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Google logic: why Google does the things it does the way it does

<i>Michael Mace is co-founder of Zekira, and author of Map The Future, a book on how to create better business strategies. He was previously chief</i> …

Brazil demands explanation from US over NSA spying

Brazil has called on Washington to explain why US intelligence agencies have been monitoring millions of emails and phone calls from its citizens, as …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

20 Creative Ways to Make Your Own Pillows

From cool couches to candy cookies, this week is all about movies, vegging out, and getting cozy. How can you properly get all snuggled up without some good looking pillows?<p>Here are 20 DIY pillow projects to add to your homespun home decor to-do list. Stay tuned for our own pillow tricks later this …

Crafting

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Crafting

Amazing (and scary) cloud structure. Via reddit

Master of Pen and Ink: The Monumental Drawings of Ikeda Manabu | Colossal

<p>The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen …

Top five tips for making money from free-to-play games

<i>Will Luton is a veteran game developer.</i><p>The free-to-play (aka F2P or freemium) model is a revolution in the game business, one that has created billion dollar companies that didn’t and couldn’t have existed 10 years ago.<p>Yet, what underlies it and how it actually works is so misunderstood that I …

21 Remarkable Red Panda Pictures

Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …

Giant Pandas

How close are we to getting superpowers?

What would your superpower be? If it's x-ray vision, your dream could be a step closer to reality. Next month, at a technology conference in Hong …

Stem-Cell Transplants Erase HIV In Two Men

Two cancer patients in Boston no longer show any evidence of HIV infection, researchers announce.<p>Two men with HIV seem to have been cleared of the virus after receiving stem-cell transplants to treat their lymphoma, scientists announced Wednesday at an International AIDS Society conference in Kuala …

Alaskan Fisherman Catches 200-Year-Old Fish

<b>UPDATE:</b> Well it looks like the early age estimates were off. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have put the age of the fish at 64 years old.<p>A fisherman in Alaska caught a 40-pound shortraker fish that experts believe is 200 years old.<p>Here's more info from Eric Pfeiffer of <i>Yahoo! News:</i><p><i>The Daily</i> …

National Geographic Travel

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. …

Edward Snowden 'broadens asylum requests' - Wikileaks

<b>Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has sent asylum requests to 21 countries, according to a statement published by Wikileaks.</b><p>They include China, France, Ireland and Venezuela. But eight European countries said the requests were invalid.<p>And Russia said Mr Snowden later withdrew the …

Surveillance

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Hurray, the weekend is here and that means fireworks and a new selection of the Coolest Pix Of The Week. Check them here and share http://totallycoolpix.com/2013/06/coolest-pix-of-2013-week-26/

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. Stamets is one of the world’s leading mycologists (meaning …

Permaculture

EmoPulse Smile Bracelet Smartphone with Artificial Intelligence Assistant

We’ve seen a lot of bracelet smartphones, but all of them are just concept. If you’ve been dreaming to buy one, then checkout <b>EmoPulse Smile Bracelet</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

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Concept: Artificial Organisms That Wiggle As You Eat Them

Artist Minsu Kim introduces synthetic biology to contemporary gastronomy.<p>If you go to the right restaurant, you can eat shrimp or octopus that's still alive and moving, but that's not to everyone's taste. Minsu Kim, a student at the Royal College of Art, has a more refined idea. Inspired by …

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Earth's Oldest Living Trees

In a protected area high in the White Mountains in eastern California, 15 miles east of Bishop, you'll find the oldest living trees in the world. The gnarled beauties, called the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, are believed to be 1,000 to around 4,800 years old. Can you imagine the amount of history …

Archaeology

Exploding Bullets Frozen In Plexiglass Are Hauntingly Beautiful

Just because a piece of glass might claim to be "bulletproof" doesn't necessarily mean that it's <i>actually</i>, well, bulletproof. But if your</i> …