science
Using a Fan in Hot and Dry Conditions Will Actually Make You Hotter

Electric fan fans are in for some bittersweet news. A new study out Monday suggests that while fans can help people cool down on hot and humid days, in hot and arid environments they may actually make you more uncomfortable – and may even be unsafe. Read More >>

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How to Keep Your Home Cool Without Wrecking the Planet

Summertime is officially here, baby. You know what that means: long days, beach tans and wild energy bills. Keeping cool doesn’t come cheap – not for your pocket and definitely not for the planet. Read More >>

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How To Keep Cool On The Tube (And Other Public Transport) During the Heatwave

This week is gearing up to be a very hot week. Not as bad as last year's hot summer, where just about all the plants died and air conditioners sold out, but still quite hot. Last year the weather caused outrage from the people of London who got reminded that one of the hottest and most important Underground lines (Central) won't be getting air conditioning until 2030. Read More >>

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You Only Have Yourself to Blame If a Bird Attacks You

Birds are generally smarter than you think they are. And if you mess with their babies, they WILL attack. Read More >>

gadgets
Why Hot Weather is Really Bad for Your Gadgets, and How to Protect Them

Summer is well under way, which means your various gadgets and gizmos are going to be lying on beach towels, sitting in hot cars, sweating on the train and generally getting hotter than they normally would. Here’s why that’s dangerous—and what you can do to keep them protected. Read More >>

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The World’s Biggest Super Soaker is Powerful Enough to Shatter Windows

Last summer, Mark Rober built the world’s largest Nerf dart gun, capable of blasting foam at 40 mph. Sure, that made it slightly more dangerous than the toy it was based on, but it doesn’t even come close to Rober’s latest bonkers creation: a giant Super Soaker that fires water at 243 mph. Read More >>

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It’s Official: The Bakerloo Is The Hottest London Underground Line

Ahhh, look at the lovely weather. It must be summer in London at last. Time to stroll through Hyde Park, stop for a drink at one of the capital’s countless drinking establishments… and then risk death by melting, by stepping on to an unbearably warm Tube. Read More >>

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Try Not to Lose Your Lunch on This Bonkers Never-Ending Slip ‘N Slide

In an effort to celebrate Australia Day—a holiday in which the nation apparently likes to risk life and limb for a little fun—a bunch of Aussies realised that the ride on a Slip ‘N Slide is always way too short. So they built an infinite version where you can keep hurtling around for as long as you can hold on. Read More >>

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Badass Jetskiing T-Rex Is Exactly Why We’ll Miss the Summer

Who knew a crappy T-rex costume we once all dumped on would turn out to be one of the best things to happen to the internet? Read More >>

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Pelican Built an Indestructible Cooler In Case Your Beer Falls Off a Cliff 

If you travel with a lot of expensive camera, video, or music gear, there’s a good chance you stuff it all in a Pelican case to ensure it arrives unscathed. The company is known for its nearly indestructible cases, and now that it’s made a cooler, you’ll never have to worry about something happening to your drinks. Read More >>

Shopping List
The Best Gadgets and Gear to Keep Your Kids Occupied Over the Summer

Summer's rolled around again, and if your kids are going to be off for a long break pretty soon. If they aren't already. Adults have lives of their own and responsibilities to take care of, so you can't exactly personally keep them occupied every second of every day. So instead of letting them get bored, here are some thing you can buy to stop them from annoying you all summer long. Read More >>

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Facebook Upsets Soggy Brits by Telling Them it’s Summer

Not that anybody needed a Facebook “it’s summer” reminder to begin with, but people are doubly annoyed that they got a certain greeting when it’s pouring with rain outside. Read More >>

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Rare “Strawberry Moon” Lights up Tonight’s Summer Solstice Human Sacrifice Parties

Today's the longest day of the year, making it the least convenient to be an online video gamer; but one of the best to be the sort of person who goes out when it's dark to get a bit of peace and quiet. There's also going to be a nice bit of moon action, too. Read More >>

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How to Use Vinegar to Make Your Cocktails Taste Amazing

Vinegar is probably the last thing you’d think to reach for when you want to make a refreshing drink. But with a little sugar, a handful of past-its-prime fruit, and about a week in the fridge, vinegar can transform into one of the most complex, mixologist-approved flavours to ever grace your cocktails. Read More >>

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Why Do We Turn Back Our Clocks For Winter?

In the UK, we have a man called William Willett to blame for the endless (well, twice a year) fiddling of our clocks, as it was Willett who convinced some MPs in the early 1900s that it might be a good idea to shift the day about to make better use of the seasonal changes in day length. Read More >>