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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’

The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”<p>Science is being turned against itself. For decades, its twin ideals …

Trump Administration

6 Power Tools for Extreme Pumpkin Carving

Messy, but worth it.<p>If you're willing to get your power tools a bit messy, you can use them to make quick work of a pumpkin. Just keep the kids away and wear protective gear.

How To Build a Halloween Coffin

This Halloween, DIY stands for death-it-yourself.<p>Want to increase your home's creepy quotient on Halloween? Well then, leave your precise woodworking skills behind and slam together this pine box. For once, bad workmanship is good.<p><i>[Refer to the diagram below when building the coffin.]</i><p>1. Layout the …

The curious case of the alien in the photo – and a mystery that took years to solve

Slides uncovered in an Arizona home seemed to unlock the Roswell incident; a riddle that has baffled UFO enthusiasts for years. But was it all too good to be true?<p>In the spring of 2012, Chicago videographer Adam Dew received a mysterious phone call from his former business partner Joseph Beason. “I …

Paranormal

There is No Truth in Photography; All is Allowed

Kyoto, 2017.Dear friend,Never let no pretentious photographer or artist or teacher force you how to make or present pictures.MASTERS First Edition …

Street Photography

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

Productivity

Why Feeling Like An Outsider Breeds Conspiracy Thinking

Your brain is always looking for patterns, and for the most part that’s a good thing. Pattern-seeking, along with predicting what’s coming next, is an adaptive trait that has served us humans well for a long, long time. But when pattern-seeking goes too far and we start seeing connections where …

Psychology

15 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Lake Baikal in Siberia

Russia, to most people, is largely an undiscovered wilderness. Vast, icy, and diverse, it might be the world's largest nation, but it remains an …

Siberia

An Ancient City Emerges in a Remote Rain Forest

Most of the important archaeological sites in Central America were “discovered” by archaeologists who, in fact, didn’t discover them at all but were led to the ruins by local people. I’ve known several Maya archaeologists who routinely started fieldwork in a new area by heading into a dive bar and …

Archaeology

Proof that nagging does not work: study shows being positive is better motivation

In centuries past deterrents against nagging ranged from the notorious scold’s bridle to the ducking stool.<p>But now a psychological study has come up with what could be a much more powerful means of preventing nagging – evidence that it just does not work.<p>Research commissioned by the insurer Zurich …

Dungeons & Dragons isn’t a spectator sport: What we lose when the game comes out of the basement and onto the screen

The fantasy game rebooted its rep from nerd hideout to hipster pastime, but passive consumption misses the point<p>"Fondue, you’re a half-orc too," says Jeff Davis to Dan Harmon on the animated, live improvisational Dungeons & Dragons show “Harmonquest.”<p>"We're like buddies from Brooklyn,” says Harmon, …

Board Games

39 Pretty Watercolor Tattoo Ideas That'll Convert Even the Biggest Needlephobes

Body Art

Ancient meets modern in 3D reconstruction of Pompeii home

To this day, Pompeii’s famous ruins are a source of wonder and mystery to countless visitors.<p>However, it can be difficult to visualise how the ancient buildings appeared before the devastating volcanic eruption in 79 AD.<p>Therefore researchers at Sweden’s Lund University have digitally reconstructed …

11 Spooky New Ghost Stories Sure to Give You Goosebumps

The pumpkins are carved, the costumes are sewn, and the dishes are filled with candy — that’s right, it’s officially time for Halloween. To help get …

Books

Streamline Moderne: Max Hazan’s astonishing BSA 500

Most successful custom builders operate a production line: Not just bikes, but also hard parts and apparel. They stay afloat on the cash flow.<p>A tiny handful of builders can take their time, focusing on just two or three projects a year, machines that are labors of love and paid for by clients who …

Vintage
Psychology

How to Build a Pair of Stilts

The newest Popular Mechanics for Kids project will have you walking tall<p>The key to this project is a sturdy design that's fast and simple to build. We were disappointed by our first few attempts to fasten the footrest. A 1/16-inch heavy steel bracket bent the moment we put any weight on it. Bolts …

Woodworking

Angela Friedman S/S 2014

Angela Friedman has been on my radar for years, and if the lingerie goddesses believe in any kind of justice, this will be the collection that puts …

21 Beautiful Plant Tattoos For Anyone Who Doesn't Like Flowers

This is a frangipani-free zone.

Tailored Egyptian dress is the oldest ever found

It’s the ultimate in retro fashion — an Egyptian woven dress that is now considered the oldest known piece of cut, fitted and tailored clothing. …

Archaeology

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

Electric Guitar Built from Scratch in Seven-Minutes in Time-Lapse Video – Guitar World Magazine

Posted 09/23/2016 by Christopher Scapelliti<p>Continue Reading<p>Luthier Patrick Hufschmid has shared a great time-lapse video of himself building one of …

Rocksmith: The Best Way to Learn Guitar?

I finally decided to buy a guitar almost exactly three years ago. Almost as an afterthought, I bought the just released Rocksmith 2014. Now, three …

Guitar

7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness

<i>“Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.”</i> <b><br>Wayne Dyer</b><i>“Very little is</i> …

Happiness

Guitarists of the Year: Bryan Sutton Points to 15 Emerging Stars

Awards acceptance speeches like this one are rare.<p>Just about a year ago, at the International Bluegrass Music Awards in Raleigh, North Carolina, …

Fifty Shades Darker Lingerie is Here to Help You Channel Your Inner Anastasia

Curious?<p>If the trailer for <i>Fifty Shades Darker</i> had you feeling extremely jealous of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey’s sex life, fear not: U.K. lingerie company Coco de Mer is here to help you spice things up.<p>In collaboration with author E. L. James, Coco de Mer has released an official …

Climbers Are Scaling The World's Tallest Trees In An Effort To Save Them

A group of dedicated tree-climbers are scaling towering trees in an effort to help heal the planet.<p>Protected with little more than a harness and some rope,arborist Jake Milarch has scaled redwoods topping 300 feet — that’s as tall as the Statue of Liberty.<p>“It’s a humbling experience being next to …

Conservation