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Bandsaw Tips: How to eliminate drift from your cuts

The bandsaw is easily one of the most versatile pieces of machinery found in a woodworking shop. It’s also likely the most misunderstood. Michael …

Woodworking

Every Tiny Speck of Light in This Image Is a Galaxy

To help us grok the immensity of the cosmos, the European Space Agency has released a remarkable image of space in which every point is an entire …

Universe

Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue

Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely.<p>Video …

Pacific Northwest

The most incredible pictures of every planet in our solar system

Each and every planet—and one dwarf planet—in our solar system, represented with the single best image ever taken of it. Say hello to our neighbors.<p>Updated:<p>Captured with NASA's Messenger spacecraft in 2011, this image of Mercury shows the tiny, hot planet's many craters, named after writers, …

Slavery: What They Didn't Teach in My High School

A man I have known since grade school changed his name, years ago, to an Arabic one. He told me he rejected Christianity as "the white man's religion …

Black History

Chrome is using 10-13% more RAM because of Spectre mitigation efforts

If you feel like Chrome's been using more RAM on the desktop client since the v67 release a month back, good news: you're not going crazy! Bad news: …

Google

Famous one-eyed matador scalped by bull in gory video

<b>WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT BELOW</b><p>A famous one-eyed Spanish matador -- who was previously gored at least twice -- suffered another horrific injury over the weekend when a bull mauled and scalped him in front of a stunned crowd.<p>Juan Jose Padilla, 45, was in the bullfighting ring in the Spanish city of …

Desu

This Map Shows Where Your House Was on Pangea

The view might have been a little bit different<p>Earth has changed a lot over millions of years, but real estate is forever. That's the idea behind software engineer Ian Webster's tool which allows users to find where their home address would have been on the ancient mega-continent Pangea.<p>The tool …

Earth Science

Quantum Computing Explained In Five Levels

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum …

Quantum Computing

Use This Letter to Dispute Bad Info Your Credit Report

Sample Credit Report Dispute Letter<p>Updated March 11, 2018<p>The information in your credit report has a significant impact on your life. It affects your …

Identity Theft

Criminal Couple's Harrowing Attempt To Escape Convenience Store Features Unbelievable Number Of Plot Twists

A man and a woman visited the King Street Reddi Mart in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada on Monday afternoon, and the convenience store owner eventually …

Crime

How to Reset the Propane Regulator on a Gas Grill

If you’re having trouble getting your gas grill started, your propane tank might need to be burped.<p>You’ve got the best burgers prepped and ready to …

Propane

5 Sure Signs That Your Workplace Is the Opposite of Toxic

Daniel Lubetzky, Kind founder and CEO, is a model example for leading human-centered workplaces that thrive.<p>A growing body of research on employee motivation affirms the need for companies to create more human workplaces that lead to positive experiences.<p>And the responsibility falls on senior …

Employee Engagement

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

Software

Want to Retire Abroad? These Are the Friendliest Countries for Expats

Thinking of working or retiring abroad? Some countries look upon foreign residents with suspicion or unease. Wherever you go, you'll probably want to …

Costa Rica

Want to Be Happy and Successful at Work? Stop Doing These 10 Things

Often we're so focused on doing more, when we should be focused on doing less.<p>With a world of advice on how to improve our working lives at our fingertips, it may seem ironic that the most simple things can often derail our productivity and our happiness--both as an employee, and as a leader. And, …

Self-improvement

Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye

Look up in nighttime sky anytime between now and July 16, and you just might spy our solar system's brightest asteroid.<p>Vesta, a 326-mile-wide object …

Astronomy

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them

In 2018, everything is a metaphor.<p>A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very …

University of California

7 Plants You Can Eat If You're Stranded in the Wild

1 of 9<p>Edible Plants<p>On the off chance that you find yourself stranded in the wilderness on your next camping trip or hike, don’t panic — there are …

Native Americans

The 1838 shipwreck was 'the Titanic of its time.' Divers just made an eerie discovery.

Divers recovering artifacts off the steamship Pulaski have made an eerie find that gives credence to eyewitness accounts of the night the ship sank …

Archaeology

Hi rez images from NASA's 1967/8 Lunar Orbiters were withheld to hide US spying capabilities

In 1967, the Lunar Orbiter missions sent back exciting -- but grainy and low-rez -- photos of the moon's surface.<p>But it turns out that the Orbiters' …

28 Tubular '80s Movies You Need To Watch With Your Kids, Tweens, And Teens

The '80s were all about young men discovering otherworldly entities.<p><i>🚨 Important Note: Ratings were way different 30+ years ago, so we recommend checking out the Parents Guide link in each description for more information. 🚨</i>

Movies

JUST SO: The Microbe-To-Man Evolution Story Is Dumb, Bad Science. Why Do Our Kids Learn It As Fact?

9:36 PM 06/15/2018<p>Dare suggest that America’s school children should be alerted to scientific problems with microbe-to-man evolution, and you can …

7 Strong Types of Wood Joints Worth Knowing

Wood joinery, as the term implies, refers to joining pieces of timber or lumber to create other structures. Crafting wood joints has its origins in …

How to Build Invisible Bookshelves

Create these incredibly simple no-shelf bookshelves that'll leave your guests scratching their heads.<p>Stick two hoop strips to the center of the back …

This Tree Is So Toxic, You Can't Stand Under It When It Rains

The Tree of Death.<p>In 1999, radiologist Nicola Strickland went on a holiday to the Caribbean island of Tobago, a tropical paradise complete with …

Red Cross

Synthetic phonons enable nonreciprocal coupling to arbitrary resonator networks

R. W. Boyd, <i>Nonlinear Optics</i> (Academic Press, 2003).<p>G. Bahl,<br>• M. Tomes,<br>• F. Marquardt,<br>• T. Carmon<p>, Observation of spontaneous Brillouin cooling.Nat. Phys. …

The Only Instant Pot Method We Use for Buttery Steamed Corn

The electric pressure cooker is my new favorite tool for quick summer dinners. It can cook tender ribs in less than an hour, make shredded beef for …

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Tips of the Week: Workbench Speed Square Holster, Masking with Old Earplugs, Photographing Disassemblies

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …