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Blown

The newest creation from Samuel Wilkinson is Blown, a lamp for the Copenhagen-based design company &tradition. Aiming to explore the reflective and refractive properties of glass, Wilkinson drew his inspiration for Blown from older pieces. "I’ve looked at antique ceramics, old glass pieces, lenses …

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Infographic: Just How Fat Is The U.S.? Here’s A State-By-State Breakdown

This summer, the AMA officially labeled obesity a “disease.” Here’s how it’s spread, gaining weight across the country.<p>This summer, the American Medical Association moved to add obesity to the national register of diseases. The decision, which ignored the protests of a special committee charged …

Articles about passive houses across america on Dwell.com - Dwell

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are...<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five American cities with design scenes worth watching.<p>In our Modern Across America issue, we spotlighted five …

42 Awesome Rustic Home Office Designs

Rustic style for a home office design is a very original and cozy idea. Natural wooden furniture, checked patterns, real tree branches on the floor …

without surgery

I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

Why Ancient Earth Was So Warm

Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere kept the planet toasty, model shows.<p><b>Some three to four billion years ago, Earth was about as warm as it is today, but the sun was much dimmer.</b><p>This so-called faint young sun paradox, first identified by astronomer Carl Sagan in the early 1970s, has flummoxed many a …

This underwater hotel is the future of lodging [pics]

Water Discus Underwater Hotel<p>Though still in its conceptual phase, Dubai's Water Discus Underwater Hotel sure is making some waves (!). It's slated …

Sending home the foreigners

AMID growing regional unrest, authorities in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, have in recent years sought to allocate public …

10 things to know about elections and democracy

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Pentagon's Rules Of Engagement For Cyberspace Get First Update In 7 Years

The new rules are classified.<p>Yesterday, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced an update to the Pentagon playbook on cyber war, the first in seven years. Cyber, the over-broad term for all things online, electronic, and networked, is a relatively new arena in war, …

After A Rapid Rise, A Challenge To Political Islam

The Arab uprisings of 2011 produced a clear set of winners — the Islamist parties that were well-organized and prepared to swiftly fill the political vacuum left by toppled autocrats.<p>But the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood now points to the possibility of a …

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

Most Russians think their country is too corrupt for them to fix

The people most skeptical of their nation’s institutions are in Africa and eastern Europe, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Global Corruption Barometer. The report details citizens’ perceptions of bribery and corruption by surveying over 100,000 people in 107 countries.<p>Inhabitants of …

Finally, the conversation about race in America we need

Days after the George Zimmerman acquittal, all across the country people are having "the conversation about race" in America. We are inundated with …

Security Council urges Lebanese parties to unite and avoid 'slide into conflict'

The Security Council today encouraged all parties in Lebanon to remain united and resist a “slide into conflict,” amid the multiple challenges to the …

Syria's Assad celebrates fall of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Arab identity is back on the right track after the fall from power of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which had used religion for its own political gain, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Thursday.<p>Assad's comments to the Al-Baath newspaper, the mouthpiece of his ruling Baath …