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Glass and Concrete Create Suspended Sculptures

As a surfer, Ben Young's work is center around the sea.<p>Glass and concrete don’t sound like much, but Sydney-based artist Ben Young creates sculptures that are like frozen, suspended scenes. Despite being such a solid material, Young manages to assign glass a liquid-like quality through laborious …

The Woman Who Made Science Beautiful

Where others sought separation, Maria Sibylla Merian saw connection.<p><i>Updated on August 2, 2016</i><p>It was silkworms that first captured 13–year–old Maria Sibylla Merian’s attention. She would later graduate to a wider set of creatures, watching caterpillars, pupae, butterflies, and moths for days, weeks, …

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

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Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …

Astronomy

20 dogs having the best snow day ever

For millions living on the East Coast of the United States, this will be a cold, snowy weekend.<p>A powerful and potentially historic snowstorm has been …

Weather

The case for the 32-hour workweek

Ryan Carson, the CEO of Treehouse realized something after he had kids. He realized that he only had an “18 year window” with his children and no …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a breathtaking view.<p>Which is why when we saw …

All-Encompassing Bookshelf Allows Readers to Be Surrounded by Their Favorite Books

French designer Gilles Belley defines a room inside of a room with his recent project titled <i>Area</i>. The structure features a rounded, semi-enclosed space that's lined with vertical blades that double as bookshelves. With this design, you decide on how little or how much privacy you'd like–objects can …

Articles about 6 cozy modern interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness.<p>Architect Gert …

Articles about how organize your books storage cubbies on Dwell.com - Dwell

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help...<p>While care labels provide a great starting place, proper Bedding maintenance requires additional steps and is essential for...<p>The facts surrounding the psychological …

This Insane Fact About Store-Bought Eggs Is Going Viral

You definitely have NO IDEA how old your eggs are.<p>Everyone has a little-known secret up their sleeve when it comes to grocery shopping — like time-saving tactics, coupon-clipping strategies, or meal planning systems to reduce waste. But did you know that the eggs you're picking up in the dairy …

These Are the 25 Most Amazing Hotels Across the World

According to TripAdvisor and their many reviews, that is.<p>Let's be honest, your hotel selection can make or break a vacation. Pick a spot with sub-par service, inedible food, an atmosphere that leaves much to be desired, or a lumpy bed and suddenly that's all you can talk about. Because how can you …

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This Man Transformed a 700-Year-Old Cave Into His Dream Home

You'll be shocked to find out just how many modern-day luxuries it features.<p>You won't find Fred Flintstone living in this unique abode. Even though Angelo Mastropietro built his dream home out of a 700-year-old cave (hand-carving 250-million-year-old Triassic sandstone in the process) it's far from …

How Scientists (Possibly) Found the Solar System's Ninth Planet

Innovation<p>Beyond Neptune, in the farthest reaches of our solar system, is Planet Nine.<p>At least, that is what two Caltech professors believe. This isn't a dwarf planet, like the recently downgraded Pluto. It's up to 10 times as massive as Earth. Also, it's far away — about 20 times as distant as …

You Probably Don’t Have Smartphone Pinky

But if you do the effects are likely temporary<p>Over the past year, cell phone users have been sharing photos of some wonky pinky fingers. The pinkies are curved or at an angle from the rest of the fingers, and users claim that the shape of their hands has changed from over-using their smartphones. A …

What a 10,000-year-old massacre can tell us about the origins of human violence

On the banks of an ancient lagoon in Kenya, researchers have found evidence of a massacre that occurred 10,000 years ago.<p>The skeletal remains of 12 adult victims discovered in Nataruk, near Lake Turkana, tell a grim story of merciless violence by one group of hunter-gatherers against another -- the …

Venus flytraps use maths to trap and eat their prey

The carniverous plants use trigger hairs to count the number of times they are touched by a prospective meal to conserve energy<p>Venus flytraps may not cry "feed me" like the man-eating plant they inspired in the movie Little Shop Of Horrors - but they can count, scientists have discovered.<p>The …

Human brain can store 4.7 billion books - ten times more than originally thought

One petabyte is the same as 20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text,13.3 years of HD-TV recordings, 4.7 billion books or 670 million web pages<p>The human brain has a capacity that is ten times greater than first thought and can retain 4.7 billion books, scientists have discovered.<p>This …

New drug approved for skin cancer treatment on NHS

Nivolumab, which is twice as effective as chemotherapy, will be provided to patients in England and Wales with advanced melanoma<p>A groundbreaking new drug for skin cancer has been given the go-ahead for use in the NHS after England's drug cost watchdog decided that the £5,700 per month price was …

El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

Maybe El Niño isn't as bad as its reputation.<p>El Niño is an ocean-warming phenomenon in the Pacific that crops up every few years and alters world weather patterns. And the world is in the middle of a big El Niño that roughly began in May 2015 and will continue for at least several more months this …

Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

When does the Age of Aquarius begin?

The Age of Aquarius starts when the vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. When will that be? There’s no …

'We know so little about so much': Robert Newman talks skulls, science and psychology

The comedian talks us through why Freud was was wrong, Isaac Newton’s brain capacity and why thinking of the brain as a ‘wet computer’ is an error<p>I discovered Rob Newman’s comedy when I was 16. His shows were relentless: packed full of quotes, arguments, anger, history, philosophy and, above all, …

Breast milk protein could be used in fight against antibiotic resistance

National Physical Laboratory and UCL study reveals that lactoferrin kills bacteria, fungi and viruses<p>An antibiotic developed from human breast milk could combat certain drug-resistant bacteria, British scientists have found.<p>Tackling antibiotic-resistant bacteria, known as superbugs, is a priority …

Breast Feeding

When does full moon happen for you?

Full moon is January 12, 2017 at 11:34 UTC. Fullest moon for you on the night of January 11 if you’re in the Americas, and on January 12 if you’re in …

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

University of Washington

Animals more capable of empathy than previously thought, study finds

Researcher found that prairie voles would console one another after experiencing stress<p>A new study has found that prairie voles will console other voles who are feeling stressed - which researchers have described as evidence of empathy.<p>A study team at Emory University set up an experiment where …

Are the aliens extinct?

Australian astrobiologists say an early Armageddon on most distant worlds makes advanced lifeforms unlikely. If true, our Milky Way galaxy is a …

Universe