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Banksy's Street Art Reimagined in LEGO

What would it look like if Banksy's most famous street art pieces were reimagined in LEGO? What would the balloon girl look like and how would the rat on the wire appear? These are the questions photographer Jeff Friesen asked himself when he created his original series <i>Bricksy</i>. As he tells …

Art

If the west wants to hurt Putin, could Saudi Arabia do its dirty work?

Europe depends on Russian oil and gas exports, so an embargo may not be practical. But there is another way to apply pressure<p>Russia is vulnerable to sanctions. Economic weakness caused the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago and – the self-enrichment of the oligarchs apart – not …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Greenpeace: Climate change increasingly threatens security | Environment

Anyone who thought climate change was something happening far away, to someone else, should think again. According to the world's leading scientists, climate change is an increasing threat to human safety around the world.<p>In a new report to be published in the end of March by the United Nations' …

‘Mystery’ aircraft reportedly spotted flying over Texas raises speculation

It's difficult to determine, but a group of aviation enthusiasts say they caught a glimpse of a mystery aircraft earlier this month flying slowly across the Amarillo, Texas sky.<p>"We looked southwest and there they were," Steve Douglass, a journalist and member of the group, told FoxNews.com. "We …

Scientists struggle to complete climate impacts report

<b>Negotiators worked through the night here in Yokohama in an effort to complete their review of a key report on the impacts of climate change.</b><p>At stake is a dense 29-page summary detailing the effects of climate change on the planet over the next 100 years.<p>Several hundred members of the UN's climate …

Climate Change

Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

Grizfolk - The Struggle (RAC Mix)

27 Outfits For When You're Totally Over Being A Human

Be the cat/dog/pillow face you always wanted to be.

Uh Oh

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

Somewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.<p>The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of …

Autism rates now 1 in 68 U.S. children: CDC

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>This newest estimate is based on the CDC's evaluation of health and educational records of all …

The Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil

The coconut oil craze is real. Here's why you'll want to get in on it ASAP.<p>"First it was coconut milk, then coconut water, and now coconut oil—and I think a big part of the recent popularity is that it's natural, not synthetic, which is so appealing," says Francesca Fusco, MD, a dermatologist at …

Skin Care

Hands On With The Weirdest Automatic Composting Machine I’ve Ever Used, The Food Cycler

Sometimes we get the weirdest emails. For example, a few weeks ago someone asked me if I wanted to try the Smart CARA (the Food Cycler in the U.S.), a Korean composting machine that turns food waste into healthy, usable potting soil in about four hours. As a sometimes gardener with a real composter …

Why HTC's One M8 gives Samsung's Galaxy S5 a run for its money

It may not have all of the Galaxy S5's hardware gizmos, but HTC's new Android heavy-hitter scores big where it counts.<p>The HTC One M8 , HTC's successor to its well-received One, has stepped confidentially into the light of day with top-notch specs, a return of the lush metal body, and a new rose …

Phones

Tale of the tape: Comparing the HTC One (M8), iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5

The HTC One (M8) is now on sale, and soon, it will be joined by the Samsung Galaxy S5. Along with the iPhone 5s, consumers will soon have quite a few top devices to choose from.<p>Here's how the three devices stack up.<p><b>Screen</b><p>Users who simply want the largest screen possible should go with the Galaxy …

Phones

What's Oculus VR, and why did Facebook pay $2B for it?

On the surface, Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, which develops virtual-reality technology, doesn't make a lot of sense.<p>Facebook is a social network. Oculus makes gear that enhances video gaming. How is this awkward marriage going to work?<p>Maybe it won't: Facebook moms and Millennial …

Jimmy Carter's new book 'A Call to Action' receives positive reviews

In Carter's new book, he says that he believes the biggest challenge facing our world today is the subjugation and abuse of women and girls.<p>It is a …

Feeling Antisocial? Try Split, The App That Helps You Avoid People

The premise of location-based social services like Foursquare, Highlight, Social Radar and Tinder is that we’d all be better off if our phones could help us to have more real-world encounters.<p>But is that necessarily true? There are all sorts of times when the last thing you want is to find yourself …

Can You Keep a Secret? This App Hopes Not

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Attention liars, cheaters, degenerates, squealers, and all around terrible people: the Secret app …

'Instacart' App Does Your Boring, Weekend-Ruining Grocery Shopping For You

It's not the morning commute, the climb to a fifth-floor walkup, or the pressure of being surrounded by the best and the brightest in the world. In New York City, what truly separates the weak from the strong is the weekly trip to the grocery store.<p>It doesn't matter if you're Team Whole Foods, Team …

The Overprotected Kid

A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.<p>A trio of boys tramps alongthe length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens …

The Drugging of the American Boy

By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many …

Mental Health

Don't Buy That! 10 Foods You Should Make at Home

Some very delicious packaged foods have some seriously disgusting ingredients (who knew ice cream’s dirty little secret?). Others are ridiculously …

Food

How To Make A Simple, Natural Alternative To Bleach

A few years ago, I received an email from a reader that started with, “I need HELP Jillee!” Well I couldn’t possibly ignore that! ;-) It turned out …

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Sweet Potatoes

Making Tortillas with a DIY Tortilla Press

(img courtesy of Fuss Free Cooking)<p>For my birthday in June, hubby got all DIY and made me a Tortilla Press! I could hear him working away in the shed …

Sour Cream Pie Crust, No Fail, Flaky Pastry Crust

Move aside food processor! Be gone tough pie crusts! I hath found the holy grail of pastry doughs.<p>It is flaky, it is buttery, it is un-fussy, and it …

Herbed Fennel and Leek Chicken Stock - A Golden Afternoon: Simplified Home Living

I posted a picture on Instagram this week about some stock I was making and apparently there was quite a bit of interest in what I put in it. Like …

Food Preservation