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Stone and Log Home Construction: Building a Passive Solar Home on a Shoestring Budget with Slipform Stone Masonry and Skip Ellsworth's Butt-and-Pass Log Home Building Method

<i>We moved into a tent on the property and started building our house.</i><p><i>A previous owner excavated a site for a house and poured a concrete slab. We</i> …

Woodworking

Yahoo plans to lay off 15 percent of its workforce, hints it's up for sale

'We will engage on qualified strategic proposals.'<p>For the last four years, Marissa Mayer has tried her best to right the sinking ship that is Yahoo. She acquired dozens of young startups, refocused engineering efforts on mobile, and tried to boost morale. Unfortunately, Yahoo's revenue keeps …

Angkor: an interactive map of Cambodia's must-see temples

Angkor’s enigmatic temples, some still buckling under the weight of the jungle, have become a must-see on south-east Asia itineraries. But visitors who think of them only as crumbling ruins are seeing only half the picture, beautiful though it is.<p>Far from being left to nature, most temples were …

Three glasses of milk a day can lead to early death, warn scientists

Drinking three glasses of milk doubles the risk of early death and does not prevent broken bones, new research has shown<p>Milk has long been recommended by doctors and nutritionists for boosting calcium intake and helping to keep bones strong.<p>But research suggests that it does little to strengthen …

Holistic Medicine

Here's All You Need to Know What Scuba Diving Between Tectonic Plates in Iceland is all about

Iceland is a fantastic place to travel to if you want to scuba dive between tectonic plates. The island is literally splitting in half on the Mid …

The most affordable city in the world for young people is … Paris?

For young people, the lure of living in Paris goes well beyond its legendary cafes and cultural offerings. Combining France’s minimum wage—generous by global standards—with prices for items that serve as something of a proxy for the lifestyle of urban youth, Paris ranked No. 1 in a new index …

Buenos Aires

Troubled times for Russia's oligarchs

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Russia

Armored Fish Pioneered Sex As You Know It

Fossils suggest that long before birds and bees, vertebrates used internal fertilization.<p><b>Hundreds of millions of years before there were birds or bees, fish were pioneering the earliest known form of vertebrate sex, paleontologists report Tuesday in Nature.</b><p>The armor-coated swimmers, called …

Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Traditional Chinese medicine is gaining acceptance in the U.S., though still largely as a complementary treatment.<p>Mainstream doctors are mixed on its effectiveness. Still, as alternative treatments gain traction and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.<p>The Blue …

A Touch of Glass in Connecticut

In the bedroom community of <b>New Canaan, Connecticut</b>, Philip Johnson’s landmark <b>Glass House</b> disappears and then rises from fog.<p>Atop this wooded promontory where Johnson often retreated from 1949 until his death in 2005, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya choreographed 600 water nozzles for “Veil,” a …