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Sasaki Architecture convert a former disco club into an office space with floating walls

It is difficult to imagine this sleek office space in Japan was once a dark, closed-in disco. The former warehouse club was transformed by local …

Architecture

Learning from Limbaugh

<i>"At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, 'Let them eat cake.''"</i> -- Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions<p>[In 2008 Rush Limbaugh was paid $38 million. In 2014, Rush Limbaugh earned $66 million. For …

Income Tax

The GOP’s demonic alliance: How the religious right & big business are dumbing down America

It’s a tradition as old as the nation itself: The right rejects intellectualism in favor of a perverse religiosity<p>Though presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was apparently a top student at Harvard Law, he has always been quick to distance himself from the organization, especially since the despised …

Harvard Law School

10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

From Cornwall to Australia, Spain to Thailand and beyond, these beaches with their gorgeous waters and picture-perfect shorelines will have you dreaming of holiday escapes<p>Vault Beach, Cornwall, UK<p>Around nine miles from St Austell, which has plenty of its own beautiful bays and beaches that can be …

Beaches

Russia just unveiled its new Armata battle tank

The Russian military has released its first official picture of the new "Armata" Universal Combat Platform that will form the base of its main battle tank.<p>The pictures come as part of the preparations for the Victory Day parade on May 9 in the Russian capital. Among the over 100 vehicles that will …

Military

“Pagan statism”: The frightening corporate/Christian alliance that invented “In God We Trust” and “One Nation Under God”

We think of One Nation Under God as a phrase dating back to our founding. The real history is newer — and scarier<p>In 1949, some of the country’s top advertising executives launched a national marketing campaign. They weren’t selling a physical product. They were selling religion. Before long, the …

Political Science

Russian space centre workers launch hunger strike after Vladimir Putin promises fail

Latest protest hits £9bn cosmodrome as wage arrears across Russia increase 47 per cent in three months<p>Workers at a new national space centre under construction in <b>Russia</b>’s Far East have gone on hunger strike after they failed to receive months of unpaid wages despite a promise from <b>Vladimir Putin</b>.<p>The …

“He’s filling the government with Muslims”: Hanging out with Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul inside New Hampshire’s wacky GOP 2016 cattle call

Nineteen potential presidential candidates convened in New Hampshire this weekend. Here’s how it all went down<p>New Hampshire voters are famously spoiled. If any given person only gets to talk to a candidate two times before primary day, it's considered an insult, a snub. Most people would tire of …

Government