Ikea’s Futuristic Concept Kitchen Is Designed for Drought and Scarcity

More than any other room in your house, the kitchen has changed radically in the past 100 years. And according to Ikea, it’s going to change even more over the next decade.

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Carmakers Want To Use Copyright Law To Make Working On Your Car Illegal

You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify your own car.

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Why The Data On California’s Biggest Water Hogs Isn’t Public

It might seem like all of California is busy naming scapegoats who consume unfair shares of water during the state’s historic drought. But there’s actually no way for the public to go after the state’s worst water wasters because there’s no way of knowing who they are. Legislation has ensured that much of the state’s water data will never be made public.

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The fascinating world of kite fighting for sport

All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and dangerous and silly and serious, as all good sports should be.

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Road to Zero: Sierra Leone’s Struggle to Rid Itself of Ebola

The worst of the Ebola epidemic may be over but the World Health Organization has declared that life in Sierra Leone, as in other Ebola-affected West African countries, can only return to normal when transmission of the virus ceases and cases drop to zero. Unfortunately, not everyone in Sierra Leone is so concerned. Mark Honigsbaum reports.

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Engineers Made a Simple Device to Numb Skin So Injections Hurt Less

A group of engineering freshmen at Rice University have come up with a clever way to make needles and injections less painful without the use of drugs. And it uses the same approach as those instant ice packs designed to reduce swelling and reduce the pain from a sports injury.

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