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New from Ikea: A Hydroponic Countertop Garden Kit

With the introduction of Ikea’s new Krydda/Växer Cultivation Kit, it’s official: your countertop hydroponic garden is no longer a mere trend. The …

DIY - Diamond Planter - Quiet Corner

This easy and beautiful diamond planter you will make in no time. Just follow these simple instructions and soon you will start planting your …

Dog Intelligence and What It Can Tell Us about Our Own Intelligence

If you’re a true dog lover, you take it as one of life’s simple truths that all dogs are good, and you have no patience for scientific debate over …

All the Combat Vehicles of the U.S. Military in One Giant Poster

From Strykers to Global Hawks, this chart has it all.<p>Pop Chart Lab, master of the infographic poster, has a new offering showing every major combat system of the U.S. Military. The comprehensive poster shows 180 different vehicles used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, squeezing them …

15 Welsh myths and legends that will send a shiver down your spine (or bring a tear to your eye)

Wales: It's the land of dragons, wizards, King Arthur and the Holy Grail but did you know that the Devil is too embarrassed to visit Ceredigion?<p>That …

What is the real symbolism of Easter eggs?

<b>“What have eggs got to do with Easter anyway?”</b><p><b>It’s a question that’s been uttered a lot in recent weeks, as supermarket aisles began to fill with</b> …

JRR Tolkien's 'The Silmarillion': National Tolkien Day

Discounting all the various stories and unfinished tales that have popped up in the decades since his death, J.R.R. Tolkien produced three major …

Pick Locks Like In The Movies: Using a Bobby Pin

Sure, many of us don’t hold our hair in place with bobby pins, but just in case we need to break into a secure location, like the broom closet we …

5 Cold-Brew Coffees that Fuel New York City

Some like it hot, some like it not. For the cold brew enthusiast, there is no substitute. Steeped for a minimum of 12 hours, cold-brew coffee is …

What to Eat to Keep Your Mind Sharp | Inc.com

How solid is the science behind the so-called "healthy brain" diet?<p>Researchers from around the world have served the scientific community with new data recently that help explain why a Mediterranean diet is good for brain health, <i>Scientific American</i> reports. While there is no single ingredient that …

Nutrition

What It's Like to Wear Bionic Earbuds

If you love live music, the new Here Active Listening System is an impossibly nerdy idea that might change the way you experience your favorite …

Scientists in Germany Take a Major Step Towards Nuclear Fusion

Physicists in Germany have used an experimental nuclear fusion device to produce hydrogen plasma in a process similar to what happens on the Sun. The …

Explore Salvador Dalí's World in Virtual Reality

Drift through Dali's 'Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus' on Google Cardboard, an iPhone, or your browser.<p>Fairly early in Salvador Dalí's career, between 1933 and 1935, he worked on a painting titled <i>Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus.</i> A surreal interpretation of …

David Bowie Made The World a Safer Place for the Alien in Us All

David Bowie, who just died of cancer aged 69, had an incalculable impact on pop culture throughout his shape-shifting career. But perhaps more than …

Discovered: Cosmic Raysfrom a Mysterious, Nearby Object

<b>Nov. 19, 2008:</b> An international team of researchers has discovered a puzzling surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding Earth from space. The …

China slams US after B-52 bomber flies over contested South China Sea reef

China accused the U.S. Saturday of a serious military provocation following the flight of an American B-52 strategic bomber over China’s disputed territory in the South China Sea.<p>A Defense Ministry statement said the U.S. is deliberately raising tensions in the disputed region. It demanded …

China

Canada's bilingual laws apply to tweets, too

The tweets earlier this year were mundane announcements about government policy.<p>The problem wasn't what the government ministers said. It was how they said it.<p>Foreign Minister John Baird used English. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney used French.<p>Under a Canadian law passed five decades ago, all …

Canada

Trump's mix of business, politics makes for unorthodox bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — It can be hard to see where Donald Trump the business ends and Donald Trump the presidential candidate begins.<p>When Trump is …

Donald Trump

Move Over, Graphene: Borophene Could Be the Strongest Material Ever

Graphene is the best-known two-dimensional material, with its atom-thick layers proving plenty of fascinating material properties. But now a team of …

Artist Creates Mind-Bending Optical Illusions on the Palm of His Hand

Italian makeup artist Luca Luce uses the palm of his hand to showcase mind-bending optical illusions. With the help of perspective, clever shadow placement, and a photorealistic style of drawing, he produces surreal, three-dimensional artwork that tells fantastical stories in stunning detail.<p>In a …

Jewels

This Artist Turns Boring Rides Into Supercars At Night Using Cardboard

Artist Max Siedentopf prowls the streets of Amsterdam at night, armed with masking tape and cardboard. He waits. He watches. When he sees his prey, …

Burundi: We will not allow foreign troops to enter

Burundi's government has rejected the African Union's decision to deploy a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force to curb ongoing violence in the troubled country, saying it will prevent foreign troops from entering its borders.<p>The African Union's Peace and Security Council agreed on Friday night to …

Africa

'Star Wars' Fans Lose Their Minds When Theater Projector Breaks

"It kind of ruined our night."<p>The Force may be strong, but can it contain a theater full of angry fans?<p>A projector broke down at Hollywood's Arclight Cinemas late Thursday night --midway through a screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," according to reports.<p>To make matters worse, it then …

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Gardener In Your Life

Know someone with a green thumb? Give them just the right gift this holiday season with one of these garden-themed presents.<p>1. LED GROW LIGHT; …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just tweeted the exciting news earlier this morning:<p>What makes this potential landing so exciting is that it will be the first time SpaceX will try to retrieve a …

These 9 Discovered Species Made 2015 A Dinomite Year

One species has been described as "feathery, fluffy, winged Chickens from Hell."<p>Most of us can only name a handful of dinosaur groups and species, namely those that were represented in "The Land Before Time."<p>Dinosaurs like the Apatosaurus (aka Little Foot), Triceratops (aka Cera), Stegosaurus (aka …

Dinosaurs

9 Weird Things Keeping You Up At Night

Blame the moon!<p>Every once in a while you have a bad night's sleep and you know exactly why: You found yourself at the coffee maker at 4 p.m. or there were sirens blaring outside your window all night or maybe your allergies are <i>killing</i> you. But more often than not the reasons behind your …

Sleep

Iran is in a rush to send its enriched uranium to Russia to stave off sanctions

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will export most of its enriched uranium to Russia in the coming days as it rushes to implement a nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions, Tehran's nuclear chief was quoted as saying on Saturday.<p>Drastically reducing its stock of enriched uranium, which can …

4WD scooter with protection from weather an alternative to commuting by car

<b>The concept</b><p>The CityJet is a 4WD scooter with a narrow stance designed as an alternative to cars in cities. It would be powered by a compact fuel cell burning clean hydrogen, and it would feature side panels for additional protection from weather and impact.<p>Images courtesy of Charles Bombardier<p><b>The</b> …