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CAMERON: We're willing to take sanctions on Russia 'to a whole different level'

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published early Friday, Cameron said the UK would be ready to take Russian sanctions "to a whole different level" if there were another surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and that Western nations should prepare themselves for a long-term struggle …

Russia

Bjork's Museum of Modern Art retrospective: A massive missed opportunity

When the Museum of Modern Art announced that they would be staging a retrospective of the work of Björk to coincide with the release of her new …

Richard Branson's Virgin Money employees get bonus windfall as profits rocket 127%

And it plans to share the wealth with its employees.<p>In the upstart lender's 2014 results statement, Virgin Money said the record performance would lead to all eligible employees' receiving another bonus on top of rewards already received and in addition to the £1,000 of shares they got when the …

Banking (UK)

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of people under the influence of LSD.<p>Early results from the trial, involving 20 people, are said to be “very promising” and add to existing …

Mental Health

I drooled a little on the 2016 Ford Focus RS

Sorry Ford, but you can’t bring a ridiculously appealing 315HP hot-hatch along to a motor show and not expect car fans to drool around it. The …

Ford accelerates tech efforts with new Silicon Valley lab

Ford wants you to know that it's more than just trucks and cars. It wants to be seen as a technology innovator too. Of course, the Detroit automaker has long had a friendly relationship with technology, what with its Sync infotainment platform, its support for third-party apps and, obviously, its …

Valve Demonstrates the Future of VR Better Than Anyone

Valve has experimented with virtual reality for years, but the Vive headset that it's designed in partnership with HTC is the first anyone outside the company and its tight-knit circles have seen of its efforts. It's an impressive piece of kit, featuring a high-res, independent display for each …

Articles about 7 one kind rooflines on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>For Brussels-based furniture designer Christiane Högner, inspiration comes less from glossy design mags than the castoffs she...<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision …

Prefab Homes

A Frog Riding a Beetle: Is This a Real Wildlife Photo or a Bunch of BS?

Photos of a frog riding a beetle have been flooding the Internet over the past month. Think it looks cute and adorable? Reactions to the series of …

Photography

With just a compass and a pair of snowshoes, Simon Beck creates art

Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years — and the results are astonishing.<p>The British snowshoe artist is famous for the detailed geometrical designs that he creates by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can only be seen from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby …

Skiing

The Gangsters of Ferguson

Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.<p>Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson. The investigation concluded that …

Justice

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Earth Science

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Water

Sony’s latest VR prototype proves we’re just waiting on the games

SAN FRANCISCO — Sony introduced a new prototype of its VR headset earlier this week, and while the company is going to take the next year to add a few improvements to the final consumer release, it could sell what it has now.<p>Project Morpheus’s latest revision comes with a new screen, improved …

5 Magazines to Make History Come Alive

The word “history” is Greek for inquiry, which is knowledge acquired by investigation of the past. Scholars interpret this information and study how it relates to humans. Long, narrative accounts of events can get rather boring, but with Flipboard you can read about various perspectives you …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Black developers speak out on stereotypes in gaming

Yesterday at GDC 2015, professor and game designer Derek Manns and Dennis Mathews of Revelation Interactive Studios held a roundtable discussion on black stereotypes in gaming. Early in the talk, Manns clarified that they wanted to discuss to talk about characters in games, but also stereotypes …

The Week in Review: Jon Stewart Gets Ready to Exit

Jon Stewart, “the nation’s satirist,” as The New York Times described him, announced his departure from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night, after more than 16 years at its helm.<p>“I don’t have any specific plans,” Stewart said at the end of the February 10 show. “Got a lot of ideas. I …

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Victoria (Australia)

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

One of the all-time greats on Kanye, Louis C.K., and how he finally conquered the movies<p>As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions