Ryan Cavender

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Learn How to Tie the Zip Tie-Like Constrictor Knot With This Video

Knots may seem like an old-fashioned skill to learn, but they can actually be really helpful in a lot of situations. This video will teach you how to …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

Bill Nye Explains Everything You Need to Know About Earth's Changing Climate

You’d have to live in an underwater cave to have missed the news that human activity is warming the planet. But climate change is a really complex …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

General Motors

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Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

Star Wars Imperial Forces Invade Thomas Kinkade’s Precious Paintings

Stormtroopers set cutesy cottages aflame in a genius new mashup called “Wars on Kinkade.”<p>Some genius named Jeff Bennett has unleashed the full force of the Dark Side on the Painter of Light’s treacly, bucolic world in a new series called “Wars on Kinkade.”<p>At the time of his death in 2012, Thomas …

Giant Hovering Roundabout for Cyclists in the Netherlands

<i>Hovenring</i> is an incredible suspended roundabout conceptualized and designed by IPV Delft specifically for cyclists to safely make their way across congested traffic by traveling overhead. Located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands, above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection, the …

Netherlands

GIF Of The Day: How A Lock Works

We’ve all had theories. Perhaps it’s a braille-like series of bespoke bumps, or some kind of contorted groove. The animated GIF below, however, demonstrates in the simplest fashion exactly how keys open doors:<p>Mystery solved. Go home everybody, and enjoy the fact that you now know the mechanism …

GIF Animations

Google: self-driving cars safer than professional drivers - Roadshow

<b>Google has said that its data reveals self-driving cars are safer than any human driver on the road.</b><p>Speaking at the RoboBusiness robotics conference …

Autonomous Cars

No Garden? Here Are 66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

By Rachel Cernansky – planetgreen.discovery.com<p>Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into …

South Korea’s New Sustainable City Inside An Airport

With koi ponds, an entire shopping district, and amazing sustainability features, Incheon airport’s Terminal 2 is one place you’ll be totally cool with a delayed flight.<p>How do you improve on the best airport in the world? That was the question posed to design firm Gensler, which collaborated with …

South Korea

World Coffee Research Aims to Prevent Coffee Extinction

For the past few weeks, we've been exploring varieties of coffee: where they come from, what makes them distinct, and why they're important. That last point isn't just blowing smoke: Genetic diversity among Arabica coffee plants might be the key to preventing them from vanishing altogether, as …

What you didn't know about coffee: Asher Yaron at TEDxUbud

There Are Three Americas Hiding Inside Our Country–Which Do You Live In?

America is divided by politics, economics, and geography. But it turns out that we also tend to cluster around people who act the same as us.<p>There are many ways of dividing up America: Red state, Blue state, Rust Belt, Bible Belt, Sun Belt, Stroke Belt…the list could go on. We’re defined by our …

Psychology

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

Billy Bragg

OK Go helped us move the Tiny Desk from our old building to NPR's new headquarters, and The National performed the first full new-building Tiny Desk Concert we posted to the site, but Billy Bragg gave us the first full Tiny Desk Concert we actually <i>recorded</i> in our new office.<p>Bragg, one of the …

Universal Health Care