Why Are 96,000,000 Black Balls on This Reservoir?

Design
I took a boat through 96 million black plastic balls on the Los Angeles reservoir to find out why they're there.

Manipulating the YouTube Algorithm

Design
My first video of a 3 part series on "coordinated inauthentic behavior". Thanks to ExpressVPN for sponsoring this series.

How to spot a pyramid scheme - Stacie Bosley

Design
Learn the techniques and tricks that pyramid schemes use to recruit new members and how to avoid being fooled yourself.

Can you solve the jail break riddle?

Design
You’re a bank robber trying to escape from jail. Can you solve the riddle to get past the fence to freedom?

How to Build a Dyson Sphere

Design
If humans want to expand into space, it will take us incredible amounts of energy. How do we do that?

Does Someone Else Have Your Face?

Design
They say everyone has a doppelgänger, but is that really true? This week we meet a young woman who found her own look-alike, and figure out how we actually recognize faces.

The Best Test of General Relativity

Design
A launch mishap led to the best experimental confirmation of gravitational redshift.

The Raisin Bran Effect

Design
The bottom of the cereal box is a disappointing place. But at least now you know why. Where do you see the Brazil Nut Effect around you?

Floating City Physics

Design
How much would a floating city weigh?

Build An Underground Home

Design
Build a shelter using ancient traditional building techniques.

Crispy Korma Salmon | Jamie Oliver | AD

Design
This salmon recipe really is a game changer and a brilliant way to bring a whole world of spice to this amazing fish.

Why Beautiful Things Make us Happy

Design
It’s hard to define what makes something beautiful, but we seem to know beauty when we see it. Why is that and how does beauty affect our subconscious?

How to Build a 4K Editing Computer

Design
The fast rendering capability of this new machine actually let me eat dinner with my family on the first night I used it. This is incredibly important to me.

How rollercoasters affect your body - Brian D. Avery

Design
In 1895, crowds flooded Coney Island to see America’s first-ever looping coaster: the Flip Flap Railway. But its thrilling flip caused cases of severe whiplash, neck injury and even ejections.

Why Do Disney Princesses All Look Like Babies?

Design
I noticed something weird about Disney Princesses lately. Naturally, I had to examine it through the lens of science.

Google Pixel Buds review

Design
Google's Pixel Buds get a few of the basics right when it comes to wireless earbuds. Language translation via the Google Translate app is helpful in a pinch, and the Google Assistant experience is genuinely fast and fun. But these $159 earbuds are fussy, from the way that they fit in your ears to the way that they fit in the case. And not everyone will love the open design, which lets lots of outside noise in. The Pixel Buds are Google's first attempt at making wireless earbuds, and it shows.

How to solve problems like a designer

Design
The design process for problem-solving, in 4 steps.

Everything we know about the iPhone 8 - including a total redesign

Design
Apple hasn't officially announced anything yet, but there are lots of rumours out there about what to expect from the next iteration of the company's flagship device. Since it's the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, we will likely see some big changes. Here's what we think we know so far.

Turning Wood Into A Bowl

Design
The Netherlands-based artist Thomas Anton Geurts has created a tumbling bowl from walnut, cherry, and hard maple. The three materials contrast with each other perfectly, allowing Geurts to create a trippy looking 3D arrangement. Article

How the bendy straw was invented | Moments of Vision 12 - Jessica Oreck

Design
Today, Americans use an estimated 500 million drinking straws every day. But where did the idea for this beloved utensil come from? In the twelfth installment of our 'Moments of Vision' series, Jessica Oreck shares the origins of the bendy straw.

IKEA to introduce furniture that snaps together in minutes without requiring tools

Design
The fiddly ritual of assembling IKEA products is set to become a thing of the past as the furniture giant introduces products that snap together "like a jigsaw puzzle".