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The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Food & Dining

Upcycle Food Cans as Adorable Robot Toys

After you’ve had your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, why not make some metal toy robots from the left over cans. In the following project you’ll learn how to mockup, assemble, and embellish your robot designs. The bots are durable enough to give to the kids or perfect for your next electronics …

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

Selling

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Can you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

To solve the puzzle of the coin and the chessboard you need to throw money at the problem<p>Hello guzzlers,<p>This week’s puzzle is purloined (with permission) from the recently-published prime paperback, <i>Professor Povey’s Perplexing Problems</i>.<p>The book is a collection of pre-university maths and physics …

Oxford University

Giant air-sucking machines could be the solution to Earth's scary carbon dioxide problem

Canadian company Carbon Engineering is building machines that suck carbon dioxide out of the air by pulling it through a fluid, where it can either be discarded or recycled to be used as fuel.<p>Trees do the same thing, but the fan machines would ideally be built in areas where you couldn't plant …

Carbon Dioxide

Plastic roads may put asphalt to shame

The days of putting up with crumbling asphalt streets might just come to an end. Construction company VolkerWessels has revealed plans for recycled plastic roads that are both more sustainable <i>and</i> more practical than old-fashioned blacktop. Besides reusing material, they'd last about three times …

These 23 DIY Pools Are Hilarious And Brilliant At The Same Time

The one time anyone would want to sit in the trunk.<p>This pool is garbage.<p>This one looks a little fishy.<p>Hey, the water is supposed to be on the outside …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Google is working on a mysterious new product that could be a new Google Glass

Many times, FCC documents will indicate what kind of device is receiving approval, but in this case Google asked for, and got, approval for confidentiality.<p>The new device sports WiFi, Bluetooth and an unchangeable battery. It could be a bunch of things like a new Nest device or a new version of …

Google Glass

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …

Imperial College London
Lego

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that some clues to those genetic …

21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …

Self-improvement

New 'Pokkén Tournament' Trailer Covers The Combat System

At the recent Japan Amusement Expo I was able to have a good play of the upcoming arcade game, Pokkén Tournament. It was surprisingly good, mainly due to its varied and involved game system. Now you can see for yourself how the game works, as Bandai Namco have released a game system trailer.<p>The …

Pokémon

'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

Great Project Managers Can Manage Anything! - Project Management Hut

Great Project Managers Can Manage Anything!<br>By Michael L Young<p>Good project managers have skills that apply in every management profession.<p>Most people …

Project Management

Help Your Overwhelmed, Stressed-Out Team

Is your team stressed out? These days, everyone seems overwhelmed and way too busy. But even when your team members have a lot on their plates, they don’t have to sacrifice their health or happiness. What can you do to reduce your team’s stress? How can you help them focus on what really needs to …

Time Management

The Coolest Car Tech We Saw At CES 2015

Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.<p>Automakers invaded the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a record 10 manufacturers showing off wares. Among the innovations showcased were smart watches that unlock …

Is California's Hyperloop train closer to reality? Startup CEO has 'no doubt'

The 800mph train still sounds like the stuff of science fiction – Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes – but it’s found a new champion in crowdfunded engineer collective<p>The chief executive of a company attempting to deliver a transport system that could send commuters from Los Angeles to San …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Shapely Shelves: 7 DIY Projects for Shelves With Unique Shapes

(Image credit: Whimsy Darling)<p>Bored of the usual options for shelving in your home? Straight and level lines aren't your only choices when you need …

Small Spaces

5 Essential Tips for Your First Apartment

Designers share their best advice on moving into your first apartment. Tour the ultimate Manhattan apartment for a 20-something.<p><i>Designer Lilly Bunn in the Manhattan living room she designed for a young client.</i><p><b>1. What to Buy</b>"Buy only what you love. The things you yearn for, that were a stretch to …

Fold Your Own Robot

If you love origami and robots, you’ll definitely want to check out the Zoobotics Website. Zoobotics has posted some inspiring photos of an …

How To Fix A Guy's Room In 10 Days

For less than $250 we made over a recent college grad's pad. See the before and after, then take our quiz to learn how to give your own space a refresh.<p>1. Wall decor, $15<p>2. A colorful poster, $15<p>3. A snake plant, $3<p>4. A cool lamp, $40<p>5. Duvet cover, $29<p>6. Makeshift nightstand, $15<p>7. Retro clock, $13<p>…

14 Everyday Objects You Didn't Know Could Become Clocks

Analog is so 1998, but great home decor never goes out of style. Pick up some clock kits and get crafting.

Turn your Android phone into a PC gamepad with this new app

So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way -- it's updating its GestureWorks Gameplay virtual controller …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

College & University

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition