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21 Awesome Sunroom Design Ideas

Sunrooms or solariums are a great way to make use of the natural light available in a warm, comfortable patio. Sunrooms are also an extension of the …

Interior Design

14 clever DIY bathroom upgrades to try this weekend

Sometimes a DIY intervention on the weekend is what is necessary to improve our homes. A tired bathroom can be one of the most depressing sights in …

26 Insanely Good Snacks You Can Make Ahead And Eat All Week

Prep once, snack like a champ for a week. No more sad handfuls of sad almonds.

Marijuana-infused cookie frosting recipe with matcha green tea

As we leave winter behind, things are starting to green up. St. Patrick’s Day is upon us to boot, so cooking/smoking of the green is how we’ll roll …

40 Green Ways to Save Money

Source: Thinkstock<p>There are plenty of easy choices you can make that will both save money and be better for the world. Small changes in your …

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

New Dwarf Galaxies Discovered Nearby

Hello, neighbors!<p>Guess who just moved in down the block? In a study published today in the <i>arXiv</i>, scientists announced the discovery of at least nine star clusters orbiting our own Milky Way Galaxy. Three of the satellites are believed to be three dwarf galaxies.<p>“The discovery of so many satellites …

Universe

Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Costa Rica

Jetpack Maker Gets A Major Funding Boost

Could personal jetpacks finally see the light of day?<p>For centuries, humans have dreamed of flying. Once people figured out how to properly fly through the air in planes, folks started dreaming of flight without all that bulky airplane attached. Martin Jetpack wants to take the personal flight dream …

5 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Busy Parents

Working parents have it tough. I have no earthly idea how it's possible to work 40+ hours a week, run errands, go to PTA meetings, put Band-Aids on boo-boos <i>and</i> prepare dinner for hungry families. But mom and dad are superhuman - and manage to fit more activity into one day than seems remotely …

Why Does My Dog Kick When I Scratch His Belly?

Short answer: It's an adorable means of self-protection.<p>It’s called the sweet spot. That perfect place on your dog’s belly or sides that, when scratched, causes your pet’s foot to go into crazy automatic kicking mode. Every dog owner knows where to find this magical region on his or her canine, as …

Pets

The 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Plant Exists, And It's Coming To America

A ketchup and French fry plant exists. You can pluck the fresh dipping sauce straight from the vine, and dig up those crispy potato wonders simultaneously.<p>Well, sort of. The Grafted Ketchup 'n' Fries™ plant from the Territorial Seed Company allows gardeners to harvest potatoes and tomatoes from the …

French Fries

Five bugs and jokes in The Sims that went on to become features — and two that did not

All games have bugs. In The Sims, some were left in to become features.<p>We asked senior producer Lyndsay Pearson to run down some of Electronic Arts’ developers’ favorite programming errors in the long-running life simulation game.<p>“There are definitely cases where we see things after the fact, …

The Sims

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

grilled cheese

This might be the most beautiful Shelby Cobra ever

You're looking at CSX2011, the third factory competition Cobra and the first one sold to the public.<p>You're looking at CSX2011, the third factory competition Cobra and the first one sold to the public. For those incurable devotees of the matching-numbers car, look elsewhere. The original Shelby mill …

King of the Hammers: The gnarliest racing there is

Remember unlimited class racing? It's back, and it's dirty.<p>The hairy unlimited class endurance racing you've been looking for all these years isn't going to be found on a racetrack, or the rally circuit. To find it you'll have to pack a tent, prepare yourself for some grit, and venture out to the …

Power Tools

Hobbyist Turns Drone Into Millennium Falcon

Doing the kessel run in 12 parsecs with a quadcopter<p>How does a hobbyist make their drone stand out from the sea of identical quadcopters? Dress it up like it’s got stolen goods inside and the Galactic Empire is on it’s tail, of course! Drone enthusiast Olivier C outfitted his custom quadcopter with …

Drones

Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet

The Pentagon imagines a post-F35 future<p>Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from biology, each generation is grouped by a series of improvements that make the successor …

These cars are death-proof

The IIHS finds nine cars with zero recorded driver deaths in accidents.<p>The crash safety of modern cars is pretty astounding. Folks in new cars regularly walk away from crackups that not very long ago would have been fatal. And as safety equipment evolves, we're beginning to see an unprecedented new …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Scientists Adjust Doomsday Clock Over Nuclear Threats And Climate Change

Just three (figurative) minutes until the final midnight<p>In a multitude of books, TV shows, and films dedicated to post-apocalyptic fiction, humanity loves to fantasize about its ultimate demise. But back in the real world, the actual apocalypse may be a little bit closer than we all would like to …

Climate Change

How To Survive A Blizzard By Dismantling Your Car

Survival tips from the Popular Science archives<p>Winter is coming to the Northeast. As the potentially ‘crippling and historic’ blizzard threatens to dump several feet of snow from Washington, D.C. to Maine, we turned to the <i>Popular Science</i> archives for advice.<p>In February 1963, the magazine gave some …

Snowshoeing