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UBC Researchers Develop New Concrete That Resists Earthquakes

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically [enhance] the …

Clifton Suspension Bridge included in list of projects which 'shaped the world'

A popular Bristol landmark has been named in a list of the top influential projects which illustrate how civil engineering has shaped the world and …

10 Best U.S. Colleges & Universities for Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are an integral part of all the great building projects in the world – including skyscrapers, bridges, highways, airports, and water …

Carbon fiber waste used to improve water-draining concrete

Although the production of carbon fiber goods may be steadily increasing, recycling the material still remains challenging. Thanks to research being …

New images capture Zaha Hadid’s luxury High Line condos in NYC

Photographers Hufton+Crow have captured new images of 520 West 28th, the Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condos that loom large over New York City’s High …

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die

Various<p>If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

The New Carbon Architecture, or why we should be "building out of sky" (Book Review)

<b>This book makes the convincing case that we have to change the way we build, that it is no longer enough just to save energy.</b><p>French mathematician and …

Our Favorite Earth Images NASA Dropped in 2017

I’m not saying we’d be blind to the beauty of our planet without NASA, but damn would we be missing out. Every year, the space agency’s satellites, …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Nobel Prize

17 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.<p>If Oddball Families Make You Smile<p><b>The People We Hate at the</b> …

What Does Your Airfare Actually Buy?

It’s not enough to look for the cheapest airfare anymore.<p>Not when airlines are increasingly dividing and subdividing their cabins and charging separately for what used to be part of the fare. More legroom? That will be an extra charge. Overhead bin space? Only if you buy a more expensive ticket.<p>In …

Stunning Design Pool into a 19th-century Manor

Rafael de Cardenas from Architecture at Large in collaboration with the studio Purcell, creates this stunning pool into a 19th-century manor in the …

25 Cities You Have to See at Christmastime

City skylines are sparkling with lights and decorations, and the magic of the holiday season is officially upon us. So the big question now becomes: …

After decades in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and investor, Tim Ferriss found it was too 'closed-minded' and moved to Austin, Texas instead

Largely due to smart and relentless networking with tech influencers, Tim Ferriss' 2007 book "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a sensation in Silicon Valley, and Ferriss soon found himself giving presentations at places like Google.<p>Ferriss had created a brand that was something like a Tony Robbins …

Silicon Valley

The Glorious First of June – Why Britain’s First Triumph Over Revolutionary France was a Pyrrhic Victory

“The clash is not only the first major naval engagement of the Napoleonic Wars, it is the longest and hardest fought.” By John Danielski PARIS. MAY, …

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us …

45 Amazing Photos That Capture Everyday Life of New York in the Early 1960s

These amazing photos from Dick Leonhardt that capture everyday life of New York from between 1960 and 1961.<br>Riverside Drive, Manhattan<br>Riverside Drive, …

LifeStraw Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, hollow-fiber water filter that is marketed as “ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and …

Backpacking

Scientists Have Mathematical Proof That It's Impossible to Stop Ageing

We're sorry.<p>Just in case you were banking on science coming up with a way to let you hold onto your youthful looks forever, we have some …

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science

Incredibly successful -- and happy -- people consistently do six things. And you can too.<p>Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live …

Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From Scratch

Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what it means. An informal poll taken at …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

The Tardigrade Will Be the Last Living Thing On Earth

Water bears shall inherit the planet.<p>I hate to break it to you, but humans probably don't have that much longer before we go extinct—somewhere between 100 years and 5 billion years, depending on who you ask. Obviously, a human extinction event is unprecedented and incredibly hard to predict with …

A Streamlined, One-Pot Wonder Risotto—the Ottolenghi Way

I recently asked a few friends for their back-pocket recipes—the ones that never fail to please, the ones they can make in their sleep. One friend told me she has yet to feed the barley risotto from Yotam Ottolenghi’s <i>Jerusalem</i> to someone and not have them like it. She also noted that she improvises …