California Farmers Without Water Are Installing Solar Panels Instead

Due to the unprecedented drought, many of California’s farmers won’t be allocated any water this year, thanks to the way that the state’s water rights work. But what actually happens to the farms that don’t get water? Some of the farmers are ditching produce altogether for a more profitable alternative to… » 4/27/15 6:49pm 22 minutes ago

This Popular Small Saucepan is a Great Investment at $40

It’s not an All-Clad, but this 2-quart Cuisinart saucepan uses a similar tri-ply design, carries a stellar 4.7 star review average, and is actually The Sweethome’s favorite small saucepan. I’ve owned one for about a year, and it’s as good as advertised. Even if you only ever use this thing to make instant ramen, it… » 4/27/15 6:45pm 26 minutes ago

We Finally Know Something About What The Shadowy X-37B Will Do In Orbit

In an unprecedented disclosure from the DoD, we have finally been told at least something in regards to what the USAF’s secretive X-37B spaceplane’s goals are for its upcoming flight. Among other things, it will test an exotic form of thruster propulsion that could have huge implications for future space development. » 4/27/15 6:30pm 41 minutes ago

This Girl's Hulkbuster High Chair Will Make You Wish You Were a Toddler

Every episode of Super-Fan Builds makes it harder and harder to deal with the fact that few of us have access to special effects wizards to build us cool stuff. And the latest episode of the web series, featuring a custom Iron Man Hulkbuster high chair, will make you wish you were still a toddler—and that’s completely… » 4/27/15 5:50pm Today 5:50pm

An 1899 Plan to Build A Bike Highway in Los Angeles (And Why It Failed)

Over a century ago, the California Cycleway promised an elevated, dedicated bike path from Los Angeles to the nearby city of Pasadena. In this excerpt from the new book LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, author Dan Koeppel tracks its path through Southern California—and discovers why it was never finished. » 4/27/15 4:35pm Today 4:35pm

This is the biggest burger that McDonald's new menu lets you make

McDonald’s new Create Your Taste menu lets you make your own completely customizable and *gasp* delicious looking, gourmet McDonald’s burgers. The set up is simple: you hop on a kiosk and select whatever toppings you like on a burger and McD’s will whip it up for you with better ingredients. But that’s not fun! Fun is… » 4/27/15 4:23pm Today 4:23pm

What's the Best Fan?

In short order everyone will transition from complaining about how cold it is to complaining about how hot it is, especially me. A fan is a great thing to have around to supplement your air conditioning, or depending on the temperature, protect your electric bill from your A/C unit getting run at all. But which fan is… » 4/27/15 3:46pm Today 3:46pm

iOS vs Android: The 2015 Edition

It’s been 7 years, and the great iOS vs Android debate rumbles on—in internet forums and real life. But these platforms have come a long way even in the last year or two. Do the old arguments still apply? What features separate iOS 8.3 from Android 5.1 Lollipop? We used a Nexus 6 and an iPhone 6 to investigate.
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