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What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

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Your Complete Guide On Things To See And Do In Japan

Japan is one of those countries that always calls to me. I’m not sure if it’s the country’s strong culture, iconic cities or beautiful landscapes – I …

Residential Design Inspiration: Modern Concrete Homes

Last weekend I was talking through design inspirations with a client and the idea of a concrete house came up. As we usually do in a Pre-Design …

Learn to Take GREAT Portrait Photos in BAD Locations with These 3 Tips from Manny Ortiz (VIDEO)

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a pro on assignment with the time and resources to scout out great locations, it's often necessary to shoot under …

You've been cooking red meat all wrong

According to the experts.<p>Everyone knows you need to add a splash of seasoning to most dishes if you want them to taste good, right?<p>And we can bet that any red meat lovers among you <i>definitely</i> make sure your steak is nicely prepped with salt and pepper before you fry it.<p>Well, prepare to be as shocked …

Ship Chandler’s Warehouse, Skibshandlen / RAVN Arkitektur

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Originally built as the home of shipowner Carl Hansen, the building marks the location of Vejle’s …

Solar-powered Cottage in the Vineyard puts a modern spin on rural architecture

Ramón Esteve Estudio completed a minimalist mono-pitched dwelling that blends into its agricultural backdrop yet still catches the eye with its …

Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia

Octacosanol is commonly found in sugarcane, wheat germ oil, rice bran oil, and beeswax. New research suggests that the compound may help to relieve …

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Quintessa Pavilions / Walker Warner Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Quintessa Pavilions  are the newest addition to the Quintessa Estate, a winery and residence …

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home blends into its …

Waterside Buddist Shrine / ARCHSTUDIO

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is a place for Buddhist mediation, thinking and contemplation, as well as a place satisfying the …

De Beauvoir House

London, England, United Kingdom<p>Webb Yates Engineers completed the structural design for the extensive refurbishment and extension of De Beauvoir House, a large Georgian semi-detached house in London. The main works involved opening up the lower ground floor and constructing a new glulam frame …

Android's instant tethering is now officially available

But still only for Pixel and Nexus devices running Nougat.<p>Instant tethering started making its way to some Android users in late January, allowing them to set up an automatic hotspot connection between devices. Now that the feature is officially available, more people should have access to it -- …

VR SciFi Flick Lawnmower Man Gets Series Reboot in Actual Virtual Reality

A VR film company is rebooting the movie that taught many kids to fear the hell out of virtual reality. Jaunt announced that it’s developing a new …

Siri creator Dag Kittlaus went in for a simple exam and found a pancreatic tumor

Death (and life) comes for the entrepreneur and Silicon Valley.<p>There are close calls and then there are <i>close</i> calls.<p>For Siri creator Dag Kittlaus, it was most definitely the latter.<p>The longtime entrepreneur, who sold his famous speech recognition company to Apple in 2010, was dubious about getting …

Crown House

Set atop a mountain lake, the Crown House gets its name from its geometric form. The peaks of the concept's roof recall the spikes of a crown, while …

Laid-back loving: a bijou Mexican escape for two

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This Triangular House is Beautiful (and Terrifying)

(Image credit: Matthias Arndt)<p>Would you be down to live in a home built into the side of a cliff? The Triangle Cliff House was created by architect …

This Stunning House Was Made Entirely From The Remains Of A Demolished Office Building

The posh “House of Rolf” was gutted and refurbished using materials salvaged from an office building next door.<p>Ah, the Netherlands. A land of wealth and good taste where even a demolished office building can get a second life as a sunny bungalow worthy of an eight-page spread in a shelter magazine. …

House Aartrijke / Atelier Tom Vanhee

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The former farmhouse is situated in an agricultural area. The typology of the existing building was used …

Gota Dam Residence: A House on a Rock / Sforza Seilern Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Sforza Seilern Architects, an artistic collaboration between Studio Seilern Architects and Muzia Sforza, …

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 …

archatlas: Sunken House David Adjaye From the architect: The form of this house combines certain attributes of its immediate neighbors. The De Beauvoir Estate is an area of semi-detached villas which have elegant proportions and shallow, hipped roofs. Unusually, for an area of this kind, a number of later workshop buildings have been added to the Victorian fabric and one of these is directly opposite the site. When seen from the street, the Sunken House appears to have the habitable volume of one of the two dwellings which make one of the semi-detached villas and, as such, represents the underlying unit of the Victorian development. But the flat roof matches that of the workshop building across the road and the language of the external openings (fixed glazing and solid doors and ventilation panels) has more to do with buildings of this type, rather than conventional houses. Images and text via David Adjaye (via archatlas)

These Super Bowl Sandwiches Have Their Game Faces On

These heroes, subs, grinders, and hoagies want to be your Super Bowl party sandwiches.<p>There's no absolutely no contest: The only sandwich worthy of your game day spread is a sub. Or hoagie. Or grinder. Or hero. Whatever you call it, you know what we're talking about. There's nothing fussy about a …

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