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How I faced up to epilepsy

It was two years ago that Matt Thompson met Helen Stephens, a freelance model. His plan was to go to Epping Forest and take shots of her against autumn leaves. He is a professional photographer, and Helen still has a picture he took that day on her mobile. She looks beautiful but zapped: "I was …

Make An LED Holiday Light Out Of Pennies

And a lemon, and some other stuff. But mostly pennies.<p>Skip the tangled strings of holiday lights this year and go wireless using a few copper-coated cents. U.S. pennies minted since 1982 conceal a zinc core. If exposed to acid, the zinc dissolves and frees electrons for use in a circuit. The …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Why Ukrainian Tech Companies Face Raids by Masked Police

Andrey Horsev’s own apartment and the headquarters of 908.vc, co-founded by him in Dnepropetrovsk, were ransacked by local police in November 2013, just a few weeks after a major disagreement Horsev had with his former business partners over their jointly owned website Klumba.ua.<p>“I don’t know the …

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

Thieves Who Stole Radioactive Truck Will 'Without a Doubt' Die from Exposure

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Although the dangerous radioactive cargo has been recovered, authorities say the two thieves who …

The TSA Is No Match For This Mad Scientist And His Gun Made With Junk From Airport Stores

Evan Booth hacks together working weapons–like a shotgun, a grenade, and a crossbow–with purchases anyone can make after they go through security, to show that the TSA is more spectacle than real protection. And the FBI is taking notice.<p>Things you can’t bring on a plane: Scissors, gel candles, …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Everything gamers want to know about the Xbox One

Just a week after the PlayStation 4 hit stores, the Xbox One has arrived, setting the state for a pretty vicious Black Friday here in the States. …

Germany 'should offer Edward Snowden asylum after NSA revelations'

An increasing number of public figures are calling for Edward Snowden to be offered asylum in Germany, with more than 50 asking Berlin to step up it support of the US whistleblower in the new edition of Der Spiegel magazine<p>Heiner Geissler, the former general secretary of Angela Merkel's Christian …

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Wimbledon<p>What Will Poulter, Henrik Lundqvis and more are wearing to the best-dressed tennis tournament on Earth.<p>13 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Editors' …

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Zeus 3D copier and printer does it all in one

We're already used to 2D copiers and printers. Slip a piece of paper in, push a button, and a copy comes out. Now, that same sort of capability is coming to the 3D world with the AIO Robotics Zeus all-in-one 3D scanner, copier, and printer on Kickstarter.<p>The process is fairly simple. You place an …

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Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

Beautiful Games: wilderness skiing

Shot on some of the most remote slopes in the world, including those of Antarctica, these images by American photographer and adventurer Jim Harris are rather spectacular. The combination of pristine snow, beautiful vistas and daredevil skiing is enough to make us envious of his career. His pics …

Sony's first post-Chromecast Google TV device is a dongle, not a set-top box

We first got a whiff of Sony's NSZ-GU1 earlier this month from an FCC filing, and now the folks at GTVHacker point out those documents have been updated with more info and pictures. The first new Google TV hardware seen since the $35 Chromecast dongle launched, this device appears to be a blend of …

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Finally, an Exercise App Built for Lazy People

Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.<p>The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.<p>Bob …