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This 500-Year-Old Book Revolutionized How We See Cities

The very first atlas of cities shows us how little has changed about our collective obsession with cityscapes.<p>Probably more than any other physical phenomenon, cities are a reflection of the incredible complexity of the modern world. And in the mid-1500s, as modern cities began to burgeon …

Maps

Dwell

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Home Tours

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

High School

New genetic map of the UK shows which invasions created Britain's DNA

Britain has a long history of invasions: over the past two millennia, various armies from the Romans to the Anglo-Saxons conquered the bulk of the British Isles. A new genetic analysis of the country has revealed which invading force had the greatest impact on its DNA.<p>Britons share the most DNA …

Archaeology

Solar Roadways — still going strong!

I published an article on PV-Buzz defending the ‘Solar-roadways’ technology which became very popular and received positive as well as negative …

Clean Energy
Audiophile

Six of the best noise-cancelling headphones to silence the commute

With so many choices, picking a new set of noise-cancelling headphones for the train, plane or car journey without over- or under-paying, is difficult. Here’s a guide to a few solid options<p>Travellers know that when it comes to making journeys more bearable, good noise-cancelling headphones can make …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Eastern Europe

Ford accelerates tech efforts with new Silicon Valley lab

Ford wants you to know that it's more than just trucks and cars. It wants to be seen as a technology innovator too. Of course, the Detroit automaker has long had a friendly relationship with technology, what with its Sync infotainment platform, its support for third-party apps and, obviously, its …

The Transcendent Style of David Bowie

On his 68th birthday we looked back at David Bowie's style and examined what it might have meant.<p><b>When David Bowie first found</b> acclaim with his novelty single "Space Oddity" in 1969, few fans could imagine what would come next. That's because what came next was totally novel, strangely beautiful, …

David Bowie

8 Apps Boomers Need Right Now

In an effort to better serve her non-paying clientele, Life in the Boomer Lane has made an exhaustive, as well as exhausting, survey of some of the 10 billion apps that are now available on smartphones that enable people to live healthier, more stress-free lives. This research was done between the …

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

Corporate Culture

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, YouTube... these apps have been out for years, albeit regularly updated since their original releases.<p>Does that mean there …

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling in France

Save by learning these important phrases. Photo: Smilla4<p>By Bryan Pirolli, EuroCheapo.com—<p>So you're feeling like you've mastered the "<i>bonjours</i>" and "<i>mercis</i>"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.<p>We know …

France

Röyksopp Share New Tracks "Sordid Affair" and “You Know I Have To Go”

Röyksopp have shared a new song called "Sordid Affair" from their forthcoming (final) album <i>The Inevitable End</i> (out November 11 via Cherrytree/Interscope). The song features Ryan James of Man Without Country. Listen to it below.<p>Röyksopp call the song "a recollection and contemplation of the …

New Singles

8 Ways Rail Travel Could Evolve By 2050

With world population growing and moving to cities, we’re going to need far better rail design than exists today. From driverless trains to ticketless travel, here’s a glimpse of how it could look.<p>With Amtrak continuing to hobble along on less-than-generous funding, the present moment may not feel …

Trains

Why Sex is Sacred?

After twenty-five years of Tantric practice, the essential unity of sex and spirit seemed so obvious to me that I almost forgot the rest of the world …

Spirituality

Your Professional Life in Three Acts

Psychologist Tony Athos once described the three acts of a professional life as: Learning the Game, Winning the Game, and Defining the Game. Winning …

Voice Mail

Give it Up: Composer ‘Kutiman’ Creates Entirely New Song Using 23 Videos of Other Musicians | Colossal

<p>Give it Up is a new track released yesterday by Israeli musician and composer Kutiman. The song was created entirely using vocal and instrument …

The Best New Android Apps From August 2014

From subscription-based book summarizing platforms, to human search engines, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in August. Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best Google Play newcomers from the past month.<p>WeTransfer<p>WeTransfer, the popular online …

How to Turn Any Old Speakers Into Wireless Streamers

A home audio system isn't the sort of thing that should require replacing every year or two like a smartphone or a laptop. This stuff is …

One Paragraph Cuts Through The Hype Of Robots Taking Your Job

The official schedule for the Jackson Hole economic conference is up, and there have been several papers posted.<p>One very interesting paper comes from MIT professor David Autor, who discusses the potential impact of robots and computers on future employment trends.<p>There's a lot of talk about how …

Machine Learning

Best adult apps for Android

If you're reading this, chances are you have an awesome pocket computer running Android at your disposal. Today's Android phones and tablets can …

Apps

Get the most out of your tech while traveling

We show you how to travel and vacation like a tech pro.<p>For the next two weeks, we'll show you the best ways to get the most out of your tech while traveling. Even if you're just taking a weekend road trip, you've come to the right place.<p>Expect a new blog every day focusing on a different aspect of …

Travel

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …