Over 100,000 marine animals die every year after getting trapped in plastic, but this little fish got lucky. A diver in Phuket, Thailand found the creature trapped in a plastic bag and, after a bit of gentle shaking and maneuvering, was able to free set it free. It might just be a tiny fish, but I was sitting on the edge of my seat watching this video.
There are two options for storing plastic shopping bags. You can do it like me and just shove them into the drawer or compartment where a compressed mass of low density polyethylene slowly forms. Or you can do it like David Powell, neatly folding and storing them in a manner that facilitates easy future re-use. READ THE REST
Behold the "Snatchelator", an invention of the Brooklyn resident Taylor Mali. Two years ago, Mali and his wife saw that a plastic bag had been snared in the tree outside his apartment window. He bought a long painter's pole to remove the bag from the branches. Then he realized he could improve upon the snatching… READ THE REST
Morgan Freeman narrates "Life Below Water," a PSA about a species that "can travel hundreds of miles and live to be a thousand years old." It's part of the United Nations' Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The also have an open-source app via GitHub. Image: YouTube / United Nations READ THE REST
Personal hygiene is an essential part of self-care. Keeping your body clean and well-groomed not only makes you more pleasurable around, but it can actually help to keep you from getting sick. There are some interesting and downright bizarre products around to help with your personal hygiene, and perhaps none are more beneficial than an update to the time-honored… READ THE REST
It's summertime, and you know what that means? Unbearable heat waves are coming, and for some, they're already here! The only way for many people to sleep comfortably during the warmer months is by getting an air conditioner for their bedroom, but what about during the day when you need to cook in the kitchen or when you… READ THE REST
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to build a web page for a company, freelance business, or product. The same goes when creating the mobile app version. You don't dislike the job; it's what you wanted a career as a developer in the first place, but if there's a way to make the conversion… READ THE REST