Scott Hayes

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Colombians Are Building Houses Made of Wasted Plastic—Shaped Into Huge Lego Bricks

A group of Colombians are transforming the serious problem of pollution by using plastic waste—and the Lego building model—as a solution for the …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Personal Information

Make Your Own DIY Bladeless Fan With a Few Simple Supplies

No need to shell out for that Dyson.<p>Bladeless fans can be a cool little conversation piece and maybe even avert an injury or two if you've got some kids around who like sticking their fingers into things. But the famous Dyson variety can cost as much as $400. So why bother with that when you can …

Gear & Gadgets

This Is the Most Popular Macaroni 'n' Cheese Recipe on Pinterest

And honestly, it might surprise you.<p>There's a holiday for just about everything these days, and while you don't always have time to celebrate them all, this one definitely demands acknowledgment. July 14 is National Macaroni and Cheese Day, and there is literally no better way to commemorate it …

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

Modern green living<p>One of the major benefits of prefab homes is efficiency. This starts with the basic premise of on-site assembly with precise factory-made elements, which is often completed in a matter of days and eliminates lots of potential for waste. And then there are sexier sustainability …

13 Waterfalls You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

If there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, then there should be a waterfall at the end of every hike. Why? Well, along with the chance to take in a majestic natural landscape, the rush of all that water may give your brain a biochemical boost. According to the Center for Applied …

Hiking

The story of cities, part 1: how Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands, the casket was a war trophy found in the lodgings of vanquished Persian king Darius III more than 2,300 years ago. The man who defeated Darius, …

Ancient History

7 Grown-Up Recipes for Pasta Shells

Get sophisticated with your pasta shells.<p>While you can't go wrong with classic macaroni and cheese at any age, being a grown-up means you can also …

Cooking

Homemade lightsaber made with laser can cut wires and destroy things

To become a true Jedi you have to construct your own lightsaber... and that's exactly what 23-year-old YouTuber Drake Anthony (a.k.a. styropyro) …

Homemade

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

29 Geek DIY's To Make Right Now

Spread love, that's the geeky way.

10 DIY Repurposed Chair Ideas

Talking about the furniture, the yes surely you would be definitely thinking about the chairs, either to put in your room, your kids room, or in the …

5 Real Ways to Actually Make Money Online

How many articles are there about making money online? Thousands? Millions? Enough? Probably. But there’s a problem. Too many of them are just sales …

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Kitchens

Riki Blanco Illustrations

A collection of editorial illustrations and paintings by Riki Blanco.<p>Riki Blanco mainly works in the creative fields of print publishing, editorial …

Painting

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis?

Several animals can already do photosynthesis. Will humans follow suit?​<p>​Imagine if we could do as the plants do, and feed directly off the sun's energy. It would certainly make our lives easier: The countless hours spent purchasing, preparing, and eating food could be redirected elsewhere (and we …

Biology

SunPower prepares for ‘disruptive shift in energy market’ with Sunverge solar-plus-storage deal

Integrated US photovoltaic energy company SunPower’s solar panels will be sold as part of a package that includes energy management software and …

Solar Power

British Museums Lose Accreditation Over Egyptian Statue Sale

Analysis<p>,<p>The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and the Abington Park Museum are both being excluded from the UK’s Accreditation Scheme for museums …