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50 Years After His Death, Architect’s Buildings Are Still Shaping History

Le Corbusier, the pioneering modernist architect who is lionized for his ideas as much as his buildings, got another boost this week when his body of work joined the ranks of cultural landmarks like the Egyptian pyramids and the Great Wall of China.<p>The United Nations Educational, Scientific and …

Le Corbusier

Sugar can cause brain damage, claim scientists (but salmon reverses it)

Bad news for people with a sweet tooth - a new study suggests that sugar can damage the brain.<p>Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles found that fructose - a type of sugar naturally found in fruits and vegetables, but also present in soft drinks and sweets - damages brain cells …

Nutrition

Here's what a legendary internet pirate had to say about the rise of torrenting

Like all good things, it eventually came to an end. In fact, everything came crashing down overnight after a multi-million lawsuit was brought forward by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) in October last year. Now, the former leader of the 'YIFY' brand, who goes by the same name, has …

Internet

What It’s Like to Be a Person with a Disability in the Fashion Industry

Belle Owen works for a new accessible fashion line and says the industry has been slow to adapt to the needs of people with a disability.<p>Most of us go shopping for clothes with two things on our minds: what do we want and how much money are we willing to spend? For those with a disability, however, …

Empathy
Alessandro Michele

The Outrageous Secrets of Fashion Queen Jacqueline de Ribes

Thank goodness Jacqueline de Ribes never got the memo about dressing down. Her glorious de luxe wardrobe of outfits is on display at the Met.<p>It took …

Neuroscientists reveal how the brain can enhance connections

When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons. Now neuroscientists have …

Neuroscience

Einstein's Unfinished Dream: Marrying Relativity to the Quantum World

<i>Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, the U.S.' largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also</i> …

Physics

By updating Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 you are allowing Microsoft to spy on you

There’s been a lot of discussion about Telemetry in Windows as well as avoiding the Windows 10 upgrade. Here is the list of service bulletins we …

'Bad' video game behavior increases players' moral sensitivity: May lead to pro-social behavior in real world

New evidence suggests heinous behavior played out in a virtual environment can lead to players' increased sensitivity toward the moral codes they …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

Snowden to reveal secrets of Arab dictators

Edward Snowden is expected to reveal new secrets, this time pertaining to Arab dictators and Gulf rulers, the Al-Arab Al-Yawm website said …

Edward Snowden

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former contractor Edward …