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How to Buy, Store, and Cook Butternut Squash, in Season in Autumn

From soups and sides to bread pudding and cakes, here are 24 butternut squash you should be making all fall and winter long.<p>Is your sweater on? Check. Have a scarf around your neck? Check. Are your feet bundled up in boots and warm woolen socks? Affirmative. Then allow us to state the obvious: It's …

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Tutorial: Square mini backpack

Celina from Petit a Petit & Family is over at The Sewing Rabbit today with a tutorial showing how to make this mini backpack. The square shape is a …

Now That It's in the Broadband Game, Google Flip-Flops on Network Neutrality

In a dramatic about-face on a key internet issue yesterday, Google told the FCC that the network neutrality rules Google once championed don't give …

Android mobile ad networks might be used to distribute malware

Mobile ad networks can provide a loophole to serve malware to Android devices, according to researchers from security firm Palo Alto Networks who …

What’s Inside an Array of Transistors?

ZeptoBars recently broke down a 7-transistor ULN2003 Darlington driver chip and analyzed what each component does, identifying the resistors, diodes, and transistors by peering at the chip through a microscope.<p>P and N-type silicon have slightly different colors. This difference is quite small, but …

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20 New Must-Have Products in the Maker Shed

We’re in the midst of Maker Faire season here at Make, and are hurriedly (but calmly) preparing for the upcoming fourth annual World Maker Faire New York. We hope to start doing these posts on a more regular basis in the near future, but for now we’ll be announcing new products in large batches. …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

A terrifying robot shows you the emotions slime mold can't express

Slime mold can already behave in ways that are surprisingly intelligent, but what if it smiled like us and cried like us — or, at least, like a horrifying facsimile of us? An installation at London's Living Machines conference provides a fascinating, disturbing answer. As reported by <i>New Scientist</i>, …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Secure Email Options for Message Privacy

It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for secure email.<p>Many of us had assumed our feeble Gmail passwords were secure enough to keep prying eyes out of our email accounts. (I used a letter, a number, <i>and</i> a symbol!) But with …

Unfortunate & Stupid Chinese Tattoos That Make No Sense

One of the key considerations in getting a tattoo, besides your motive and its symbolism is how it looks on your body.<p>Both Arabic and more …

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Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

10 Best Underwater Sites to Visit

Some of the most magnificent pieces of architecture in the world have been submerged under water by earthquakes, floods and other geological events. Some of the sites still remain a mystery of how they ended up on the ocean floor. Nowadays, these cities, monuments, palaces, and even some …

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

The 10 Most Secluded Hotels Around The World

And while there are dozens of great off-the-beaten-path properties out there, these 10 offer their own special kind of seclusion in great destinations from the Americas to Africa.

9 ‘extreme’ places you can visit (fairly) easily [pics]

“Extreme.” What a word. Our collective conscience has stretched “extreme” to its literal — pun possibly intended — extreme, thanks to such cultural …

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The Cronut spawns in London

From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart), to the Dosant (half doughnut, half croissant) and the Duffin (a doughnut and muffin fusion), these hybrid sweets are going down a treat.<p>The new trend for cross-breeding pastries has reached London. From the Townie (a brownie-slash-tart) to the Dosant (half …

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Is This The Most Perfect City Timelapse Ever Made?

For our money, it surely is among the best city nightscape timelapses we’ve ever seen. Titled “Nightvision”, this sub-4 minute HDR timelapse video …

Tristan da Cunha: a journey to the centre of the ocean

Sitting in solitude in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, 2400km from anywhere and reachable only by boat, Tristan da Cunha is one of the world’s last destinations for the truly intrepid traveller.<p>There’s no airport here, no wi-fi, not a latte to be found anywhere, and the only way to tweet or …