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Inverted Pyramid House

Balancing on a rural hillside in the Spanish region of Matarraña, the Inverted Pyramid House seems to defy the laws of gravity. Like the exterior, …

Unbuilt Los Angeles: the city that might have been – in pictures

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened<p>Never Built Los Angeles is published by Metropolis Books

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Expect your Amazon deliveries within 30 minutes via drones next year

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Philae and the Rosetta mission: everything you need to know about the quest to catch a comet

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

Google could invest $1 billion in Elon Musk’s space internet plan

<b>Update:</b> it’s official – Google and investment firm Fidelity bought a 10 percent stake in SpaceX for $1 billion, resulting in a $10 billion valuation for Elon Musk’s company.<p><b>Original post:</b><p>Two of the world’s most forward-thinking and ambitious companies could team up soon. Google is reportedly close …

Space

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

Kubrick’s indestructible influence: “Interstellar’’ joins the long tradition of borrowing from “2001’’

Every sci-fi movie since Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece has echoed the original in certain unavoidable ways<p>When I first heard about Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi adventure, "Interstellar," my immediate thought was only this: Here comes the latest filmmaker to take on Stanley Kubrick’s "2001: A Space …

Obama unveils action on immigration, citing Scripture and precedent

President Obama invited as many as 5 million immigrants and international visitors Thursday to openly live and work in the U.S., a controversial, unilateral demonstration of his power that signaled a new phase of activism for the remainder of his presidency.<p>Without a vote from Congress, Obama set …

The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

It's a fact that many of today's photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, …

Lost 'Wild Style' Breakbeats Unearthed For Lavish 7-Disc Vinyl Set

Historic hip-hop instrumentals get first official release in America<p>On August 12th, DJ and label owner Kenny Dope is releasing all 13 instrumentals …

7 Signs You’re Drinking Too Much

Actors Shia LaBeouf and Robin Williams both announced last week that they’re seeking treatment for alcoholism: LaBeouf as an outpatient following an …

Alcohol

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Creativity

Calls for full access to MH17 crash site

Nobody knows how many bodies from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash have been moved, where they were taken or exactly who moved them, the spokesman for a group of international observers told CNN on Saturday.<p>Michael Bociurkiw of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe told …

LeBron James Wants Your Help With His Next Decision: 6 Or 23?

LeBron James faces another decision. This time he seems to want help from his fans before making a choice.<p>After deciding to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four seasons with the Miami Heat, James is weighing a return to the uniform number he wore during the seven NBA seasons he spent in his …

Ukraine Rebels Haul Away Victims of Malaysia Airlines Crash

Vadim Ghirda—AP<p>Mauricio Lima—The New York Times/Redux<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Brendan Hoffman—Getty Images<p>Bulent …

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