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Drones in near-misses with planes almost once a week as pilots warn of 'unacceptably high' crash risk

The number of reported near-misses between drones and planes is on the rise with almost one every week so far in 2016, according to new figures.<p>Freedom of Information requests show that there have been 49 "proximity reports" by pilots since April 2014.<p>Pilots have called for better safety regulation …

Civil Aviation

Gift Guide: 10 Beautiful Last Minute DIY Gifts for Mom

Photo: eHowStill stuck on what to get your mom for Mother's Day? Not to worry, I've got a whole swag of beautiful gifts that you can handmake in the …

Crafting

LOOK: NCCA Launches Printable Sculptures of Philippine Landmarks!

If you’re both creative and patriotic, we have a suggestion for your next DIY: printable sculptures of historical landmarks in the Philippines!<p>The …

26 Thoughtful DIY Graduation Gifts to Start Making NOW

With graduation only weeks away, you’re probably scouring the corners of Pinterest and the like for grad gifts that are both creative AND meaningful. The unique-gift-giver struggle is real, y’all. To take your gift to the next level, try DIYing something that is way better (and more personal!) than …

Wall Art

Glam Up Your She Shed With This Stool Hack

We can’t get enough of the she shed craze and are extremely jealous of the amazing ladies out there kickin’ back in their sheds. I dream of the day when I can have my own crafting paradise among fresh flowers and warm sun. (Anyone out there a fairy godmother that can help make these dreams come …

Woodworking

Luxury villas in Ibiza

The Hot Rod of Soundboards

Back in the golden age of rock recording—an era that peaked in the ’60s and ’70s and staggered along like a wounded jackal through the early …

San Francisco

The mPiano Was Touched By Porsche Design Style

Home » Tech & Leisure » The mPiano Was Touched By Porsche Design Style<p>We really don’t know if we can find the right words to describe the marvelous</b> …

Dessert

The Guide to Every Kind of Carry-On Bag (And Which You Should Choose)

It pains us to say, but long gone are the days when you could bring pretty much any bag on a commercial flight. Some airlines will let you check one bag for free, others charge a premium. Meanwhile, the size restrictions for carry-on bags are getting stricter; the industry standard set by the Big …

Backpacking

Angry Birds knock Captain America from top of box office pecking order

App-inspired film takes $39m in debut weekend, with young audiences praising movie despite critics’ mixed reviews<p>The Angry Birds Movie soared to $39m in its debut weekend at the US box office, knocking Captain America: Civil War off its perch at the top. New adult comedies Neighbors 2 and The Nice …

Film Industry

Pepper the robot is getting Android compatibility and a San Francisco home

He really spiced up our lives<p>Pepper, the doe-eyed humanoid robot developed by SoftBank and Aldebaran Robotics, will soon be open to more developers. At Google I/O this week, SoftBank announced that little Pepper is getting an Android SDK. The Japanese company will also open a Pepper-centric outpost …

Robotics

Buy a Galaxy S7, get a free TV at Best Buy

Best Buy is offering a free 32-inch Samsung Smart HDTV with purchase and activation of one of Samsung's flagship phones.<p>If you are in the market for a phone AND a TV, Best Buy might have a deal for you.<p>Customers who buy or lease a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge at the retailer will also get a free …

Electronics Industry

Google wants to teach computers to create art from scratch

If you enjoy Google Play Music’s recommendations based on what you listen to, you can thank researcher Douglas Eck. The former University of Montreal computer science professor used machine learning principles on that project, and is now experimenting with it to see if he can teach computers to …

Watch a Daring Hoverboard Ride on a Skyscraper's Edge

Russia’s urban climber “Oleg Cricket” takes a hoverboard where no hoverboard has been before.<p>What’s stupider than riding a hoverboard? How about doing it on the edge of a skyscraper so tall that one slip and you’d be smashed into a cloud of red mist?<p>Russia’s Oleg Sherstyachenko seemingly performed …

Make-Ahead, Take-Along Breakfasts

Jumpstart your day with nutrients and flavor.<p>Smoked Salmon Blini<p>Rye is rich in fiber, and smoked salmon delivers heart-healthy omega-3 fats.<p><b>Ingredients</b><br>¾ cup milk<br>2 large eggs<br>1 cup rye flour<br>½ tsp. baking soda<br>½ tsp. baking powder<br>Pinch of salt<br>4 oz. cream cheese<br>1 Tbsp. honey<br>2 tsp. grated lemon …

