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Star Wars glassware lets you drink off the Death Star

This is the Star Wars Planetary Glass Ware Set from ThinkGeek. It’s a set of glasses made to look like the celestial bodies – plus the Death Star – …

Movies

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Harvard May Have Pinpointed the Source of Human Consciousness

Human Consciousness<p>Human consciousness has been defined as awareness, sentience, a person’s ability to experience and feel, but despite the important …

Unusual Geometric Cake Designs by Dinara Kasko | Colossal

<p>When looking at a case of pastries in a bakery it’s usually possible to intuit what something might taste like because of its familiar shape or …

How to Build a Smokehouse

Preserving food these days seems like a hard job, unless you want to do it in a natural way. The perfect medium for this is a smoke house. This …

DIY

How to Make: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Christmas Trees

Looking for a delicious dessert that will match the holiday theme? Stop the search and take a glance at this tasty bite-size snacks you could make …

Dessert

The Beth Thomas Story: How a TV Film and Documentary Captured a Child Enraged

<i>This guest post by Kim Hoffman appears as part of our theme week on The Terror of Little Girls.</i><p><i>CORRECTION UPDATED 2/10/16: An earlier version of this</i> …

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

Meditation

A Solar Powered Automatic Water Condenser For Under $100! | Spirit Science

Fontus is a revolutionary water collection device that will be within most budgets. A solar powered water condenser, this light and portable device …

There’s going to be a pop-up "Star Wars" cantina soon and we are beside ourselves with excitement

Want to go to a bar in a galaxy far, far away — yet actually in L.A.?! Pretty soon, you can, by checking out a pop-up bar based on Chalmun’s Cantina …

41 Photos That Reveal The Otherworldly Beauty Of Socotra

Rod Waddington/FlickrDragon’s blood trees, found only on Socotra<b>SOME 150 MILES EAST OF THE HORN OF AFRICA</b> and 250 miles south of the Arabian …

Arabian Peninsula

The Sea Will Get a Lot Quieter Without the Navy’s Whale-Killing Sonar

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.19.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>If you were a blue whale, the water in …

The Lake Monsters of America

People love to fill in mysterious areas of nature with myths of monsters. Early maps had voids of knowledge marked with warnings that “Here be …

A Graphic Guide to All the Weird Things in New York City’s Waterways

The digital journal Underwater New York tells the stories of objects submerged and washed ashore.<p>(Graphic by Michelle Enemark)<p>Dead Horse Bay is a …

The Untold Story of the Badass First Female Tattoo Artist in the United States

What comes to mind when you think about tattoo artists in the early 20th century? Probably a Sailor Jerry looking fellow, right? Has a mustache? Is …

Learn How To Build Functionable DIY Solar Panels With Pop-Cans In Your Backyard Today

Building the DIY Solar Panel Step by Step Guide<p>You should start by collecting the empty aluminium cans for the upcoming solar panel assembly. Do your …

DIY

21 Photos Of André The Giant You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped

1 of 22<p>This wasn't the only time André lifted Arnold in the air. Famous for always paying for his dinner parties (guests included), André caught …

Anonunoya Creates Perfectly Equipped Tablecloths for Craft Fairs

a tablecloth specifically for fair boothsIf you’ve ever sold anything at a craft fair you’ll know that being organized can make all the difference. …

Japanese Culture

This Floating Home is Totally Off the Grid

One Canadian couple has spent the last 25 years building their home as a floating sustainable island in British Columbia. See how it's grown and …

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living In A Computer Simulation – Here’s The Science

In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. …

Singularity

How to Choose the Pet Bug That’s Right for You

Consider the millipede.<p>Entomologist Sammy Ramsey was initially scared of bugs as a kid, then read some books and became enthralled for life. (Photo: …

The Secret Messages Hiding Inside 17th Century Engagement Rings

They make the modern diamond ring look rather boring.<p>A gimmel ring at the British Museum. (Photo: Geni/GFDL CC-BY-SA)<p>When shopping for an engagement …

Archaeology

Indian schoolgirl recreates periodic table with 90 global issues

A 17-year-old Indian school girl came up with an imaginative way to remember all the elements on the periodic table for her science class. The …

The Harvard Library That Protects The World’s Rarest Colors

The most unusual colors from Harvard’s storied pigment library include beetle extracts, poisonous metals, and human mummies.<p>Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color finder that comes …

Time-lapse captures the 'freaky beauty' of blooming Echinopsis cacti

There are many exquisite succulent plants out there, but none are quite as spectacular as those belonging to the Echinopsis genus. Endemic to South …

12 Of The Most Perilous And Dangerous Journeys To School In The World

When you were growing up, just like thousands of children around the world you probably hated getting up early for school and making the daily …

OMG, just look at the photos of older Harry and Ginny from "The Cursed Child"

<i>Harry Potter</i> fans — us *certainly* included — have been desperate for any scrap of news on <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i> (both parts!). We’re only …

Mindy Kaling played some insane tricks on BJ Novak during "The Office"

The antics of Ryan and Kelly were some of our favorite parts of NBC’s <i>The Office</i>. During the show’s nine-season run, we watched all kinds of craziness …

5 lessons learning to read tarot cards taught me about my life

About a year ago, I picked up my first deck of tarot cards. If you don’t know, tarot cards are medieval “playing” cards that have become more …