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Make Your Own Batch of Real Peanut Butter

Farm 432: Insect Breeding by Katharina Unger

By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50%. Considering that we already use one third of croplands for the production of animal feed, we …

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

Rouleaux: Anastassia Elias’ Book of Toilet Paper Roll Sculptures | Colossal

<p>If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

The visibility of distilled water is about 80 metres. Blue Lake, in New Zealand's South Island, clocks in at 76 metres. Here are the first-ever …

Everyday Foods Transformed Into Appealing Sculptures

Romanian artist Dan Cretu sees the potential for art in all of the foods around him. In his work, he transforms the most basic of nourishment–fruits and vegetables, sunflower seeds, and even slices of salami–into elaborate food art. Since he began his work in this type of sculpture, even just the …

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

What effective networking is really about

Everyone accepts the importance of networking. Many of us get our best work through personal introductions, or hire our best people on the basis of a …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Reflections for Days on the Uyuni Salt Flats

At first glance, you might think this photo was a product of a skilled Photoshopper. However, you would be wrong. This place, called the Uyuni Salt …

Public Atheist Monument Going Up Near Courthouse In Starke, Florida, Is Country's First

A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism.<p>Florida members of American Atheists, a national advocacy group, plan to erect a 1,500-pound granite display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse …