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State media says China's Xi appears in public

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's leader-in-waiting Xi Jinping appeared in public on Saturday for the first time in about two weeks, state news agency Xinhua reported, following rumors about his health or the (State media says China's Xi appears in public...
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The importance of personal hygiene in a survival situation

The importance of personal hygiene in a survival situation | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
One of the leading causes of death in long-term survival situations is infections and disease. Both leading causes are directly related to personal hygiene. Cleanliness is extremely important to your survival. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/general-health-and-first-aid/personal-hygiene
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Uh, Hello... What were these advertisers thinking?!?!

Uh, Hello... What were these advertisers thinking?!?! | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Advertisers are paid to be creative, apparently with or without a conscience. Check out the ads below for which we pose the questions, “WTF were these advertisers thinking?!?” http://geekslop.com/2014/what-were-these-advertisers-thinking-controversial-ads
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Megan Fox pictorial

Megan Fox pictorial | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Megan Fox, American actress and model, has been a long-time geek favorite for her roles in Jennifer’s Body, Jonah Hex (as Leila, a gun-wielding beauty and Jonah Hex’s love interest), and of course, the Transformers movies (playing Mikaela Banes, the lead female role in the movies). http://geekslop.com/2014/hot-megan-fox-pictorial
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The importance of soap and how to make it in a survival situation

The importance of soap and how to make it in a survival situation | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
When you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation, cleanliness and hygiene are often not at the top of your list of priorities – but they should be. As it turns out, making soap in the wild is not as difficult as you might think and utilizes materials that you would already have left over from your day-to-day survival activities (animal fat/grease and ash). http://wildernessarena.com/skills/first-aid-health-and-first-aid/make-homemade-soap-in-wilderness-for-survival
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How to Survive Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather Conditions Whether global warming or a natural cycle of atmospheric change, the worldwide weather patterns have worsened substantially.  Global average surface temperature has increased substantially since 1970.  Precipitation patterns have changed around the world and after 2... http://wildernessarena.com/environment/weather/how-to-survive-extreme-weather
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Making arrows in the wild

Making arrows in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Wood for arrow shafts Making arrows while in the wild is not difficult.  To being, collect shoots to use for the shafts (slightly dried wood is better than green wood).  Dogwood makes the best shafts, but any other straight hardwood shoots can be used. Cut them at least a couple of inches longer ... http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/making-arrows-in-the-wild
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North Korean embassy officials request London salon owner remove sign making fun of Kim Jong's hair

North Korean embassy officials request London salon owner remove sign making fun of Kim Jong's hair | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
NBC news reports the manager of a London hair salon was visited by unhappy North Korean embassy officials after using a picture of their fearless leader as an advertisement promoting a cure for “bad hair days”. Salon manager Mo Nabbach, who runs the M&M Hair Academy, said the salon is just a few miles from the North Korean embassy (which is oddly enough, a detached house on a residential street). http://geekslop.com/2014/north-korean-embassy-officials-london-business-salon-remove-kim-jong-sign-making-fun-of-hair
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How to make cement, mortar, and bricks in the wild

How to make cement, mortar, and bricks in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
In a survival situation, a mixture of mud and grasses can be used to create a substance known as “survival cement”.  Survival cement can be used to construct shelters, create cookware, kilns, and to wrap foods for “clay baking”. It takes two ingredients to make cement in the wild – mud and grass.... http://wildernessarena.com/skills/general-repair/how-to-make-cement-mortar-bricks-in-the-wild
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Convenient method of storing and carrying paracord rope - the "paracord grenade"

Convenient method of storing and carrying paracord rope - the "paracord grenade" | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Interesting idea – a paracord “grenade”. The cable ties, which allow you to hang the cord from jackets, belts, and backpacks, are the releasable type – press the end and it releases. When the cable tie is removed, the rope releases in 10 foot sections making it convenient to quickly grab a medium length line of rope. Coiling paracord is pretty easy – see the pictures below. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/knots-and-rope/storing-carrying-paracord-rope-paracord-grenade
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How to build an elevated, raised Bog Ken shelter in the wilderness

