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Ender's Game Wins as a Popcorn Flick but Loses Some Heart

How do you solve a problem like Ender Wiggin? For years it seemed as though Orson Scott Card's 1985 science fiction classic <i>Ender's Game</i> would never …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

'Game Of Thrones' Beer: Tasting Ommegang's 'Take The Black Stout'

"Night gathers, and now my watch begins." So opens the oath for brothers pledging to the Night's Watch, a band of characters in HBO's "Game of Thrones" tasked with securing the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms.<p>It's also the basis for Brewery Ommegang's latest "Game of Thrones"-inspired beer, …

Serious Entertaining: A Dim Sum-Inspired Chinese Food Party

Why settle on one dish when you can sample dozens? Oh right, NO REASON, that's why. Enter dim sum, the ancient Chinese art of making a whole lot of damn fine food, served small plate-style at exceedingly affordable prices. It is, at least through my humble, New-York-Jew-tinted glasses, the shining …

Trent Reznor: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago'

Trent Reznor is known as a detail guy: a meticulous composer and manipulator of sound, layers upon layers of it. From his band's genesis 25 years ago, the leader of Nine Inch Nails has been known for songs of deep, menacing pain, rage and self-destruction. Today, Reznor's dark days of alcohol and …

How to Buy, Store & Cook Cauliflower, In Season in September

Buying and storage tips—plus 7 recipes— for cauliflower, which is in season in September<p>There's an old corny insult that goes "you have a face like a flower—a cauliflower!" It's true: this white, bulbous veggie isn't the prettiest in the produce aisle. But when it comes to versatility and flavor, …

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Vin Diesel's Quest To Bring 'Riddick' Back To Big Screen

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Articles about alex randalls trippy lighting on Dwell.com - Dwell

London based artist Alex Chinneck plays with opposing objects in the Concrete Rug for the Sculpture House.<p>Writer, speaker, and planetary futurist, Alex Steffen is one of the most vital voices in sustainability today.<p>I met the artist Alex Garcia nearly a year ago (we were introduced by the architect …

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Articles about paperfold lamps on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.<p>There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...<p>Achille Castiglioni and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s Arco Lamp is one of the most recognizable pieces of modern …

Industrial Designer

Articles about glowing box home japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

A couple creates a striking modern home designed around an ancient Japanese principle.<p>A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.<p>Architect Gert Wingårdh creates a passionately outfitted vacation home for two midcentury furniture dealers on the …

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Articles about 10 smart small spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>Dwell's June 2009 issue just landed on our desks and it looks great! We're excited for it to hit your mailboxes and newsstands in...<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>This time …

Small Spaces

Infrared Car System Spots Wildlife On The Road From 500 Feet Away

Here's how it works.<p>Since their debut 13 years ago, in-car night-vision systems, which identify pedestrians approaching a roadway, have arguably made driving safer. But they come with a pretty big blind spot: animals. Each year, drivers in the U.S. strike about a million deer, causing 27,000 human …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

Meet The First Plus-Size Designer To Show At NYFW

Photo: Courtesy of Cabiria.<p>The fashion industry can feel a bit like a scene out of <i>Mean Girls</i>. There are some insiders who might be quick to judge and …

Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus

Some of America's most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless "newness" and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry.<p>Before this week's opening round of New York spring-summer 2014 presentations, Oscar de la Renta, one of the most …

Lady Gaga's Wigs, Sandra Bullock's Highlights & More In This Week's Best & Worst Beauty (PHOTOS)

Dear Lady Gaga, we think it's time you get a new wigologist.<p>The "Applause" singer landed among this week's worst beauty looks twice because of unflattering hair pieces she wore at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and on a promo tour in London. (Maybe she should hook up with celebrity hairstylist …

This Feet Photoshop Fail Has Worked Our Brains In A Twist (PHOTOS)

Photoshop fails in the fashion world are practically de facto at this point -- people who think digital trickery isn't involved in glossy photo shoots are only kidding themselves. But surely street style photography is still pure, right?<p>Not so fast. Our friends at Photoshop Disasters unearthed the …

Goldie Hawn, Kris Jenner & More Grandmas Who Don't Dress Like Grandmas At All (PHOTOS)

Happy National Grandparents Day!<p>While our Nanas and Bubbes are pretty run-of-the-mill when it comes to style (think caftans, brooches and Coke-bottle glasses), we're well aware that there are plenty other grannies out there rocking decidedly non-septuagenarian fashion.<p>Behold, 13 babes who have …

5-Minute DIY: String Wall Art

We’ve shown you plenty of ways to do nail and string art (most recently with air plants!) But we love the idea of creating the art directly on the wall, like this hear monitor inspired version.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>thumbtacks<br>• yarn<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Youngbird

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A Campaign To Save The World's Ugliest Endangered Animals

The pig-nosed frog deserves your love (and cash for conservation), too.<p>It's well-known that the more adorable and charismatic of the endangered animals get most of the funding. That doesn't mean the cute animals, like the iconic panda, aren't worth saving, but it leaves a lot of the less photogenic …

The Week In Numbers: Scientists Grow A Brain, Element 115 Exists, And More

<b>4 millimeters</b>: the size of a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain grown in a lab using stem cells<p><b>10 octillion</b>: the number of two-megaton nuclear bombs that would need to explode simultaneously to match the sound of a supernova<p><b>225 million years</b>: the time it would take …