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Google announces OnHub, a $200 router focused on simplicity

Routers have never been particularly exciting pieces of technology, but now Google is trying to change that. It announced today that it's created a router called OnHub. OnHub is supposed to be easy to set up and manage, have high performance, and be able to tie together smart home accessories. The …

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All systems go for Europa mission

Jupiter’s moon Europa is a promising place to look for life beyond Earth. A new mission to Europa is now moving forward from concept review to …

15 Clever Ways to Turn Every Nook Into Helpful Storage Space

Part of the battle to clear the clutter is finding the space to store all those items you need to keep! Instead of building a storage hut in your backyard, or filling your attic with boxes you'll never open again, find all the storage space you need in your home, with these insightful space-saving …

Sega Wanted The Xbox To Play Dreamcast Games And Other Dreamcast Facts

The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming looks at Sega's final consoles, the Dreamcast.<p>In the video you will learn about the console's many …

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken » Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

My husband’s work schedule has been a bit chaotic recently, so I wanted to make something quick and easy for dinner. I’m always on the lookout for …

These wonderfully peculiar creatures are the work of Berkley, CA-based collage artist Kate McCann. McCann uses cuttings from vintage and antique books and magazines, ranging from medical textbooks to old issues of Vogue, to populate her Beetle Blossom Studio with delicate hybrid creatures made of bones, internal organs, parts of birds, animals, insects, shells, plants and even elements of period couture. They’re both grotesque and enchanting. McCann describes her creations as, “part science fiction and part fairy story, these collages are like scientific records of my discoveries.” “As a child, I lived in a wonder world of faeries, witches, science fiction and botany. Not much has changed, the only difference being that I record all of my thoughts and stories in the form of intricately cut and pieced together collages. I like everything old and a little tired so I seek out images and photographs that are antique, vintage and forgotten. I transform these paper memories and records into other worldly creatures who are sometimes static like specimens and at other times are surviving in a unique habitat.” To explore her work further (and we strongly recommend you do) visit Kate McCann’s website and Flickr page. You can also follow her right here on Tumblr at beetleblossom. She also offers original pieces for sale via the Beetle Blossom Etsy shop. [via Doodlers Anonymous]

These wonderfully peculiar creatures are the work of Berkley, CA-based collage artist Kate McCann. McCann uses cuttings from vintage and antique …