How to build an elevated, raised Bog Ken shelter in the wilderness | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
For many reasons it is sometimes necessary or advisable to have one’s shelter raised off the ground. Especially is this true in the more tropical countries where noxious serpents and insects abound. To build a raised survival shelter in the wilderness, we must first erect an elevated platform. This is made by setting four forked sticks of equal height in the ground and any height from the ground to suit the ideas of the camp builder. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/shelter-natural-shelter/how-to-build-elevated-raisaed-bog-ken-wilderness-shelter
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How to make a powerful survival bow out of cheap PVC pipe

How to make a powerful survival bow out of cheap PVC pipe | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
There are a couple of ways to make a PVC bow. In a pinch, you can simply take a 4-6 foot piece of PVC pipe, notch the ends, and string with paracord at a high enough tension to bend the bow limbs. The second method is a bit more involved but results in a more powerful bow. Method 2 is possible due to PVC’s inherent ability to bend when heated and retain its shape without weakening the integrity of the material’s structure. Recurve bows, bows with tips that are bent to curve away from the archer, constructed from PVC pipe can produce anywhere from 30 – 70 pounds draw, which is significantly higher than the energy delivered from an equivalent straight-limbed bow. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/weapons/how-to-make-survival-pvcbow-out-of-cheap-pvc-pipe
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Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units

Build a cheap min-greenhouse out of old shelving units | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
A greenhouse is great for starting off young seedlings or growing plants year-round. By utilizing transparent barriers around the greenhouse framework, solar radiation is allowed to enter the greenhouse (heating it up) while retaining heat and moisture needed for optimal plant growth. Here’s how to build a simple, and cheap, mini-greenhouse using an old shelving unit and clear polycarbonate roofing material. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/farming/build-cheap-min-greenhouse-shelving-units
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Easy recipe for healthy, high calorie Survival Food Bars

Easy recipe for healthy, high calorie Survival Food Bars | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Here’s a treat for survivalists, backpackers, hikers, or anyone else looking for a dense, high-calorie food source that is non-perishable, easy to transport, and healthy. These “survival bars” can be cut into 2 inch by 2 inch squares and provide approximately 600 calories, 10 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein, and 40 grams of carbohydrates per bar. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/food-preparation/recipe-healthy-high-calorie-survival-food-bars
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Bamboo in the wild

Bamboo in the wild | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
There are several varieties of bamboo including Bambusa, Dendrocalamus, Phyllostachys. Edible Bamboos are woody grasses that grow up to 15 meters (50 feet) tall. The leaves are grasslike and the stems are the familiar bamboos used in furniture and fishing poles. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/food-procurement/edible-wild-plants/bamboo
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Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures?

Can you spot the hidden snipers in these pictures? | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Driven by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms, camouflage designers have been researching and exploiting optical illusions since World War I and German artist Simon Menner proves that our eyes can often deceive us. Check out the photo montage below and see if you can spot the sniper hidden in each of the landscapes. http://geekslop.com/2014/spot-hidden-military-snipers-in-these-pictures
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Seven Fantasy Art Girls

Seven Fantasy Art Girls | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Fantasy artists produce some unbelievable art. Here are seven gorgeous fantasy art girls. http://geekslop.com/2013/gorgeous-fantasy-art-girls
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Mountain Lion Danger and Defense against Attack

Mountain Lion Danger and Defense against Attack | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
About the Mountain Lion or Cougar Unlike bears, Mountain Lions (also known as cougar, puma, mountain lion, mountain cat, catamount or panther) usually go after a person with the intent to eat them.  They tend to stalk their victim before the attack and they love to attack from behind.  They p... http://wildernessarena.com/dangers/animals/other-dangerous-animals/mountain-lion-danger-and-defense-against-attack
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Make Rope from Plants - Natural Cordage Making

Make Rope from Plants - Natural Cordage Making | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
You can make rope or natural cordage (rope and string) from many different fibers including (Bast) Dogbane, Milkweed, Nettles, Hemp, Flax; (Leaves) Cattail, Yucca, Agave, Douglas Iris; (Bark) Willow, Maple, Basswood, Cedar; (Root) Leather Root, Beach Lupine; (Whole stem) Tule, straw, Juncus.... http://wildernessarena.com/skills/knots-and-rope/making-rope-in-the-wild-from-plants
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Bear Danger and Defense against Attack

