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The best way to fix broken bones might be with glass

Glass may not seem an obvious material for a bone replacement. But UK surgeons are finding that bioglass not only is stronger than bone: it can bend, bounce and even fight infection.<p>In 2002, Ian Thompson, a specialist in facial reconstruction at King’s College, London, received an urgent phone …

Legal robots deployed in China to help decide thousands of cases

'Legal robots' have been deployed on thousands of cases in China to help decide sentencing.<p>The robots - which are about three feet tall and have heads shaped like toasters - review documents and identify problems with cases.<p>They also advise on sentencing, and can generate arrest warrants and …

China

Designer Visit: A Garden Inspired by Japan, in Westchester County, New York

When Peter Blum and his wife, Rita, had a modern house built in Irvington, New York, they hired a landscape architect to turn the existing grounds …

Landscaping

How Much Viking Lore Is True?

Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls).<p>In TV series from <i>Vikings</i> to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the icy wastes of the north provide the backdrop to dramatic, often violent, stories of kings and warriors, dragons and trolls. The source for many …

Archaeology

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Aquaponics

Making Art In The Internet Age (2)

What kind of artwork gets the most response online? In the era of Instagram, where successful art careers are literally manufactured through the massive accumulation of 'followers', this is not a subject for idle speculation. And for the students in my experimental new class, Making Art in the …

5 Digital Marketing Trends Worth Paying Attention To In 2017 | Inc.com

As the new year begins, it's crucial that you look back at 2016 and really review what worked, what didn't, and most important how you should shift your strategy to be successful in 2017.<p>We are in a fascinating time for marketing these days, with the landscape changing as rapidly as tech software. …

This Is Why Solar Windows Have Yet to Become Popular

They're just not as efficient as solar panels yet.<p>The future of solar energy in the U.S. has largely been a vision of panels on every roof and silver fields of solar farms. But what about other surfaces, like windows?<p>Window pane solar panels don't have a large presence in the solar energy market. …

2017 could be the tipping point for super efficient solar panels

Sam Stranks is convinced solar panels could solve our fossil-fuel dependency - if only they were more energy-efficient. "Solar could well be the …

Blinded by the light: Solar farms are expected to outpace natural gas in the U.S.

<b>(AP)</b><p>One of the biggest winners of 2016 will likely be solar power<p>Bobby Magill<p>December 28, 2016 12:35am (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>2016 is shaping up to be a milestone year for energy, and when the final accounting is done, one of the biggest winners is likely to be …

Walkable cities are healthier cities, new study affirms

Urban design has a real impact on physical activity levels<p>Implicit in the work of all architects and urban designers is the idea that good design can improve human life. And now, a massive global study spanning 14 cities and 10 countries has put that idea to the test and found it true: a …

Research

Behind Duterte’s Break With the U.S., a Lifetime of Resentment

Philippines president, driven by a sense of grievance over colonial history and perceived slights, threatens to undo a vital American relationship in Asia<p>In an effort to clear tension with Barack Obama, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approached him during a dinner at a regional summit in Laos …

Asia

People Put Their Heads Inside Miniature Galleries To Become Famous Art Exhibits Themselves

Put Your Head Into Gallery is an interactive art-project, which presents four different models of famous galleries’ rooms. The project also involves …

Polish Artist Splatters National Gallery’s Staircase With Paint And It Looks Absolutely Beautiful

Zacheta, Polish National Gallery Of Art, is a place which combines modernity with history. Usually, it holds exhibitions, but painter Leon Tarasewicz …

Art

Paris Review - Past Present

Lincoln Perry<p>Issue 218, Fall 2016<p><i>As we assembled this portfolio by Lincoln Perry, we became curious about his synthesis of art of the past—Renaissance painting particularly, but also such disparate modern sources as Courbet, Picasso, and Balthus. When we reached him on the phone at his home in</i> …

3tags.org

An LA Visual Artist Exercises Empathy Within Nature

In 'Gentle Existential,' artist Michelle Blade finds clarity in the urban existence by removing herself to the natural world.<p>A miniature pack of humans entangles itself within tree limbs while another striding, ancestral form triples into three translucent figures. The natural world—or at least a …

Art

10+ Stunning Driftwood Sculptures By Debra Bernier Tell The Forgotten Stories Of The Ocean

Debra Bernier is an extraordinary artist from Victoria, Canada. She uses natural materials, such as driftwood, clay, and shells to create mesmerising …

Ashley Graham Models Her Lingerie Collection at New York Fashion Week

The model debuted her designs during New York Fashion Week and we want them all.<p>It's safe to say we're a <i>tiny</i> bit obsessed with Ashley Graham.<p>And our love for the size-16 supermodel just turned up a notch following her catwalk appearance at New York Fashion Week to model her own collection of …

Ashley Graham

Searchers find 2nd ship from doomed British expedition

TORONTO (AP) — The second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a storied expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found.<p>The Arctic Research Foundation said Monday that the HMS Terror has been located by a research ship. Last seen in …

Our Stone Tool Discovery Pushes Back The Archaeological Record By 700,000 Years

On the morning of July 9 2011, we were climbing a remote hill near the western shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.<p>Sammy Lokorodi, who made the …

8,000-year-old female figurine uncovered in central Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a rare stone figurine of a woman dating back 8,000 years at a dig in Turkey's central province of Konya that an expert says is one of only handful of statuettes of the era ever found in one piece.<p>Stanford University Professor Ian Hodder told The …

Study shows how Chinese medicine kills cancer cells - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown how a complex mix of plant compounds derived from ancient clinical practice in China – a …

Donald Trump's Map Of The World

"I love China, OK? Believe me, they build great walls."<p>For someone who’s running for one of the most important jobs in the world, Donald Trump has a …

'Blatant war and genocide': memories of Native Police haunt Indigenous Queensland

In the premier’s room of the Queensland parliament, under the gaze of a portrait of Joh Bjelke-Petersen, a once unthinkable spectacle took place this week.<p>An audience that included pillars of the establishment – a supreme court judge, a top bureaucrat, government ministers – burst into applause at …

Australia

Millions More Americans Are Using Marijuana, Says New Study

You probably could've guessed this yourself - many more Americans are smoking pot. Such is the conclusion of an expansive new study published in the …

For more proof that men, not skirts, are the reason women are raped, look to Hong Kong

The latest advice from India’s tourism minister about women visitors to the country repeats a tired trope—to stay safe, Mahesh Sharma told foreign women, don’t “wear skirts.” Sharma’s advice is similar to other cringe-worthy reasons that Indian officials have offered for years for sexual attacks, …

Hong Kong

Get Perfect Product Shots With An $8 IKEA Table

Caleb Pike is back with another DIY video, this time creating a super cheap product photography setup. It's clever, well thought out, and the results …

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …