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Giant North Wales lagoon could create 20,000 jobs and boost region's economy by £11bn

A North Wales tidal lagoon could create 20,000 jobs and generate more than £11 billion for the regional economy, a report has claimed.<p>North Wales …

6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System

Does the thought of medicinal mushrooms scare you off? Take a deep breath and stay with us. Yes, we’re going to tell you to put mushrooms in your …

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

<b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples such as jacket spuds, peas or onions. Instead, go for favourites that don’t store …

Gardening

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

Delicate Inked Lines Form Fluffy Black Cats in Illustrations by Kamwei Fong | Colossal

<p>Using only black ink, Malaysian illustrator Kamwei Fong has created a menagerie of playful black cats. Despite their contextual isolation and …

Art

Japanimation: 20 Best Anime Movies

For a very long time, animated features were looked at as entertainment exclusively meant for children – with Disney likely largely responsible for …

Anime

Solar Installed At Campbell Soup's World Headquarters - Solar Industry

A 4.4 MW solar project has come online at Campbell Soup Co.’s world headquarters in Camden, N.J.<p>The project is a partnership between Campbell Soup, …

Hybrid solar cell captures energy from the sun and raindrops

As useful and ubiquitous as solar energy is becoming, it still has one major Kryptonite: gloomy weather. Now, a team of Chinese engineers has …

Jaguar's electric SUV is actually reasonably priced, cheaper than Tesla Model X

Jaguar is joining the revolution with its first all-electric vehicle coming out later this year.<p>The Jaguar I-PACE made its public debut at the Geneva …

Rimac's new electric car does 0-60 in 1.85 seconds, packs 1,914 horsepower

If you're looking for a high performance electric vehicle and the 600-700 horsepower that Tesla's Model S provides just isn't enough, your next car …

Aston Martin’s Lagonda concept car is breathtaking

Excessive, opulent, carpeted, and enormous, this is eccentricity at its finest<p>Sometimes mere photos don’t do justice to the striking nature of an object, and Aston Martin’s Lagonda Vision Concept is one such thing.<p>This concept car is a throwback to the old times when concept designers didn’t have …

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

This Man's Drawings Of Life With His Wife And Kids Are So Sweet, You Might Tear Up

These are getting all up in my feels.

Traveling Couple Embroiders All the Charming Architecture They Come Across

Partners in both life and art, French-Swedish textile artists Charles Henry and Elin Petronella create embroidery designs inspired by architecture. Together known as Le Kadre, their aim is to “inspire and motivate people to create.” Each embroidered cityscape illustrates the couple’s travels, …

This $12 set of 45 screw-driving bits gets a lot of use

Whenever I have to turn a screw, I turn to this easy-to-find, yellow box of bits.<p>Flat? Phillips? Torx? Square? Any time I run into a standard-style …

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

China-based Hanergy just launched the highest efficiency single-junction solar panel ever created. Hanergy’s US-based subsidiary Alta Devices …

Even Young Kids Can Build These Snap-Together 'Star Wars' Models

No glue required.<p>I'll never forget building model planes with my dad. The smell of the glue, the decals—plus, the entire experience was lesson in patience for a 12-year-old. We would spend hours meticulously making models that we'd hang from the ceiling or display on on shelf.<p>Now I build models …

The East is turning green

The world’s largest floating solar power plant came online in Huainan, in eastern China, in May. Floating on a now flooded former coal mining region, …

This MagicKey Is a MIDI Controller, Keyboard & Gamepad All in One

Is there nothing this DIY masterpiece can't do?<p>If you love gaming, tech, and making music, then you are the person that the creators of this MagicKey 3-in-1 DIY MIDI Gamepad Keyboard (on sale for $32.99) had in mind when they created this device. It that brilliantly incorporates a keyboard, …

Toilet Signs Are Mysterious And Mirth-Inducing

You are in a foreign country. And things are certainly looking a bit foreign.<p>Do you sit or squat? Can you toss toilet paper down the bowl or hole?<p>Let the signs guide you.<p>That is, if you can understand them.<p>Doug Lansky, author of the Signspotting series of books, knows how toilet etiquette signs can …

Toilets

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

Astronomy

Explore Your Favorite Movie Worlds Through Beautiful, Hand-Painted Maps

See the geography and plots of Star Wars, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings and more laid out from start to finish on these hand-painted maps.<p>Illustrating everything that happens in an action adventure movie like <i>Star Trek</i> on one page is like playing Tetris, according to artist Andrew DeGraff, who …

Solar farm in a box – 500 homes worth of solar power in a standardized kit

One of the world’s largest solar manufacturers in the world, GCL System Integrated Technology, has designed and sold their first out of the box ready solar farm – the ‘2.5MW Solar Block.’<p>GCL is a vertically integrated solar manufacturing company – they’re the largest polysilicon manufacturer …

Solar Power

I Bet Making One Of These 15 Soups Will Cheer You Up

It's that time of the year.

Blondies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and line a 9-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing a 2-inch overhang. Butter the lining …

Dessert

20 best seafood recipes: part 4

In our last installment of great seafood dishes, we have Fuchsia Dunlop’s clams with spring onion oil, Claus Meyer’s marinated herrings and Tim Hughes’s Dover sole on the bone<p>Salmon is an excellent fish to cure, as its oiliness and texture are perfectly suited to the technique. The avocado and …

Onions

Making Your Own Solar Cells from Powdered Donuts?

WikiHow has a piece on how to make a photovoltaic solar cell from some common household ingredients and a piece of conductive glass (which you can buy online). The main ingredient in the cell is a titanium dioxide (TiO2) solution. You make this from the powdered sugar found in white powdered donuts.<p>…

Solar Panels

Orangework Lennson 3C Camper

Based on a Mercedes-Benz G320, the Orangework Lennson 3C Camper is one of the poshest overland rigs around. It's powered by a 220hp turbo V6 linked …

VW California XXL Camper

Based on the Crafter commercial van, the VW California XXL is a larger, smarter version of the popular California camper. This luxurious apartment on …

Panoramic Photography

Vagabund V07

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever, is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabund Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, …

Motorcycles