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Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Higher Education

Japanese Master Craftsmen Dry Fitting Huge, Insanely Complicated Wood Joints

After a woodworker has cut his/her joinery, prior to final assembly they'll do a dry fit to make sure everything fits correctly. This can be …

Woodworking

CoeLux Simulates Tropical, Nordic and Mediterranean Sunlight

Our recent post about a windowless 100 sq. ft. living apartment with three walls of simulated immersive virtual displays mimicking an array of …

Graphic, Hand-Printed Tees from NOWAY

We’re totally loving the simple, graphic look of these bold tees from Italian brand NOWAY. Full of colorful squiggles and bold geometric shapes, …

Design

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are …

Architizer

Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems

Online rental brokers like Airbnb, VRBO and Flipkey in San Francisco may be finding some success renting to visitors on a nightly basis, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.<p>In the city's North Beach neighborhood, for example, protesters …

A Global Financial Guru Who Predicted the Crisis of 2008 Says More Turmoil May Be Coming

Back in 2005, Raghuram Rajan, then economic counselor at the International Monetary Fund, stood up in front of the annual meeting of prominent …

India

MIT Researcher: My Uber Driver Was Proof That 'Good, Secure, Fulfilling Jobs Are Declining'

In a new post on Harvard Business Review, McAfee says he recently experienced a direct example of how this transformation has already begun: an Uber trip.<p>In general, McAfee says, Uber is amazing. But the experience of his driver shows we have entered a mostly uncharted phase of economic history:<p>My …

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Public Speaking

William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow

Prescience can be tedious for science-fiction writers. Being proven right about a piece of technology or a trend distracts from the main aim of the work: to show us how we live now. William Gibson knows this as well as anyone. Since the late 70s, the American-born novelist has been pulling at the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Spacious Modern Loft in Kiev Decorated with Stylish Details and Framed Cityscapes

This modern Kiev loft spreads over 270 square meters of minimalist space dotted with eye-catching details. Slava Balbek and Sasha Ivasiv‘s …

Why Europe should invest in imitation, not innovation

In economic debates, it is about as close to a mantra as you can get: Innovation is good, and faster innovation is even better. You can never have too much of it.<p>The World Bank, in a recent report, bemoaned what it called Europe’s “innovation deficit” and questioned whether Europe had “fundamental …

Innovation

Accidental Renaissance: the photos that look like Italian paintings

Currently doing the rounds on Twitter is the image below, taken from Facebook by artist James Harvey, whose tweet has been shared thousands of times. It depicts one of the fairly frequent brawls in Ukrainian parliament which, while undoubtedly ugly to fans of democracy and national stability, is …