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10 Mind-Blowing Houses That Hide In Plain Sight

Everyone has secrets and that doesn’t even apply to people only. Have you ever seen or heard of a house with a secret room or a hidden passage …

3 Top Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

Play the clean energy, digitization, and electric vehicles trends with these three stocks.<p>To buy and hold a stock for a decade may sound daunting, …

Investing

Intermittent fasting may be center of increasing lifespan

Manipulating mitochondrial networks inside cells — either by dietary restriction or by genetic manipulation that mimics it — may increase lifespan …

Harvard

Fake Scientist Bill Nye Blames Hurricanes on Climate Change. Real Scientist Dunks on Him, Hard

There is a great deal of climate blame going on in the wake of Hurricane Irma's impending landfall in Florida. Many on the left are blaming …

Climate Change

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Replace Your Lawn With These Superior Alternatives

Earlier this week, we suggested you stop mowing your lawn. American lawn care consumes almost a third of all U.S. domestic water use and produces 4% …

Gardening

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much faster to build. Prefab architecture is paving the …

Prefab Homes

Young carpenter builds cost-effective timber cabin for his first home

When a young carpenter with a modest budget wanted to build his first home, he turned to Atelier l’Abri for help with the design. The Montreal-based …

Architecture

The psychology behind a sports comeback

What causes a team to go from relatively weak to nearly invincible when there is a hint of a comeback? German sports psychologist Jeannine Ohlert …

Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

How the brain stores memories

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

The Brain

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

Off-grid Passive House runs entirely on solar in Colorado

The asymmetrical home maintains a stable temperature all year long<p>Through freezing winter nights and blistering-hot summer days, this custom Colorado home stays a livable 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit—without a conventional heating or cooling system. It’s also the state’s most energy-efficient abode. …

App lets students cheat on their homework, but parents needn’t be worried

Students across the world will be thrilled to hear that they can now outsource their homework to an app.<p>Socratic, which is available for free on the …

This soft-shelled exosuit might put Iron Man's duds to shame

Exoskeletons of the future look like high-tech workout clothes<p>The word exosuit has become all but synonymous with a hard-shelled suit that imbues its wearer with superhuman abilities—leap tall buildings, lift multi-ton items, and make the paralyzed walk—thanks to some awesome looking robotics. But …

Robotics

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

5 Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Restoring Old Houses

It can cost a pretty penny — so get it right the first time.<p>While restoring an old house can be the most rewarding thing in the world, it can also cost a pretty penny — so it's best to get it right the first time. Avoid restoration regret by steering clear of these five common mistakes made by most …

30 inspiring ideas for your living room

Need some fresh and new inspiration to decorate your rooms? Your search ends here! Look through our compilation of 39 rooms that come with some …

Interior Design

Organize Your Kitchen in One Day

It happens to everyone; you move into your house with every intention on keeping things decluttered and perfectly organized. You plan to keep everything in its designated spot so it looks clean and orderly at all times. The years go by and you've adapted to your method of madness - the large square …

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

7 small homes you'll want for yourself!

If you've been labouring under the assumption that bigger is always better where houses are concerned, we have good news for you… it's not!<p>With the …