Ulexite remains a surprising visual delight. The mineral is a complex arrangement of sodium, water, and hydroxide, and when an image is placed on one side of the rock, you can watch as the tiny fibers inside “transmit” it to the top.
Of the many Albert Einstein action figures and bobbleheads out there—and there are many—this is by far the cutest version of everyone's favorite scientist.
Everything you need—except the wood sticks—to build your own igloo, fruit cage, or other domed structure of up to five meters in diameter.
This 24-hour video of construction workers continually rebuilding the time out of lumber and bolts is a mesmerizing piece of art. I took an old smartphone, installed this app, and now have a beautifully strange clock on my wall.
Little space gems, flecks of Viking axes, and bits of a space station can all be yours with this tiny museum for your mantle.
Puzzle boxes are one of my favorites things. I want to be buried in a puzzle box. This one not only looks beautiful and shows off some of its incredible gears, but you even get to build it yourself!
Hiding a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree is a popular tradition in the American Midwest. The origins of the Christmas pickle are murky: Some say it's a German practice (yet few Germans know of it), while others say it stems from a legend in which St. Nick saved two...
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