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The Sweetest Gum Commercial Ever Tells a Love Story

(Video Link)<p>It's called "The Story of Sarah & Juan." The couple meets in high school. Whenever they need to break the ice between them a bit, a stick …

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Still Points in Erin Wiersma’s Drawings

In June, I visited the studio of Erin Wiersma at the Two Coats of Paint Residency in the neighborhood of Downtown Brooklyn. Sharon Butler—artist, …

DIY Rose Shaped Apple Baked Dessert

Sometimes it’s enough to take a look at a dessert and you can be sure that it is a tasty one. As looks matter just as much as taste, this next …

Dessert

Lose Yourself in a Coded World of Patterns and Geometry

Repetition is a form of expression in the screen-piercing static and animated works of creative coder Alka Cappellazzo.<p><i>PI, Alka Cappellazzo. Courtesy the artist</i><p><i>A version of this article originally appeared on The Creators Project Italy.</i><p>The pattern is the repetition of a graphic, a structure, an …

Artist Creates Water-Activated Street Art To Make People Smile On A Rainy Day

Like a new modern version of invisible ink, superhydrophobic coatings can also be used to create hidden street art that stays invisible until it gets …

3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Allows One Artist to Create a Masterpiece Like Nothing Seen Before

Rachel Goldsmith’s Masterpiece<p>New forms of visual arts do not come about very often. Let’s just stop and think about it for a moment. Painting, …

Quick fix: 10 things you can repair in under 10 minutes

<b>From broken zippers to damaged USB cables, embrace your inner handyman with these quick DIY repairs.</b><p>We live in a culture where disposability reigns – …

DIY Beehive In A Jar

Producing your own food at home is always a good idea, and this is also true when it comes to honey. As you know, in order to make honey you will …

Beekeeping

Holographic Portraits Painted on Delicate Layers of Fabric and Netting

Thai artist Uttaporn Nimmalaikaew paints multiple layers of canvas, thread, fabric, and netting to create stunning works of three-dimensional art. Delicate and utterly unique, the paintings resemble shimmering holograms that subtly shift and transform when viewed from different angles.<p>A pensive, …

Art

Pears in Puff Pastry Recipe

Making delicious desserts is a common thing. The thing that sets various desserts apart is their uniqueness or – in lack of better words – their …

Puff Pastry

#3DPrinted Motor Runs Almost Like a Perpetual Machine #3DThursday #3DPrinting

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/01/08/3dprinted-motor-runs-almost-like-a-perpetual-machine-3dthursday-3dprinting/<p>This is a 3D printed EZ Spin …

Home surveillance: magnetic door protection with Text-To-Speech #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/01/09/home-surveillance-magnetic-door-protection-with-text-to-speech-piday-raspberrypi-raspberry_pi/<p>Thanks to …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

If you read one thing today, make it Rilke – born on this day in 1875 – on how internal struggle fuels great art and external feedback poisons it: http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/04/rilke-letters-on-cezanne-art/

Do It Yourself - DIY

How To Build A Vertical Aquaponic System

Technology has come a great length in the last century, but the high cost of some devices makes them inaccessible to most people. And that’s …

How To Make An Aquaponics System

Supplying the people of the world with sufficient food has been a constant issue ever since the population has begun to increase considerably. Now …

Aquaponics

Smoked Armadillo Eggs

Start up smoker and get it up to 250F. You could use many different types of wood for this, although I usually use hickory, pecan, or apple.<p>Cut the …

Where Did Soul-Sucking Office-Speak Come From?

How did we get to the point where people are constantly spouting nonsense about "deliverables," "drill-down," "catch-up," "moving forward," and "quick wins"?<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>I work in a gray concrete office block in North London. On the first floor of that office block are …

Incredibly Diverse Metal Sculptures Made With Only 12-Inch Nails

For nearly 30 years, Maine artist John Bisbee has been creating an astonishingly diverse body of sculpture work using a single building block: …

Cordwood Construction Best Practices

Best Practices with cordwood construction, lime putty mortar, cob, paper enhanced mortars, Permachinking walls, building codes, color photo album, …

Architecture

DIY Water Balloon Luminaries

Making candles at home seems like a dull activity, but when a lumiere is involved, things seem to change a little, for the better. This DIY project …

Crafting

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

Supersize Your DIY Computing With Tiny Titan

Mmm, cores of Raspberry Pis.<p>Oak Ridge National Laboratory is most famously home to the Titan supercomputer, capable of performing more than 20 quadrillion calculations every second. But the lab also houses the lesser known “Tiny Titan,” whose nine processing units, or “cores,” are made from …

Raspberry Pi

6 Rules That Should Be Guiding Your Career

Daniel Pink’s The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need conveys a number of principles about the world of work that …

Moiré Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

These moiré patterned paintings by Anoka Faruqee are mesmerizing displays of color that almost appear to be moving, depending on the viewer's …

Here's How Russian, French, Portuguese, And German Native Speakers Screw Up English

Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion recently developed an algorithm that analyzes quirks and errors in English-as-a-second-language (ESL) essays to predict the author's native tongue, potentially unlocking new tools for translation and teaching and also producing an alternative map of …