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Goodbye, My Brother

During a rooftop firefight in Fallujah, in one of the most harrowing battles of the Iraq War, something happened to Elliot Ackerman that he would never forget. Twelve years later, he went back to confront the past.<p>Three days I've been here running from one ministry to another, making phone calls, …

Add Some Macabre to Your Fireplace With These Human Skull-Shaped Logs

Warm your self by the flames of your enemies burning in effigy with these skull-shaped fireplace logs.

Weird

How to stop videos from autoplaying

Take control of your browser and apps<p>It's one of the modern web's most annoying features: You're innocently browsing around, when all of a sudden music and dialogue start blasting out of nowhere, thanks to an embedded video that's decided to start playing without any okay from you.<p>Autoplaying clips …

We Admire Americans Who Don't Forget Their Roots

Even "coastal elites" go home.<p>There's a funny and particularly American moment in Bruce Springsteen's recent memoir, <i>Born to Run,</i> in which he describes how his parents and younger sister moved from New Jersey to California in 1969, leaving him behind, at nineteen, to tend to his fledgling music …

Victorians’ Christmas Parlor Games Will Leave You Burned, Bruised, And Puking

Do not try them at home.<p>Most of the Christmas traditions we take for granted today are Victorian inventions: Christmas trees, Christmas stockings and …

Firewood Shed Plans

Everything you need to build an attractive home for your fresh-cut firewood.<p>Back in 2012, we published an article about making a firewood shed to keep your hearth logs dry.<p>Here are the plans that list the materials required and tell you everything you need to build your own firewood shed.<p>[downloads …

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store. Drink like our founding fathers would have.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over …

Kitchen of the Week: A Modular Kitchen in Stockholm with a Seasonal (and Swappable) Palette

Designed by Perniclas Bedow of Bedow Design Studio, this small modular kitchen is designed to change colors with the seasons and is located in a 1909 …

DIY Hack Turns an Old Kid's Meal Toy Into a Tiny, Functional Game Boy

It's still a toy, only now it really plays games.<p>In 2000, Burger King offered collectable GameBoy toys that looked awesome but couldn't actually play games. Now 16 years later, a Redditor is turning them into what we actually wanted this whole time: The real thing.<p>At the time, the Kid's Meal toys …

In the 16th Century, the Best Office Decor was a Tiny Rotting Corpse

Miniature memento moris were all the rage for around 300 years.<p>A 16th-century memento mori attributed to Hans Leinberger. (Photo: The Walters Art …

Archaeology

DIY Tutorials Archives - Page 6 of 6 - Quiet Corner

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the […]<p>2 years ago<p>0<p>Squeeze the whole family in at …

Crafting

Watch a Master Modeler Build a Hyper-Detailed WWII Airplane

Anyone who’s done any scale modeling knows that it can be challenging to just put together and paint a reasonably-detailed model as it comes in the box. To take that model to the level that Czech modeler David Damek does in this amazing video is infinitely harder than he makes it all look.<p>Even if …

Modular cellphone kits for makers

Rephone makes modular open source hardware cellphone components -- GSM cores, touchscreens, speakers, GPS, miscellaneous sensors, and antennas -- …

The five most common misunderstandings about evolution

Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent …

Every Super Bowl Game Since 1967, Reduced To A Minimalist Sculpture

This is for all the artsy jocks out there.<p>The age of big data gives us myriad tools for investigating the most minute details of games. But amid all the instant replays and sophisticated analytics, there’s sometimes <i>too much</i> information. Two data artists have taken what they think is the most …

Science Finally Explained My Resting Bitch Face to Me

After researchers used a program called FaceReader to study the phenomenon of "Resting Bitch Face," I decided to get my hands on the program myself and see how bad my RBF was.<p>I was a pretty serious kid. Teachers used to call me a "thinker," which was fine until around the time I turned 19. That was …

NASA’s new space tourism posters are spellbinding

The project was a bit of a dream come true for Don Clark, who started Invisible Creature with his brother Ryan Clark in 2006. "We, of course, were ecstatic, just because our grandfather was an illustrator at NASA for 30 years, and so this is kind of our first NASA project," Clark tells <i>The …

Posters

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

By Adele Peters5 minute Read<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West …

Housing

Ressence Introduces its First Dive Watch: the Ressence Type 5

A dive watch by definition needs to be a hulking slab of steel with a thick crystal that protects a clearly marked dial, correct?<p>Not necessarily, according to Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer of the Belgian-based Ressence, which today debuts a new watch with a design that re-defines what …

This Map Shows If You Live Near a Hazardous Waste Site

There's a surprisingly large number of them.<p>Here's a not-so-fun fact to pull out at a cocktail party: There are currently 1,300 highly toxic waste sites in the United States. These particular locales are called Superfund sites — a government nickname for places with toxic waste that EPA recommends …

80% Pistol Frame For The Glock Is A DIY Ghost Glock

Innnnnnnnteresting. A GHOST GLOCK:<p>Holy, that Spectre artwork is quite possibly the worst logo I’ve ever seen. Looks like bad tattoo art. Now that I …

Tattoos

Upgrade Your Garage Door Opener With a WeMo Maker

Reading Time: 7 minutes<p>How’d you like to ditch your garage door remote control and move that functionality to your mobile phone? If you’re thinking …

DIY Smart Mirrors

A reflection of our society<p>What's the first thing you do when you wake up? I suspect you reach over to the nightstand, grab your phone and see what …

Raspberry Pi

121 Styles of American Houses Explained in One Gorgeous Poster

All the gable knowledge you require.<p>You can count on PopChartLab for a good comprehensive diagram. We loved the company's beautiful poster explaining every kind of hand tool, and they've done something similar for the kinds of beer and the buildings of New York City. Now there's a new one out …

This Looks Like A Regular Tool Shed. But When You Step Inside, You Won’t Believe Your Eyes.

Sometimes, luxury can be as simple as making the most out of your backyard. Be it a pool or regular tool shed, there’s nothing like knowing you’re …

How to Pick the Best Sunglasses for Your Face

Find the perfect frames.<p>Finding sunglasses that complement your face can be tricky. Too big, and your mug looks tiny. Too small, and you look like a massive blockhead. The wrong shape, and well… it's complicated.<p>But it doesn't have to be. Here are a few simple guidelines for identifying the shape …

A Haunting Timelapse of the 2,058 Nuclear Detonations from 1945 to 1998

It's as terrifying as it is beautiful.<p>It's a grim anniversary. Seventy years ago today, the Enola Gay dropped the uranium atomic bomb "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima, killing at least 90,000 people immediately, poisoning hundreds of thousands more with radiation, and forever altering the …

Iconic Racing Car Posters by Arthur Schening

Reading time: less than a minute.<p>Art<br>• Cars<br>• Home<br>• Style<p>Arthur Schening is an artist with a passion for vintage racing cars, we’ve featured his work on …

Posters

Almost Demo-ed Art Deco Gem on Alton Coming Back to Life

A compact little art deco masterpiece on the northern end of Alton Road that only months ago was extremely close to demolition by its former owners who wanted to replace it with something far larger and far newer will instead be restored to its original glory by a new owner, according to …