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Who will win the 2017 Pritzker Prize?

The Pritzker Prize can be conceived as Nobel Prize of architecture and honors individual architect (s) who have a significant impact, knowledge and …

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …

A dentist reveals the 2 biggest mistakes people make when brushing their teeth

Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, DMD tells us the most common mistakes people make while brushing their teeth.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Dentistry

18 Ultra-Modern Houses from India

Interior Designers and the Architects create draw plans and concepts which are then brought to life by the General contractors. Furthermore, the …

House Design

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading--a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

IBM is one step closer to mimicking the human brain

Scientists at IBM have claimed a computational breakthrough after imitating large populations of neurons for the first time.<p>Neurons are electrically …

40 Fantastic Freebies Every Designer MUST Download

Freebies are always loved by designers, whether we’re talking about tools, mockups, fonts, plugins, templates or others. The reason why they are so …

Web Design

15 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving This August

The end of summer is slowly approaching, but there’s no wrong time to do some lazy-day reading. Or, as the case may be, …

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

Seventeen projects designed by Le Corbusier have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.<p>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 …

Le Corbusier

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

27 money experts share their best investing advice

When it comes to investing, even the most seasoned investor had to start somewhere. If you're just getting started with your first investment, you might have some questions and even a little apprehension.<p>Have you ever wondered how experienced investors got their start? Fortunately, we've asked that …

Roth IRA

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

The Dark Web isn't as revolutionary as you'd think

When the United States Naval Research Laboratory began development of The Onion Router (TOR) in the mid-1990’s they meant well.<p>How could they have known it would eventually become a popular habitat for hackers, child pornographers and criminals?<p>The goal was to create a portal where dissidents of …

Transparent solar cells could turn your windows into power sources

Until now, solar cells of this kind have been only partially transparent and usually a bit tinted, but these new ones are so clear that they're practically indistinguishable from a normal pane of glass.<p>Previous claims toward transparent solar panels have been misleading, since the very nature of …

Clean Energy

What is Spiritual Sex?

What if instead of an obstacle, sex was a pathway toward a spiritual life? Those of us who have been raised with religious backgrounds have often …

Ideology

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Space Science

Are Space and Time Discrete or Continuous? - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

Split a mile in half, you get half a mile. Split the half mile, you get a quarter, and on and on, until you’ve carved out a length far smaller than …

Quantum Physics

50 apps to improve your smartphone

Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of house-hunting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442402799090/a29fb90d-ae79-44f6-9f7b-2bcb648e7925-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Yui Mok/PA<p>The Rightmove app takes the stress out of …

Apps

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Mexican Artist Spends 40 Years Drawing Infinity

Eduardo Terrazas blends yarn and wax to manipulate the same geometric structures ad infinitum.<p>Acclaimed Mexican artist Eduardo Terrazas does not shy away from a long-term project: Since the mid-'70s, he's been working on a series of works entitled <i>Possibilities</i> <i>of a Structure</i>. The works go on view …

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches your curiosity, your desire for newness, your sense of adventure. You want to explore some place …

National Parks

Ghostly Particles Detected Beneath Earth

Using giant vats of organic liquid buried under a mountain in Italy, scientists have shed new light on the origins of ghostly particles known as …

A man who explored the world for 2 years on $12,000 gives his best advice for traveling on the cheap

He did it all on $12,000.<p>"It took me about ten years to save that much money," he says. "I opened a savings account and set aside about $200 from my biweekly paycheck." He explains that he kept himself from touching the money unless it was an emergency, although he did have a few that necessitated …

Credit Cards

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

Warp speed space travel a possibility thanks to Einstein's theory of relativity, astrophysicist says

Long considered a staple of science fiction, high speed space travel between galaxies — or warp speed — may actually be possible, according to …

Physics

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

You have dreams, aspirations and goals. And as a savvy hacker, you know that what you do day-to-day is directly tied to your future success. So you …

Time Management

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature