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The Only Three Kinds of Sandpaper You Need

There are an overwhelming number of sandpaper choices, but only three of them will be used for most of your woodworking projects.<p>Sanding is a necessary evil that accompanies every woodworking project, and one of the more annoying parts of the task is choosing which type of sandpaper to use. This …

A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will rise Sunday

Get ready. A very special, very rare moon is rising this weekend.<p>On Sunday, the full moon will be at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit …

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Physics

Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once

A radical demonstration of quantum theory could see a bacterium suspended in an uncertain state similar to that famously endured by Schrödinger’s cat<p>Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to …

Quantum Physics

Google's Dream Robot Is Running Wild Across the Internet

Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and …

Bioluminescent worms: Photographer's stunning images of 'natural miracle'

Joseph Michael's incredible long-exposure shots of glow worms didn’t come easily. He spent long nights in damp caves for months to produce the Luminosity series<p>Joseph Michael saw his first glow worm cave at age five. They’re a fixture in the New Zealand-born photographer’s homeland.<p>"Like most …

The Future Of Architecture In 8 Ingenious Buildings

The future is now, people!<p>After his groundbreaking TED Talk on 30 years of architectural history, he's now released a new TED Book, <i>The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings</i>, which brings together 100 of today's most radical designs for a new tomorrow.<p>Rather than moving from style to style, …

What Do Animals See in the Mirror?

Asian elephants, magpies, and great apes are among the species that can self-recognize.<p>Reflect on this: What do animals see when they look into a mirror?<p>Our Weird Animal Question of the Week came to us from @iscavenger, who tweeted us after reading our January column "Why Do Dogs Watch—and React …

The Best of Intelligent Travel

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>We publish new articles and stories all the time on Intelligent Travel, but there are a few that really got your attention last year.<p><b>In case you missed them, here are the 14 most popular posts of 2014:</b><p><b>1. The Last Best American Beach Towns</b><p>“A great beach town must have shores …

National Parks

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

Copper-covered house by Sanaksenaho Architects accompanies Holl's Sifang Art Museum

This lagoon-side residence featuring a green copper exterior and a warm cherry-wood interior is part of a series of architect-designed houses built …

Top 10 Happiest Cities

MIT Invents Tech That Could 3-D Print Self-Lacing McFlys

Self-lacing sneakers, furniture that constructs itself when you add water. Thanks to programmable 4-D printers, that’s just a start.<p>Take a piece of raw bacon. Uncooked, a strip of bacon will lie flat, but drop it into a sizzling frying pan and it will start to curl. Bacon curls because the fat …

Programmable Wood

This Nightlight Costs $100, And It’s Worth Every Penny

The Leeo Smart Alert is a beautifully designed nightlight that can also protect your home when you’re away.<p>Asked about the future of the connected home last week, Nest founder Tony Fadell said it wouldn’t be a single integrated <i>Jetsons</i>-like experience authored by Google or Apple. Instead, it would …

Tea Delight

The art of making tea is a ritual that is sacred to many. Special brew masters undergo rigorous training on how to make the perfect cuppa. For the …

German Design Firm's Awesomely Over-Designed Solutions for Everyday Problems

German design firm Take2 Designagentur produces that brilliant breed of unapologetically over-designed solutions for common problems that I'm most …

Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

Woodworking

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

The Three-Dimensional City: How Drones Will Impact the Future Urban Landscape

Many have come to associate drones with the looming unmanned aircraft deployed in the defense industry, but as technology continues to improve drones …

FAA

11 Incredibly Useful Vaseline Beauty Hacks

Life changing.<p><b>Wet Eye</b>Swipe across the lid for a clear glossy look on its own, or add shadow on top for extra staying power.<p><b>Prevent Lipstick on Teeth</b>Apply Vaseline to your front teeth to prevent lipstick from transferring on to your pearly whites during application.<p><b>Incredibly Soft Hands</b><p>Apply a …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

What Happens When Trees Dictate the Architecture of Your House

These enterprising homeowners used nature as their centerpiece. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>When a family of six bought land in a protected forest in Poland, they knew building a home there wouldn't be easy. Local ordinances required that they didn't disturb any of the …

Will the mysteries of the universe be revealed by this computer simulation? Amazing 'machine' can even go backwards and forwards in 'cosmic time'

Scientists have created an entire simulation of the universe in order to understand the formation of galaxies, stars and more.<p>The man-made cosmos is …

Dark Matter

Ant House hides an innovative wood interior behind a metal-clad cube in Japan

At first glance, the monolithic Ant House's seemingly windowless and dark metal-clad facade looks more like a high-level security building than a …

The cutting edge of a knife is totally invisible to the naked eye

That's a red blood cell on top of a knife's cutting edge. Now, we know we can't see a red blood cell with our naked eyes. It's too tiny. But we think …

Adventure Photo of the Week