Bear Danger and Defense against Attack | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Forget the generic bear defense tips you read on other sites. Although there are many common defense strategies, how you defend yourself against a bear attack depends on the species of bear. In addition, poor wilderness etiquette can increase bear dangers for your fellow outdoorsmen so you must be aware of the extraneous factors that contribute to bear attacks. http://wildernessarena.com/dangers/animals/other-dangerous-animals/bear-danger-and-defense-against-attack
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The Jetsons future has arrived - your home responds to commands with new Amazon/Vox technology

The Jetsons future has arrived - your home responds to commands with new Amazon/Vox technology | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
We just took a giant step closer to Jetsons-like futuristic living. With Amazon and Vox’s newly announced partnership partnership, if you run out of toothpaste, you simply stand in your bathroom, say “Vox, send me toothpaste”, and Amazon will make sure it’s on its way to your doorstep. http://geekslop.com/2014/amazon-vox-voxcommando-future-voice-control-device-vcd-technology
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Alcohol burning cat food can stove - easy to make, easy to carry

Alcohol burning cat food can stove - easy to make, easy to carry | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
A Cat Food Can Stove is probably one of the easiest cooking stoves to make. In addition, it is lightweight and foolproof.  It never clogs and there are no moving parts to break.  They burn ethanol or methanol alcohol so finding fuel is easy.  Simply pour alcohol-based fuel in it and light.  The s... http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/alcohol-burning-cat-food-can-stove
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Making Char Cloth (charcloth) - the essential outdoors firestarting material

Making Char Cloth (charcloth) - the essential outdoors firestarting material | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Char cloth (or charred cloth) is a swatch of fabric made from vegetable linen, such as cotton, that has been converted into a slow-burning fuel of very low ignition temperature. A single, small spark placed on char cloth will ignite the cloth which will begin to glow red. The slow-burning char cloth can then be used to ignite a tinder bundle to start a fire. Once ignited, it will continue to produce smoldering embers for a minute or two giving you plenty of time to place the cloth into a tinder bundle and blow on it until the bundle ignites and begins burning. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/firecraft/making-char-cloth-charcloth-outdoors-firestarting-material
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How to tap a pine tree to collect pine tree sap

How to tap a pine tree to collect pine tree sap | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Pine tree sap can be tapped and used to make paint and resin products. It makes a great water-proof sealant for buckets and tarps and can be used as an adhesive. Pine tree sap can also be used as stove fuel and it can be boiled and mixed with ash or sand and compressed to make concrete. Fortunately, tapping a pine tree for its sap causes no permanent damage to the tree. Here is how to tap a pine tree for its sap. http://wildernessarena.com/supplies/misc-supplies/how-to-tap-a-pine-tree-for-pine-tree-sap
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Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer?

Is human waste OK to use for compost or fertilizer? | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Any farmer will tell you that when it comes to efficiently growing food, compost is “black gold”. But some fear that fertilizer or compost made from human waste could be at risk of containing heavy metals, pathogens, or pharmaceuticals causing many environmentalists to consider it unsafe for enhancing plant growth. Others however, counter that contaminants are already part of our environment – they’re in the soil, water, and food we currently consume – and compost made from human wastes is no more unsafe than the soil that our food is already grown in. Fact is, no scientific evidence currently exists proving either stance is right or wrong. http://wildernessarena.com/food-water-shelter/food-food-water-shelter/farming/is-human-feces-waste-ok-for-compost-fertilizer
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Arc welding using car batteries and quarters

Arc welding using car batteries and quarters | Brian's Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Imagine the apocalypse has struck, zombies are running wild, and civilization as we know it has basically ceased to exist– no phone service, no Internet, no electricity. Still, you must repair a metal tool but there are no welding machines available for use. There are however, plenty of abandoned cars left scattered about and since money is now useless in a post-apocalyptic world, plenty of spare quarters that now have no economic value. How will you make hard-core repairs to steel objects or construct new tools needed for survival? With three automobile batteries, battery cables, and quarters you can create a high amperage arc welder that will create an arc of electricity that is hot enough to melt steel. http://wildernessarena.com/skills/general-repair/arc-welding-using-car-automobile-batteries-quarters-welding-rod
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