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Japanese fisherman, 63, 'fights off bear with karate'

A Japanese man who came face-to-face with a snarling bear took things into his own hands - and unleashed his karate skills on the beast.<p>The 63-year-old was fishing in a mountain creek when the 6ft 3in creature set upon him in what he said was an unprovoked attack.<p>In scenes seemingly reminiscent of …

Designers reveal the most unusual ways of finding work

If you want to get ahead in design, you need to think outside the box when you're looking for work. Sure, you won't get anywhere without a solid …

How Will We Get Off Mars?

We know how to get to Mars. We know how to land on Mars. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to leave.<p>When NASA engineers look at Mars, they see a planet-sized Venus flytrap.<p>It lures us with the promise of scientific discovery—but the moment we land there, gravity and a harsh climate will …

19 Least Used Words In English That Should Be Used More Often

Throughout school, we are being taught the power of vocabulary. We used to have some ‘difficult’ words mentioned after each English chapter with …

This Is What Disney Princes Would Look Like In Real Life

When you wish upon a hunk...

Parenthood summed up in 10 laugh-out

Mums and dads, welcome to your life… in comic form. Talented greeting card artist and dad of two, Brian Gordon has delved deep into the world of …

Student Says His Is Too Smart For First Grade The Principals Response Is Hilarious

33 DIYs For The Classiest Person You Know

Expensive taste on a DIY budget.

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30 Stunning No-Heat Hairstyles To Help You Through Summer

If You Speak Mandarin, Your Brain Is Different

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

Ten years before Disney, Lotte Reiniger made breathtaking animated features before fleeing the Nazis

The popular history of animation starts with Walt Disney—a tragic oversight and a considerably US-centric misconception. In addition to the …

50 Inspiring Life Quotes From Famous Childhood Characters

Given how adults often like to write off cartoons as childish and immature creations, it can sometimes be surprising to see how many cartoon …

Never Mess Up a Pie Crust Again

Never mess up pie dough again.<p><i>We all make cooking mistakes. Which is why digital food editor Dawn Perry is here to help. Welcome to Effed It Up</i>.<p>Recently we asked on Facebook, "Hey, what have you effed up in the kitchen lately?" The good news is you're all messing up the same stuff: rice, eggs of …

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These photos Apple's first employees showed us from the company's earliest days are absolutely wonderful

The pair had successfully begun shipping their first computer, a naked circuit board called Apple I. It had neither a keyboard nor a screen, and functioned more as part of a kit that computer hobbyists could build into something more useful, if they knew what they were doing.<p>Two early Apple …

15 bizarre frog species

These frogs and toads run the gamut of beautiful, odd and even deadly. Prepare to be amazed!<p>There are around 4,740 known species of frog around the …

Top 50 Detox Water Recipes for Rapid Weight Loss

Detox water is the latest diet craze to take off in recent years, and it looks like more than just a mere fad. This approach to losing weight is …

Magic Microwave Cookies

Are the chocolate chip cookie cravings setting in? Instead of rushing out to the bakery and buying a dozen, you can make your own in just under 2 …

Wild Desserts: Pink Zebra Cake that Struts Out the Stripes - Cretíque

At the heart of every memorable celebration is a great cake; be it a beautiful wedding or an unforgettable birthday party. But what if you can make …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

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Animated Recipe: Baked Yam Chips

Here is a recipe for a tasty treat with no guilt included: baked yam chips. This is a perfect, satisfying substitute for traditional snack food, as its packed with vitamins and dietary fiber. These crunchy, savory and sweet chips are hard to resist.<p>Tip: if youre not in the mood for something sweet, …

23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Whether you've got two green thumbs or you're an avowed plant-murderer, you need these tips.

Gardening

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

Weird & Wild<p>The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many …