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Spanking and peeing in 3D: art in the age of the "experience economy"

Berlin in English<p>Vika Kirchenbauer's 3D video installation "You Are Boring!" is one of the works on display at Where Are We Now, a group exhibition …

3D Printing

10 ancient walled cities still standing today

Bourtange, Netherlands<p>Bourtange is a village of about 400 people in the Netherlands. The main feature of this town is the large star-shaped fort that …

European Travel

First self-injectable HIV antibody may prevent virus transmission

The first self-injectable HIV antibody, PRO 140, has a 98 percent success rate in reducing the virus in HIV patients’ blood, according to results released Tuesday from a Phase 2b clinical trial of the drug.<p>PRO 140 works by blocking the HIV co-receptor CCR5 on T-cells, protecting healthy cells from …

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EU announces plans to banish geo-blocking, modernize copyright law | Ars Technica

General digital strategy likely to collide with sectoral special interests.<p>At the heart of the European Union lies the Single Market—the possibility …

This South Korean neighborhood banned cars for a month — and people loved it

In August 2013, the neighborhood of Haenggung-dong in South Korea banned cars for an entire month.<p>Busy, traffic-clogged streets became filled with pedestrians, bicyclists, and children at play. Restaurant owners who'd originally protested the idea used the space for extra seating, while resident …

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South Korea Ingeniously Uses Solar Panels To Cover Bike Lane To Attain Solar Power And Shade Bikers

Over the past five years, the solar energy community has seen major innovation in solar panels. First, the new solar panels are efficiently made to …

Could blockchain technology solve streaming music’s payment rows?

Rethink Music study claims cryptocurrency system could help to ensure musicians get paid fairly and quickly for their work<p>The music industry should explore blockchain technology used in cryptocurrencies to ensure musicians are paid fairly for streams and sales of their work, according to a report …

A Brief History Of Bike Superhighways

Norman Foster, the British starchitect who recently proposed a new cyclist-only highway in the sky, isn’t the first to suggest a better way to commute on two wheels.<p>When a cyclist battles it out for road space with a multi-ton truck, chances are, the guy on two wheels is going to lose. So it’s no …

Two Genius Bike-Parking Ideas Give Cyclists a Care-Free Commute | Smart Cities Dive

<i>One of the best ways for cities to promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself. These innovations make bike parking easier, improving</i> …

São Paulo

New app delivers prescription drugs to your door

You’ve been ordering pizzas to your door, well now it’s time you started getting your heartburn medicine delivered, too.<p>Zipdrug, a New York-based tech startup, launched a mobile app this week that offers on-demand delivery of prescription drugs from your local pharmacy.<p>To make it happen, a patient …

Pharma

120 deaths a day: US heroin & prescription drugs epidemic spinning out of control

American lawmakers are grappling with ways to respond to a worsening heroin epidemic. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in the US, …

Ed Markey

Op-Ed: Transit-Oriented Gentrification Should Be Taxed

In the wake of a local vote against regressive tax hikes to fund transit, Paul Finch considers another way. "Land Value Capture, also known as an …

Urban Design

Report street problems

Report a local street issue<p>Don’t know who’s responsible for fixing it? No problem. From potholes to dog fouling, FixMyStreet sends your report to the …

Tech Industry

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein Turns New York & LA Neighborhoods Into Beautiful Patterns

The bigger picture is certainly more beautiful.<p>The secrets of urban planning are often lost on us in daily life, what with us meandering the humdrum nitty-gritty of our city streets. Photographer Jeffrey Milstein provides another perspective on the layout of our cities in his new series <i>LANY</i>, …

New York City

The Charter of the New Urbanism

The Congress for the New Urbanism views disinvestment in central cities, the spread of placeless sprawl, increasing separation by race and income, …

How Once Car-Centric Cities Embraced Light Rail to Transform Urban Life

<b>The centerpiece</b> of Greg Stanton’s re-election campaign is a tax increase. The Phoenix mayor not only wants his city’s voters to approve a 35-year …

Urban Design

Care workers must respond to needs of the first generation to grow old with HIV

Like the public, the sector still remains largely unaware of this condition and is unready for the unique challenges it presents<p>The most recent data from Public Health England shows that one in four people living with HIV are over 50, a marked increase from one in eight a decade ago. This is partly …

The rise of Pierre Bourdieu in US sociology

Pierre Bourdieu would have turned 85 on 1 August 2015. Thirteen years after his death, the French sociologist remains one of the leading social …

Humanities

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

<b>HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show.</b><p>The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves "HIV reservoirs" untouched.<p>The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was "highly potent" …

Immunotherapy

Pair of compounds could 'shock' HIV - Futurity

Latent HIV puts limits on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). A pair of compounds shows promise for flushing out, and then killing, the …

HIV

Here's how Tokyo — the largest city in the world — brilliantly eliminated traffic deaths

Shutterstock<p>When most people think about Tokyo, they probably imagine glitzy neon lights and zero personal space. What they shouldn't imagine, …

Grand Central Station

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis