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A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …

Why haven’t we seen another 41-megapixel smartphone camera?

The year was 2012. The smartphone market was already well established, but quality mobile photography was still very much in its infancy. Apple and most other manufacturers had only started focusing on it in the last few years and mobile photography still had a long way to go. All that changed with …

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

This AI Creates Photo-Realistic Faces of People Who Don’t Exist

Instead of searching for the ideal model for a photo shoot, photographers of the future may be able to generate one using artificial intelligence. …

Control your smart home with a single command using Alexa routines

Amazon recently introduced routines to Alexa, which lets you perform several actions using a single command. Here's how to set it up.<p>Open the Alexa app on Android or iOS.<p>Tap the hamburger button in the top-left corner.<p>Select <b>Settings</b>.<p>Scroll down to <b>Accounts</b> and tap <b>Routines</b>.<p>Tap the plus sign in the …

Smart Homes

Lethal Alkaline Lake in Africa Turns Animals into Stone Statues

When photographer Nick Brandt first visited Lake Natron, in Northern Tanzania, he was shocked by the macabre animal statues he saw aligned across its …

Calculator Powered by a Transistor Solar Cell - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Who knew you could use the guts of a power transistor as a solar cell! Steven fromRimStar even takes it a step further and chains five 2n3055 in a …

How-to: Detect the Incoming Solar Storm

According to NASA, there’s a good chance we are in the midst of a significant solar storm. It happens during a coronal mass ejection of the sun and sends billions of tons of particles towards earth. The storm can disrupt GPS, satellite signals, and other electronic systems.<p>There is a simple way to …

4 Homebrewing Tips You Won't Find in the Books

Ask any home brewing expert and they will tell you: The best tips on brewing the perfect batch come from real-world experience, which is exactly what four homebrewers are sharing here.<p><b>Don't Be Afraid to Experiment With Flavors</b><p>"With one exception I've never brewed the same recipe twice," says James …

BBC Science Club Tells the Story of Physics With an Animation

BBC Science Club host Dara O Briain tells the story of physics from Galileo’s work to Einstein’s theory of relativity in this animation directed by …

Amazon Releases List of the Funniest Fake Product Reviews by Users

Amazon has collected a list of the funniest fake reviews of unusual products like the Accoutrements Horse Head Mask, a Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, and …

Each Line One Breath – Artist Creates Meditative Drawings One Line at a Time

<i>Each Line One Breath</i> is a collection of morphogenetic freehand drawings by Netherlands-based artist John Franzen. He creates textured artworks …

Drawing

Before the Beatles crossed Abbey Road.

Long Exposure Photographs of Waves by David Orias

You may think you’re looking at some beautiful paintings of the sea, but these are actually long exposure pictures, taken by David Orias! Santa …

Mirror Treehouse in Sweden (not sure if it's safe for birds) 17 of the World's Most Amazing Treehouses: www.boredpanda.com/amazing-treehouses/ #architecture #treehouse

As strange as it sounds, it is a real thing! Hidden Underwater River Flowing Under the Ocean in Mexico (7 pics): www.boredpanda.com/cenote-angelita-underwater-river-mexico/

"Extreme Design by Luigi Colani" Series

<b>These concepts cry "Future!" in a way that cannot be ignored</b><p>Part of our larger Futurism Series, this page deals with the enchanting, radical and …

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

The definitive guide to Zeppelin’s finest recorded moments<p>40<p>21. 'Dancing Days' (1973)<p>After recording this at Mick Jagger's country home Stargroves in …

Amazing Plant Sculptures at the Montreal Mosaiculture Exhibition (9 pics): www.boredpanda.com/plant-sculptures-montreal-international-mosaicultures-2013/

Star

Splatoon 2’s Vinyl Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Coming This Summer<p>Splatoon 2 15 hours ago<p>Splatoon 2<p>Nier: Automata Half Off for a Limited …

Star Wars Anthology Series

Elimination Blues: The Return Of Primal Scream

<b>Primal Scream</b>’s comeback has been, appropriately, deafening. Their first album since 2008’s ‘Beautiful Future’, ‘More Light’, landed in May to a …

Ideology

Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus

Third records can prove transitional affairs. ‘OK Computer’: from the stock to the sublime. ‘Be Here Now’: the all-conquering to the …

Setup

Scarfolk Council, Hilarious 1970s-Era Posters, Books, & More From an Imaginary English Town

Scarfolk Council is a hilariously twisted blog of 70s-era posters, ads, product labels, book excerpts, and other media from Scarfolk, a town in …

How to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Is your computer slowing down, whizzing and whirring as it tries to keep up with you? Before you spend hundreds or even thousands on a new computer, …

Dogs Dressed As Their Owners by Sebastian Magnani

Have you ever noticed that dogs look a lot like their owners and sometimes even have similar personality? Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani …

How to Make a Modern Adirondack Chair

The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.<p>The classic backyard beauty gets a well-deserved makeover in these plans for an updated adirondack chair.

Becks Beer Bottle with an Audio Recording Scratched on it - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Beer is great and refreshing but I always thought the only thing you could do with the them after the been was consumed was recycle them. Guess what, …

How to Prune and Fertilize Your Trees

Get a crash course in the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time tending our lawns and gardens while practically ignoring our trees. And that's too bad, because healthy, properly trimmed trees can dramatically enhance the beauty and …