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Trying to Absorb Mercury With a Sponge

Taofledermaus tests whether or not mercury can be absorbed with a foam sponge in this fascinating video. Small pools of mercury seem to form in the …

20 inventions that could change our world

20 inventions that could change our world<p>650 projects from 18 different countries have been trimmed down to a final list of 20 inventions that promise to change our world. Here are 12 of the finalists for the 2013 James Dyson Awards. A winner will be chosen on November 7th and awarded $45,000. For …

The best violin apps for iPad

Do you already play the violin? Are you trying to learn how to play this magnificent instrument? If yes, then check out our list of the best violin …

NRMA Insurance Car Park Challenge app review: put your driving and parking skills to the test

Introduction<p>According to the developer, one in seven car accidents happen in car parks, so this game has been designed to raise your awareness of the …

Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

It’s hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the “Low Battery Icon of Death” right in the middle of an …

Mass Poisonings Devastate African Wildlife, Incite “Urgent Measures”

The recent mass poisoning of vultures has prompted the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism to propose urgent legislation that would ban over-the-counter sales of poisons and pesticides. (Read more: Elephant Poachers Poison Hundreds of Vultures to Evade Authorities)<p>Further investigations …

Wildlife

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First tiger cub born at London Zoo in 17 years

A tiger cub has been born at London Zoo for the first time in 17 years, with the moment captured by hidden cameras, the zoo announced Wednesday.<p>Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the cub on September 22 after a six-minute labour. The pregnancy had lasted approximately 105 days.<p>It was …

How to Turn an Umbrella into Batman's Hang Glider

Instructables member bigape calls it a "<b>delta kite</b>," but I think that most us probably immediately thought of Batman's cape gliding.<p>You'll need a few …

Needs More Creepertonium: Periodic Table Of Minecraft

This is the periodic table of Minecraft made by DeviantARTist egeres. Is it accurate? No clue, I don't play too many sandbox games because the last …

Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore

No need to play Minecraft in the dark any more, light your way with a Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore. It’s like a little pixel night light. It’s …

Minecraft

'Legends Of Gaming': Jovenshire And More Are In A New Gaming Show, And It Looks Awesome

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Pokémon Go<p>Sure, the game has quickly eaten society. But it's helping us see the world …

10 New Ways to Enjoy Minecraft - Minecraft Wiki Guide - IGN

Hello! Sophia here! I found 10 tips on how to enjoy mine craft and then I edited them. I hope you play these games!!! ☆★♡♥<p>Edit1. The Floor is Lava<p>As …

Minecraft

Ordnance Survey recreate Great Britain in "largest Minecraft world ever built based on real-world data"

Ordnance Survey, the body responsible for mapping Great Britain from top to toe, have recreated 86,000 square miles of it in Minecraft. The map was …

22bn-block Minecraft map of Britain crafted by Ordnance Survey

What a wonderful thing this is. Stuffy old Ordnance Survey, best known for creating the maps you used to use before your phone did it much better, …

Loch Ness

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Interior Design

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind

25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Mind<p>1. Ancient Metropolis<p>2. King's Landing (<i>Game of Thrones</i>)<p>3. Space Shuttle<p>4. The Bedrock Dome<p>5. One …

'Minecraft Beginner's Guide' Will Help Parents More Than Kids

<i>The new Minecraft Guide and Annual books may make great Christmas presents for children, but will probably end up helping parents understand the game their kids already know inside out.</i><p>One of the increasingly common questions I get from parents about video-games is how they can start playing …

Google gets out the rolling pin and flattens its logo

The search engine giant takes the two-dimensional approach following Apple's move away from skeuomorphic design<p>Since ancient Greek times it has been generally accepted that the world is round, but it now seems to be getting flatter. Loading up Google now, you would be forgiven for missing a …

Google Maps

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Interior Design

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

Wildlife

Three Modern Travel Writing Classics

While I’ve met a few modern-day nomads in my travels, most of us can’t be on the road all the time. So how can we keep our wanderlust satiated in those stretches between journeys? We can escape into a really good book that brings a far-off place to us.<p>Here are three extraordinary travel narratives …

Machu Picchu

Cat in Space Would Join an Interstellar Menagerie

Iran's Persian astronaut would only be the latest creature in the cosmos.<p><b>Hey diddle diddle / The cat and the fiddle / The cow jumped over the moon… It might seem like a simple nursery rhyme, but to an extent, it rings true: Animals have long blazed trails for human space explorers.</b><p><b>Now comes word</b> …

Space Exploration

Coral reefs suffer as the relentless hunt for shark fins takes its toll

Scientists find removal of sharks from two reef systems led to a sharp decline in the number of fish that help keep coral healthy<p>The rampant overfishing of sharks, often solely for their fins, is causing a damaging chain reaction that could significantly degrade coral reef systems, a decade-long …

Time Magazine Wonders If "Google Can Solve Death"

<i>Time</i> magazine's new cover story is the about the ultimate tech company cage match: GOOGLE VS. DEATH. In Silicon Valley parlance, this mortal coil is …

Ray Kurzweil

Can 3D printing avoid a Napster moment?

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>It’s inevitable that there is a clash coming over intellectual property rights in the 3D printing …

3D Printing