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The Violent Beauty Of Carnivorous Plants

A new book celebrates flesh-eating flora.<p>Peter D'Amato has amassed what is claimed to be the largest collection of carnivorous plants in the world. California Carnivores, his Bay Area nursery, sells plants to aficionados as well.<p>Fifteen years ago, he wrote <i>The Savage Garden,</i> a guide to growing …

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The Best Bars in America, 2013

It's a tricky time for bars: are they places to escape reality, or are they places to marvel at how a drink gets made? So, as well as adding to our ever-growing list, we assess the state of things: the bars, the bartenders, the drinkers. Drinking itself.<p>It's a tricky time for bars: are they places …

Pictures: Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

Glowing cockroaches and a destructive fungus make the grade in Arizona State's list of top 10 new species of 2012.

A Bicycle Mudguard That Recoils Like A Slap Bracelet

Surprise showers when you’re on a ride? No worries! Plume has got you–and your rear wheel–covered.<p>You’re going to get wet when biking in the rain. Fact. But there’s nothing worse than getting caught in a surprise downpour, dismounting at your destination, and finding a gross stripe of street grit …

DNA 3D Printed Shoe System Creates Shoes that Fit You and Your Body Movement

Introducing <b>DNA 3D Printed Shoe System</b> from Pensar Development, this project aims to design and create footwear based on individual anatomy and …

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Shorty Short Shorts

“My grandma is a bigger slut than your grandma.” – is typically not an argument you hear on the playground often. More so now than in the past, but …

Reclaim Bags by Sophie Postma

Most people would balk at being given "waste materials and innovation" as a jumping off point, but 21-year-old Sophie Postma found inspiration instead. Her line of minimalist clutches, bags and iPad cases are handmade from discarded rubber inner-tube that is then lovingly resurrected to the highest …

Locks Of Love: $6 Million Of Hair Donations Unaccounted For Each Year

Our firm Nonprofit Investor did an analysis indicating that approximately $6 million worth of hair donations are unaccounted for each year by the West Palm Beach, Fla., charity Locks of Love. Children, celebrities, relatives of those in need, and countless others have been selflessly donating their …

The Magic Roundabout

America doesn't have many roundabouts because even if you understand how one works, you have to worry about <i>other</i> drivers who <i>don't</i>. But they are a …

A Villa with a Farm by MDS

Designed by MDS for an elderly couple looking to leave the city behind, the Yatsugatake Villa has a farm allowing the homeowners to grow their own …

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John Collins the Paper Airplane Guy Demonstrates Trick Paper Airplanes on ‘Conan’

John Collins, aka the Paper Airplane Guy, recently appeared on <i>Conan</i> to talk about breaking the Guinness World Record for long-distance indoor paper …

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Google's Timelapse project shows how the Earth has changed over a quarter of a century

Google has expanded its mapping platform to launch a new project called Timelapse, taking you back through time to see how our planet has changed over the last 25 years. To create its new interactive HTML5 animations, Google teamed up with the US Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME to combine …

3 Ways to Sell to Big Customers

The business-to-business market is tougher than ever. Here are three different approaches to improve your sales efforts. Choose the one that works best for your business.<p>A big shift has happened in the way large companies make decisions. I described it in my blog on "Zombie Apocalypse". Big …

Why Man Creates: A Saul Bass Gem from 1968

I love iconic graphic designer Saul Bass and have a soft spot for luminaries’ musings on the nature of creativity.<p>Naturally, I’m head over heels with <b>Why Man Creates</b> — a remarkable short documentary from 1968, animated by Bass and alluringly subtitled “a series of explorations, episodes & comments …

Up to Half a Million People Want to Spend the Rest of Their Lives on Mars

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you thought the Mars One mission (a.k.a. the one-way ticket to the Red Planet in the name of …

Isaac Cordal takes kitchen strainers, sculpts human faces into the mesh, and inserts them into the ground. As sunlight or streetlights shines through the strainers, they cast a shadow portrait on the sidewalk! Take a look at more strainer shadow portraits and other awesome work from Issac here: http://bit.ly/15njsfu

Adorable Baby Duck Trying to Stay Awake

So sweepy ... and soo cute! Watch Dexter the baby duck try to stay awake the best it could. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Laughing Squid

What It Costs to Raise a Child

Raising children can be invaluable and something a parent will cherish forever. The cost of those memories, however, is much more than time spent, …

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Samsung: We’re Wasting Half Of The Galaxy S4’s Flash Storage On Crappy Features No One Wants

When you buy a 16GB iPhone, iOS 6 takes up roughly 1GB of space on the device, leaving about 15GB or so to spare. Buy a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand, and you get just 8.49GB!<p>Why? Samsung says all the bloat is because of the nonsense, half-baked “software features” they keep on baking …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Creatively Defaced Textbooks

One of the things I miss most about being in art school was... the casual graffiti. Students of all stripes have a tendency to make flyers, deface …

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10 Side-Splittingly Funny Rollercoaster Action Shots

Aside from hurtling down a track of metal at a 70 degree angle, one of the best things about getting on a rollercoaster is the inevitable 'action …

What If Humans Crossed the Street Like Animals

Alena Naff shows us what it would be like if humans crossed the street like animals in this hilarious video. The deer is particularly spot on. We …

The Man Who Pierced the Sky

When Felix Baumgartner set out to make a living by stunt jumping—from cliffs, buildings, and bridges—the young Austrian had no idea where it would take him: to a pressurized capsule nearly 24 miles above New Mexico, last October 14, preparing to free-fall farther than any man in history, and at …

Global Domination, Step 1B: Order Flaming Globe from "Fire Pit Rick"

In Global Domination, Step 1 we showed you aspiring Bond villains several sources where you could order large steel globes to decorate your lair …