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Go Off The Grid With The Hand-Powered ROK Espresso Maker

For many people (ourselves included), espresso is a really important part of the day. It’s what you wake up with in the morning, and what can keep …

These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

Nature

The 9 Most Breathtaking Images from the Smithsonian's Annual Photo Contest

A volcano spewing ash, magical forest fireflies, and a monkey who feels just like we all do about winter weather. These are just a few of the …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Physics

If you think drones are scary, don't read this (pictures)

Your average consumer drone is more of a menace than menacing -- a giant plastic mosquito your neighbor's kid can barely control that keeps getting stuck in your trees. But drone makers have been working on improving their products. The drones of the very near future (and sometimes, of right now) …

Drones

9 Things You Should Know About Seventh-day Adventism

On Friday Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson officially ended his campaign and revealed he will be the national chairman of My Faith Votes, …

Theology

Our World: The subversion of American Evangelicals

The largest Evangelical communities remain solidly supportive of Israel, and their size dwarfs that of the rising forces of replacement theology and …

10 of the Most Beautiful Gardens You Will Ever See

The winning entries for Britain's International Garden Photographer of the Year are a true feast for the eyes.<p>There's little we love more than gazing over a lovely landscape — so the opportunity to view winning entries for Britain's International Garden Photographer of the Year is definitely one we …

Drone Photos Show the Crazy Urban Density of Hong Kong

Photographer <b>Andy Yeung</b> drone photography series “Urban Density” is eye-opening to say the very least. It puts into visual terms something most people …

Hong Kong

U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.<p>If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality.<p>The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will …

Singularity

Discover Hardangervidda – Europe’s largest mountain plateau

Have you found your favorite spot on Earth yet? A place where you can let go of all your worries and get inspired by nature surrounding you? Haven’t …

Here's Some of the Most Jaw-Dropping Science Fiction and Fantasy Artwork of the Past Year

Every year, the Spectrum Awards pick the most amazing art in science fiction and fantasy, from a number of categories including book covers, …

How to draw a head

You may have your best pencils and drawing techniques to hand, but there's no getting away from the complexity of how to draw a head. Because of …

Graphics

Mysterious burst of radio waves traced to galaxy billions of light-years away

For the first time, a mysterious blast of energy known as a Fast Radio Burst (FRB) has been precisely traced to a distant galaxy, bringing scientists …

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

BBC testing Planet Earth II in 4K HDR on its iPlayer app [Updated]

Attenborough to front new wildlife series, a decade after Planet Earth aired.<p>A small handful of BBC iPlayer users can now watch some of <i>Planet Earth …

Televisions

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

Jaw-Dropping 4K Timelapse Spans 5 Years and 42 Locations

Photographer Chris Pritchard captures dozens of screensaver-worthy shots in his new timelapse film, 'Skylight.'<p>No matter where we are in the world, whether it's the center of booming metropolis or the outskirts of some barren desert, we can always look up and bear witness to a constantly shifting …

This Fake Basement Window Is the Definition of Genius

Talk about a truly inventive way to take your dark room from depressing to dazzling.<p>Listen, there's a reason basements have the reputation of being dark, dreary, depressing spaces where monsters tend to lurk. But just because natural light doesn't shine in this subterranean space, it doesn't mean …

The Tacoma Habitat Is A Sleeker Way To Live Out Of Your Truck

AT Overland’s new Tacoma Habitat package looks like a really elegant solution for off-road camping comfort without the mass of a full-on RV.<p>The …

RVs

This infographic shows how currency debasement contributed to the fall of Rome

<i>The Money Project is an ongoing collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals that seeks to use intuitive visualizations to explore the origins, nature, and use of money.</i><p>At its peak, the Roman Empire held up to 130 million people over a span of 1.5 million square miles.<p>Rome had …

Yoga Benefits for Men | Men's Health

The area wasn’t particularly dangerous (for a war zone, anyway), and we had some free time on our hands. So my fellow SF guys did yoga. I lifted heavy things. Yoga was a sissy workout, I thought.<p>But one day after I’d finished a CrossFit WOD, the guys goaded me into joining one of their “sissy” …

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Earth Science

Physicists Must Accept That Some Things Are Unknowable

One of the ultimate questions about our Universe is the question of where all of this came from. When we discovered that the grand spirals in the sky were actually galaxies not so different from our Milky Way all unto themselves, it paved the way for us to truly — for the first time — understand …

Universe

10 of the best adventure holidays in Europe

Walk, cycle, kayak or horse ride around some of the continent’s most stunning and remote corners<p>Horse-riding, Turkey<p>The Persians named Cappadocia “the land of beautiful horses” after its wild mountain ponies – and the striking landscape of deep canyons and strangely shaped rocks is perfect for an …

European Travel

Israel Sniper Bullet To Be Showcased At 2016 Gun Trade Show In Las Vegas

Bullet stability will take center stage at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, an international exhibition hitting Las Vegas this …

15 incredible photos that were taken by drones

Drone photography is incredible. Just look at this!<p>This is just third place winner in a two-month competition challenging people around the world to submit their best aerial photos taken by drones. The winners were announced Thursday after 10,000 entries poured in from 146 countries.<p>Check out the …

End-Times Prophecy Author Reveals the Essential Thing That the Next U.S. President ‘Must Understand’

End-times author Joel C. Rosenberg believes that the next U.S. president “must understand” that so-called “apocalyptic Islam” — a dangerous, end times philosophy — is the “greatest challenge facing the Western alliance in the Middle East.”<p>Bible expert Joel Rosenberg (Photo Credit: Facebook/Joel …

Middle East