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Couple builds their own adventurous 204 sq. ft. modern shed home

Smaller homes need not feel like coffin boxes -- that's what the purveyors of "big is always better" want you to think. We've seen numerous times how …

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The ‘Proton Radius Puzzle’ Is Very Real, New Experiment Confirms

How big is the proton — the positively charged particle found in atomic nuclei?<p>At first glance, this seems like a straightforward question that …

Armageddon asteroid ‘on course to pulverise Earth’

NASA will soon launch a probe to study an asteroid that crosses Earth’s orbit every six years and could pulverise the planet.

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

Physics

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Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …

Decaf coffee: the best solvent-free, low-caffeine, full-flavour beans

Decafhas long been the ugly duckling of the coffee world, denounced for being full of chemicals and derided for tasting awful. But decaffeinated coffee is having a new dawn.<p>According to consumer analysts Allegra Strategies, around six per cent of us now regularly order a decaf when we visit a …

What Happens When You Let an Artist Design an Office?

Yuri Pattison creates his own hyper-accelerated version of the workday.<p>A recent study estimates that 40% of the American workforce will be freelance by 2020. This new normal isn't limited to the United States, as it's a situation London-based artist and Frieze Artist Award winner Yuri Pattison …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

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Saturn’s moon Titan could have the right chemistry for life

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>Titan, Saturn's aptly named largest moon, is exactly the kind of place we want to visit: NASA describes it as "one of the most Earth-like worlds we have found to date." It has a dense atmosphere and stable lakes and rivers.<p>Its air isn't breathable (it's almost …

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23-Year-Old Student Proves Earth is Surrounded by Freaky Plasma Rings

Probably no reason to panic, but we won't judge you if you do<p>Cleo Loi is only 23 years old, but the University of Sydney student of …

How to brew coffee at home

Melbourne's coffee tsar, Salvatore Malatesta, bubbles with enthusiasm on the subject of coffee. He's also evangelical about how best to appreciate …

"People who don't like Comic Sans don't know anything about design"

<b>Interview:</b> ahead of his talk at London's V&A museum on Friday, typographer Vincent Connare has defended the reviled Comic Sans font he created, …

An Expansive Swirling Snow Drawing Atop a Frozen Lake by Sonja Hinrichsen | Colossal

<p>Early last year, artist Sonja Hinrichsen (previously) and some 60 volunteers wearing snowshoes trekked out onto the frozen Catamount Lake in …

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How to order the perfect coffee around the world – and the best cafes

Cafes are great places to get a feel for a city but if you simply order a “coffee” or “café” in a non-English-speaking country, you won’t always get the drink you’re expecting. To save you from coffee disaster, we’ve listed the most popular varieties in 10 cities. And if we’ve missed your …

Can You Distinguish Fake Coffee From The Real Stuff?

Twigs. Wheat. Corn. As coffee prices balloon, one chemist has designed a test to track down the foul play lurking in your cup.<p>Wheat. Acai seeds. Corn. Soybeans. Barley. Triticale. Rye. Brown sugar. Rice. Twigs. Unscrupulous producers may be dumping such fillers into coffee, as drought and disease …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

Obama Gets A Taste Of Jiro's 'Dream' Sushi In Name Of Diplomacy

President Obama kicked off the first leg of his tour of Asia on Wednesday with some sushi diplomacy.<p>He dined with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a revered and tiny temple of sushi in Tokyo called Sukiyabashi Jiro. The subterranean restaurant, with just 10 seats at the counter, was made …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

How Espresso Is Made: A Visual Guide

Quick to prepare, yet tiny and powerful in the cup, espresso's a beloved way to make coffee that's also one of the finickiest. While the twists and turns of what makes each shot work—and what could go wrong—are many, they're not exactly the stuff of murky, crema-topped mystery. Ever wonder what's …

Will Malaysia Airlines MH370 finally give up its terrible secret?

After a week of false leads, U-turns, wild speculation and outright contradictions, it was hard to believe there could be any more surprises in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.<p>But when Malaysia's prime minister, Najib Razak, finally appeared before the media on Saturday afternoon …

Cannabis Cuisine Takes Colorado with Gourmet Munchies, THC Soda, Food–Pot Pairings

With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the cannabis-cuisine industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food-pot pairings<p>With marijuana now legal in Colorado, the food industry is creating gourmet munchies, THC-spiked sodas, and food–pot pairings. Welcome to the new cannabis cuisine!

Living With: T-Shirts That Are More Than Just Pretty Patterns

At first glance, these t-shirts look like they have really cool patterns on them, but in fact, they are designed as a way to help remove the stigma …

This Dinner Plate Cleans Itself

Hate doing dishes? So do we. Luckily, this remarkable plate could make that job a thing of the past.<p>Doing the dishes stinks, and even expensive dishwashers designed for the task don’t make the job all that easy. But a new self-cleaning plate and bowl, developed by the Swedish design studio Tomorrow …

12 Most Surreal Light Installations at Lyon’s Festival of Lights

<b>Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest</b><p>The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fte des Lumires) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-Franois …

JJ Royal Brasserie

Sulit untuk tidak melepaskan pandangan mata ke arah bingkai yang sangat besar berupa lukisan perempuan berbusana tradisional Jepang yang sedang …

Hyperrealistic Still Life Paintings Filled with Layers of Detail

At first glance, these beautiful still life images seem like photographs. In reality, they are actually hyperrealistic paintings by artist Jason de Graaf. The artist focuses on every extreme detail to create realistic depth in layers of crisp reflections. With a steady hand and a strong vision, he …

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