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Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

These Weird Toddler Bedtime Routines Will Have You Howling

Because little kids are just freaking strange sometimes<p>Kids are weird, am I right? They have weird routines and weird requests and insist on things …

Parenting

Glossary of Joinery

Girt To Post Joinery<p>The most basic joint in timber framing is the <i>Mortise & Tenon</i> joint, illustrated here in the Girt (beam) to Post connection. Many …

Arsenic, Lead Found in Popular Protein Supplements

Whether for weight loss, muscle building, or simply as a convenient quick meal on the go, many Americans turn to protein powders and drinks.<p>But a new …

Mom Reveals What Raising Boys Actually Looks Like, And Judging By The Photos It’s One Hell Of A Job

As someone who was the only child in the family, I had always thought that having a few brothers would make my life way more fun. Sara Easter, a …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

This Amazon Purchase Helped Me Survive Life With a Newborn

Creating a registry as a first-time parent felt completely overwhelming. I remember free-falling down the YouTube rabbit hole of product reviews, skimming through endless roundups, and clicking on every single suggested registry on Pinterest. I heeded every article that warned about the tempting …

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Roland announces software versions of its 808 and 909 drum machines

The Roland TR-808 and TR-909 are iconic drum machines that powered a ton of the music from the '80s and '90s. While both hardware units were recently revived as the TR-08 and TR-09, they haven't been officially emulated in software yet. That changes now as Roland announces VST and AU plugins for …

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

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space

Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the …

Andy Richter's Parenting Tweets Are Hilarious

It’s no secret parents are some of the funniest people on Twitter. Indeed, having kids provides endless comedy fodder.<p>Andy Richter knows this to be true. Best known as Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, the comedian has a 17-year-old son, William, and 12-year-old daughter, Mercy.<p>Richter frequently tweets …

15 DIY Teepees for Fun Kids’ Playrooms

The urban jungle feels so very constricting. It can be even more suffocating for kids at times with few avenues to express themselves and natural …

Storage Ideas

19 Life-Changing Sex Toys You Can Get On Sale Right Now

The best sale = a sex toy sale.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Shopping

Judge: Trump tweets don't require more disclosure on dossier

President Donald Trump's tweets dismissing a dossier of intelligence claims about his ties to Russia don't indicate that the FBI has explored the issue and can't be used to force federal agencies to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests for records about the compilation, a federal judge …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The 50 Most Hilarious Tweets From Parents This Year

Every week, we round up the most hilarious tweets from moms and dads. As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to laugh at the best parenting tweets from the whole year (because, let’s be honest, we could use some extra laughter this year).<p>Scroll down to read the best of 2017 and follow @HuffPostParents …

Peppa Pig

How To Defrost Your Car Windshield In Less Than A Minute

If you live in a place where it snows for three or more months out of the year, you know that defrosting car windows is not just a slight …

This is the best time to put your children to bed according to their age

As wonderful and joyful parenthood is, the role can be a stealer of sleep.<p>Getting your little one to settle down for the night can often be a …

Can you really be addicted to sex?

When Harvey Weinstein’s abusive behaviour became public, he reportedly checked into rehab as a sex addict. But does sex addiction exist? As Emily …

A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to tackle the entire world of STEM education, Purdue University …

Kids

Entertain (And Exhaust) Energetic Toddlers By Playing “Jump The River”

Add it to your birthday party game list, ASAP.<p>By<p>Nov 10 2017, 3:03 PM<p>Jump the River is an elimination game where kids take turns jumping over an …

Paradise, for toddlers and their exhausted parents

Family vacations can be tests of endurance, especially with very young children, but these tropical destinations provide the resources and amenities – from petting zoos to complimentary childcare with certified nannies – to let everyone have a holiday to remember. Andrea Miller reports from her own …

Parenting

Russell Brand has the most genius hack for handling anger

British comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is one of the most self-aware people, famous or otherwise, you're likely to ever encounter. He turns a morning interview into a quick meditation session. Without a single om.<p>"Meditation is your negotiation with your feelings that you want to think …

Meditation

How to Keep Avocados from Browning

Food and Wine<p>21 Ways to Savor Avocados<p>Food and Wine<p>How to Cut & Peel an Avocado<p>Food and Wine<p>This Avocado Art Is Surprisingly …

Nest’s home security system costs $499 and comes with magnetic door sensors

Nest Secure is a modular system for arming your doors and windows<p>Nest is getting serious about home security with an entirely new product family it’s calling Nest Secure. Announced today at a hardware event in San Francisco, Nest detailed a new modular system that is designed to make home security …

Home Security

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The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Princeton University

This study of fascist men shows their terrifying fascination with sex, death, and authority

<i>‘Male Fantasies’</i> examined the inner lives of German fascists and reached a horrifying conclusion<p>After World War I, a German paramilitary commander …

New York Times