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For The Cost Of An iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine That Can Power An Entire House For a Lifetime

<b>Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity every day.</b><p>For the same …

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Food<p>Tips for Perfect Cookies<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Fun<p>Brooklyn's rooftop farm<p>Art<p>Drawing with …

Pop Culture

The best headphones under $50 come from a company you’ve never heard of

Last I checked, there were roughly 4,400 earbuds and in-ear headphone listings on Amazon in the $25-to-$50 segment. That’s ridiculous.<p>How is anyone …

Consumer Tech

5 Cute Japanese Origami Ideas For Beginners

Learn these helpful paper-folding tips and tricks to create 5 cute and easy origami crafts that will impress.

7 Common Mistakes That Newbie Street Photographers Make

Over the last few years I have worked with enough budding new street photography enthusiasts, to notice a common thread of early mistakes that many …

This incredible time-lapse took 5.5 years and 42 unique locations to make

To open up the description of his latest time-lapse, photographer Chris Pritchard declares ’<i>whether in the city or a rural area, surrounded by nature</i> …

Time-lapse Photography

5 Exercises That’ll Help You Fall in Love with Photography All Over Again

<i>All the photos in this post are by Luis Valadares, a young 500pxer from Portugal who is in the middle of a really cool “Love Photography” 365 project</i> …

10 Movies About Photography Every Photographer Should Watch

5. The Killing Fields (1984)<p>Set amid the chaotic, devastating tyranny of Pol Pot’s “Democratic Kampuchea”, Joffe’s 1984 British drama tells the story …

Spying

Travis Durden creates classical Star Wars sculptures and depicts Batman in a post-apocalyptic universe

A shadowy caped figure stands on the balcony of a dilapidated, abandoned theatre, looking down upon the remains of a once opulent auditorium.<p>To …

Genetically Modifying Human Embryos: What You Need To Know

The licence to genetically modify human embryos is not a green light to create "designer babies".<p>There is another hurdle – ethical approval of the study itself. But the granting of a licence is a key step.<p>A better understanding of what makes embryos succeed or fail could mean new hope for would-be …

This Is Really Why Your Cat Suddenly Goes Crazy

So what turns your placid pet into a frenetic fur ball?<p>Short answer: Mother Nature.<p>With the help of a cat behaviorist, "Simon's Cat Logic" explains why cats suddenly dart around the house, on the furniture and even (grrrr) up and down the curtains.<p>Turns out that felines in the wild can go on 40 …

Pets

One of the most beautiful collections of free iPhone and Android wallpapers we’ve ever seen

We have spent a fair amount of time over the years hunting down high-quality wallpapers and sharing them with our readers. We’ve even shown you how …

Consumer Tech

Daily Deals: Samsung Galaxy Gear Live Android Smartwatch $80, Canon PIXMA Inkjet Printer w/ AirPrint $35, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Breed (98.5% Positive feedback) via eBay the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live Android …

The 10 best movies of 2015 | Polygon

This post is rated G for general audiences...<p>What do you get when you put a few sci-fi-loving movie geeks and a few movie-loving sci-fi geeks in a room and ask them to pick the best films they saw this year? You get Polygon's best movies of 2015 list, i.e., this post. It's a weird list, but it's …

7 Fitness Trends to Try in 2016

With 2016 on the horizon, that means another 365 days to get your sweat on (minus a few rest and recovery days, of course). Curious what trends are …

New York City

North Korea’s secret Red Star OS looks exactly like Apple’s OS X

As the most closed-off country on the planet, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the North Korean government developed its own homegrown operating …

North Korea

Amazon has lots of digital PS4 games on sale

Sony isn’t the only one selling discounted PS4 games these remaining days of 2015. Amazon is now offering huge discounts on digital copies of PS4 …

Mad Max

Even now, with it finally being released, the amount of attention that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gotten is hard to comprehend. The film is …

The 6 Best Movies to See in Theaters This Holiday Weekend

Choose wisely.<p>Not every year-end movie is worth the price of theater admission. These six are.<p>The Big Short<p>The least depressed you'll ever feel about the Recession. Watch Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell game the system—which you don't need to entirely understand. Then, …

Brad Pitt

Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens Lore Revealed in New Book

A big question about Kylo Ren's lightsaber was why the sword-like, cross-guard sabers were necessary. The visual dictionary discloses that Ren's lightsaber is based on ancient designs and utilizes a cracked kyber crystal, rendering it unstable. The cross-guard vents are there to distribute the …

Star Wars

17 Signs You Are Stepping Towards Success, Even If You Don't Feel You Are.

Not sure if you’re on the right curve along the road to success?<p>There are lots of times when all of us feel that success is far from our reach. We …

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

RANKED: The 10 best movies of 2015

I was there for all of it and have to admit that there was more good than bad.<p>With so much interesting filmmaking, it was tough to come up with just 10 favorites of the year, but here they are — along with a few others that deserve recognition.

Kurt Cobain

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Photography

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …