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Coffee has been found to reverse liver damage caused by alcohol. https://t.co/2qckrc0Z73

Novel Chemical 'Washes Away' Alzheimer's Plaque in Mice

Scientists in Korea have found a small molecule that, when added to the drinking water of mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease, washed away the …

This College Student Built an Awesome Tiny Home to Avoid Debt

You have to see the inside.<p>University of Texas at Austin junior, Joel Weber, built a tiny house for $20,000 and now he's going to live his post-grad life debt free, thanks to the small mortgage and low utility costs. Even better, he gets to live his life in what looks like the ultimate tree house …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

Golf

Making a Cube in a Cube in a Cube From One Piece of Metal Is Pointless and Incredible

And positively mesmerizing<p>A cube within a cube within a cube machined out of a single piece of metal serves no purpose. But it is crazy awesome and I need one, especially after seeing all the machining finesse that makes this little nested wonder possible.<p>The video and its description are in …

Gear & Gadgets

People who are red-green colorblind have equivalent color-vision to a dog. http://t.co/jeOWwlNYoF

4 of the Finest Swimming Holes In Alabama

Before we know it, thick curtains of humidity will drape over the land. Many draw the curtain in the comforts of recycled cooled air, but why not …

This Is What Happens to Your Body After You Die

<i>Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes</i> …

LUNALUXX, A Clever Lamp With a Levitating Lighting Element

LUNALUXX is an intriguing lamp that provides light through a levitating illuminated disc. The effect is achieved through a combination of …

Electromagnetism

An Adorable Demonstration Proving Just How Difficult It is to Make a Bed With Cats Around

The wonderfully mischievous duo of Cole and Marmalade demonstrate just how difficult it is for a human to effectively make a bed when a couple of …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Watch Two Students Extinguish Fire Using Sound

A pair of engineering students at George Mason University in Virginia managed to create a fire extinguisher that operates using sound waves.<p>This …

How to Make a Living From a 1.5 Acre Market Garden

Picture the scene, you‘re awoken by the morning sun, grab yourself a coffee and step outside. As you take your first sip you watch the sun rising and …

Farming

Lockheed Laser Destroys A Truck From A Mile Away

Lasers versus trucks: The future of war is a Transformers movie<p>We are undeniably living in the future. Today, the evidence is this glowing-red hole burnt straight through a truck’s engine by a high-powered laser at a distance of one mile Released this week, the above photo shows just what Lockheed …

Aviation

Mazda Cosmo 110S

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Japanese<br>• Rare<br>• Retro<br>• Vintage<p>The Mazda Cosmo 110S was the first rotary-engined car to roll out of the …

This is the world's smallest drone—and it's kind of scary

Drones come in all dimensions, from the size of a lap dog to the monstrous ones flown by militaries. This one can fit in the palm of your hand.<p>Unbox …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

The Rise of Fake Engine Noise

You recall how Toyota added a recorded sound of an engine to its Prius models because people thought it was creepy and dangerous for a car to move …

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This Map Shows 20 Years of Asteroids Hammering the Earth

NASA maps out 556 small asteroid impacts on our planet between 1994 and 2013.<p><i>Click to Enlarge. (Photo Credit: Planetary Science)</i><p>Major meteorite impacts may be rare, but smaller space rocks hammer the Earth all the time. If you had any doubt before, check out the map by NASA, released this weekend, …

Heat Your Home with Someone Else's Computer

(Photo: Simply Saxony)<p>Servers can get hot, so data centers generate a huge amount of heat. If left unharvested, that energy goes to waste. That's why …

This is what a Lion Selfie looks like. It is one of the best selfies ever. http://t.co/5hESz7gbuk

The Perplexus Warp Ball Maze Teaches Patience and a Hatred Of Gravity

The trend to make everything 3D had an adverse effect on movies, but it works really well elsewhere. Remember those wooden Labyrinth games where you …

How'd He Do That? Physicist Demos Quantum Levitation

A tiny cube floating and flipping in midair sounds like something straight out of "Harry Potter," but Harvard physicist Subir Sachdev doesn't need …

Cancer tumours destroyed by berry found in Queensland rainforest

Scientists have managed to destroy cancerous tumours by using an experimental drug derived from the seeds of a fruit found in north Queensland rainforests.<p>The drug, called EBC-46, was produced by extracting a compound from the berry of the blushwood tree, a plant only found in specific areas of the …

Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker review: Can WiFi make cooking easier?

Frying, baking, grilling, searing, boiling, roasting -- whatever the method, I love to cook. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's just plain hard work, but at least it's the kind of work I enjoy. Even so, I've never used a slow cooker, and have always been a little jealous of my friends who …

Lessons From Off-Grid Living - Renewable Energy

Both idealistic and practical reasons led my wife Michelle and me to choose off-grid living 20 years ago. After a five-year search for rural …

Off-grid

An Ex-Soldier Designs an Ingenious, Badass Grill for Camping Out

No one expects to have access to a Viking range or other high-end kitchen amenities when camping, but it doesn't mean outdoorsy folks should settle …