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How to fold a Christmas Tree Napkin – Instructables

If you're looking for a few modern, evergreen-themed decoration ideas for the holidays, check out this easy yet impressive-looking Christmas Tree Napkin Fold from Instructables. There's also step by step instructions....

How to make simple homopolar motor ‘race cars’

Lay out a 'race track' of tinfoil, attach two round neodymium magnets to the ends of an AA battery x2 (or more) -- the polarity of the magnets matters, so experiment to see how your vehicle behaves (or doesn't) -- the...

A time lapse of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 797

How does one person's actions influence the next person's actions in a shared space? Sol LeWitt's wall drawings explore this intricate visual butterfly effect in the collaborative art entitled Wall Drawing 797, a conc...

How to make a DIY ‘drone’ with balloons & a fishing rod

How do you get a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape when you don't have an quadcopter or drone? In this episode of Earth Unplugged, Sam Hume cobbles together his own 'drone' for less then £50 (around $76). S...

Totoro & Catbus pancake art by Random Breakfasts

Find weekend pancake inspiration in the three-batter-colored illustration work of Kevin Blankenship, a cartoonist and dad who runs the pancake flip-worthy RandomBreakfasts Tumblr. Above, Totoro pancake art, and below:...

Carrot Cake Parfait – From the Test Kitchen

In this episode of From the Test Kitchen, Food Editor Shira Bocar shows us how to make Carrot Cake Parfait, complete with cream cheese filling and apricot jam. Present the elegantly layered dessert in a stemmed glass ...

Professor Shoelace demonstrates the world’s fastest shoelace knot

What's the fastest way to tie your shoes? Professor Shoelace Ian Fieggen demonstrates the "Ian Knot", billed as the world's fastest shoelace knot: Make a loop with both ends and simultaneously pull them through ea...

The Inverted Glass Harp

We love glass harps – instruments made from wine glasses that are filled with different amounts of water to create a series of desired pitches. In The Inverted Glass Harp, Dan Quinn shows us that empty glasses can als...

Quirkology’s 10 Amazing Optical Illusions (and how to make them)

From former magician/current author and British psychologist Richard Wiseman, enjoy these 10 amazing DIY optical illusions that you can try at home: A LEGO impossible object, a kiwi triangle, an appearing straw, an up...

Fold & Cut Theorem – Cut any shape from only one cut

Can you cut a square from the center of a piece of paper with just one straight cut? Spoiler: YES, you can. In this Numberphile video, Manchester-based mathematician Dr. Katie Steckles demonstrates an idea that dates ...

From seed to snack – How to Make Popcorn on the Cob

If you have a paper lunch bag, a dried corn on the cob, and a microwave, you can pop your own popcorn from the cob in just a few minutes. A few notes: You don't have to use butter or oil if you want to skip that s...

The 2014 Stone Skipping World Record – Kurt Steiner’s 88 skips

On September 6, 2013 in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest, Kurt Steiner achieved the Guinness World Record for "the most consecutive skips of a stone on water" when his skipping stone touched the water 88 times...

Andrew Gatt’s Ultimate Paper Roller Coaster

Perfect for the classroom or at home, Andrew Gatt's paper roller coasters are not only fun, but they also teach so many lessons in engineering, construction, teamwork, trial and error, and more. In exploring physics a...

Rock Swing Cup & more DIY playground physics

Next time you're on the swings, think about what it might be like if you were swinging on the moon, free from air resistance. AP Physics teacher Jared Keester had that in mind during this experiment: Swing jumping wit...

How To Make Rope From Grass

Braided rope, twisted rope, plaited rope, endless winding rope, kernmantle rope... there many types of ropes, and that's only in the construction. There are a wide variety of rope materials, too: Hemp, cotton, jute, s...

How To Decorate Galaxy Cookies – SweetAmbs

Celebrate space exploration with baked goods! In this SweetAmbsCookies video, cookie decorating artist Amber Spiegel demonstrates how to decorate galaxy cookies using royal icing, a mix of confectioners sugar, water, ...

How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth – Physics Girl

To make a cloud in your mouth -- yes, this is a very cool trick that actually works with practice -- you'll need to make tiny water droplets in your mouth. Then up the pressure. Physics Girl Dianna Cowern demonstrates...

Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles – From the Test Kitchen

Mixed berry yogurt popsicles that are drizzled with honey and rolled in granola? Tropical fruit yogurt popsicles with toasted coconut? Apricot-Pistachio Parfait Pops? Greg Lofts of Everyday Food's From the Test Kitche...