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by Diana Eid
Pierre Javelle, a French photographer of culinary magazines, and Akiko Ida, a Japanese cooker, photographer and artist have collaborated together to make these unique works of art.
by Lady Bee
Trees are a common hangout for many animals and insects. Under them, on top of them, next to them, around them, trees may be habitats or just places to go for temporary respite. For some creatures trees are a source of food or a sharpening tool for their beaks, claws, or teeth. Some trees provide shade and shelter. Others provide a hiding place for certain animals. Researchers at James Cook University in Australia recently learned of another function of trees, which they reported in the June issue of Biology Letters.
The good news is, the next generation of Honda's high-powered Civic Type R should look, sound and drive a lot like the wickedly stylish concept car shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The bad news is, the production 2015 Type R won't be sold in North America.
by Amber Leventry
School will be out in a couple of weeks for most kids. Between the hot temperatures, bickering siblings, or rainy days, it might be a long summer for some parents. In our house, the theme for our daughter is Keep Her Busy. If we can’t get out of the house it’s a really long day. My three-year-old is pretty good at keeping herself entertained, but she also needs extra stimulation and ways to burn some energy on those long days at home. So I did all of us a favor. I found some pretty sweet indoor forts that are perfect for rainy days. Or any day.
by Samantha Pankey
Anytime you're planning a long hiking and camping expedition, it's a good idea to bring along a GPS. Of course, you can go rouge and pretend you're Daniel Boone, but you may wind up lost. Better to play it safe, and better to make the most of your time, and bring along one of these 5 GPS devices, each with their own perks.
by T Goodman
Most deaths from breast cancer occur because the cancer spreads, or metastasizes, to one or more vital organs. The medical quest, therefore, has been to find the best predictor(s) of metastasis, so that appropriate intervention can occur before metastasis takes place or, at the very least, early in the process. Having determined the set of cellular circumstances that lead to the spread of breast cancer, researchers at the Einstein Cancer Center and the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, developed a test to search for these factors.
Is Ford trolling us with their new Troller T4? Yes and no... this brutish, bare-bones 4x4 Brazilian Bronco is available for purchase but buyers had best exchange their Yankee greenbacks for Brazilian reals – in Brazil – before taking delivery.
by Ron Callari
The paradigm of ephemeral messaging that was ushered into the social media space by apps such as Snapchat appears to have influenced others who want a piece of the "now-you-see-it-now-you-don't" action. Like a modern-version of the messages received by Mr. Phelps on the popular hit TV series of the 60s Mission Impossible. . .
by Samantha Pankey
You've probably seen a house boat. Maybe you've fantasized about living in one. The Nautic Sleeper is (or could be) a house boat on a smaller scale for campers. A concept design by Ruben Oya, this floating camper could allow the camper to enjoy the open water even while resting.
Is fear of a drained battery holding you back from buying an electric car? Aluminum producer Alcoa and clean tech company Phinergy have got something for that: a revolutionary aluminum-air battery pack that promises drivers a whopping 1,000 miles between charge-ups!
I love video games. They've been a part of my life since I was a child, and they always will be. Apparently, though, I'm not IN love with them. Not like Chris Kooluris, a man who sacrificed almost everything to turn his room into an old-school video arcade.
by Tech Light
3-D printers are so last month. If recent research being carried out at MIT is anything to go by, it's all about ovens now. A group of scientists there is working to design a line of robots that will self-assemble when they're cooked. So...ever wanted to bake yourself a robot?
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Zombie food trucks are a trendy concept. Most American cities have one, playing on people's love for all things undead. While a zombie food truck is a unique concept in itself, when a business trend is overused, it takes away from the innovation. Standing out from the pack therefore needs a super creative approach to something that already falls into the realm of imagination.
by Samantha Pankey
Just looking at the Ab Monster may begin to tighten you core. It's a scary looking piece of equipment, but it's one with a simple design and simple to use. Using it can shape not only your core but your posterior chain, and you can use it just about anywhere.
Like Ford, a spry senior citizen had a better idea (than languishing in a rest home) and had the smarts and skills to make it happen. Also like Ford, Liuzhen Han's idea was building a car.
by Steve Levenstein
The makers of Pocky, Japan's much loved confectionery-coated biscuit sticks, have never shied from their goal of snack food world domination. That's why Glico has trotted out two new Pocky flavors with a tropical Brazilian theme – BerryCarnival and Coconut – just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
by Samantha Pankey
How many times have you burned one side of your marshmallow to a crisp trying to roast it over an open fire? How about using a stick to roast your dinner, only to have your Ballpark hotdog fall into the fire along with the charred, broken stick? With the Fire Fishing Poles from Fire Buggz you eliminate those problems and look good doing it.
by Ellen Dudley
Introducing the Vibrating Capsule: a pill with an engine inside that;s programmed to vibrate 6-8 hours after it's ingested to cure chronic constipation. No more gas, cramping and diarrhea for the 15% of US population who take laxatives. Soon it will be cool to be constipated.
by Laurie Kay Olson
Cue the "Jaws" theme music! Just when you thought it was safe to eat sushi again! Da dum. Da dum. This clever plate for serving sushi and sashimi comes with an open shark's jaw. It is the perfect vessel to handle soy sauce or any other delightful sauce you may have for dipping. You could also fill the shark's mouth with cocktail sauce and serve shrimp.
by Ron Callari
The profile of the techie founder that's evolved over the course of last decade seems to have become a parody onto itself. It's a psychographic composite blend of youthful arrogance, a belief that coding takes precedence over formal education and a lust for unobtainable women. It's a geek's revenge against childhood harassment and their ultimate desire to be rewarded with as much as possible, as quickly as possible.