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The Best Science Podcasts To Listen To Right Now

Every day, we’re learning more about the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond. But who will make sense of it all? Who will explain how it affects us? Scientists.<p>They’re the thought leaders who will help us push society forward and, more than ever, they’re sharing their …

Podcasting

How to Level Up in Fortnite Without Killing Anyone

Playing Fortnite is a lot of fun when you aren’t getting filled with holes or kissing other players’ Infinity Gauntlets. Looking for weapons? …

Track Down

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Home Improvement

The Best Disney World Travel Tips From Our Readers

This week we hacked a theme park instead of a city, with a frankly intimidating 275 comments full of tips on visiting Disney World. (Would have loved …

Walt Disney Company

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

Learn LaTeX in 30 minutes

In this guide, we hope to give you your first introduction to LaTeX. The guide does not require you to have any prior knowledge of LaTeX, but by the …

Best Amazon Alexa Routines

While the individual commands you can give your Amazon Echo are plenty diverse, you still have to give those commands one at a time. That can be more …

Smart Homes

Raspberry Pi Plex Server

If you have a backup of your digital media, it’s nice to have a convenient way to play it back. Running a dedicated media server is the usual way to do this, but a computer that’s up all the time can be pretty expensive in terms of electrical usage. Fortunately the Raspberry Pi 3 is powerful enough …

Raspberry Pi

Check Out These Free Lessons on Every Single Element on the Periodic Table

Did you know that beryllium is transparent to X-rays? Or yttrium is found in moon rocks and bullet-proof glass? Or that curium was named after Pierre …

Chapelier Fou

Network-Attached Storages (NAS) are very handy devices on a home network. They offer a simple way to share or synchronize files, and can host various …

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NAS with Dual Drive Bays

While it might not pack the computational punch you’d usually be looking for in a server platform, you can’t beat how cheap the Raspberry Pi is. As …

Raspberry Pi

Warren Buffett's NCAA tournament bracket challenge: Perfection earns $1 million a year for life

Warren Buffett's bracket challenge is back.<p>The billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is once again offering an astronomical prize to any of his employees who can beat the NCAA tournament's astronomical odds. In an interview with CNBC last month, Buffett said any employee who accurately predicts all …

National Championship

A 3-Stock, 6.5% Portfolio For The Next 15-Month Rally

The market’s historic bull run just hit a brick wall … and I couldn’t be more excited.<p>I’ve had my eye on three robust dividend growers for months. And thanks to this pullback, they finally trade at attractive prices (and pay a blended 6.5% yield!)<p>February saw the S&P 500 decline for the first time …

Investing

Understand The Fundamentals of Sound With This Interactive Guide to Waveforms

At the tail end of 2017, I had the good fortune to babysit some adorable children for a few hours, during which they proceeded to ask all sorts of …

The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>Imagine walking into your home at night, …

Smart Homes

How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Mac Update Notifications

Software updates are usually a good thing. They can bring new features and important security updates to whatever device you’re using with little to …

App Store

Ben Heck's automated, Alexa-based workbench

Bob Baddeley visits The Ben Heck Show team to bring voice control to the Raspberry Pi. Bob and Ben take us through setting up communication between an Amazon Echo Dot and the Raspberry Pi, with Amazon doing the legwork in the cloud. What other interesting projects could this inspire? And what have …

Raspberry Pi

Build a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System for Your Drone

Starting on December 21, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began requiring hobbyists to register their Unmanned Aerial Systems – often referred to as drones. After two days of registration, the database contained 45,000 aircraft dedicated and designed for personal use. This mandate …

This Simple Animation Answers Everything About How A Clutch Works

Many of us have a basic idea of what our car’s clutch does, but still find all the teeth and springs confusing when we actually look at one out of …

The first supermoon of 2018 will appear on New Year's Day — and it's more special than usual

• <b>The "wolf moon" on January 1 — New Year's Day — will also be the first supermoon of the year.</b>• <b><br>Supermoons occur when a full moon coincides with the time the moon is closest to Earth.</b>• <b><br>They don't look all that different from regular full moons, but this one is special because it's one of three happening</b> …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

no-knead bread (for high altitude)

The no-knead bread is legendary. I’ve seen dozens of variations and made my own, but not since moving to Boulder over a year ago. Although I’ve …

Sunflower and Flax Seeds Whole Wheat Cast Iron Bread

Recipe Notes<p><i>Prep time does not include time to let the dough rise.</i><p>Always check the expiration date on your yeast and make sure it hasn't expired. All …

Chicken and Rice Soup

BBQ Brisket

Mix together the paprika, salt and pepper, sugar, and cayenne. Rub the spice mixture all over the brisket and refrigerate for 2 hours or …

No Knead Bread

Recipe Notes<p>I used a small 3.5 qt Dutch oven. A small Dutch oven is better here so that the bread rises upwards, whereas if you were to use a big …

Audio Mixing

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Arduino

Raspberry Pi Home Automation Hub Setup

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts or those looking to learn more about home automation may be interested in this new video created by YouTube channel Byte …

MoviePass Just Got Even Cheaper, Thanks to Costco

MoviePass usually costs $120 a year<p>Movie buffs are in for a treat in 2018, thanks to a new deal that offers year-long subscriptions to both MoviePass …