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What We Gained and Lost at the Nuremberg Trials

The post-WWII trials of leading Nazis set the template for judging war crimes, but they were not problem free: how, for example, do the victors weigh …

How redesigning crosswalks could make cities safer

One San Francisco firm thinks of crosswalks as parks<p>Think about driving in a city park. Trees quaver overhead, flowers push toward car windows, the air smells fresher. The surrounding cityscape feels more remote. You might push down on the gas a little more softly, whether because, with all the …

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Here's How to Ask Your Partner for What You Want — and Get It

Without getting labeled as a nag.<p>The truth is, many of us are poor advocates for ourselves. We ask our partner for things in a way that makes sure we won't get the things we want. Sometimes, we make our question a thinly veiled criticism about what the other person did not do right, and other …

"Hitler's Acid" might lie at the heart of gas giant planets and their moons

Russian chemists have discovered that some exotic compounds may be formed in high pressure environments like those found inside Uranus, Neptune and …

Going underground: the future of the country house?

An English country house is often a chance to “pull on the metaphorical tweeds”, as Nick Mead of The Buying Solution puts it. “Owners leave the bling and high-tech gadgets to their London townhouse and, in the country, opt for lifestyle statements such as slouchy sofas, roaring fires and immaculate …

5 Crazy Bridges That Push The Limit Of Design

Advertisement<p>Different kinds of terrain demand that the architecture is designed according to them. Bridges are no exception, and we have covered …

Engineering

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

Stephen Hawking

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

The 25 most ruthless leaders of all time

But while we can argue the validity and virtue of certain political agendas, the callous methods by which some leaders attain their goals are less up to interpretation.<p>After all, no matter how a historian tries to spin it, ordering a tower to be constructed out of live men stacked and cemented …

The man who sleeps in Hitler’s bed

When he was five years old, Kevin Wheatcroft received an unusual birthday present from his parents: a bullet-pocked SS stormtrooper’s helmet, lightning bolts on the ear-flaps. He had requested it especially. The next year, at a car auction in Monte Carlo, he asked his multimillionaire father for a …

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