Breakfast

The Unexpected Street Style of Tbilisi Fashion Week

The street style stars of Tbilisi wore their clothes in unexpected ways: a denim jacket, buttoned and pushed off the shoulders; a royal blue trench pulled over just one shoulder; a cross-body bag as fanny pack; and what look to be vintage war medals pinned by the tens to the front of a shirt. See …

Street Style

8 Amazingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes You've Never Heard Of

Unique ingredients are key 🔑.<p>Beyond the slew of avocado toasts that bait us on Instagram, the colorfully arranged #smoothies on the app are even more of a studied art. In fact, the chilled drink craze is part of the inspiration behind New Yorker Rachel Drori's line of delicious frozen smoothies …

Protein

Here’s the amazingly simple path to incredible homemade bagels

Let’s be frank. Most of us do not live in New York. Most of us probably wouldn’t want to live in New York, save for one reason: the bagels.<p>Pretty much the rest of America is woefully underserved when it comes to bagels. Our neighborhood sources tend to be grocery stores or chains — or downright …

Baking

The world’s largest cruise ship in numbers

More floating city than cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton this week – the biggest, heaviest, most brazen vessel of its kind. Unsurprisingly, its vital statistics are whoppers.<p>10,000<p>The number of plants in the on-board park – plus 50 mature trees.<p>227,000 …

Cruise Ships

21 Travel-Ready Snack Packs You Can Make Yourself

Mess-free treats that are perfect for packing.

The World's Weirdest, Wildest, and Most Wonderful Sofas

(Image credit: Make:)<p>Most sofas are well-behaved. They have a back and a seat and legs and maybe arms, and they look, well, like a sofa. These are …

Sofa

Here’s how much the iPhone costs around the world

How does the iPhone cost where you live stack up against the rest of the world? Deutsche Bank’s annual “Mapping the World’s Prices” report for 2016 has arrived, and it compares the prices of 20 popular items in global cities around the world — including Apple’s iPhone 6.<p>The big message? Mainly that …

Easy Craft for Kids - Cat Storage Baskets - Quiet Corner

Cat Storage Baskets<p><b>1.</b> For the smaller basket, start with a 25-foot piece of 1/4-inch jute rope. For the larger one, use a 30-foot piece. To make the …

Pour-Painted Paper Weights with Beach Stones

Eeeee!! I wish you could hear that squeal in my voice!I am SO stoked to show you this super-cool, super STUNNING project we made for Father's Day!We …

Crafting

Make An Epic Toy For Your Dog Out Of Your Old T-Shirts

Woof.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>- 2 Old T-Shirts<p>- Tennis Ball<p>- X-Acto Knife<p>- Ruler<p>- Scissors<p>A. CUTTING YOUR T-SHIRT:<p>1. Cut off the torso of your shirt by cutting in a straight line directly under the sleeves, across the chest. Also trim off the seam at the bottom of the T-Shirt.<p>2. Fold the remaining …

23 Teeny Tiny Party Favors You Can DIY

Whether you’re picking out party favors for a summer wedding or spring party, there’s no going wrong with ones that are itty bitty in size. They’re compact, easy to carry and a great idea, especially when it comes to making a bunch for a large group. Plus, there’s just something about …

Chemicals

How to hack your taste buds

Why does toothpaste give orange juice a weird aftertaste? It’s one of many surprisingly easy ways to trick your tongue – and your brain – into experiencing strange flavours, says Veronique Greenwood. What's going on?<p>Your tongue is not a blank slate. What you've just eaten can change the flavour of …

West Africa

Camouflage: Can we ever create true invisibility?

Inspired by the octopus, we’re on the road to creating materials that render things almost invisible. Yet as Philip Ball points out, the history of camouflage and our limited understanding of how creatures hide in nature may make the task trickier than it seems.<p>If imitation is the sincerest form of …

Northern Europe

How to win at (almost) everything

In games, humans are hopelessly predictable. Spot this hidden behaviour and you can crush puny-minded opponents in everything from the lottery to Rock, Paper, Scissors.<p>Although we can never outwit the weather or natural disasters, there are ways to master those other seemingly unpredictable …

Sherlock Holmes