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How to make fluffy slime without using borax

DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have reported burns from this type of slime. Others are …

Rhapsody in blue: Which fruit tree is worth the work?

Story by Pamela A. Keene<p>Some backyard plants carry more weight than others, especially those that deliver edible rewards. If you’ve dreamed of …

Peaches

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Here’s a Stunning 4K Tour of the Moon

NASA has released a new eye-popping virtual tour of the moon in 4K resolution using imagery and data gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter …

4K resolution

How to Restore Your Garden After the Cold Winter

Wyevale Garden Centres shares expert tips for reviving gardens after the Big Freeze<p>As we gear up for the first of their spring projects in the …

The joy of the greenhouse: Perfect spaces to plant, prune or just potter about

Greenhouses, glasshouses and orangeries were torn down across Britain a few decades ago – thankfully, they're now back on the up and better than …

These 14 Urban Survival Skills are Critical

<i>by Megan</i><p>When SHTF, the most important thing for you to understand is that everything you know about how the world works can change very quickly. Most …

Pay what you want to become the master of all things Arduino

We're pretty big fans of Arduino, the DIY platform that lets you create and control your very own robots, as evidenced by this story about a $50 …

4 Ways to Control Electronic Relays

I’ve always been fascinated with relays, they’re so absolute, so binary. Anyway, I’ve built a few projects using relays and thought I’d share what I learned to help make it easier for others to use relays in their projects. I’m not an expert, I’m just a coder who likes to play with hardware.<p>An …

Four meals from anarchy: How Britain would collapse in just days if power supply is cut

British cities would be uninhabitable within days and the country is only a few meals from anarchy if the National Grid was taken down in a cyber attack or solar storm, disaster and security experts have warned.<p>Modern life is so reliant on electricity that a prolonged blackout would quickly lead to …

Electrical Grid

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

Flu Fighter Immunity-Boosting Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tonic [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

33 Genius Little Tricks To Make Your Food Last Longer & Reduce Waste

Along each step of the supply chain, a tremendous amount of food is wasted. From farm to fork, an incredible 40% of food produced in the U.S. ends up …

25 Foods Every Diabetic Should Keep Close

When it comes to food, to eat or not to eat is the main question for every person who suffer from diabetes. The best foods for diabetes are …