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meMINI lets you capture the action after it happens

They say that nothing takes you out of a fun situation quite like filming it – you stop being a participant, and start being an observer. That said, …

World-first working eukaryotic cell made from plastic

Previously, chemists have managed to create artificial cell walls and developed synthetic DNA to produce self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cells. …

Chemistry

How China Profits From Our Junk

In this excerpt from the forthcoming Junkyard Planet, author Adam Minter explores China's central role in the world's vast global recycling trade.<p>China’s reputation as the “world's factory” is well-established. But what happens to everything the world throws away? Since 2002, the Shanghai-based …

Turn Your Old Sweaters Into a No-Sew Circle Scarf!

As we delve into the cold fall and winter months, we’re pulling out those under-the-bed storage boxes and busting out our sweaters. The problem is, some of them look really, really tired. Cardigans with holes at the collar, long sweaters that are pilly and weird, and a sweater with ruffles. What?! …

Throwback DIY: How to Make a Scrunchie

The ultimate hair accessory of the 80s and 90s is back: DIY-style. Now you can easily sew your way to a totally rad ‘do.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>fabric 10 x 50cm<br>• elastic cord 15 – 20cm<br>• Safety Pin<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Small Good Things

Hairstyling

Fossil skull challenges understanding of human evolution - video

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>Published: 17 Oct 2013<p>Nearly complete skull of creature similar to a snow leopard discovered in Tibet is estimated to be 4.4m years old<p>Published: 13 Nov 2013<p>The fossil skull …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Beautiful Skull Spurs Debate on Human History

A 1.8-million-year-old skull blends features of a number of early human species.<p><b>A newly discovered skull, some 1.8 million years old, has rekindled debate over the identity of humanity's ancient ancestors. Uncovered at the Dmanisi site in the Caucasus in Georgia, "Skull 5" represents the most</b> …

Associated Press News

Winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>2013: Wildlife Photographer of the Year</b><p>Winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition were just announced where more than 43,000 images from 96 countries were whittled down to just eighteen. Now in its 49th year, the competition showcases the very best in nature …

This Company Wants To “Breed” The Perfect Chair, Using Eugenics

What happens when 10 of the most iconic chair designs ever mate with one another for five years?<p>Imagine using computers to bring countless generations of chairs to life, then forcing them to mate with one another in an orgiastic rut of successive DNA pairings until you finally have the <i>uberstuhl</i>: a …

Sorry Stoners: Hemp Isn’t A Miracle Material After All

Most of us have long-suspected that hemp supporters were just marijuana supporters. Modern Farmer’s takedown of the crop proves it.<p>We all had that friend in college (heck, maybe “that friend” was even one of us). Hemp necklace. Hemp bracelet. A Grateful Dead T-shirt, even in the dead of winter. But …