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Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Zoology

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

Recipes

This Cabbage, Sausage, and Potato Soup Is Perfect for Chilly Nights

Soup is a warm and comforting hug during the winter months, but making a soup that is truly satisfying is something of a fickle beast. If you're like …

Cooking

I Only Need Three Ingredients and One Pan To Cook an Amazing Weeknight Dinner

This week on #rscookingschool we’re making dinner with just three ingredients—okay, six if we’re counting olive oil, salt, and pepper. Those precious …

Cooking

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

Clean Energy

15 Vegan Meal Prep Combinations So good You Won't Miss Meat

Making a conscious effort to eat a plant-based diet requires research and planning. If you're short on inspiration and feel like you've got a …

5 lesser-known cryptocurrencies you should definitely know about

When you hear the word “cryptocurrency,” you probably think of Bitcoin — and with good reason. Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency in the …

The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million …

Best Online Classes for Job Skills - MIT Technology Review

In 2017, people flocked to online classes about artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, and data analytics. In 2018, expect more of the same, say …

The Best Oven Temperature For Every Cooking Scenario

Wondering why cookies often bake at 350°F, and veggies roast at 425°F? Getting creative in the kitchen and curious what needs to bake at what …

New Device Lets Scientists Explore The Weird Physics Near Absolute Zero

Strange things happen at the limits of science.<p>Scientists have long been intrigued by the physics near absolute zero – the temperature 0° Kelvin, or …

10 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Whether you received a new iPhone over the holidays as a gift or treated yourself to one, chances are you’re not using your smartphone to its fullest.<p>After all, with many hundreds of embedded features, not to mention a new operating system (iOS 11), no doubt there are some things you had no idea …

iOS

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

20 super creative stairway ideas to copy!

In modern architectural design, stairways have evolved greatly. Gone are the days when spaces like corridors, utility rooms & stairways were …

33 Things Highly Successful People are Doing Every Day (That You Probably Aren't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s 3 Golden Rules for Eating Sushi

The Iron Chef wants you to forget everything you've learned<p>“You think you know how to eat sushi? You don’t know anything about eating sushi,” said …

Watch: Five tips for shooting high-quality video on your iPhone

Getting started with video on the iPhone is easy, but mastering the capture of it can be difficult. AppleInsider has five tips for you to make the …

Mobile Photography

Lechon is the world’s most delicious Christmas tradition

One of the most convincing arguments that Filipinos have mastered the roast pig, or lechon, is its skin: brick red and so immensely crunchy it …

BBQ

2017 Best of Transforming Furniture

Designing and building functional furniture is challenging enough. When the designer goes the extra mile and renders the piece able to transform, so …

Sleek multifunctional 'bedroom box' maximizes this small apartment

Small apartments in old urban centres like Paris or Madrid are cheap, but can be cramped and rundown. To update this old apartment in Paris, Batiik …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

End of the smashed phone screen? Self-healing glass discovered by accident

New type of polymer glass that can mend itself when pressed together is in development by University of Tokyo after a student discovered it<p>Japanese researchers say they have developed a new type of glass that can heal itself from cracks and breaks.<p>Glass made from a low weight polymer called …

Sustainability

The Best DIY Videos of the Year

<b>We’ve carefully selected these videos because they’re actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their viewers with personal stories and</b> …

Laser-Powered Fusion Reactor Could Create Limitless Electricity Without Creating Radioactive Waste

Like all good things it involves giant lasers.<p>Fusion has the potential to solve the energy crisis once and for all. By harnessing the same reaction …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

New metallic glass material created by starving atoms of a nucleus

Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers …

11 Vegan Japanese Recipes

As some of you already know, we absolutely love Asian food, but in all the years we’ve been doing this blog, we’ve yet to put together a Japanese …

Healthy Eating

Solar-powered smart window technology takes a big leap forward

Relying on perovskites and single-walled carbon nanotubes, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) …