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Dennis Rodman's North Korea Trip Sponsored by Digital Currency for Marijuana

Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman revealed Tuesday that his latest trip to North Korea is sponsored by a digital currency for marijuana.<p>As seen in the following video, Rodman thanked PotCoin for sending him overseas:<p>According to CNN's Jethro Mullen, PotCoin allows legal marijuana users and …

Microsoft Azure Internet Of Things Starter Kit Arrives At Adafruit

Adafruit has today announced the arrival of its new Microsoft Azure Internet of Things Starter Kit which includes everything you need including …

Arduino

7 fruit trees you can grow in your living room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're …

Bring your DIY projects to life with the Arduino starter kit

In recent years, the Arduino microcontroller has almost single-handedly popularized hacking electronics as a mainstream hobby. This computer board …

Sleep deprivation could do something surprising to your diet

While many publications had already linked a lack of sleep to overeating and poor food choices, this study, published in the journal Sleep, explains what happens in the body to trigger this desire to consume greasy, sweet or salty meals.<p>The team of scientists from the University of Chicago …

Sleep

Farm Automation System Based on Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Over the last two weeks in my free time I have been working on a system to automate a greenhouse or an open field. The system is designed using …

Sprig Revamps Menu To Make It Even Easier To Eat Well

Sprig, the on-demand food delivery startup already known for healthy food, has revamped its menu with new options to help people make better nutritional decisions. Now, Sprig customers will be able to order from three food categories: clean, balance and fuel.<p>Meals in the “clean” category, for …

Recipes

How to Build a Cheap Wi-Fi Controlled Water Valve

One day a co-worker of mine asked me if I knew of a way to control an irrigation system from a smartphone or computer. We did some research and quickly found that it was very expensive to purchase a system with this capability, so we wondered if we could build it. This happened to be right around …

5 Super-Fast Indoor Vegetables You Can Grow In About A Month

Image source: Wikimedia<p>Winter gardening is good for the mind. It keeps us thinking and learning new things, which helps our brains stay alert, …

Gardening

Gardens: grow a mini grove

Only got room for one fruit tree? Try this clever trick and you’ll be spoilt for choice…<p>As an urban gardener with a tiny plot to play with, poring over the fruit tree sections of the gardening catalogues can verge on heartbreaking. But if you long to fit more in than the textbooks recommend, a …

12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly for Pets

Nearly a quarter of all non-drug pet poisoning incidents are caused by plants.<p>Could the plants in your house or garden kill Fluffy? Find out with this handy list compiled by Pots Planters + More.

The top 10 gadget stories of the year

As with every year, 2015 was full of interesting innovations and smart technologies that help us live a more sustainable life. This year, readers …

Off-grid

Homemade Panel Saw From Pipes And Castors -- Every Workshop Should Have One!

YouTube

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to …

DIY

Publishing Perspectives’ 2015 EdTech Gift Guide

In our edtech gift guide, Publishing Perspectives serves up an enticing selection of educational gifts for children young and old.The post Publishing …

Education Technology

Most Popular DIY Projects Of 2015

We're always looking for the best DIY tips at Lifehacker, and this year there was certainly no shortage of them. Here are some of the best DIY tips …

The Best DIY YouTube Channels To Turn You Into A Fix-It Master

YouTube is an excellent resource if you want to be handier around the house. Whether you're dealing with simple repairs or big improvement projects, …

How 8 Famous Cheeses Got Their Names

It’s a known fact that cheese can make anything at least 40% better. Ever wonder where cheeses got their names, though? Here’s a look at the back …

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

Cannabis Legalization

Incredible Up-Close Views of Seeds

Seeds are typically appreciated for what they’ll become—adult trees, or harvestable crops, or, in some cases, snacks. But up close, seeds have their …

Books

Visiting Costa Farms, One of the Largest Plant Growers, Importers & Suppliers

The massive 210,000 square foot orchid production facility churns out over 720,000 orchids each year. Here you see workers shifting the orchid trays …

Central America

TheMotionKit Arduino Educational Kits Unveiled (video)

Anyone looking to learn more about the Arduino platform and specifically CNC motion might be interested in a new range of educational kits that have …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Clean Energy

Tapping nature's creative commons to solve sustainability challenges

<i>This story first appeared on Asking Nature, the Biomimicry Institute blog.</i><p>Life’s genome is a vast repository of ancient knowledge. After 3.8 billion …

Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.<p>However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.<p>Leaf, a …

Cannabis

How to Make a 12v Battery for Free

Introduction: How to Make a 12v Battery for Free<p>This is how i made a 12v li-ion battery for free without having to buy any cells or batteries from …