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These are diaolou, literally meaning “stone towers

These are diaolou, literally meaning “stone towers.” They loom above the small villages of Kaiping, a county in China’s Guangdong province. The Diaolou were a response in the Ming period to the banditry which plagues the area, although all current towers were built in the Qing period and during some of the war-torn decades after its fall. Although they were mostly used to protect the villagers from bandits, some of them were designed to be lived in permanently. The strong but rather plain …

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Increase Squat Strength With These 70 Quick Tips

There are many small things you can do and try to help improve your squat strength. The following 100 tips are some of the best suggestions I could …

Workouts

50 Things You Should Know About Strength And Muscle Building

If you are immersed in the world of muscle building magazines or online bodybuilding culture, then many of the items on this list may surprise you. …

eBooks

Strength Training for Triathletes

This presentation was given at a USA Triathlon CEU seminar at Athletic Lab in Cary, NC. The presentation details the importance of high intensity strength training for increased performance in multi-sport athletes. The presentation is research based with training recommendations that are easy to …

Exercise

México y Argentina entre los ganadores del Concurso de Ideas “A House for…”

México y Argentina entre los ganadores del Concurso de Ideas “A House for…”<p>Cada equipo participante debía proponer el cliente para el cual diseñara …

Hate Happiness? Then Keep Eating Lunch At Your Desk

By not taking lunch away from the office, you can ruin your productivity, your day, and your health. Now, where are we going to eat?<p>When we talk about productivity, we’re really talking about working with our workday in a such a way that we can continually be awesome. There are many roads to the …

This Map Shows Where in the World People Are Dying and Being Born

Big nanotech: towards post-industrial manufacturing

What if nanotechnology could deliver on its original promise – not only new, useful, nanoscale products, but a new, transformative production technology able to displace industrial production technologies and bring radical improvements in production cost, scope, and resource efficiency?<p>What if we …

The walkable city

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a …

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'

<b>The European Space Agency has unveiled plans to "take 3D printing into the metal age" by building parts for jets, spacecraft and fusion projects.</b><p>The Amaze project brings together 28 institutions to develop new metal components which are lighter, stronger and cheaper than conventional parts.<p>Additive …

Human Brain Project: Henry Markram plans to spend €1bn building a perfect model of the human brain

In a spartan office looking across Lake Geneva to the French Alps, Henry Markram is searching for a suitably big metaphor to describe his latest project. "It's going to be the Higgs boson of the brain, a Noah's archive of the mind," he says. "No, it's like a telescope that can span all the way …

Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald Will Leave Guardian To Create New News Organization

The reporter who broke the NSA story promises "a momentous new venture." A "very substantial new media outlet" with serious backing, he says. Updated.<p>Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and blogger who brought <i>The Guardian</i> the biggest scoop of the decade, is departing the London-based news organization, for …

Surveillance

Atomic Bomb Tests From 1950's & 1960's Helped Show That Brain Cells Can Be Created In Adulthood

Aboveground nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s inadvertently gave modern scientists a way to prove the adult brain regularly creates new neurons, research reveals.<p>Researchers used to believe that the brain changed little once it finished maturing. That view is now considered out of date, …

Food Labeling and What You Should Know [Infographic]

A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic …

Genetic Engineering

How to Survive a Nuclear Holocaust

Be sure to keep alert and prepared with all the crazy threats we’re facing today, now is not the time to slip on your preps. Buy some potassium …

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