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This Triangular House is Beautiful (and Terrifying)

(Image credit: Matthias Arndt)<p>Would you be down to live in a home built into the side of a cliff? The Triangle Cliff House was created by architect …

Architecture

The owners of these defiant 'nail houses' in China refuse to give in to developers

But all that new infrastructure and construction requires space, which means residents are sometimes forced to move in order to make room for new projects. Some people refuse to leave their homes, however, often because they consider the compensation they've been offered to be too low.<p>In China, …

China

Khazar Residential Building / S-A-L Design Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Project’s site is located in one of North Tehran vicinities which comprises of condensed cluster …

Modern beachfront house with pivot walls, light-filled atrium, large terraces

Contemporary beach house by Dan Brunn Architecture features cantilevered terraces, light-filled atrium, reflection pool and pivot walls<p>Modern …

Is video gaming bad for you? The science for and against

"They're melting your brain". "They're ruining your eyes". "They're turning you into a violent person".<p>The criticisms levelled against video gaming are so common, so ubiquitous, that some can border on clichés. But are these worries founded in actual science?<p>A new study suggests some concerns may …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters

We asked. You voted (in your thousands). And here it is - <i>Empire</i>'s definitive (and not a little surprising) tally of the most memorable movie …

Movies

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

The real meaning of Rhodes Must Fall

After the nation’s long retreat from multiculturalism and the return of a rose‑tinted memory of empire, it is no accident that the Rhodes Must Fall movement has come to Britain<p>The movement known as Rhodes Must Fall, which began with a protest action at the University of Cape Town on 9 March 2015 …

Cape Town

edX Offers Free, Online Classes in Architecture, Engineering and Urbanism

Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX offers more than 800 free, online courses as well as certificates from top universities around the world, including …

MOOCs

South Africa's student protests have lessons for all universities

The uprising has specific roots in apartheid and colonialism. But issues of race, identity, fees and unemployment are provoking unrest across the world<p>Violence at South Africa’s universities has escalated from damage to statues and artworks and confrontations with security staff and police, to the …

South Africa

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

Awards

7 Indicators Of Employee To Entrepreneur Potential

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and having graduated from a big company myself, I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I typically suggest that the grass always looks greener on the other side, and …

Entrepreneurship

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A Guest House with Accessibility and Mobility in Mind

With sweeping views of Silicon Valley, the Overlook Guest House was built on a steep, almost unusable lot as a fully accessible home for a mobility …

Architecture

Shipping container-based student housing planned for Copenhagen

The prototype container home, dubbed CPH Shelter, is made from a 40-ft (12-m) recycled shipping container, and features an additional two-floor …

The 50 best beaches in the world

Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii<p>My favourite beach in the world – chosen by readers<p>BEST FOR WOW FACTOR<p>1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles<p>As if a beach like this …

PlentyOfFish

Behind Steve McCurry’s Valentino Ad Campaign

Valentino's Spring/Summer 2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection, unveiled last October, references African culture, sporting prints and motifs …

Photographers

Einstein's gravitational waves 'seen' from black holes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1225000/1225786_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524611806_eabbe7af8be2fa2fde9a2ccd7c31d231<p><b>Scientists are claiming a stunning discovery in their quest to fully understand gravity.</b><p>They have observed the warping of space-time generated by the …

Physics

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Bill Gates Tracked Employee Comings And Goings At Microsoft -- Should You?

What gets measured gets done. So be clear on what you want done and measure that. When it comes to the three levels of employee engagement, if all you want or need is compliance, measure that. But if you want contribution and commitment, you need to measure something totally different.<p>Bill Gates …

Bill Gates

Einstein's genius changed science's perception of gravity

Albert Einstein opened humankind’s eyes to the universe.<p>Before Einstein, space seemed featureless and changeless, as Isaac Newton had defined it two …

Physics

Zaha Hadid dismisses "ridiculous" claims that Qatar stadium resembles a vagina

<b>News:</b> architect Zaha Hadid has hit back at critics who have compared the design of her Al Wakrah stadium in Qatar to a vagina, describing the …

Air America: The Dramatic Aerial Photography of Michael Light

"If you keep going up and up, the world becomes quite circular and alien. You see the world quite literally as a planet."<p>Photographer Michael Light divides his time between San Francisco and a remote house hear Mono Lake, on the eastern flank—and in the shadow—of the Sierra Nevada. An artist widely …

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