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Plastic bottle cutter lets you easily turn bottles into rope

<b>Finally, a simple way to reuse the material from one of our most common 'waste' items.</b><p>What do you do with used plastic bottles? Since you're reading …

28 Genius Backyard Camping Ideas You Need To Try This Summer

The easiest place to camp? In your own backyard.

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

The 10 Best Science Images, Videos, And Visualizations Of The Year

Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies<p>The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we believe it’s worth honoring those who use novel techniques—or create exceptional examples of …

14 DIY Canopies You Need To Make For Your Bedroom

You're a princess — start sleeping like one.

Pluto has 'floating hills,' NASA says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pluto's icy wonderland keeps mystifying scientists.<p>On Thursday, NASA released a photo of what they are calling Pluto's "floating hills." The images were captured by New Horizons spacecraft during its historic 2015 fly by.<p>The hill clusters lie in a vast ice plain inside the dwarf planet's …

Steve McCurry's India

This month, the Rubin Museum of Art will display a selection of images from Steve McCurry’s travels to India over the last three decades. The photographs of the people, monuments, and landscapes of India, some of which have never before been published, are all endowed with McCurry’s trademark …

Hello from the Magic Tavern

<i>Hello from the Magic Tavern</i> is a new podcast being recorded in Chicago, and it’s probably my favorite comedy thing happening right now. The show is …

Addiction In American History: 14 Vivid Graphs

The language of addiction is always evolving. Maybe we need an addictionary.<p>For example, when the word "alcohol" was written or spoken in early 19th-century America. it was often used in the chemical and medical sense. This is from an article about drawing out the essence of stramonium, or jimson …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

Three-person embryos: how the mitochondrial donation battle was won

Prof Doug Turnbull successfully communicated difficult and controversial research with scientific accuracy, but in simple terms. His triumph shows why public engagement is crucial to science<p>If you have been following the debate about whether to allow the new IVF technique of mitochondrial donation, …

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

National Academy of Sciences

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Most Popular How-To Guides of 2014

We cover a lot of things here at Lifehacker, but we love nothing more than a good step-by-step guide. Here are our best how-tos from the year, from …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Azealia Banks’s Album Was Worth the Wait

Let’s begin with what <b>Azealia Banks</b> will <i>not</i> discuss. The 23-year-old musician is tired of talking about her various, well-documented feuds with other musicians online. In her view, she has explained why she effectively broke up with Interscope, the record label that she claims had been holding her …

What holiday lights look like from space.

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Travel

Iron & Wine Launches Archival Series, Shares "Everyone's Summer of '95" and Short Film Trailer

Iron & Wine: "Everyone's Summer of '95" (via SoundCloud)<p>Sam Beam has announced a new series of archival Iron & Wine recordings, which he'll release on his new label Black Cricket Recording Co. First up is <i>Archive Series Volume No. 1</i>, which is out February 24. It features 16 home recordings from the …

Powerall puts 12 jump-starts in your pocket - Roadshow

LAS VEGAS --Portable jump starter company Powerall took the opportunity of CES 2015 to show off its latest device, the Slim 9000. Even smaller than its previous PowerBank product, the Slim 9000 can still jump-start a car, and includes a USB port to charge up personal electronics.<p>Rather than the …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

15 Interesting Facts That Will Spark Any Conversation

The kind of small talk that happens around a Christmas party is an introvert's worst nightmare. Face it, we're just no good at chit-chat. Thankfully, …

16 Life-Changing New Ways to Use Coconut Oil

You'll wonder how you ever lived without these genius tips.<p><b>1. An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2. Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin cells and get rid of blackheads with a simple …

10 Best Music Books of 2014

10<p>‘The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution: The Photography of Jim Marshall,’ by Joel Selvin<p>Jim Marshall, one of rock & roll's greatest photographers, …

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

Photograph: PR<p>Mailbox for Android.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/23/1419336352982/c01067e3-8ecb-41cd-b696-2af9b2643961-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Mailbox for …

Modest Mouse Announce Strangers to Ourselves, Ready "Lampshades on Fire"

It's been a while since this has happened: Modest Mouse have announced a new album—their first since 2009's <i>No One's First and You're Next</i>. It's called <i>Strangers to Ourselves</i>, and it's out March 3, the Modest Mouse fan site Interstate-8 reports.<p>The news was reported via a fan's Twitter account, who …

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …