing "Hydro Hammock" is Fully-Functioning Hot Tub in a Hammock

If you've ever dreamt about having a portable hot tub, then the <i>Hydro Hammock</i> was made for you. It combines easy, carefree lounging on a hammock with the comfort of soaking in a piping-hot steam bath. The blissful product provides ultimate relaxation, and it comes available in multiple models …

Rechargeable Batteries

You Can Now Crowdsource Your Medical Diagnoses, But Should You?

The hive mind is no substitute for a doctor<p>In 2003, Carly Heyman fell ill with some bizarre symptoms. She was depressed, gained 50 pounds, would sleep all day but would wake up with a start from horrible nightmares and suicidal thoughts. Her parents took her to doctor after doctor, who would only …

FYI: Are Beer Bellies A Myth?

Glug glug glug...<p>Beer drinkers rejoice--the beer belly is a myth!<p>"The beer belly is a complete myth. The main source of calories in any alcoholic beverage is alcohol. ...There's nothing magical about the alcohol in beer, it's just alcohol," says Charles Bamforth, a professor of food science and …

the formula for a lasting relationship, according to math

the simple secret to happily ever after<p>If you're wondering whether your relationship is going to last, there may be a simple way to find out. While it's pretty obvious that you can never really predict if two people will stay together, according to mathmatician Hannah Fry, math may help determine …

Powerful Way to Raise Kids Focuses on the Strong

Strength-based parenting is the secret to helping children handle stress and become more confident and resilient, according to a groundbreaking new …

Psychology

Magnetic-Field Discovery Gives Clues to Galaxy Formation Processes - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Astronomers making a detailed, multi-telescope study of a nearby galaxy have discovered a magnetic field coiled around the galaxy’s main spiral arm. …

Universe

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Uganda’s Famous Rap-orters ‘Spit’ the News to Hip-Hop Beats

In a bid to get African youth interested in current affairs, Newz Beat, a Ugandan original news program features ‘rap-orters’ who rap headlines to …

Beet-Dyed Deviled Eggs

I’ve been wanting to try dying deviled eggs with beet juice for a long time. One of my favorite local lunch spots, Aviary, serves them and I order …

Eggs

Need Clean Water? Just Add These Seeds

Shaken or stirred, it's all purified<p>Clean, drinkable water is unfortunately out of reach for hundreds of millions of people around the world, contributing to a vicious cycle of poverty and disease. People who have to spend large amounts of time finding safe water to drink don't have time for other …

Owner Pretends To Throw Ball And Captures The Exact Moment Dog Realizes He Was Betrayed

Anuko the Siberian husky was not impressed when owner Jasmine Milton tried to fool him by pretending to throw a ball. The betrayed dog’s priceless …

Pets

Rain Lamp by Richard Clarkson Studio

Richard Clarkson Studio creates what they like to call “harmonious contradictions”, the idea that contrasting elements can come together under the …

How to Count Macronutrients Instead of Calories for Better Diet Success

If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term <i>macros</i> thrown around. Short for “macronutrients,” it …

Nutrition

Make Cookie Butter at Home with Four Ingredients

Cookie butter, also called speculoos butter, is one of the most popular Trader Joe's items. If you don't have a Trader Joe's nearby, no worries: you …

"Strange Odor" Turns U.S. Airways Flight Into a Vomit-Soaked Nightmare

A Philadelphia-bound U.S. Airways flight had to make an emergency landing in Rome when passengers and crew members began vomiting all over the plane …

Aviation

French Man Develops Pills That Make Flatulence Smell Like Flowers or Chocolate

Believe it or not, someone has actually invented a pill that makes your farts smell like roses or chocolate. It sounds like a joke, but according to …

Cabled Handsies pattern by Shiri Mor