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Five Ways to Use a Speed Square

If you're doing any kind of DIY or construction work, there are a handful of absolutely essential tools you need in your belt: hammer, tape measure, …

Woodworking

Close-up of a black hole near the event horizon (fulldome)

This fulldome clip shows a close-up view of the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way near the event horizon.<p><b>Credit:</b><p>About the …

Black Holes

How to Stay ‘Bear Aware’ While Out in the Wilderness

The Resource Conservation Manager for Banff National Park gives us the low-down on recreating in bear country.<p>Soon it will be late summer and the …

Bears

Eden of the Havasupai at Grand Canyon

Hiking to the Bottom of the Grand Canyon<p>By Sharon Miller<p>The most beautiful part of the Grand Canyon is not in the Grand Canyon National Park. You …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

Tesla Solar Roof customer gives insights on cost and installation process

Reddit Email Comments<p>One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique …

Remodeling 101: An Easy (and Affordable) Way to Fix Ugly Ceilings

<i>This content was produced as advertising by Remodelista in collaboration with Armstrong Ceilings.</i><p>If you’re stuck with ugly drop ceilings or dated …

Are Home Solar Panels Worth the Cost? Here’s When They Make Sense—And When They Don’t

From electricity costs to your home's sunlight.<p>With prices falling rapidly, installing home solar panels can dramatically trim your energy bills — if …

Solar Power

Finding My Unknown: On the Road to SXSW and Back

Having driven solo across the country a few times, I was stoked for another opportunity to explore new frontiers and find my unknown. The last two …

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

El Salvador

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking

Proof That a $10 Grout Pen Is Capable of Transforming Your Entire Bathroom

In the long list of places we all dread cleaning, scrubbing dirty grout lines in the bathroom likely ranks near the top. Battling gross grout with an …

Everything You Need To Know About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job (even if you have a tiny kitchen!), so it makes sense that you'd have a lot of questions about the process. …

Home Improvement

How to Repair Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and can be found in almost any home. More than likely, you will run into …

Your Weekly Workout Schedule Is Here — With Printables and Everything!

Can't make it to the gym? Or have absolutely no idea what to do once you're there? We feel you. Working out is hard enough, let alone having to …

Denali National Park – How to Avoid Being Eaten by the Locals

The rules of wildlife etiquette in Denali National Park.When hiking in Denali National Park, it is likely that you will come in contact with its …

National Parks

New interactive maps show solar panel costs and payoff by zip code

Take a peek at how much your neighbors are saving with solar<p>Solar panels are hot hot hot. Lots of folks are interested in getting a rooftop solar system for eco-friendly, cost-saving reasons. But no one wants to wait for a site visit to get an idea of how much it’ll all cost. That’s where a new …

Hitchin' a ride: The camping trailers and toy haulers of Overland Expo East

Trailers were really the story at this year's Overland Expo West show back in May, and we found things were much the same on our first-time trip to …

RVs

Stop Buying Small Portable Power Generators

A few days ago, <b></b>my friend Lee posted a story about the Estream portable water-powered generator to my Facebook wall, asking if he should buy one. My answer? A swear word I can’t print here, followed by an unequivocal, “No.”<p>The small turbine is designed to be dropped into a flowing stream or towed …

What to See and Do in Zion National Park

Zion was Utah’s first national park, and thanks to that heritage it remains popular as ever. In fact, the first thing Aly Baltrus, Chief of …

Bill Nye-backed solar company aims to cut the cost of solar by 60%

<b>By using a particle accelerator and Float Zone Silicon, Rayton Solar plans to produce high-efficiency silicon wafers just 3 microns thick, slashing</b> …

The Universe May Hold 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

New estimate puts the number at 1 trillion to 2 trillion.<p><i>Hubblesite.org</i><p>How many galaxies are in the universe? Way, way more than anyone knew.<p>For decades, astronomers had put the number at 100 billion to 200 billion. But new research using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories …

Universe

Space.com

A man who got a free ride on a £16 million private jet shares his top tips for scoring cheap flights

Gilbert Ott knows flying better than most people.<p>A frequent flier and point collector based in the US, Ott runs the money-saving air-mile site God …