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Your Guide to Making an Incredibly Dangerous Model Rocket Out of Sparklers

It's easy: just bundle of a bunch of them together and don't severely burn yourself!<p>Mr. Gear has all shorts of tricks and tips to show you, mostly how to pick or break locks. But his latest project is a little different. You know sparklers? Those bits of wire and combustibles that make a flashy …

50 iPad and iPhone Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete Words With Friends. Forget Flappy Bird. And for goodness' sake, get rid of Candy Crush. These are the mobile games you want on your phone.<p>It's easy to get into a rut of mobile game-playing, trying over and over again to raise your score in <i>Crossy Road</i> or conquer the world in <i>Clash of Clans</i>. …

10 Happiness Lessons We Can Learn From the Ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks have much to teach us about life and how to live it in a conscious, joyous and peaceful way. Below are 10 philosophies I learned from the ancient Greeks that have provided me with the courage and strength to live my best authentic life. They've also provided me with the tools to …

How To Build A Cannon That Shoots Wiffle Balls At 50MPH [Video]

Repurpose your leaf blower into a pitching machine<p>Chances are, your leaf blower is collecting dust in a garage right now--and it will until this fall. So rescue that yard-clearing device for a far nobler purpose: blasting lightweight projectiles at top speed.<p>Channeling the air from the leaf blower …

Power Tools

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Education

Right-to-Die Law Proposed in California

The End of Life Option Act would allow doctors to prescribe lethal doses of medications to terminally ill patients with six months or less to live, …

Making Moonshine In A Homebuilt Reflux Still [Video]

Hackett distills some drinkable biofuel<p>In times of chaos, alcohol is a rare commodity that has universally recognized value. It can fuel engines, clean wounds, and ease social interaction. It’s also shockingly easy to make.<p>The first step is fermentation. Yeast cells are not good planners. If you …

Alcohol

Sea Ghost! Scientists Spot Deepest Living Fish in Mariana Trench

Researchers say they have spotted the deepest living fish ever found — a sea ghost of a snailfish that floated past their video camera at a depth of 26,716 feet (8,143 meters) in the Mariana Trench.<p>The expedition team, led by University of Hawaii marine scientists Jeff Drazen and Patty Fryer, say …

With Water, Life Returns to the Colorado River Delta

Wildlife<p>Seeds of a riverbank willow wait to be released by the wind along the Colorado River. An experimental pulse of water during the spring of 2014 was designed to regenerate habitat in the Colorado Delta. Cheryl Zook/National Geographic<p>Last spring, on the eighth day of the release of Colorado …

What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

For one, they're separate species—and hares are bigger, have longer ears, and are less social than bunnies.<p>Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they're the same animal.<p>Not so fast. Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes from Tristan Ishtar, who asked: "What's …

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9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

Snow Leopard Caught on Camera After Catching Marmot

Changing Planet<p><b>By Matt Fiechter, Snow Leopard Trust</b><p>A remote-sensor research camera snapped a photo of a wild snow leopard in Kyrgyzstan’s Sarychat Ertash Nature Reserve shortly after the cat had caught a marmot.<p>During the short mountain summer, these rodents add some diversity to the snow leopard’s …

As Dwindling Monarch Butterflies Make Their Migration, Feds Try to Save Them

"Catastrophic drop" in pollinator's numbers this year means that species is "going to need all the help we can give it."<p>CAPE MAY POINT, New Jersey—Two years ago migrating monarch butterflies transformed the lush gardens of Cape May Point into a series of "giant orange snowglobes." That's how Mark …

Lost treasures reclaimed from 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck

The Art of Movement is a monthly show that highlights the most significant innovations in science and technology that are helping shape our modern world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> In the azure waters off the rocky coast of Antikythera, a remote island in the Mediterranean with a population of less than 50, an …

Owner sought after wallaby causes rush-hour chaos in York

The search is on for the owner of an escaped wallaby that forced the closure of a major road during rush hour.<p>The animal, which has been named Wesley, was captured near York in an operation involving around 15 police officers. Now he is being looked after by staff at the nearby Askham Bryan …

6 Surprising Ways Thinking Like A Freak Can Help You Succeed

The authors of the bestselling Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, are out with a new book, Think Like a Freak, which opens with a timely story.<p>You’re one of the world’s best soccer players, in the World Cup final, and the match has come down to penalty kicks. As you stare down the goalie, you must …

The Secret To Dealing With Passive-Aggressive People

Ah, passive aggression. The best way to handle conflict.<p>Not.<p>There's a reason why passive-aggressive behavior gets such a bad rap. Not only is it supremely frustrating for both parties involved, but it's also incredibly unproductive to the passive-aggressive person -- because his or her needs aren't …

Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You

<i>EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is about a virulently racist song. Read no further if you wish to avoid racist imagery and slurs.</i><p>"Nigger Love A Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!" merits the distinction of the most racist song title in America. Released in March 1916 by Columbia Records, it was written by actor …

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

The Truth About DEET—And Other Bug Repellants

Read this before you start spraying<p>It’s summer, aka an amazing time to have fun outdoors—but super itchy bug bites are a total buzzkill. When insects start biting, it’s sometimes hard to decide which is worse: dealing with the nibbles or exposing yourself to the chemicals in repellants. Which is …

Insanely Good: Guilt-Free Sweet Potato Fries

A recipe for the best sweet potato fries you will ever make in your oven<p>Nothing sparks a craving for comfort food like a natural disaster, and while I was lucky enough to have a working gas range while the power was knocked out, I couldn’t make the thing I really wanted: sweet potato fries.I’ll …

52 Brilliant Ways to Spice up Boring Tofu

Maybe it’s because Meatless Mondays are growing ever more<p>popular; maybe it’s because more and more people are becoming aware of the costs of eating …

Vegan

How the Founding Fathers Made Their Beer

Whether consumed to stem the ravages of disease or to enjoy after a long day, pity the New World settlement or town that didn't brew beer.<p><b>When Ben Franklin wrote,</b> "Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," he was speaking for most Americans of his day. Beer, and the art of …

A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed

The big cat's ability to accelerate is key to its hunting success.<p><b>Speed, it seems, isn't everything.</b><p><b>Cheetahs may be the world's fastest sprinters, but it is their blinding acceleration—faster than a Lamborghini's—and their phenomenal athleticism, rather than their famous top speed of over 60 miles</b> …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Beer for Babies and the Tapeworm Diet

In our podcast “100 Ways to Fight Obesity,” <b>Steve Levitt</b> and <b>David Laibson</b> discuss the possibility of using tapeworms to fight weight gain. …