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Mediterranean diet could prevent 20,000 deaths in Britain each year

Some 20,000 lives could be saved each year if Britons switched to a Mediterranean diet, according to a new study.<p>The Medical Research Council (MRC) and Cambridge University followed nearly 24,000 people in the UK for up to 17 years to see how their diet affected the health of their heart.<p>They …

Mysterious volcano prompts collaboration of North Korean, Western scientists

Some things trump national borders.<p>Take, for example, Mount Paektu, which sits on the border of North Korea and China. This massive volcano, called …

Scientists Start to Look at Ground Beneath Their Feet for Solution to Climate Change

Climate scientists anxious to find ways to limit atmospheric greenhouse gases have started to look at the ground beneath their feet.<p>Four-fifths of …

What is Ocean Acidification And Why Is It Worse At Night?

Ocean acidification is the chemical process that is set into motion when the Earth’s oceans, lakes, and rivers absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by automobiles, airplanes, and power plants (doi:10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163834).<p>Basically, when carbon dioxide (CO2) dissolves in water, …

Articles about dramatic cliffside kitchen gets sharp and sculptural update on Dwell.com - Dwell

And it has a legendary jazz club, too.<p>A relaxed interior and radical roof make a home more sociable and energy-efficient.<p>More than ever, this renovated Eichler in Palo Alto, California, brings the outside in.<p>The modern kitchen is the most hardworking, yet inviting, space in the home.<p>It might cost …

10 of the best European cities for art nouveau

Art nouveau swept across Europe around the turn of the 20th century and was embraced by architects, graphic and interior designers and artists. Here are the best cities in Europe to get a flavour of its most impressive buildings<p>Art nouveau was the curvilinear, nature-inspired style that dominated …

Art Nouveau

Cargo Architecture completes Scandinavian-inspired holiday home in Quebec

Canadian studio Cargo Architecture used a restrained materials palette for this woodland vacation cottage in Quebec, which has a swing seat and a …

Titus Vineyards / MH Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Titus brothers reached out to MH Architects to explore the concept of a new winery facility located …

Climate Change Deniers on a Pennsylvania School Board Want More “Balanced” Science Textbooks

The Quakertown Area School District in Pennsylvania is having one of those meaningless fights about being fair and balanced in science classrooms. …

School Administration

17 Rocky Mountain Adventures To Take In This Lifetime

For purple mountain majesties...<p><i>Update: A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that #12 was the Blue Lake near Telluride.</i>

Foster + Partners, BIG, and Grimshaw showcase pavilion designs for 2020 Dubai Expo

Opportunity Pavilion (Courtesy Dubai Expo 2020 via BIG)<p>Dubai, seemingly the architectural playground of choice in recent times, was selected to host …

ilimelgo's vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris

<b>ilimelgo’s vertical farm introduces urban agriculture in grand paris</b><br>(above) the building houses crops and maximizes their exposure to light<br>all images …

Baby Boomers, Downsizing for Retirement, Create Niche Real Estate Market

Developers aim to cut the average baby boomer home size in half<p>Ever since builder Del Webb opened Sun City Arizona's first five model homes in 1960, retirement has been a big business for real estate developers.<p>For decades, the number of retirees living in multi-unit housing has been shrinking, …

Real Estate

The newly opened $4-billion World Trade Center transit hub is overwrought and underwhelming

It looks like a dove. Or a carcass.<p>Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center transportation hub, whose soaring main hall opened to the public earlier this month, suggests an approach to architectural image-making right on the border between flexible and opportunistic.<p>God knows there's more going on …

Inarc completes "efficient, yet extravagant" retreat on Australia's Mornington Peninsula

Australian firm Inarc aimed to find a middle ground between luxury and efficiency for this holiday house, built beside a seafront golf course on the …

RYB House / Beczak / Beczak / Architekci

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house, located in Zielonki Wieś (a village near Warsaw, the capital of Poland), consists of a …

Yoga Moves to Stabilize Your Knees

Fredy Soberanis<p>Anyone who has ever injured a knee knows that it is a long journey back to a healthy, strong, stable joint, and it's no walk in the …

This Is What It Looks Like When A Star Explodes

KABOOM!<p>Get those sunglasses ready.<p>For the first time ever, scientists at NASA have seen the glorious flash of an exploding star's shockwave.<p>Using the Kepler Space Telescope, researchers searched 500 distant galaxies over three years, "hunting for signs of massive stellar death explosions known as …

Japan's Cloaking-Shell Train Will Blend in with Its Surroundings

Designed to please the eye rather than to be stealthy.<p>Soon, Japan may get its first (sort of) stealth train. The newly-designed vehicle comes with a mirror-like shell designed to make it blend in with its environment, acting like a low-tech cloaking device.<p>The design by Kazuyo Sejima is expected to …

How too much medicine can kill you | Aseem Malhotra

It’s patients who lose out if doctors and professional journals stop asking the right questions<p>During a recent clinic consultation, I saw Mary, in her early 60s, with type 2 diabetes. She was concerned that the muscle pains in her legs may have been a result of the cholesterol-lowering statin drug …

Medicine

4 Ways to Hack Your Brain to Actually Feel Healthier

Beating pain, staying fit and feeling good can seem like a Herculean set of tasks to keep up with when most of us are just trying to get through the day. Who can think about hitting the gym when you’re mentally exhausted from a full day of work? Ongoing research suggests that when it comes to your …

Mindfulness