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9 apps star Instagrammers use to make their photos look amazing

Whether you're obsessed with Instagram or just enjoy taking pictures with your phone, chances are you could learn a thing or two about what goes into editing great photos.<p>It's time to learn from the best.<p>Tech Insider talked to six famous Instagrammers about their favorite apps and editing tricks …

This tiny, wearable patch makes you invisible to mosquitos

A mosquito can detect the carbon dioxide emanating from a prospective meal from hundreds of feet away. The Kite Patch, a small, non-toxic sticker …

Gogo Elite Tent | By Nemo

The Gogo Elite Tent by Nemo is the ultimate solution for adventurers that want to pack light, perfect for bicycle or motorcycle touring, sea …

Matador Pocket Blanket

You never know when you're going to find the perfect spot to have a picnic or just sit down and enjoy the view — which is why they make the Matador …

Spark Sleeping Bag

The Spark SPI minimal sleeping bag by Sea to Summit is ideal for adventurers that need to pack light. The Spark has changed adventure traveling …

Love 'Game of Thrones'? Try These 3 Classic Fantasy Novels!

It seem that everybody loves “Game of Thrones.” HBO’s high-fantasy show features kickass ladies, dragons, intriguing politics and Peter Dinklage – …

Cristela Is the Model for What Modern Sitcoms Should Be

The smart and hugely underrated ABC show has found new life in a waning format: the multi-camera network comedy.<p>The ABC sitcom <i>Cristela</i>, which airs its first season finale Friday night, lives and breathes formula. The laugh-track sitcom takes place almost entirely on two soundstages. The first …

Comedy

A Primer On Alcohol In Skincare

A few weeks ago, I was battling snakeskin lips. It was a peeling, flaking mess. Constantly applying one of those not-very-expensive drugstore lip …

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

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Genetic testing options can show if you're at-risk for cancer

"I have been given a gift that so many women weren't given."<p><b>[Web Extra: Genetic counseling information ]</b><p>That gift is time. Lisa Hilgenfeldt's says …

Cancer

Bundle Of Joyful Microbes: Mom's DNA Alters Baby's Gut Bacteria

Right after birth, trillions of microbes rush into a baby's gut and start to grow. Most of these critters come from the mom's skin, birth canal and gut.<p>But exactly which types of bacteria take up residence in an infant's gut can depend on the mother's DNA, scientists reported Thursday.<p>The study, …

Be Wary Who You Sleep With: Women Carry The DNA Of Their Sexual Partners

These days you have to be wary of who you sleep with as a study has shown that women could potentially carry the DNA of previous partners.<p>A group of …

Scientists Create Man-Made DNA That Mimics Killer Diseases, Injects Them Into Patients To Create Immunity

Scientists have discovered how to create man-made artificial DNA strands that mimic deadly diseases such as the flu, Ebola, cancer, and HIV. The …

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Genome sequencing mountain gorillas reveals the genetic impact of inbreeding

Our genetic cousins, mountain gorillas, have been the subject of ongoing conservation efforts for decades. Despite this there are fewer than 900 left …

Sex offending is written in DNA of some men, study finds

Sex offending is written in the genes, an unprecedented study has shown, with the brothers of men convicted of sex crimes five times more likely to commit a rape or assault than the general public.<p>The controversial finding suggests that some men are born with an increased risk of molesting children …

Nomad Collapsible Tub for Comfortable Hot Bath On the Go

How to enjoy a hot bath during a camping trip? Don’t think it’s impossible. The following Nomad <b>collapsible tub</b> will bring you a nice solution for …

​Your Next Sleeping Bag Might Not Have A Zipper, Or Be A Bag At All

Next generation sleeping bags are attempting to boost comfort while shedding weight by ditching the traditional mummy design for something more akin …

Backpacking

5 Knots You Need to Know How to Tie at All Times

We’re doing something different today with our Knot of the Week series and taking a look at five knots that you should know how to tie at all times. …

An Actively Transforming Table from MIT's Self-Assembly Lab

The Programmable Table Debuts at Salone del Mobile 2015<p>Welcome to the age of active furniture. For Salone del Mobile 2015, MIT's Self-Assembly Lab is …

Furniture Designer/Builder Jory Brigham's Unusual Path to Success

The "Framework" winner's origin story, from "No TV" to "On TV"<p>The path to becoming a successful furniture designer is rarely a straight line. It …

3D Laser Cut Wood Maps Show Hidden Underwater World

Robbie and Kara Johnson are the husband and wife team behind Below the Boat, a company that creates gorgeous wood maps that show the hidden world underneath the water. Using the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (or NOAA) charts, they study the bathymetry (which is the underwater …

Your Meat Habit Is Really Bad For California’s Drought

Lay off the beef!<p>California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record, leading to stricter water conservation regulations. But many obvious water wasters, like long showers and leaky faucets, don’t use nearly as much water as less conspicuous ones, like the production of food: agriculture …

11 cool inventions that make adventure travel better

Though the Kickstarter for this product — an LED-lit orange balloon that rises 150 feet above the ground to signal an SOS — failed, the creators …

11 Must-Visit RV-Friendly Campgrounds

This summer, add these beautiful campgrounds to your travel bucket list.<p>According to GoRVing, there are more than 16,000 campgrounds across America, …

Thermo Tent promises a more comfortable camping experience

There are several versions of Thermo Tent, but the Thermo Tent 3 and Thermo Tent 6 are probably the most notable. As its name implies, the former is …

Camping

10x Jurkjes onder €50

<b>Het web afstruinen op zoek naar de allerleukste party top, leren broek of jurkje. Leuk, mits je er tijd voor en zin in hebt. Maar ben je op zoek naar</b> …

Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primers

In the realm of the effortless morning routine, primers hold high court. The whole “blurring imperfections before you even get to makeup' is …

An Alternative Design Approach to Expandable Tables

Instead of one large fold-out leaf, Andrea Brugnera's Assiduo has eight little ones<p>"I love to design," writes Andrea Brugnera, "and I like to …