Robert Colbourne

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One Key Thing That Sets the U.S. Apart From Other Cycling Cultures

In countries where bicycling is routine, people rarely wear helmets. In America, where automobiles dominate, pedalers sport protection.<p>It's been a long, hard winter in the United States, and in cities like New York, even the most intrepid cold-weather cyclists have been thwarted by icy roads and …

Dezeen's 10 biggest architecture and design stories of 2014

To see 2014 out with a bang, we've pulled together our most read stories of the year – including a silk leaf that could create oxygen in space, …

What Happens When Trees Dictate the Architecture of Your House

These enterprising homeowners used nature as their centerpiece. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>When a family of six bought land in a protected forest in Poland, they knew building a home there wouldn't be easy. Local ordinances required that they didn't disturb any of the …

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Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App Engine cloud, Google confirmed.<p>The researchers say this is the largest prize Google has ever awarded through its "Vulnerability Reward Program," more commonly …

World's Cities Transformed into Vibrant, Flowing Maps of Eroded Terrain

New York City<p>Bustling cities are transformed into vibrantly colored maps depicting eroding terrains in the gorgeous series <i>Flowing City Map</i> by Geneva-based illustrator Chaotic Atmospheres. “I wanted to represent the influence of cities on their environment as a kind of invisible fluid that overflows …

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The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

13 unsolved mysteries that still need answers in 2015

From a missing plane to a vast city hidden beneath Earth, 2014 left many stones unturned. Although we made many discoveries over the course of 12 …