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Half Subterranean Stone Villa in Italy Overlooks the Ligurian Sea

<b>Vila N</b> by <b>Giordano Hadamik Architects</b> is a family residence in Liguria, Italy, embedded in the hills overlooking the Gulf of Imperia. The project is …

A second look at the gorilla genome shows just how similar we are

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>A gorilla named Sue, formerly of the Lincoln Park Zoo, is showing scientists just how similar her species is to our own. In a study published Thursday in Science, researchers presented a new, more complete genome sequence for the …

Evolution

Articles about 7 modern homes desert on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Add some glamour and warmth to any space with these small, simple touches of metallic finishes.<p>The desert, a wilderness of rock and hardscrabble, has had a profound impact …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Global warming in overdrive: We just had the hottest January ever recorded

Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records.<p>January was the globe's most unusually warm month ever …

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Being Remade in Unreal Engine 4

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Game director Taylor Trotter replied to GameSpot's request for comment on the first-person view seen in the images below.<p>"While Apeiron is a remake of Knight of the Old Republic we also wanted to add things that the original didn't have. One of those things is giving the player a choice to …

Gaming

Why are tens of thousands of sharks swimming off the Florida?

In an annual spectacle, tens of thousands of blacktip sharks are making their way south to warmer waters. But researchers are trying to understand …

Climate change: UN report confirms 2015 hottest year since records began

Earth has just experienced the hottest year since records began, according to a report by the United Nations. Greenhouse gases are behind the trend, most scientists believe.<p>Researchers have also taken into account factors such as a powerful “El Nino” – that’s the band of warm ocean water and wind …

Scientists may have unlocked the secret to longer, healthier life

First come the mice, then the humans. That’s the hope, at least, when it comes to life extension research. According to scientists at Mayo Clinic, …

Articles about picturesque desert prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jim Murren’s prefab house in Sin City, designed by Marmol Radziner, is as artful as it is art-filled, thanks to an asymmetrical...<p>The barren beauty of a desert landscape can be a source of inspiration for off-the-grid prefab living.<p>The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert …

Prefab Homes

This secret code will let you play chess on Facebook Messenger

From the amazingly intricate easter egg department: Facebook has a hidden, fully functional, graphical game of chess embedded into its Messenger, and …

Scientists discover prehistoric 'Jurassic butterfly'

Scientists have discovered an insect that went extinct for more than 120 million years and featured many of the traits associated with modern butterflies including markings on the wing called eye spots.<p>Known as Kalligrammatid lacewings, paleobotanists for the past century have known they lived in …

Airbnb Unveils Their Most Wish-Listed Properties

One of them has a Pirates of the Caribbean theme...<p>This week, Airbnb released their list of the world's most desirable properties selected from their roster of almost two million listings in over 190 countries. Surprisingly, the list proved that less is more as some of the site's most unexpected, …

The Biggest Dinosaur In History May Never Have Existed

This week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York will unveil its newest exhibit to the press: the skeleton of a huge plant-eating …

Is Sleeping With the TV on Actually Bad for You?

Millions of people fall asleep with the TV on every night, but is it bad for your health? Read on.<p>Nearly every day for the past, say, five years, I've fallen asleep in much the same way. I lay down, put my computer next to my head, pull up a random episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> that I've seen maybe …

Articles about angular futuristic house georgia on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Decatur, Georgia, residence belonging to two book authors is an angular exercise in creating a dynamic structure.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture …

Architecture

How to Speed Clean Your Home in 15 Minutes

We’ve all been there: you’re hosting a dinner and you budgeted an hour to tidy up before guests arrived, but you’re running behind. Or maybe you’d …

Cleaning

Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers

A white giraffe with a genetic skin condition has been photographed at a national park in Tanzania, with experts fearing she could become a target for poachers<p>A rare white giraffe with a genetic condition which means many of her body surface cells are incapable of making pigment has been …

Fifth sperm whale washes up dead on British beach

A fifth sperm whale has washed up on the east coast of England after four others died in a spate of beachings in recent days.<p>Small groups of people gathered around taking, photographs, dwarfed by the corpses.<p>It’s believed a pod of up to six whales had been spotted close to the shoreline on …

Scientists: Doomsday Clock reflects grave threat to world

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address …

Elder Scrolls Online Thieves Guild DLC Gets Detailed

Earlier today, we reported on a new trailer that gives a first look at The Elder Scrolls Online's Thieves Guild. Now, we have more details on what exactly you'll be doing in the new DLC pack.<p>Bethesda announced on its website that the Thieves Guild will have players exploring a new zone, embarking …

Gaming Industry

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

There Is Real Fraud In The Underground Market For In-Game Virtual Goods

Yinglian Xie Contributor<p>Yinglian Xie is co-founder and CEO of DataVisor.<p>The recent announcement that Activision Blizzard acquired King Digital Entertainment, maker of the hit game Candy Crush, for a staggering $5.9 billion is an acknowledgement of the promising (and profitable) future of mobile …

Witcher 3 Blood and Wine Expansion "More Refined" than Full Game

Recently, a CD Projekt Red developer said The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming Blood and Wine expansion was, in some ways, "better than the main game." Now, the Polish studio has provided some additional context and clarification around that comment. CD Projekt Red marketing lead Michal …

The Witcher

Articles about 5 tiny cabins woods on Dwell.com - Dwell

It doesn't get much more idyllic than this: An illustrator of children's books who lives on the Sunshine Coast of British...<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design …

Northern Lights

Superluminous Supernova Is The Brightest Ever Seen

Astronomers have been left stunned by a superluminous cosmic explosion that outshines the entire output of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>The aptly named ASASSN-15lh, spotted by the Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), is a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that radiated …

Articles about eco friendly compact cabin washington on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>If choosing paint colors doesn’t give you …

Researchers confirm site of hangings for Salem witch trials

A team of researchers using historical documents and 21st-century archaeological techniques has confirmed the exact site where 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem witch trials more than three centuries ago.<p>The site, known as Proctor's Ledge, is a small city-owned plot of woods nestled …

This Thatched English Cottage Is Just Pure Magic

Highclere Castle is all well and good, but we'll happily take this storybook place instead.<p>Stonehenge put Wiltshire, England on the map, but just beyond the popular attraction lie some the UK's most enchanting Medieval homes. Case in point: Park Cottage is a five-bedroom cottage dating to the 14th …

Framing

Scientists may have found Earth's largest canyon

An international team of researchers led by Durham University believe they've discovered the largest canyon on Earth. Using satellite data and ground-penetrating radar, they estimate it to be more than 100 km long and as deep as 1 km in places. They'll need to make direct measurements to confirm …

The 5 Most Popular Airbnb Properties

Fans of the short term rental site can't get enough of these spots.<p>First Airbnb clued us in to the neighborhoods we should add to our must-see lists, now they're letting us in on another secret: The properties their users just can't seem to get enough of.<p>And after checking out all nine favorites on …