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The world’s most beautiful house

Set among trees, rocks and a waterfall, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a masterpiece beset with problems. Jonathan Glancey tells its story.<p>Chicago, 16 October 1956. Frank Lloyd Wright, then the most famous living architect in the US, hosted a press conference at which he unveiled The …

Architecture

Architecture Is About People, Not Buildings. These Photos Prove It

Architectural photography often eschews humans, but these photographers focus on the relationship between people and buildings.<p>A building is a building. Right? But in the hands of skilled photographers, the built environment becomes much more than an amalgam of glass, concrete, and steel–instead, …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

Please, have a seat; it's time to talk about chairs.<p>Thomas Jefferson collected chairs. Pee Wee Herman named his 'Chairy.' Archie Bunker's beloved wingback is now at The National Museum of American History. And when the Dowager Countess of <i>Downton Abbey</i> sat on a swivel chair for the first time, she …

How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of your apartment and …

Time Management

Dive Into Public Records With Data Visualization Website

Just because data is public doesn’t mean it’s actually easy to access for the common citizen. Sure, you could search through spreadsheets of census …

Panama Papers: call for offshore tax reform after data revelations

Political leaders named in leaks deny wrongdoing while other governments launch inquiries amid demands for reform<br>• What are the Panama Papers?<br>• Opinion: secret riches and public rage<p>Reverberations from the Panama Papers were felt worldwide on Monday, with political leaders named in the disclosures …

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

Climate change warnings for coral reef may have come to pass, scientists say

As coral bleaching threat is raised for Great Barrier Reef, experts say events show that dire projections for reefs under global warming were not alarmist<p>After almost two years of coral bleaching, with some reefs bleaching twice and possibly three times since 2014, scientists have said that dire …

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

The recent dramatic plunge in oil and natural gas prices, to their lowest level since the global recession in 2009, has some observers worried about the effect on clean tech. Conventional wisdom has it that renewables have a tougher time competing when fossil fuels are cheap, making grid parity (in …

Is the Vertical City a viable solution for sustainable living?

The concept of the Vertical City is fascinating and attractive to some people, and totally repulsive to others. In principle, living and working in a …

Sustainable Living