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Mapped: The world's most - and least - crowded countries

Do you long for peace and solitude on your travels? Then you'll do far worse than to take your next break in one of these countries. To mark World Population Day, we've researched the 10 least densely populated, measured in number of people per square kilometre, according to the latest available …

Kakko House by Yoshihiro Yamamoto is a 3.4-metre-wide home in Japan

Japanese architect Yoshihiro Yamamoto has sandwiched a house with a width of just 3.4 metres between a pair of existing properties in Osaka (+ …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

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U.S. judge dismisses lawsuit against PM Modi over 2002 riots | Reuters

REUTERS - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming he failed to stop anti-Muslim rioting in 2002, a federal judge in New York ruled on Wednesday.<p>Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar in Gujarat January 11, …

The trick is to treat homeless people like any other tenant

By the end of 2014, homelessness in the U.S. hit several records — but that's no cue to celebrate. The number of homeless children is at an all-time …

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Sports stadium architecture: Welcome to the new temples of pleasure

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a vision of biblical proportions -- tens of thousands of people weeping, whooping, and chanting in unison.<p>If sport were a religion, then the stadium would surely be its place of worship.<p>Inside these temples to physical feats, language evokes the divine -- fearful fans "pray for a …

30 Images Of Life Under A Microscope

Part of the front foot of a giant diving beetle at 100x magnification.<br>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>1 of 30<p>Some of the world's most stunning beauties can't be …

This Futuristic Office Doesn’t Have Chairs And Desks

Standing and sitting is boring. A new office concept on display in Amsterdam offers places to lean–a much less static way of working.<p>Forget standing desks. In the office of the future, you might lean instead–supported by giant rock-like sculptures that designers argue are a healthier, more active …

150,000 Gallons of Water Transform a Room Into a Reflective Lake

The Park Avenue Armory is used to having incredible installations like in 2012 when artist Ann Hamilton set up 42 swings for both children and adults to enjoy. This year, artist-in-residence Douglas Gordon creates a breathtaking 37,000 square-foot reflective lake in the middle of the space. The …

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