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14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Standage<p><b>From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.</b><br>Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the …

The Class That Roared

The great renaissance of animation (Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ratatouille, etc.) has come almost entirely from one now famous group of students at the California Institute of the Arts in the 1970s. As students, they owed it all to Walt Disney, but as pros, …

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Against The Odds, Bunkr Raises $1.4 Million For Its PowerPoint Killer

French startup Bunkr raised $1.4 million (€1 million) from Idinvest Partners, Deezer co-founder Daniel Marhely and Free founder Xavier Niel. When I first covered the online presentation service in August 2013, the company told me that it was about to begin raising a seed round. It took a while …

Walkthrough: How to Create a DIY Studio On a Budget

In a perfect world, we’d all have the studio of our dreams, and it would be filled with all of the best of gear. Unfortunately, we don’t live in such …

Our Side of the Story: South Sudan

Our Side of the Story: South Sudan – An Exhibition by Mike Mellia.<p>Photographer Mike Mellia teamed up with supermodel Nykhor Paul and some other …

Everything You Need to Know About Juicing at Home

The founder of Juice Generation spills his secrets.<p>Whether it's bottled on a Whole Foods shelf or squeezed on the spot in a wheatgrass-filled storefront, a fancy juice can set you back six dollars or more in most markets, making even your Starbucks addiction look cheap in comparison. Couple that …