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Architecture in review: The worst buildings of 2014.

When Frank Gehry told Spanish reporters earlier this year that “98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit,” he wasn’t …

When Legalism Enables Lawlessness

In two recent high-profile cases—the Ferguson grand jury and the Torture Report—formal remedies carefully followed the letter of the law while ignoring its spirit.<p>In the late 1930s, Ernst Fraenkel, a German-Jewish lawyer, developed a theory that has surprising resonance today. In Fraenkel’s theory, …

False Flags: The Process of “False Flagging” the World towards War. The CIA Weaponizes Hollywood | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

This article was first published by GR in December 2014<p><i>Almost all wars begin with false flag operations.</i><p><i>The coming conflicts in North Korea and</i> …

Dawn Spacecraft Close To Finding Life In Space? Ceres Potentially Habitable Planet Full Of Water

The Dawn Spacecraft is about to get a close-up view of a potentially habitable planet. The space probe will orbit the dwarf planet Ceres sometime …

Astronomy

6 Ways Running Improves Your Health

Running is not only great for the soul but good for your well-being.<p>You’ve probably heard it said that exercise is medicine. Well, it’s not just a saying; it’s the truth. There’s a raft of scientific evidence that proves that regular exercise (150 minutes per week, which is about 30 minutes five …

NPR

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …

Android Phones

'Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4' Goes Next Gen With New Trailer

One of the longest running manga and anime franchises of recent years is Masashi Kishimoto’s indomitable Naruto. Telling the story of Naruto Uzumaki (shown above), a young plucky ninja, as he faces all manner of epic trials has engaged fans all over the world for over a decade.<p>Alongside this has …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

America’s war to start all wars: How the invasion of Panama birthed the quagmire in Iraq

Twenty-five years ago this month, George H.W. Bush gave the U.S. a model for unilateral, preemptory “regime change”<p>As we end another year of endless war in Washington, it might be the perfect time to reflect on the War That Started All Wars -- or at least the war that started all of Washington’s …

365 days: 2014 in science Top Stories

Comets, stem cells and cosmic dust are among the year's top stories: 2014.<p>By Nature<p>This year may be best remembered for how quickly scientific …

NASA's Deep Space Network Turns 50

NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking to" spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. …

Space Science

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The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …