Jeff Schurdell

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You'll Need One Of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as consumers? Primarily that companies now control the …

This Riddle Has Been Dubbed the Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever

It's no secret that we at Curiosity are huge fans of logic puzzles. It is with great enthusiasm, then, that we present what might just be the …

Mathematics

DIY geodesic dome greenhouse and chicken coop was built for $475

Buckminster Fuller gets some plucky new fans<p>Dome living may have defined America’s 1970s back-to-the-land architecture, but today it defines the lives of Mikkel Mikkelsen’s Icelandic chickens. Mikkelsen is a 25-year-old design student in Denmark who designed and built his own geodesic dome …

To Transform Your Weeknight Cooking, Turn On the Instant Pot

<i>(Need more instruction on using your multicooker? Our “How to Use an Instant Pot” guide can help you master the device.)</i><p>The hardest ingredient to find for any weeknight recipe is time. Tuesdays after work just don’t have a lot of it, and it’s not as if you can order it online.<p>A slow cooker can help …

Instant Pot

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Renewable Energy

Clever design plants off-grid sustainability in the big city

But this wasn't the case for a young couple who wanted to harness a more environmentally friendly way of life by reworking a four-bedroom terrace in …

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Arduino

This Amazing Timelapse Of A Cargo Ship’s Journey Will Show You Things You Never Thought You’d See

For most of us who have dreamed of life at sea, it has remained just that. A dream. We have all dreamed of leaving behind everything, our jobs, our …

Sleep Deprivation May Treat Depression. But Would It Ever Be Prescribed?

The idea that sleep deprivation might treat depression isn’t new. Studies for a number of years have attested to the connection, as counterintuitive as it may be. Depression is well-known to be linked to disrupted sleep cycles (both long and short), as it seems to mess with our circadian rhythms. …

Sleep

The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax

Anyone who has endured back pain knows it is an erratic dictator. It takes hold of your psyche, demanding your attention and devotion before all else—before you can plan a hike, return to a work routine, pick up your child for a hug. So when someone offers to make that dictator disappear, it’s hard …

Pain

Sea Change

Carol Schuldt is a dynamic, strong, and fiercely independent 83-year-old woman.<p>As she goes about her unusual daily routines—clad in thrift store mini-skirts, colorful moth-eaten sweaters, and bright silk—some might say that Carol embodies the quirky, creative and iconoclastic spirit of her native …

Inspiration

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

As Pres. Donald Trump might put it, major weapons contractors such as Boeing, Raytheon, and Lockheed Martin cashed in...<p>Russia’s Khmeimim Air Base in …

This Titanium tool will peel ANY and EVERYTHING

The good thing about Kickstarter is the fact that it allows makers to get funded by enthusiastic backers who believe in one sane or even completely …

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Storage Ideas

The scientific tricks that can age whiskey in days instead of years

If you ask a whiskey lover about their favorite whiskey, they are likely to tell you a brand name and the number of years it was aged. While age alone does not determine a good whiskey, it’s often why whiskeys command a high price.<p>Now a new study claims that there is a method that can age any …

Whiskey

The $2.6 Billion Treasure Still Lost at the Bottom of the Sea

To this day, the wreck of the Flor de la Mar lies in wait, ready for a lucky underwater adventurer to disturb its resting place and strike it …

Archaeology

Crashtag gives rescuers your info on a titanium dog tag (that’s also a bottle opener)

There’ve been a number of personal ID devices that list your basic info at a quick glance, some also providing more info through scannable codes or …

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

Cameras

11 Ways to Keep Houseplants Happy in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they may be looking a little sad …

Plants

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

H. R. Giger

Photographer Uses Toy Model Audi R8 For Epic Shoot

When you ever have a creative idea for a photo shoot, what do you do with that idea? When considering my own creative ideas for automotive …

Audi R8

The ideal family villa in Sicily: review

Telegraph Rating: 9/10<p>This well-equipped family apartment with panoramic roof terrace occupies the top two floors of a seafront townhouse. Ortigia's Piazza Duomo is a few minutes walk away.<p>Location: 8/10<p>On the seafront at the heart of Ortigia, an hour and 15 minutes' drive from Catania airport. …

Italy