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10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

The World's Tallest Man And Shortest Woman Hung Out At The Pyramids And The Pictures Are Pretty Amazing

Just two Guinness Record holders chilling together.<p>Kosen and Amge were invited to Cairo by Egypt's Tourism Promotion Board in an attempt to boost travel to Egypt's capital city.<p>Kosen's massive height is caused by pituitary gigantism, a condition where the body produces too much growth hormone.<p>Due …

The Creators Of This Algae Plastic Want To Start A Maker Revolution

It’s grown locally, processed locally, 3D-printed locally, and sold locally. And its inventors think it could change how we buy just about everything.<p>A new bioplastic made from algae could replace oil-based plastic completely according to its inventors, potentially turning the manufacturing …

A handful of clinics is embracing a 'party drug' that could be a rapid-fire depression treatment — we got a look inside

After a 45-minute infusion of ketamine, clients at a clinic in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood are not partying.<p>Instead, they're in a state of quiet contemplation — reclining on cushioned chairs, listening to music, or occasionally striking a tranquil yoga pose.<p>These clients are patients at …

Sweet Lullaby: Scientists Uncover How Herpes Virus Sleeps and Wakes

Viruses are tricky beasts. Some of these "submicroscopic" pathogens can "go to sleep" inside a person's body, essentially hiding from the immune …

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

Diabetes

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

8 Annoying Things All Architects Do

Contrary to how Hollywood movies portray the quintessential architect—creative, sensitive, and virtually flawless—architects are a diverse bunch of …

Luke Skywalker

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Protons

The Hidden Message in the Architecture of Steven Universe

From geodesic domes to cracks in the sidewalk, the show's wildly creative backdrops teach a valuable lesson: that enchantment and imperfection can exist side by side.<p>Is there an architect who would turn down the chance to build a floating stadium? Or a spire on the moon? What sort of abode would …

Architecture

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

In 1945, in New Mexico, the researchers of the Manhattan Project performed the first detonation of a nuclear weapon; it bathed the desert with light, …

Biology

Giant net turns fog into drinking water in Morocco

The CloudFisher can harvest up to 36,000 liters of water for 800 people per day<p>Ever notice the droplets of water that collect onto spider webs? So did Peter Trautwein, a volunteer engineer with the German Water Foundation and the creator of a rad new water-harvesting device. The ultra …

The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook

If all hell breaks loose, having qualified military personnel by your side is a good idea — but short of that, at least you can glean a little …

Thermoelectric paint enables walls to convert heat into electricity

(Phys.org)—Paint these days is becoming much more than it used to be. Already researchers have developed photovoltaic paint, which can be used to …

Device Pulls Drinkable Water From the Air As You Cycle

Most bicycles have a place to hold a water bottle. This isn't most bicycles. Fontus—a device created by Austrian designer Kristof Retezár—takes the …

Miniature Circular Tattoos Sceneries

L’artiste tatoueuse Eva Krbdk a le don de pouvoir contenir un paysage tout entier dans un minuscule rond. Un joli paysage, le portrait poétique d’une …

Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

Domestic Technology

Nanowire-Coated Fabric Keeps You Warm So Your House Won’t Have To

The high-tech alternative to throwing on an extra sweater<p>Instead of turning up the thermostat up this winter, why not just throw on some nanowire-coated clothing to stay toasty?<p>According to the International Energy Agency, indoor heating accounts for almost half of total global energy usage, mainly …

Young Girl Uses a Clever Method of Quickly Bailing Out a Sinking Canoe With Her Legs

The Bajau Laut people are sometimes called "Sea Gypsies," due to the fact that they live their lives on the ocean. "The Bajau Laut are some of the …

Wij waren hier

• <b>Auteur:</b> Karen Thompson Walker<p>Stel je voor dat de aarde steeds langzamer draait en elke dag langer duurt dan de vorige' 'We merkten het niet meteen. We voelden het niet. We waren ons in het begin niet bewust van de extra tijd. We waren niet geïnteresseerd in de omwenteling van de aarde. Er bleven …

Former Taxi Driver's Candid Shots of New York Over Three Decades

New York photographer Matt Weber has been pursuing his fascination with the Big Apple for more than three decades. For six years he worked as a taxi cab driver and witnessed the city from a unique perspective. Eventually, he stepped out of his cab and ventured into the streets to pursue his true …

Artist Playfully Transforms Street Markings Into Works of Art

With just a spray paint can and some stencils, Canadian street artist Peter Gibson, aka Roadsworth, transforms all kinds of regular street markings into playful works of art. In 2001, the Montreal-based artist began raising an awareness for more bike lanes in the city. During that time, he found …

Soviet Propaganda Becomes Fabulous Gay Pride Posters

With the Sochi Olympics underway, the world has turned its attention to Russia. Among the insanity of these games–like being $40 billion over budget–come the atrocities over the lack of gay rights in that country. Homosexuality had been illegal in the Soviet Union, and even though it was …

Waste Beam Cabinet

VIDEO: Klemens Torggler's Mesmerizing, Rotating Door

Austrian company Klemens Torggler have recently invented the "Evolution Door," a very cool new door that slides itself open/closed - without the use …

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

Power Generating Soccket Soccer Ball Now Available - Technabob

Last year we talked a bit about the Soccket soccer ball, or football depending on where you are from, when it turned up on Kickstarter. At the time a …