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Check out this complete tutorial to make this beautiful hanging table. The idea started by the gorgeous cross cut of …

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Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

10 DIY Plant Ideas for Fall

8 Comments<p>With fall soon approaching, a few fresh indoor plant ideas and DIYs for decorating. Check them out below:<p><b>1. Ferns in Hanging Terrariums</b><br>by …

How to make a beehive in your backyard

Yes you can do it and it’s easier than you think.<p>No, you don’t need a degree in Melittology (scientific study of bees) or be an apiarist (although …

Inside Look at Insect Flight

Annoying as they are, blowflies are marvels of aeronautical engineering.<p>Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. have developed a CT scanning technique that lets them view the inner workings of insects' muscles while in flight.<p><b>The intricate movements of a blowfly's muscles—as it flaps its</b> …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

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Masters of Disguise—Amazing Insect Camouflage

To avoid becoming prey, insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings.<p><b>When it comes to biology, mimicry is everywhere. Lions use camouflage to blend in with the savanna. Frogs use mimicry to match their green environment. Most famously, chameleons will even change color to blend in with</b> …

Origami Microscope for Just 50 Cents

Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash, PhD is on a mission. He wants to make it easy for field researchers to identify and diagnose dangerous microbial diseases like malaria, African sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis, Chagas and more.<p>To do that, he and his team have created the Foldscope …

Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel | Colossal

<p>Mixed media artist Travis Bedel creates stunning collages that merge anatomical imagery with illustrations from science guides and textbooks. You …

Salmon Trucked to Ocean? Freshwater Species of the Week

Wildlife<p>The annual fall run of young salmon from their inland birthplaces in rivers to the sea is one of Nature’s dramatic migrations. But this year, a number of chinook salmon may make that journey by truck.<p>This week, state and federal wildlife officials in northern California announced that they …

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The Vanishing Vakul, and the Changing Indigenous Ivatan Culture

<i>National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee Hannah Reyes is studying and documenting the transitions to modernity of indigenous culture in Northern Philippines, which is home to a large number of indigenous groups. Improving access to roads, mainstream education, and media is changing their culture</i> …

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in …

A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

DIY Mini Clay Pot Magnets

Rain in a Jar

Shares 0<p>Rainy Days are fun again with this simple science experiment! Learn all about the science behind the rain!<p>Shares 0<p>Get the instructions for …

Webbed Seat

You've found a charming chair at a flea market, but it lacks a seat. Not to worry: Fix it in no time by weaving a new one.

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This Will Shatter Your View of Apex Predators: How Wolves Change Rivers

Wildlife<p><b>Have a look at this amazing video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it lives… and even alter the geography of the area.</b><p>UPDATE: Here is an alternative view of the story and research expressed in the above video – Is the Wolf the new …

Crazy Ants Smear Acid Over Themselves to Survive Fire Ants

<b>Among all the invasive species on Earth, fire ants are among the most formidable.</b><p><i>Solenopsis invicta,</i> the red imported fire ant, has dominated the grasslands of the southern United States since the 1930s, using its deadly venom to keep other ant and insect species at bay.<p>Recently, however, a …

Bumblebees Can Fly Higher Than Mount Everest, Scientists Find

<b>Talk about a high-altitude buzz. Bumblebees may be capable of scaling Earth’s tallest peaks, flying higher than Mount Everest, according to new research.</b><p>It’s difficult for most insects and birds to fly at extremely high altitudes where the air is thin and oxygen is scarce. Flapping wings push …

rocket stove mass heater

• heat your home with 80% to 90% less wood<br>• exhaust is nearly pure steam and CO2 (a little smoke at the beginning)<br>• the heat from one fire can last for …

DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners

If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees.<p>If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees.

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How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Popular Science Archive

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10 Retro DIY Projects To Do Before Summer Ends

Including a backyard trampoline, a playhouse built from window blinds, a flying saucer that doubles as a water ski, and more<p>Summer is almost over SIGH. If you're eager to squeeze in some last-minute leisure, check out these retro do-it-yourself projects, culled from the <i>Popular Science</i> archives. …