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In Japan, you can see pagodas erected 1500 years ago, withstanding typhoons and earthquakes alike. How are those old buildings still standing? These complex buildings are the product of a master craftsmanship technique that's still alive today--called Kanawatugi, or Kanawa...
A newly proposed bill may render you a criminal if you've got too much cash and other "untraceable assets" on hand. Senate Bill 1241, the "Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017", is ostensibly aimed at catching...
Last week, Maine's Governor Paul LePage signed a first-of-its-kind bill that could set a refreshing new precedent for other states to follow. The Act to Recognize Local Control Regarding Food Systems (LD 725) gives local towns and communities the authority to...
The core four things for survival are shelter, water, camp fire, and food, these necessities are not always easily attainable in survivalist situations. Fire is often one of the of the most frustrating out of the core four when...
Now of course, the 2nd Amendment itself is probably the truest and most audaciously American thing ever written; and I love it. But if you hear any court or federal official talking about how you have a 2nd Amendment...
Think all those zombie movies were just entertainment? Think again. We are currently in the midst of the biggest zombie apocalypse--it's already happening, but most people are completely unaware of it. Zombies are little more than purposeless bodies, devoid of soul....
Have you ever really wondered what it'd be like to just walk into the forest--and stay there? What kind of a space would you live in? How would you find food and water? Would you hunt animals, garden, or...
The Bike Washing Machine, a sustainable power combo created by college students at the Dalian Nationalities University in China. This cool invention does exactly what it's name implies, it allows you to ride an exercise bike while simultaneously preforming a...
Just when you thought renouncing society and sailing the oceans in a submarine was impractical...enter the SeaJet Capsule! No, really--this incredible thing uses a combination of solar power and wind power to propel itself, and much more. Created by freelance designer...
Can you trust your municipal water source to filter out pesticides from tap water? It's not likely. Just last week, a team of chemists and engineers at USGS and the University of Iowa found neonicotinoids in treated and filtered drinking...