How to Sharpen a Chainsaw

From This Old House. Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates the right way to keep a chainsaw sharp. Time: Less than an hour Cost: $20 Skill Level: Moderate Tools: Gloves Shopping List: Round File Flat File Chainsaw sharpening bracket Steps: 1. Whenever working around a chainsaw, always wear gloves. 2. Use the…

How to Shape Chinese Dumplings: Wontons and Shu Mai

From America’s Test Kitchen. Buy our winning circular cutters: https://cooks.io/2JDHqZc Try the Cook’s Illustrated Shu Mai recipe: https://cooks.io/2uOPBwF Our Chinese Pork Dumplings recipe: https://cooks.io/2uKSfDy At their best, Chinese dumplings are soft, savory pillows filled with tender meat and vegetables, spiked with hints of garlic, ginger, and soy. At their worst, the dumplings resemble dense meatballs…

Entering Austria’s Painted Crypt

From Great Big Story. Founded in 1144, Austria’s Altenburg Abbey welcomes visitors with its aesthetic splendors. Not to be missed is its unusually beautiful crypt, a space adorned with frescoes painted by Paul Troger. But don’t let this light-strewn, cheerfully hued room fool you. Death is in the details. This Great Big Story was made…

Sloths: Evolutionary losers or the true king of the jungle? | Lucy Cooke

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink So it’s no secret that I’ve got a soft spot for sloths. I founded the Sloth Appreciation Society; our motto? “Being fast is overrated.” I think the sloth is the true king of the jungle. But its reputation…

What’s Eating Fans? Dan Responds | Burgers | What’s Eating Dan?

From America’s Test Kitchen. Watch the original video: https://youtu.be/WXZZj9vio5E Follow Dan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/testcook/ Check out more episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnbzopdwFrnZc-UgGYETAQair7VzS7_Z8 ABOUT US: Located in Boston’s Seaport District in the historic Innovation and Design Building, America’s Test Kitchen features 15,000 square feet of kitchen space including multiple photography and video studios. It is the home of Cook’s…

Are Electric Planes Possible?

From Real Engineering. Be one of the first 73 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org! https://brilliant.org/realengineering/ New vlog channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMet4qY3027v8KjpaDtDx-g Credits: Narrator/Director: Brian McManus Co-Director: Mike Ridolfi (https://www.moboxgraphics.com/) Research Assistant: Josh Silverman Sound: Graham Haerther (https://haerther.net/) Get your Real Engineering shirts at: https://store.dftba.com/collections/real-engineering Editing Laptop: http://amzn.to/2GKXqb7…

This swarm of drones can think for itself

From Quartz. These drones think for themselves as they fly across the sky together. The largest-ever group of drones flies without human control or programming, unlike the synchronized drones at the 2018 Olympics or the Super Bowl. To build the drones, a group of European scientists studied flocks of birds and schools of fish to…

Is Instagram revealing my stalkers?

From The Verge. Instagram has us coming up with wild ideas on how the platform algorithm actually works. It’s mostly because we’re confused about why the app’s arranged in certain ways. Like, why do I see one person in my feed before someone else? Ashley Carman talks to Instagram Home product lead Julian Gutman to…

The Man Behind Hollywood’s Monsters

From Great Big Story. Even though you might not recognize him on the street, you’ve likely seen actor Javier Botet before. He’s the Hobo in “It” and Set in “The Mummy,” among other memorably horrifying characters. Meet the man behind the monsters. For all his ghoulish credits, he’s just as gifted with humor as horror.…

What Makes These Earbuds So Special?

From Unbox Therapy. The OnePlus Bullets Wireless are a value focused set of wireless earbuds. For $69 you get a good sounding pair of headphones that are lightweight, fit well and have 8 hours of listening battery life. They’ve also got a cool magnetic on/off feature and are capable of quick charging up to 5…

The Person Who Cut You Off In Traffic Is Right – Cheddar Explains

From Cheddar. Merging is every drivers’ nightmare. Numerous studies have shown that the zipper merge is the most efficient way for drivers to merge and ensure less traffic. But is it possible in practice? Cheddar explains… Subscribe to Cheddar on YouTube: http://chdr.tv/subscribe Connect with Cheddar! On Facebook: http://chdr.tv/facebook On Twitter: http://chdr.tv/twitter On Instagram: http://chdr.tv/instagram On…

Jamestown HVAC Plans

From This Old House. Richard will walk us through the HVAC plans for our net zero project in Jamestown, RI. Power for our system comes from a solar array on the new barn. A state of the art heat pump provides heating, cooling and hot water for the entire house. Richard also shows us new…

A day in the life of an ancient Egyptian doctor – Elizabeth Cox

From TED Ed. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-egyptian-doctor-elizabeth-cox It’s another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Peseshet checks her supplies. Honey, garlic, cumin, acacia leaves, cedar oil — she’s well stocked with the essentials she needs to treat her patients. Elizabeth Cox outlines a day…

Stories I Can’t Tell

From Tom Scott. There are some stories in Canada that I’m not qualified to tell. Pull down the description to find out about them. YOUTUBE LINKS: * Residential Schools: Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_tcCpKtoU0 A Viceland interview with survivors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QMZaOVOin8 A CBC interview with a survivor: * Yellowknife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie5V-K70JUk#t=2m13 (from 2:13) WRITTEN LINKS: * Residential…

What America gets wrong about China and the rest of Asia

From Big Think. Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink We instinctively use the lessons of European history to explain Asia’s future, and it is incredibly difficult to make the argument that we should look at Asia’s history if we want to understand where Asia is going to…