Kim A. Shook

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How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Famous Time Slips: Urban Legends or Portals to the Past?

Here’s a look at some reports in which people claim to have, while going about their business normally, entered either the past or the future. Just …

What Happened to Cuba's Sunken City?

Just over a decade ago, a team of explorers were working on an exploration and survey mission off the western coast of Cuba when their sonar …

Portraits Emerge from an Incredible Collage of Objects

New York-based artist Michael Mapes continues to expand his portfolio of meticulously assembled artworks made of thousands of collected specimens. Each piece in the artist's newest and laboriously executed collection consists of countless materials that have each been pinned to a board to form a …

Art

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Super-Earth Clouds: Alien Clouds Found on 'Most Earth-Like World'

On a Super-Earth, alien clouds have been discovered.<p>GJ 1214b, a planet that’s much bigger than Earth (Thus, known as a “Super-Earth), “is the …

Astronomy

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

5 Mysterious Ruins That Predate Known Civilization?

Artifacts and ruins discovered all over the world have made many scientists question whether the currently accepted understanding of prehistoric …

Archaeology

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

Literature

Ancient Mars Was Beautiful Ocean World: NASA's MAVEN Mission Video

Mars was not always the cold, barren desert world it appears to be today. Billions of years ago, it had a warm atmosphere and vast life-supporting …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

Log End Flooring

Log end tile flooring<p>Heart pine log end flooring<p>Log end floor made with custom fit 2” thick slabs<p>End grain hardwood flooring is known for it’s unique …

Home Improvement

10 Magical Things To Make With Apple Cider Vinegar

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Alternative Medicine

15 Delightfully Odd Historical Fads

<b>by Therese Oneill</b><p>1. Six-Day Bike Races<p>Before there was stock car racing, there were six-day bicycle races. Teams—often consisting of just two …

5 Geniuses Who Renounced Their Work

<i>It’s tough being brilliant. It’s even tougher when you hate your own masterpieces.</i><p>1. Tony Kaye<br>The Forgotten History of <i>American History X</i><p>Before …

15 Strange and Awesome Cookbooks

Beyond Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain and even Alton Brown exists a culinary world limited only by human imagination and gag reflex. Here we explore …

The 10 Companies Paying Americans The Least: 24/7 Wall Street

24/7 Wall Street: This summer, thousands of fast-food workers in the United States went on strike in cities across the country, demanding their wages be increased to $15 an hour and the ability to unionize. To no one’s surprise, they didn’t get it. As of 2012, an estimated 4.7% of hourly workers …

The Week In Numbers: How Cats See The World, The Speed Of Elephant Pee, And More

200 degrees: the visual field of a cat (humans see just 180 degrees)<p>42.3 gallons: the volume an elephant can urinate in a single go<p>20 seconds: about how long it takes nearly all mammals to empty their bladders, according to the Law of Urination<p>$600: the price of a set of 3-D printed titanium …

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

Startups

Arkin Pruva launches sailing superyacht Tempus Fugit

The first yacht of the J Class-inspired sailing yacht Tempus class series designed by Rob Humphreys has just been launched by Arkin Pruva Yachts and …

Israel has 80 nuclear warheads, can make 115 to 190 more, report says

September 15, 2013|By Batsheva Sobelman<p>A satellite image of Dimona, Israel, where Israel reportedly built nuclear… (Space Imaging )<p>JERUSALEM-- Israel has 80 nuclear warheads and the potential to double that number, according to a new report by U.S. experts.<p>In the Global Nuclear Weapons Inventories, …

Global Warming Is Very Real

Scientists are fighting deniers with irrefutable proof the planet is headed for catastrophe<p>On September 27th, a group of international scientists …

Iran's secret New York City skyscraper seized by US government

The Iranian government has secretly owned and controlled an office building in the middle of New York City for years. Set on Fifth Avenue and close to Rockefeller Center, the 36-story skyscraper houses a number of businesses across its floors. The US government has won a judgement to seize the …

5 things you need to know about Colorado’s 1,000 year flood (with epic photos)

Boulder may record more rainfall this past week than it usually gets in a year<p>Colorado’s Front Range has been ravaged by heavy rain and flooding since last week, with 15 counties now impacted: Boulder, El Paso, Larimer, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Fremont, Jefferson, Logan, …