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A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>Rated four stars in the Austin Energy Green Building program, there is no doubt this eco-friendly home in rural Texas offers a modern take on the farmhouse vernacular. Yet perhaps …

Architecture

What you need to know before building a HiFi system

The process of building a stereo can be overwhelming. Should you buy new gear or trawl the local stereo shop for vintage equipment? Do you need a subwoofer for music? Are high-end speaker cables really going to make a difference in sound? It's no wonder, then, that smart speakers have become so …

Audiophile

A Family Customizes an Off-Grid Tiny Home With Online Design Tools

A tiny house builder’s clever online design tools enable a family of five to create their dream home.<p>When the Nguyens, a couple with three young children, were looking to build a tiny home that would comfortably accommodate their entire family, while also allowing them to live sustainably off-grid …

Off-grid

Hands-On With The Casio G-Shock GMW-B 5000 D-1 ‘Full Metal’

In truth, it feels a bit weird, writing a hands-on with the Casio G-Shock GMW-B 5000 D-1 'Full Metal.' Our news piece on it has been one of the …

Blackmagic's new $1,295 compact shoots 4K RAW movies

As it teased, Blackmagic Design has unveiled a 4K version of its popular portable RAW camera at NAB 2018. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K packs a full-size, dual native ISO Micro Four Thirds sensor and can internally record 4K HDR RAW at 4,096 x 2,160 and 60 fps in 12-bit RAW or 10-bit ProRes. Best of …

Cinematography

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs

New drug tested on mice could be used to treat human infections that no longer respond to routine antibiotics, say scientists<p>The discovery of a new class of antibiotics that can wipe out persistent infections of the hospital superbug MRSA has raised fresh hopes for progress in the fight against …

This Stunning Studio in Rhode Island Is a Creative's Dream

After living on the road for numerous years, a young artist uncovers an inspiring studio in Rhode Island.<p>As an artist, musician, and self-proclaimed perpetual road-tripper, there's no doubt Sean Spellman has an appetite for the unknown. Originally from the East Coast, he's spent the last decade …

Creativity

How Stephen Hawking’s biggest achievement linked opposing worlds of physics

Hawking radiation was a big step in bringing together quantum mechanics and relativity<p>Stephen Hawking’s biggest accomplishment shone through both his physics work and his outreach to the public, bridging gaps between things that once seemed incompatible. Whether he was demonstrating that black …

31 Storage And Organization Products You Didn’t Realize Your Home Needed

~Lets get organized, organized.~<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Some reviews have been edited for</i> …

Bang & Olufsen Beocreate 4 Amplifier

Vintage speakers can still sound good. Many even prefer their warmth. The Bang & Olufsen Beocreate 4 Amplifier lets you upgrade your old drivers for …

Superhero Soundtrack Showdown: 'Black Panther' Vs. 'Suicide Squad'

The <i>Black Panther</i> soundtrack debuted atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week, following in the footsteps of the film’s massive opening weekend. The Kendrick Lamar-curated collection moved 154,000 equivalent units in its first week, notching the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since the</i> …

The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Why you should travel to far-flung Kamchatka in Russia for your next trip

If you want to get away from all the worries and enjoy a relaxing trip, the Kamchatka peninsula in far-east Russia might be perfect for you. Jayanth …

B&O’s upgrade for old speakers requires some heavy tinkering

In 2018, most new speakers come with WiFi and/or Bluetooth as standard options. Let's face it: Almost everyone is using their phone to access music these days, so wireless connectivity is a must. However, if you invested in a set of non-connected speakers before the wireless craze hit, you may not …

This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

The Mediterranean diet has consistently been lauded as one of the healthiest diets, with a long list of proven health benefits and a reputation for …

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

Ikigai

Modern Farm House

Virginia<p>Located in a co-housing community in rural Virginia, this new modern home is designed as a single-family residence with a rental apartment on the lower level. The home is a modern interpretation of the traditional white clapboard farmhouse and red barn that populate the neighboring …

Nonprofits Need Social Video And Easier Software Is Coming To Their Rescue

Sarah Robinson was on the phone with me last month, talking about the importance of video for the organization where she directs fundraising and strategic partnerships. But it was not exactly an exercise in abstract thinking or reminiscence, not when that organization is ShelterBox USA, which …

Corporate Bonds: What To Consider Before Investing

Corporate bonds are a popular option for many investors, offering an alternative – and generally more lucrative – way to invest in business compared to buying shares.<p>Corporate bonds are essentially an IOU from a business – they want to borrow some money, and turn to investors to deliver that …

Two Minnesotans Escape the Snow in this Modern Glam L.A. Pad

(Image credit: Bree McCool)<p><b>Project by:</b> Ashley Scott of Scouted Home <b><br>Location:</b> Santa Monica, California<p>Ashley's clients basically handed over a large …

HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists

If you’re a graphic artist and find yourself needing a ton of power on the go, HP may have the answer. It’s unveiling a new detachable tablet today called the ZBook x2 that has the specs of a workstation PC: a quad-core i7 processor (from Intel’s Kaby Lake-R line), an Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics …

detachabletablet

An FDA Panel Just Greenlit a Breakthrough Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness

On Thursday, a US Food and Drug Administration review panel gave their stamp of approval to an experimental gene therapy for a rare inherited form of …

FDA

Magic Mushroom Chemical Appears to Physically Change Depressed Brains

Magic mushrooms are a strange drug. They’re one part illegal music festival enhancer, one part promising treatment that could have important medical …

Depression

The 11 Best Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon

Did you know that you can buy everything on Amazon? Medical devices, snack foods, designer clothing, books, pet supplies, art, and—you’re never gonna …

Free Shipping

VW’s California XXL, an amazing camper van that needs to come to the US

It sleeps four, has a kitchen and bathroom, and even a massive panoramic roof.<p>I was alerted to this rather awesome-looking Volkswagen California XXL …

Labor Day Recipes That Require Almost Zero Labor

Because we should all take it easy over the long weekend.<p>Labor Day is here, and that means we all get to enjoy a long weekend that should absolutely involve lots of good food and great company. And eating well doesn’t require a ton of work, so we’ve got some easy, home-cooked recipes that are just …

Why You Should Choose Drawers Over Cabinets in Your Kitchen

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets, with another, deeper row of cabinets below. The lower cabinets will …

Martha Stewart

PET scans show many Alzheimer’s patients may not actually have the disease

A significant portion of people with mild cognitive impairment or dementia who are taking medication for Alzheimer’s may not actually have the disease, according to interim results of a major study underway to see how PET scans could change the nature of Alzheimer’s diagnosis and treatment.<p>The …

Our Favorite Seiko Watches Currently on Amazon

Far and wide, Seiko watches are considered to be one of the best deals in watches because they pair movements that have tank-like durabitily with a …