My favorite science books


With so many smart digital devices nowadays, I am actually surprised that some people still prefer hardcover copies of books. In fact, I am surprised that people read at all, given the abundance of online information in form of video clips.

However, reading is not only one of the noblest leisure activities, it is also the only activity that makes you smarter and expands your area of knowledge, interest, and expertise. So whether you choose to read on the printed versions or on smart devices like Kindles or tablets, I advise you to keep on reading anything and everything.

I am a passionate science reader who is willing to devour anything that has a scientific base. From alien conspiracies to some of the world’s best-kept secrets and natural curiosities, I find science to be the fascinating subject in the world. Thus, I am willing to share with you my top science books if you’re looking for something new to read.


Evolution: The Human Story

If you’re into evolution science books this one will help you clear some of your questions regarding the true origin of the Homo Sapiens. From the oldest forms of animals to our predecessors, the primates, and up to the modern humans, this book is challenging and fascinating at the same time.

The Human Story tells intriguing tales about our predecessors, investigating in detail the shape of their bodies, their bones, and the environment they used to live in order to determine the triggering evolutionary factors.



Bad Science

Written by Ben Goldacre, Bad Science is definitely a science book recommendation you should consider. Written in a funny and sincere manner, the book tries to expose as many “fake news” and people as possible, especially the ones activating in the medical industry.

From phony nutritionists and doctors to biased scientific studies, Bad Science tries to help you better understand the difference between real clinical studies and bad science with placebo effects.


The Book of Eggs

Written by Mark E. Hauber, this book reveals the fascinating world of bird eggs, their origin, and the most beautiful items in the world. The book contains pictures of over 600 hundred bird species, along with comments on each type of egg to see exactly the beauty and diversity of these amazing life forms.

The Book of Eggs represents a true history and zoology lesson, teaching people about the most beautiful egg species, including some endangered or extinct from all around the world.



The book of Nothing is definitely a challenging reading as it tries to discover the nature of nothingness in our thoughts, lives, and existence. It is an intriguing reading since most of us transcended to the land of nothingness at least a few times in our lives. What is nothing? Where can it be found? Many other similar questions are trying to be answered through this book.


5 tools you need in your workshop as a DIY-er


Are you too used to the idea of running to your dad and borrowing his toolbox whenever you have a DIY project on your hands? That may not be a big problem if it only happens once in a while. However, if you plan on creating your own workshop, then there are some things that, as a DIY-er, you should have. Here is a short list to get you started.



A set of screwdrivers

If there was a first thing I purchased for my workshop at home, that must have been a set of screwdrivers. So many projects require such a tool, and the more you have, the better, because different sizes can easily be needed for various projects.

From tightening loose drawers to repairing lighting fixtures, and even opening can lids, there are many applications for one or more screwdrivers. Having a set helps you keep things well organized and you will never lose one of them.


An old fashioned claw hammer

A hammer is another piece of hardware that you should not lack in your toolbox. Whether you need to drive nails into a piece of wood or engage is demolishing small constructions, you will find this tool handy. Make sure that the hammer you pick is heavy enough.

A 16-ounce model is the most recommended. I like it best because I can carry it around, but it is not too lightweight. Also, here is a piece of advice: go for a model with a synthetic handle, because it will last longer than one with a wooden handle.


Tape measure

There are very few DIY projects that do not require any measurement. So, if you are to be true to yourself, as a DIY-er, a retractable tape measure should be on your shopping list. It may sound like a too mundane tool, but if it’s missing, you will know how much you need it.

Portable drill

The chances are that you will need to drill holes and drive nails and screws into wood or other materials when you work around the house. A portable drill is an essential tool because it does not depend on electric outlets being around. Get a model with a lithium-ion battery, as these are the most durable.


Circular saw

If you can afford it, a saw table is the best choice, but a circular saw can be a reliable alternative just as well. For making straight cuts fast and smoothly, there is no other tool to compete in this field. Whether you need to cut through ply wood or engage in small furniture related projects, a circular saw will prove indispensable.




Things you need to consider when you’re in the market for a ceiling fan


Getting a fan is a good idea if you want to be friendly to yourself and the environment. On the one hand, such a product can help you save some bucks that you’d otherwise spend on power bills. It’s impossible to compare an air conditioning machine to a fan, at least in terms of energy consumption. Also, using AC way too often is horrible from an ecological standpoint.

I recently got a nice Hunter 53091 Builder Deluxe for my bedroom. There are several things that I like about this particular model; one of them is the size as the blades fit the dimensions of the room I’ve installed it in. As the unit seems to have been created to serve consumers as best as possible when it comes to efficiency and performance, it didn’t manage to disappoint me up until now.

When I started my search for the best ceiling fan, I had to read heaps and heaps of reports and reviews. I couldn’t wrap my mind around the terminology used for such devices, so it was rather difficult for me to understand what I had to look for. As I said above, the first thing I had to consider was the size. It used to be that too large fans could not be installed in too small rooms. Now, that room no longer applies as manufacturers have worked on the design of such products so that they are stable enough to be installed on any ceiling.

If the room you plan to set up your fan in is big, you obviously need a bigger fan, and the other way around. Next, you should take the motor into account, as well as the blade angle. The power needs to be given some thought to, and that’s for sure, but you should also look at the construction quality and the materials that the blades and main unit have been made out of.

How you can control the unit also matters. What are your habits, in this sense? Do you prefer using a remote control or would have nothing against using a panel installed on a wall next to your bed or door? If you’re focused on enhanced comfort, you probably want to customize the speed and orientation of the blades while you’re sitting in your bed or on your couch.

Your budget is another thing you have to keep in mind. While some models cost around two hundred dollars, others won’t force you to take over eighty dollars out of your wallet. Basically, bigger fans cost more than smaller ones, but that’s only natural. It’s up to you to understand just how much you’re willing to spend on a fan and whether or not it’s something you actually need.