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Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut …

Articles about high tech prefab outbuilding surprisingly peaceful retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

From city slickers to country bumpkins, homeowners have always longed for a special place from which to escape the toils of...<p>A sci-fi-inspired prefab with an efficient edge is grounded in real-world technology.<p>The Australian maverick unifying surfing and science,...<p>A hike to the Park Butte fire …

Articles about dramatic cutout wall and other surprises define playful house on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Auckland, New Zealand, an architect cleverly uses roof supports and surplus soil to define space, both inside and out.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>A traditional floor plan gets a minimalist update, complete with a classic porch.<p>In a remote …

11 Numbers to Explain Obamacare on its Fifth Anniversary

The Affordable Care Act turned five years old Saturday, but that’s not the most important number you need to know about President Obama’s …

Arctic sea ice hits lowest winter maximum on record

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been another worrying sign of warming temperatures farther north. The cap of sea ice that spreads across the Arctic Ocean in winter appears to have been the smallest on record this year, according to NASA.<p>Not only …

Global Warming

After Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu revives, rebuilds and rethinks

EFATE, Vanuatu (AP) — The roof from what was once the home of principal Melizabeth Uhi and her staff is now folded over branches high in the trees …

Tsarnaev Friend Testifies: He Was Never Violent

NPR's Tovia Smith tells NPR's Scott Simon about the prosecution's case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He has admitted to carrying out the Boston Marathon bombing with his brother.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Prosecutors are close to wrapping up their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was admitted to …

Miami Beach celebrates 100 years, but climate cloud casts shadow

That is the question looming in the background as the glamorous Florida enclave launches 100 hours of festivities on Sunday to celebrate the centenary of the city's incorporation in 1915.<p>Miami Beach is famed around the world for its miles of pristine sands, unrivaled nightlife, and a cityscape …

Miami Beach

Ahead of U.S. visit, Afghan leader warns of Islamic State threat

KABUL (Reuters) - President Ashraf Ghani publicly acknowledged for the first time on Saturday that Islamic State was gaining influence in Afghanistan, as he prepared to leave for the United States to seek to slow the withdrawal of American troops.<p>Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (L) inspects …

Afghanistan

2 Men Convicted In Canada In 2013 Train Derailment Plot

Two men have been found guilty in a court in Canada on terrorism-related charges related to a foiled 2013 plot to derail a passenger train traveling from New York to Toronto.<p>Raed Jaser, 37, who is of Palestinian descent and Tunisian-born Chiheb Esseghaier, 32, could spend the rest of their lives in …

Pope visits Scampia, urges Camorra criminals 'return to honesty'

Pope Francis has visited one of Italy’s most dangerous neighbourhoods in the city of Naples.<p>Scampia has been described as a forgotten, crumbling slum in the heart of Western Europe. It is essentially under the control of one of Italy’s oldest crime organizations, the Camorra.<p>“Corruption stinks and …

'Water man of India' Rajendra Singh bags top prize

<b>An award known as "the Nobel Prize for water" has been given to an Indian campaigner who has brought water to 1,000 villages.</b><p>The judges of the Stockholm Water Prize say his methods have also prevented floods, restored soil and rivers, and brought back wildlife.<p>The prize-winner, Rajendra Singh, is …

India

Chile bishop ordained amid protest over alleged sex cover-up

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A bishop was ordained in southern Chile on Saturday amid shouts and scuffles between supporters and protesters who accuse him …

University's 'anti-Semitic' Israel conference condemned

Southampton University's decision to organise a conference questioning Israel's right to exist has been condemned as 'legitimising anti-Semitism'<p>A leading British university has been condemned for hosting a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist which critics say will legitimise …

Rare Supertide Turns Ancient Abbey Into Isolated Island

A supertide turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island on Saturday and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon.<p>The so-called "tide of the century" actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the …

2 officers in critical condition after fatal wrong-way crash

LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey police officers remained hospitalized in critical but stable condition on Saturday, a day after they were injured …

Fla. police: 2 children killed, baby critically injured, mom facing charges

<b>(CNN) —</b> She stood there, injured and holding a knife, outside her Florida home.<p>That image is horrifying enough, but nothing compared to what police say they found inside.<p>All three of that woman's children were unresponsive when officers encountered them Friday evening, including a 7-year-old girl …