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Why I Love London in the Winter

For me, the unofficial start of London’s holiday season is awash in poppy red—the flowers that seem to adorn every lapel and storefront in the city to honor Remembrance Day. I am always blown away by the sense of solidarity the occasion continues to bring to the English capital.<p>While the city isn’t …

Homemade laser lightsaber is as risky as it looks

It's clear that there are a lot of <i>Star Wars</i> fans these days, but one of them just took that adoration to a decidedly geeky new level. Styropyro (he of laser shotgun fame) has built a lightsaber using a heavily upgraded 7W blue laser -- it's several times more powerful than what's needed to blind …

This is How You Turn a Watermelon Into a Giant Cocktail

So you can focus on the grill, not mixing drinks.<p>As if the Internet needed one more clever way to refashion a watermelon: We've turned the sweet summer melon into a keg, one massive Jell-O shot, shot glasses, and now a JUG (can't stop, won't stop). This idea came to me from the Italian food site …

Watermelon

Middle-class drinking? It’s one of my favourite things

I don’t get drunk, and I rarely have a hangover. But it seems I’m outdoing binge drinkers and running big health risks. Trouble is, I’m having a lovely time<p>Last night I was fully clothed. My dress didn’t ride up and expose half my bottom, probably because I was wearing jeans. I didn’t slump on a …

Alcohol

Top 10 Mistakes When Buying a New Camera

Have you ever bought the wrong camera for you? Sometimes it can be daunting to try to choose one out of the myriad of makes and models out there. …

Top 10

Sex differences and vulnerability: how the male-female divide affects health

An interview with controversial evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary throws up questions about the role of gender in health and wellbeing<p>Recently, I met evolutionary psychologist Professor David Geary at the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Institute of Sexology’ exhibition. The exhibition focuses …

Psychology

Artificial intelligence 'will not end human race'

Head of Microsoft’s main research lab admits that AI will pose legal, ethical and psychological issues as it becomes more sophisticated<p>The head of Microsoft’s main research lab has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race.<p>Eric Horvitz …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

Most photographers start shooting with the sun behind them. After all, it’s what many beginning photography books suggest. But, that’s really missing …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Woodworking

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>Bitcoin: what you need to know<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise …

National Geographic

BBC News

What is the difference between a lager and an ale?

Hint: it has nothing to do with the beer's flavor.<p>For the average beer drinker, the difference between an ale and a lager comes down to how the beer looks, smells, and tastes. Ales tend to be fruity-estery, while lagers are clean-tasting and frequently described as "crisp." But to a brewer, the …