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Perfume your house

Here’s a holiday potpourri recipe that simmers on the stove all day long. You can really use whatever you have on hand but the must-haves are cinnamon, citrus, ginger and vanilla. Make your house smell like Christmas!...

Entire pop album created by artificial intelligence

A collaborative album between Tayrn Southern and Amper software, I AM AI, is the first album to be entirely composed and produced by artificial intelligence. After previous flirtations with algorithm-based music, us mere humans are finally able...

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses

In the past six years or so, close to 800 universities have created more than 8,000 oMOOCs. qz.com have been keeping track of these MOOCs the entire time over at Class Central, ever since they rose to prominence....

Stanley Meyer

Stanley Meyer was an independent inventor and former NASA employee who designed and built a motor that ran completely on water, highlighting his technology with a water-powered dune buggy. His revolutionary car was recorded...

Hunter S. Thompson meets a Hell’s Angel

In this clip from 1967, Hunter S.Thompson comes face to face with a member of the Hell’s Angels. Thompson became known internationally for his book “Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the...

How an AK-47 works

Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov created one of the most popular guns in history, the AK-47. This automatic rifle first debuted in 1947 and is still being made today.   Synopsis Born in 1919, Mikhail...

Pumpkin pie recipe

Ingredients 1 (23 cm) unbaked pie crust 1 (450 g) can pumpkin purée (about 2 cups) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1...

Osteopenia: what to do about bone loss

It’s easy to take your bones for granted—until you break one. As we grow older, our bones become weaker and more brittle because of reduced density, loss of mass, and deterioration of bone architecture....

Why do women have periods?

A handful of species on Earth share a seemingly mysterious trait: a menstrual cycle. We’re one of the select few mammals on Earth that menstruate, and we also do it more than any other...

Food frown without soil

Using city rooftops to grow healthy sustainable food. Learn how Lufa Farms is using technology and automation to grow fresh food daily with no soil, no pesticides, less water and zero waste.