The person who runs the Maker's Muse YouTube channel lives in Australia and he has befriended a wild sulfur-crested cockatoo who comes over for a snack of sunflower seeds. In this video, Maker's Muse shows how the bird responds to different treat-dispensing puzzles he's built.
David Lynch made a sculpture from metal, plywood, and a light. He he is showing it on YouTube. READ THE REST
My friends Natalie Zee Drieu and Diana Eng just launched a new video series called Stem Chat. "Our first episode of STEM Chat talks about how kids learn through play. We showcase some projects we have been doing with our kids over the summer during quarantine, from discovering new plants to rock hounding." READ THE REST
In this reprinted piece from Popular Mechanics, 2015, the late, great Eddie Van Halen talks about how he modified his early guitars and amps to help create the unique guitar sounds for which he became famous. My playing style really grew from the fact that I couldn't afford a distortion pedal. I had to try… READ THE REST
Scientists have found there's a danger just as impactful on your health as killers that everyone talks about like obesity or smoking. This one, though, is a lot more subtle. Researchers say that the threat posed by sitting for eight hours a day with little physical activity is just as harmful as some of the… READ THE REST
Your brain really is every bit the supercomputer that you think it is. Scientists found that over the course of your life, your modest human brain will hold up to 1 quadrillion pieces of information. You also have an average of 70,000 thoughts per day. Considering that, it's really no surprise that we can all… READ THE REST
Prime Day week is here, but before you start rifling through page after page of Amazon deals, you should know Amazon isn't the only fish in the sea. In fact, many companies are combating Amazon's Prime Day dominance with some fairly impressive sales of their own. That includes the Boing Boing Store and a full… READ THE REST