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Fishing kittens

The fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) is the largest of the Prionailurus cats. Its coarse fur is olive-grey to ashy-grey with darker stripes on the shoulder and roundish or oval-shaped spots on the flanks and sides. The...

7 essential knots you need to know

Aside from tying shoes, a lot of people don’t know, or need a refresher on tying knots. Knowing these knots will get you through most situations you will encounter, and they are the ones...

How to build an ultra realistic river

A complete in depth guide into building an amazing river scene that will drastically improve the detail on any model layout. [Via: Luke Towan]

Singapore: city of the future

With visionary thinkers and innovators as the guides, City of the Future: Singapore dives deep into the latest innovations and technology being created and implemented to blaze a path into the future. [Via: National Geographic]

Stung by a Japanese giant hornet

The Japanese giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica) is a subspecies of the world’s largest hornet, the Asian giant hornet. It is a large insect, with adults frequently growing to greater than 4,5 centimeters long,...

The Shinkansen story

In 1964, Japan unveiled the Shinkansen – a new high speed railway connecting the country’s two largest cities (in the 1960’s), Tokyo and Osaka. Travelling at speeds in excess of 200 km/h, the new...

Log cabin construction without power tools

No talking viral timelapse video of Shawn James off grid log cabin build by one man alone in the wilderness of Canada, from 1st tree cut to last floor board laid. [Via: My Self Reliance]

Don’t be evil

Surveillance capitalism is a novel market form and a specific logic of capitalist accumulation that was first described in a 2014 essay by business theorist and social scientist Shoshana Zuboff. She characterized it as...

Sentinelese

The Sentinelese, also known as the Sentineli and the North Sentinel Islanders, are a pre-Neolithic indigenous people who inhabit North Sentinel Island, located in the Bay of Bengal in India. An uncontacted people, the...