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New Laser Device May Be A Drunk Driver's Worst Nightmare

Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like that exhaled by someone who's been drinking--inside a car as it passes by.<p>The device works by detecting subtle changes in the laser beam as it passes …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Homemade Self Tanner - A Natural DIY Self Tanner

<b>I’m going to start this out with a confession:</b> when I was in high school, and even a few times in college, I occasionally visited a tanning bed. …

30 Insanely Clever Gardening Tricks

No green thumb required.

41 Easy Things To Do With Mason Jars

Whether you're decorating, organizing, or preparing gifts, there are a myriad of adorable ways to use leftover jars. You'll want to throw a backyard party just to take advantage of these lighting and centerpiece ideas.

From Paper to iPad, Pixel Press Turns Drawings Into Videogames

If you've ever dreamt of designing your own videogames, get this app.<p>I loved playing videogames as a kid, but I can’t say that I ever spent any time sketching out ideas for my own games like my brother and his friends did. (My doodles usually involved cute animals or spelling out my crush’s name in …

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The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Live and Allure Nightgown and Panties Set in Black Cat

Life’s Too Short for Boring Emails<p>Enjoy 15% off your first order when you join our mailing list.<p>Plus, we’ll hook you up with the best deals,<br>first …

24 Sure Signs You’re an 1890s Kid

If you can remember these fashion fads, recess trends, and dubious medical practices, you were definitely an 1890s kid.<p>1. Acting Up in Class Was …

National Education Association

Why restaurant meals don't look like the ads

Blowtorches, tweezers and glue: These are just a few of the items used to create those mouth-watering restaurant ads.<p>To make food look as appealing as possible, food stylists and photographers use a range of instruments, good lighting, fresh ingredients and attention to detail. These tricks of the …

McDonald's

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

What do you want in a spouse? Genetic similarity may help | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He leaves the toilet seat up, prefers old Japanese monster movies to romantic comedies and fancies mixed martial arts over ballet. So what do you have in common with your husband?<p>More than you may think.<p>People tend to choose spouses who have similar DNA, according to …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

The Serious Science of Humor

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The 10 Best Things From May 2014

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Atoms

5 airlines that rake in the most money from baggage fees

There are few things that airline passengers hate as much as paying to bring their bags on board. But for the airlines, these baggage fees pad their …

Flying
Imaging

14 Delicious Wines From Malbec World Day

April 17 was Malbec World Day, and we joined in by leading a special #WineChat on Twitter live from the New York City celebration, a huge event called "Cambalache: One Night in Argentina." There were dozens of wineries on hand pouring their best wines, along with plenty of staff from Argentina to …

The Most Eerily Specific Food-Themed SubReddits, Explained to the Best of Our Ability

From "Men in Pantries" to "Shower Beer," the eerily specific Reddit food forums that tickle our nerd bones<p>To understand the weird world of <b>Reddit's eerily specific food subReddits</b>, you must first understand Reddit. It's a user-run community of posts, articles, and pictures of and about, well, almost …

Natural Gas

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

Dessert

Pony Up: 50 Years of Ford Mustang (Photos)

Fifty years ago, the Ford Motor Company debuted its iconic Mustang at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Take a look back at the history of the …

Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual …

The Shocking Cost Of Food Waste

30 percent of the global food supply is wasted – the retail equivalent of $1 trillion of food <i>each year</i>, says the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN.<p>The FAO’s second video of their Food Wastage Footprint project explains that, in addition to the retail cost of food lost, another $700 …