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Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …

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There's A 'Minecraft' Version Of Disney World, And It Might Be Better Than The Real Thing

This time I wanted to take it easy. So I wandered around the Germany Pavilion at Epcot. I rode on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom. Twice, actually. I ate some snacks so I wouldn't die.<p>Oh, and I did all of that from my couch in "Minecraft."<p>Someone built a 1:1 scale of Disney World in …

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The Rust Monster: A History And Preview From The Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual

Armor-wearing adventurers face many threats as they explore the subterranean world in search of treasure and glory, but few creatures threaten their well-being as much as the rust monster. It’s one of the most familiar and iconic creatures from the forty-year history of the fantasy role-playing …

Money Talks: bank mortgage advice failures and Aldi fells 250-year-old tree

Hello and welcome to this week’s Money Talks – a roundup of the week’s biggest stories and some things you may have missed.<p>Money news<p>• How do the RBS/NatWest mortgage advice failures affect you?<p>• Up to 40% of council tax levied on low-income households unpaid<p>• Tree loses out in battle between Aldi …

Kindly Allow These Fabergé Fractals To Melt Your Brains Into Goo

The images below are dazzling, to say the least. But be warned, once you gaze upon their intricately textured exteriors, landing somewhere between a Russian jeweled egg and dizzying digital geometry, you'll find it hard to look away.<p>These ornate art objects, "Fabergé Fractals" as they're called, …

Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers

Pollution shows up at the pub.<p>Beer lovers: there may be more to your brew than dazzling citrus overtones or a subtle chocolatey aroma.<p>The authors of a new study went to a local supermarket in Germany and picked up 24 brands of beer, including the 10 most popular in the country. In the lab, they …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

Steampunk Tendencies

<i>cyborg fingerblasting is</i><p><i>not the real future</i><p>^Haiku^bot^9. I detect haikus with 5-7-5 format. Sometimes I make mistakes.<p>All of you have loved ones. All …

Abandoned landfills polluting UK rivers, research finds

Abandoned landfill sites throughout the UK routinely leach polluting chemicals into rivers, say scientists.<p>At Port Meadow, on the outskirts of Oxford, about 27.5 tonnes of ammonium a year find way from landfill into the River Thames. The researchers say it could be happening at thousands of sites …

These Fishermen Make 'Sea Chairs' From Plastic They Haul In... While They're Still Fishing

Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way into Earth's permanent geological record.<p>However, one project seeks to bring attention to the ever-growing problem through this beautifully filmed …

Intel Will Unveil A New Luxury Smart Bracelet With A Curved Glass Display

The device will feature a design that's catered toward women and is likely to debut during Fashion Week or Intel's annual developer conference, our source said. It will also feature a curved glass display.<p>Details are scarce, but the accessory will probably be able to deliver notifications like …

The 55 Essential Movies Your Child Must See (Before Turning 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Now You Can “See” Birdsong In This Trippy Digital Animation

Imagine if you could see bird song. The “audio life forms” of Australian artist Andy Thomas makes such a thing possible. His multi-media …

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The Bike That Can't Be Stolen

On the militarization of police and more.<p>(Photo Credit: Yerka Project/Facebook)<p><b>Today in ingenious humans around the world</b>, three engineering students at Chile's University of Adolfo Ibáñez have designed a bicycle that cannot be stolen. More than novel for mere wow's sake – this is no two-way …

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Tutorial: Girl’s triple tiered ruffle skirt

Tutorial: Girl’s triple tiered ruffle skirt<p>Melanie from The Crafty Cupboard shows how you can make this fun triple tiered ruffle skirt for girls. You …

10 decorative ways to patch your clothes

Now and then, whether we like it or not, our favorite clothes are going to end up with a hole here or there. Why not take the opportunity to add a …

The Entire History Of Western Civilization... In 5 Minutes

If you could compress 2,600 years of cultural history into one moment, it'd look something like this.<p>The stunning visualization created by Maximilian Schich, an art historian at the University of Texas at Dallas, depicts the birth and death locations of history's most influential people.<p>Schich's …

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Computer Models Show What Exactly Would Happen To Earth After A Nuclear War

Cheery happy times<p>You've seen what a nuclear winter looks like, as imagined by filmmakers and novelists. Now you can take a look at what scientists have to say. In a new study, a team of four U.S. atmospheric and environmental scientists modeled what would happen after a "limited, regional nuclear …

Jacques Cousteau's Grandson Is Going on an Underwater Adventure

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer and filmmaker (and wearer of red caps) Jacques …

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered in Block of Ice in Antarctica

For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old …

Sustainable fashion: changing the rules of collective action

In the former army base of the Presidio in San Francisco, 200 representatives from more than a third of the worldwide apparel and footwear market came together to pose a single question: how can we work together to make this industry sustainable?<p>One might expect powerful brands to have the loud …

Man converts truck into solar-powered home

Living in a truck might not sound appealing, unless it's completely overhauled on the inside to be a bit more comfortable. With a bit of …

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Britain's first astronaut hails 'exciting times' for UK's place in spaceflight

The man who will become Britain's first official astronaut experienced "a wild mix of emotions – elation, excitement, shock and trepidation" on learning that he had beaten 10,000 other applicants to win a place next year in the International Space Station.<p>Major Tim Peake, a former British army air …