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Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

Dave Grohl

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

Eporta: The Stunning Global "Airbnb Of Interior Design" Raises $8 Million

The London office of eporta—a booming British business that connects trade buyers and designers—is a testament to the $700 billion design and furniture industry its powering.<p>Bright loops of light crafted by Barcelona-based Vibia hang above, a graphic rug by Denmark studio BoConcept lays squarely …

Selling

The Creator of Flipboard Shares His 7 Gear Essentials

Flipboard founder Mike McCue is a busy man. His day runs from 7 AM to 2 AM, and in that time, he manages to take his kids to school, bike to and from …

Mike McCue

This Is the Most Popular Sweet Potato Recipe on Pinterest — Popular on Pinterest

It was sometime last year that I became deeply enamored of sweet potatoes. I don't do anything particularly special with them or anything — I simply …

Sweet Potatoes

This material uses energy from ambient light to kill hospital superbugs

<b>PHOENIX</b> — A new material that harnesses the power of ambient light to produce bacteria-killing molecules could help stem the spread of hospital …

Microbiology

The Met Museum Rolls Out Over 500 Free Art Books You Can Download & Print

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Background images via The Metropolitan Museum of Art<br>As well as releasing more than 400,000 artworks for personal and …

Museums

The iPad Is The Best Tablet

While there are more than a few manufacturers and variations of tablets out there, many of which we’ve tested, we think that the iPad line offers the best overall selection.<p>Considering its screen size, speed, and price, we’ve chosen Apple’s iPad (5th generation) as our top pick for the best tablet …

IPad Air

Invisalign Braces: Does The Invisible Dentistry Innovation Really Work? (Case Study)

You only have to watch a few episodes of the Simpsons to know Brits haven’t got the best reputation when it comes to teeth.<p>Whether that’s because we’re too worried about how we’ll look in braces is anyone’s guess. The fact of the matter is, traditional braces aren’t just unsightly, their metal …

Woodworking

Simple Scones Recipe

"Make a holiday breakfast -- or afternoon tea -- really special with these sweet bakery treats."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/3 cup sugar<p>1 …

Baking

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Inspire You to Be More Creative

When we think of documentaries, we often think of the films that investigate harsh truths about our world. The Oscar tends to go to a documentary …

Art

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

When photography or filmmaking becomes a consuming passion or a career rather than a hobby, you might look longingly at fancier equipment. Luckily, "enthusiast" cameras have edged so close to professional gear that there's no need to spend $4,000-plus for models like the Sony A9, Canon EOS 1DX Mark …

Cameras

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Here’s how the iPhone 6s performs before and after a battery replacement [Video]

Apple confirmed in December that it does slow older iPhones as their batteries age and are unable to handle a full load. The company is currently offering users a discounted rate for battery replacements, giving users the opportunity to return to full power.<p>A new video shared today offers a great …

All Too Human review – flesh in the game of British painting

Tate Britain, London The contrasting visions of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud take centre stage in this thrilling survey spanning 100 years of the human figure in British art<p>In 1945, as the war was ending, Francis Bacon, then 35, made a painting he called <i>Figure in a Landscape</i>. Details of a seated …

Multiple Sclerosis

‘Annihilation’ Is Mind-Blowing, and the Best Sci-Fi Film in Years

Filmmaker Alex Garland’s (‘Ex Machina’) latest follows a team of female scientists, led by Natalie Portman, into a mysterious expanding portal that …

Rediscovered Alfred Munnings drawings go on display for first time

Drawings created when artist was a student found in archives of Norwich School of Art<p>Brilliant drawings by a young Alfred Munnings – done when he was taking evening classes at the end of the 19th century, working in an office by day and struggling to become a serious artist by night – have been …

Art

Learn to View the Night Sky with 'See It with a Small Telescope'

Many of us just got our first telescope over the holidays, and let's face it — a telescope can be intimidating. It's a machine. It needs to be …

Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements are available a month early

Apple was only poised to offer discounted iPhone battery replacements in late January, but they're already here. The company has issued a statement announcing that the $29/£25 replacements are available today (December 30th) in the US, UK and elsewhere for affected users with an iPhone 6 or later, …

Mobile Technology

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

The best smartphones you can buy right now

Smartphones get better every year, but 2017 has seen a string of particularly impressive devices. The benefits are obvious -- there's never been a better year to be in the market for a new phone -- but that also means that making a decision is harder than ever. Since we've tested all of 2017's …

Here's How To Make The Perfect Sourdough Loaf At Home

Get baking!<p><b>BAKER’S SCHEDULE</b><p>Thursday–Saturday: Feed your starter until bubbly and active.<p>Saturday Evening: Make the dough, and let rise overnight.<p>Sunday Morning: Shape the dough, let rise again, score, and bake.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>50 g (1⁄4 cup) bubbly, active starter<p>350 g (11⁄3 cups plus 2 tbsp) warm …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

The time of day you eat is just as important as what you eat — a nutritionist explains

Eran Segal is a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science and co-author of "The Personalized Diet." He studies nutrition, genetics, the microbiome, and gene regulation, looking specifically at how diet affects people differently. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eran Segal:</b> …

Nobel Prize

WyzeCam brings a motion sensing 1080P security camera for just $26

Security is on everyone’s minds lately, and most would love to add security cameras around their house. The one drawback to adding these security cameras is either price for wireless or experience for wired. Most wireless cameras are quite expensive, like Nest Cam, Netgear’s Arlo, and others. …

Shure Goes Bluetooth With Affordable Wireless Earphones Serving Up A Rock Solid Soundstage

Shure is a familiar name that’s been around for quite a long time on the audio business. Founded in Chicago by Sidney N Shure, in 1925. The company started out by selling radio spares in the burgeoning North American wireless market and there was a time when virtually every microphone on every …

Audiophile
Backpacking

9 Modern Homes Made Out of Shipping Containers

These shipping containers have left their itinerant lives as vessels that carried goods around the world, only to be reborn as structural and design elements of modern homes.

10 STEM Toys That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds

Whether you’ve got kids who already love science or kids who would rather play music or sports, these 10 STEM toys are so irresistibly cool, they’ll …

Kids

The Best Science Books

Photo Credit: Vladimir Simovic/Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 35<p>Science and Storytelling<p>Whether you're interested in space travel, the inner workings of the …

Books