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Saturday's Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Cheap Sound Bar, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 8/29/15 8:56am 26 minutes ago

A substance so sensitive it immediately explodes on the lightest touch

Boom! Even if a feather dropped on or a mosquito landed on or like a heavy piece of dust managed to get on top of nitrogen triiodide, an immediate dark purple explosion happens. It’s because nitrogen triiodide is so unstable that it detonates when it’s disturbed, even slightly. Here’s it firing off in slow motion. » 8/28/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best… » 8/28/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Very Cool Microscale Lego Dropship Diorama from Aliens

New Zealand-based Lego builder Grantmasters recently completed this microscale build of the Cheyenne, the marine dropship from Aliens. With minimal bricks, he was able to create a very detailed diorama that includes the power plant. » 8/28/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Making ballet shoes is a delicate form of art

Ballet shoes are dainty and thin and totally unique. Jack Flynn and Nick David filmed this short documentary of the Freed of London ballet shoe factory in Hackney, London to give us a look at how they’re made and the history behind the shoe factory and the people that have worked there for years. » 8/28/15 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Learn the Ancient Art of Fondue With This $36 Kit

How do you improve your favorite foods? By dipping them in cheese or chocolate, of course. This highly-rated Cuisinart fondue set has everything you need to get started for just $36 today, including eight forks, four trays, and an adjustable electric heating element. [Cuisinart CFO-1000 Lazy Susan Electric Fondue Maker » 8/28/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Lazy Treasure Hunters Will Love This Remote Control Metal Detector

The only thing better than getting rich by finding treasure is not having to put much effort into your windfall. So why waste an afternoon walking along a beach with a metal detector in hand when you could instead lounge on a blanket and drive this one around with a remote control? » 8/28/15 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. » 8/28/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm