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Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Cape Cod

10 Amazing Room Before-and-Afters

Before and after photos with amazing results.<p>We've gathered our most dramatic before and after pictures, including dining room, bathroom, and kitchen makeovers.

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

He had ONE job…! Mansfield kitman leaves kit behind as players forced to wear Torquay strip

When you apply for a job as a kitman, the job description is pretty much in the title. But Mansfield players had to pull on the shirts of opponents …

Top 10 crime movies

Peter Bradshaw on crime<p>Controversially, the cinema has always made criminals look cool. The big screen loves bad guys and, to modify Blake's description of Milton, has often been of the devil's party, while knowing it perfectly well. Yet crime and transgression are the stuff of drama and real life, …

8 Surprising Design Ideas to Steal from the Hardware Store

Try these 8 unconventional decorating ideas.<p>From paneling a room with plywood to boat cleat "drawer pulls," these easy home improvement ideas are as inexpensive as they are innovative.

Home Improvement

Sleep 'Detoxes' The Brain, New Research Suggests

When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) used high-tech imaging to …

Tesla founder Elon Musk buys James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car

Billionaire tech entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk has bought James Bond's iconic Lotus Esprit vehicle from The Spy Who Loved Me, with the intention of making its movie transformation from car to submarine a reality.<p>The car was bought for £616,000 ($997,000) at an auction in London in September, …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …

Will robots destroy Starbucks? From Quartz: "Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks. It doesn’t require health insurance." http://f-st.co/FuNmoF6 More from a post we wrote about Briggo in July: http://f-st.co/sf16XQa

Nintendo's President On Why Its Games Aren't Going On Other Platforms, Ever

The moment has finally come — Nintendo needs to release its treasured franchises on other platforms to survive. We’ve been hearing that more or less since the modern video gaming industry took shape. I’ve suggested it before. In a world of iPhones, tablets and ubiquitous entertainment, why keep …

Biffy Clyro cover Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ at secret London show

Band give three-song freebie gig in support of the Agit8 anti-poverty initiative<p>https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/?bctid=2474927024001<br>Biffy …

Freebies

Bob Dylan confirms UK tour

US singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will perform nine shows in the UK this November, including three at the Royal Albert Hall.<p><b>Bob Dylan</b> will tour the UK later this year, it has been announced.<p>The American singer-songwriter, whose songs include Blowin' in the Wind and The Times They Are a-Changin', will …