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Is a Commercial Theme and DIY Website Right for You?

With more DIY website building platforms available than ever, and with the huge range of pre-designed themes and skins available, do you really need …

Observers lament lack of transparency in Kyrgyzstan polls

Western monitors in Kyrgyzstan have said that the country needs to improve organization and transparency in its parliamentary elections. Sunday's …

North Africa

Controlling a Robot with a Wearable Lego Exosuit

As if we needed further proof that Lego bricks are amazing, maker Danny Benedettelli has shown one of the coolest uses for them yet. Using a combination of Lego bricks and other electronics, Benedettelli built a humanoid robot that is controlled wirelessly by a wearable “exosuit.” This means that …

Lego

A New Dinosaur Was Discovered And It's Stupidly Badass

Scientists reported the discovery of a new dinosaur this week. The dino is a cousin to the famous velociraptor, and is now the largest dinosaur found with birdlike wings.<p>"Chris Pratt is signed up for <i>JP5</i>," Brusatte explained, "So they'll need a new storyline. How about some terrorists get their …

Paleontology

Watch Bryan Cranston Drop The Mother Of All ‘Your Mother’ Jokes On This ‘Breaking Bad’ Fan

Bryan Cranston is officially the king of Comic-Con following this clip from Thursday’s Q&A for <i>SuperMansion</i> on Crackle. As you can see, a <i>Breaking Bad</i> fan got up to ask Cranston what he enjoyed about shooting the show in Albuquerque, New Mexico — the fan’s hometown — and Cranston went to the well to …

Goods We Love: New York’s Secret Scandinavian Design Source

Founded by two downtown New York Danes, supermodel Camilla Vest and advertising creative Ricky Nordson, Goods We Love imports a small, exclusive …

Kidraulic are open source toy modules

KidRaulic is an innovative open-source toy project developed by Idan Zilzer in which anyone with a 3D printer can download the basic building blocks …

Mumford & Sons abandon banjos and plug in, pointlessly

Hate all you want on Mumford & Sons’ vest- and suspenders-adorned, banjo-worshipping, stomping, clapping, kick-drumming brand of poser-folk, but at …

Row in Malta over Queen's crumbling former home

A row is breaking out in Malta over the grand villa that was once home to Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh.<p>A leading conservationist has called on either the owners of the villa or the government of Malta to restore the once beautiful but crumbling building.<p>Astrid Vella said that the Queen …

Mumford & Sons swear off banjos on 'The Wolf'

Mumford & Sons have shared the second song off their forthcoming, very different sounding third album <i>Wilder Mind</i>. “The Wolf” ditches the band’s …

Father-Daughter Re-Creates Jurassic Park Using $100,000 in Legos

A Lego-loving dad embarked on an epic, three-month-long bonding experience with his 8-year-old daughter, Hailee, and the result is impressing Lego …

Lego

Watch The Matrix Lobby-Fight Scene Re-Enacted With Legos

<i>Matrix</i> franchise aficionados and Lego geeks can revel in a new YouTube re-enactment of the famous lobby-fight sequence from the original 1999 sci-fi …

Domestic violence advert stirs up storm in South Africa

An image of a battered woman in a tight-fitting gold-and-white dress has caused a social media storm in South Africa and around the world.<p>The picture was published in local newspapers on Friday as part of a Salvation Army campaign highlighting the scourge of the abuse of women in South Africa.<p>The …

South Africa

Kate Middleton Has Reportedly Given Up This Spray Tanning During Her Pregnancy

According to US Weekly, Kate Middleton (or Duchess Catherine, to use her title) has had to give up a beauty treatment during her pregnancy, and it's not one I saw coming: spray tans.<p>According to "a source": "Middleton, 33, has long indulged in weekly St. Tropez spray tan treatments to maintain her …

Queen Rania of Jordan on Empowering Girls Through Education

Queen Rania of Jordan is a modern royal: She's a passionate spokesperson for women's rights and travels the world as a representative not just of her nation but of hope for peace in the Middle East.<p>Recently, Queen Rania sat down with <i>Mashable</i>—and one of the most poignant things she talked about was …

Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

When not disrupting an industry, growing his company or pitching prospective clients, Shubham Banerjee can be found meeting his board, brainstorming with engineers or knocking on the doors of venture capitalists. Such is the life of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.<p>He is 13 years old.<p>“Yes, I started …

Silicon Valley

Nickelodeon hopes SpongeBob SquarePants will get kids coding

Network’s UK arm launches Code-It programming site for 6-12 year-olds, following similar efforts based on Doctor Who and Shaun the Sheep<p>Another television brand has joined the kids’ coding bandwagon, with Nickelodeon UK’s launch of a website called Code-It that aims to teach programming skills to …

Animation

Ron Swanson Food Moments That Will Make You Embarrassed To Know A Vegetarian

In the battle between vegetarians and meat-eaters, the vegetarians have two advantages: they live longer and they’re really good at recruitment. Even I, a man who once ate a turkey leg while riding on a jazzy scooter at a county fair, was once seduced into vegetarianism thanks to a zoo/recruitment …

Avengers: Age of Ultron – chaos reigns in second trailer

Marvel has released the second trailer for its forthcoming superhero gang show, and as with the first, Iron Man and crew are in heaps of bother<p>The second trailer has arrived for Avengers: Age of Ultron, arguably the most-anticipated film of the year – Star Wars excepted.<p>As in the first glimpse, …

Marvel Universe

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

People Pets

It’s the mother-baby bond in action.<p>Visitors to the San Diego Zoo are in awe of the connection between mom Jessica and her new baby boy, a still-unnamed infant who was born Dec. 26 and is a joyous addition to the highly endangered western lowland gorilla population.<p>“Mom has been doing really …

Pets

The Evolution Of Doctor Who's Sonic Screwdriver

This is a small graphic created by David Wildish (prints available HERE) showing the evolution of Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver throughout the …

10 Kid-Friendly Projects You Can Build Now

Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?<p>Stuck at home and bored with the kids? Why not try out one of these easy-to-follow plans for building your very own toys?

DIY: Giant Origami Cranes as Holiday Decor

A few days ago, when the two creative 10-year-olds who live next door came home with a giant paper swan, it immediately gave me an idea: paper cranes …

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Support Shiloh's Wish To Be Called "John"

Angelina Jolie's entire family recently stepped out on the red carpet to support their mother's new movie, <i>Unbroken</i>. The couple's oldest biological …

Slovenia ice storm creates amazing sculptures

Hopeful holiday skiers pray for snow as Alps resorts feel the effects of warmer weather

Lift pass prices are slashed as weather forecasters warn that there’s more sun to come on the pistes<p>Head high or stay at home and, if you go, definitely wear a helmet. That is the message for skiers looking to hit the slopes this week after one of the worst starts to a season in living memory.<p>As …

Daniel Radcliffe raps Blackalicious’ Alphabet Aerobics

Daniel Radcliffe shows off his impressive rap skills on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon<p>Some say it might be magic but Harry Potter star <b>Daniel Radcliffe</b> added rapping to his talents when he appeared on NBC's Tonight Show to perform Blackalicious' tongue-twisting track Alphabet Aerobics.<p>Radcliffe …