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Required Reading: In Full Flower

As a landscape designer constantly surrounded by flora and fauna, petals and patterns, I perennially pick through gardens, arranging my finds in …

Apple store a Milano, cresce il cantiere in centro: un cubo 'creativo' per evitare polemiche

La multinazionale nasconde i lavori con una struttura dove espone i rendering del progetto e prova a coinvolgere i milanesi con un sito dedicato<p>Una …

Big Bang music fest 2017

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Europe: Making Itself into the New Afghanistan?

Maastricht, in the Netherlands, is the picturesque city that gave its name to the famous treaty signed in 1992 by the twelve nations of the European …

Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström is using a $1 billion VC fund to back sustainability startups

Zennström, one of the wealthiest tech figures in Britain and someone who has appeared on The Sunday Times Rich List, said he expects to see an increase in demand for tech companies addressing sustainability issues in the coming years.<p>"We're in a very fragile situation where we're using too much of …

Why children ask ‘Why?’ and what makes a good explanation

When I was about four years old, I asked my mother one of my first ‘Why?’ <i></i>questions: ‘Mom, why does Pippo live underwater?’ Mom explained that Pippo, …

Supercool Water Mystifies Physicists

Water can drop below its freezing point and still remain liquid, but scientists haven't figured out why.<p>It’s a basic property of matter: Water goes …

Mysterious 'Cosmic' Jellyfish Spotted in Remote Ocean Depths

An ethereal, 'cosmic' jellyfish was spotted in some of the deepest reaches of the ocean, hovering near a previously unexplored seamount.<p>The luminous …

Jellyfish

4 Ways This Revolutionary Gene-Editing Tool Could Change the World

The woolly mammoth has been extinct for more than 4000 years. Now scientists are talking about bringing it back with the help of a powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.<p>But CRISPR's promise extends far beyond the possibility to resurrect extinct animals. It may also have the potential …

Dead plants’ evolutionary secrets might save the planet, or at least take its pulse

A few weeks ago, visiting a rare book library, I came across a volume of pressed plants and was particularly struck by a specimen of primrose. It was mounted by a German botanist in the 1590s.<p>Later I visited the office of Laurence J. Dorr, who heads the Department of Botany at the National Museum …

Biologists Just Discovered a Simple Way to Make Cancer Cells Self-Destruct

A team of 22 biologists just made a huge breakthrough in cancer research.<p>The scientists from California Institute of Technology and UC San Diego …

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One Bedroom, Desert View: A Tiny Casita in Mexico, Swimming Pool Included

Near a remote stretch of beach in the surfers’ paradise of Puerto Escondido in Oaxaca, Mexico sits a tiny concrete casita with a swimming pool, …

Swimming Pools

Required Reading: Gardens of Marrakesh

An insider’s guide around the different garden quarters of Marrakesh, (including the city’s ancient heart—the Medina) <i>Gardens of Marrakesh</i> by Angelica …

Trump's election is prompting more scientists to run for public office

Last December, marine biologist Gianna Pantaleo attended the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Pantaleo, who works at the University of California at Santa Barbara, was presenting research on how climate change has damaged coral reefs.<p>"We're at this pivotal point where we really need …

Donald Trump

DNA Can Now Be Analyzed Using This Simple App

Technology just gets better and better.There is now an app available that will allow your smartphone to analyze your DNA. How cool is that? This is a …

Mutations

Mathematician Proposes Blocking Tsunamis with Sound Waves

Whether or not we could ever engineer such a thing is uncertain.<p>Usama Kadri, a mathematician at Cardiff University in the UK, has published new calculations in the open-access journal <i>Heliyon</i> demonstrating the possibility of neutralizing tsunamis with underwater sound waves. While actually …

Cardiff University

Current Obsessions: A View from Above

From enticing tree houses to a wintry recipe, here’s a look at what we’ve been coveting and admiring this week.<p>Above: We enjoyed taking a look inside …

Airbnb is offering free housing to refugees and “anyone not allowed in the US”

A day after US president Donald Trump signed an executive order indefinitely banning Syrian refugees, and temporarily blocking refugees and citizens from six other majority-Muslim countries—including permanent US residents—a federal judge issued an emergency stay for those currently detained in the …

Immigration

Trump’s Immigration Ban Is Already Harming American Science

Iranian scientists have been a major boon to everything from Mars exploration to Ebola-fighting to advanced mathematics.<p>Samira Asgari had been preparing for the trip for months. She had just earned her Ph.D. from a Swiss university and was ready to start a postdoctoral fellowship at Brigham and …

Immigration

15 Free Things To Do In Rome On A First Time Visit

I’ve (over)used this adage so many times “Rome is amazing but FREE Rome is the best”. Replace Rome with any other amazing city in the world and the …

The moment that changed Picasso

A short trip to an ancient village was the catalyst for a profound shift in Picasso’s work – but it is often overlooked. Alastair Sooke finds out more.<p>One day in June 1906, Pablo Picasso arrived in the ancient Catalan village of Gosol, high in the Pyrenees. A friend had tipped him off about this …

Gadget trash is piling up in Asia

In Asia, electronic trash has reached new heights.<p>A growing number of gadgets -- and more people who can afford to buy them -- has led to a 63% increase in electronic waste in Asia, according to a study from the United Nations University. And that's only in the past five years.<p>Phones, computers and …

Pollution

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Paris Passes Law That Allows Residents to Plant Urban Gardens All Over the City

With its beautiful gardens, plant-draped balconies, and florists in every quartier, Paris is an undeniably flower-friendly city—and it’s about to get even greener.<p>Thanks to a recent initiative, members of the Parisian public are now entitled—and even encouraged—to plant and maintain their own urban …

France

Dimanche, Paris sera presque sans voiture

Les piétons et les cyclistes seront à l'honneur, dimanche, dans la capitale. La moitié de Paris sera sans voiture dimanche, pour une "Journée sans …

The Origin of October

October is here, and in the northern hemisphere that often means the days are flush with falling leaves, chilling weather, and growing anticipation …

Beer Festivals

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Language

Make Your Scenes Earn Their Way

Good novel and memoir writing hinges on scenes. Scenes are the building blocks of good story, and practiced storytellers know that a book is a series of scenes with strong transitions connecting one to the next. My colleague Linda Joy Myers, President of the National Association of Memoir Writers, …