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A new device can clean polluted air and turn it into hydrogen energy

A team of Belgian researchers has developed a device that will remove pollutants from the air and convert them into simple hydrogen — using sunlight, nanoparticles and a photoelectric chemical membrane.<p>The project was conceived and developed by two sets of researchers working on related issues, …

Bin Laden’s son steps into father’s shoes as al-Qaeda attempts a comeback

The voice is that of a soft-spoken 28-year-old, but the message is vintage Osama bin Laden, giving orders to kill. When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son.<p>“Prepare diligently to …

Put a Plant on It | Clean Air, Easy Care: Pretty, Tough Houseplants that Purify

<i>Follow us over at Of The Wolves</i><p>I feel like a squatter in any space until my plants are nestled within the walls. Wonders of both form and function, these botanical babies light up a home in a way that no electrical mechanism can. They bring spirit and vivacity. They cleanse and charm. They yield …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Galaxies

The Tiny Rainbow Village That’s Sparking an Instagram Craze

Tourists flock to places for all kinds of reasons. To Paris to pose beneath the Eiffel Tower or to laze the afternoon away on an outdoor terrace over café crèmes and tarte tatin. Or to Rome to stand enrapt under the arches of the Coliseum or to gaze up at St. Peter’s impossible dome. And now to …

Local Economies

Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg …

The world’s best mesh Wi-Fi system now boosts any router you already have

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about mesh Wi-Fi systems even if you don’t already own one. These next-generation wireless internet solutions use a …

Trump says US 'must be paid more' to defend Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes "vast sums of money" to NATO and the U.S. "must be paid more" for providing …

Mackenzie Davis on Artistic Joy and Trump-Induced Despair

Catching up with the star of Halt and Catch Fire about her film Always Shine and her instantly classic Black Mirror episode. Plus, watch a creepy clip from Always Shine.<p>“I just really wanted to go to this feminist summer camp in Big Sur,” actress <b>Mackenzie Davis</b> says of her decision to join the …

Time to tell the truth about Brexit, Theresa May!

This week, Theresa May's government presented a 'White Paper' about its plans for Brexit. But the prime minister is not admitting how difficult …

United Kingdom

How To Design For Millennials, According To Ikea

Festival tents, anyone?<p>Two new collections are hitting Ikea’s shelves and online stores in February: the PS 2017 collection, a limited-edition series of stylish, adventurous pieces, and the Spridd line of housewares and accessories festooned with dizzying graphics. Both were “designed for free …

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Photography

Beijing strikes back at White House, draws red lines on foreign policy

BEIJING — A day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer vowed that the United States would stand up to China’s military expansion in the South China Sea, officials here are firing back.<p>“There might be a difference" of opinion regarding who has sovereignty over the islands in the South China …

Polish photographer Weronika Gęsicka takes corny American photography and manipulates it into something surreal and uncomfortable

Photography

F. Duncan Haldane on quantum computers, entanglement and proving Einstein wrong

The British professor of physics at Princeton University won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. But as he tells DW, he's far more interested in …

9 Lessons From Around The World To Create The Perfect City

From eliminating cars to massive home building projects to designing for all citizens, cities around the world are experimenting with new urban innovations. Here are some of the best that should be widely adopted.<p>Five years from now, we could have cities that are noticeably cleaner, safer, and more …

Smart Cities

Physicists who created 'pure nothingness' say they detected something astonishing inside of it

According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum energy and particles that blink in and out of existence for a fleeting moment — strange signals that are known as quantum fluctuations.<p>For decades, there had only ever been indirect evidence of these …

Inventive Brand Mix Digital Illustrations

Mike Stefanini is a French illustrator and graphic designer, contrary to what his name could lead us to think. With his project Atomike Studio, he …

108M Mega Yacht

Most yachts are focused on brining you countless amenities on the inside. The 108M Mega Yacht is instead designed to bring the focus back outdoors. …

Whimsical Pictures of Glowing Flowers

Craig Burrows is an ingenious photographer. He imagined to let the plants and flowers fluorescence. He uses a unknown photography technique called …

Cave House

Located on the outskirts of Córdoba, Spain, the Cave House is a unique house with a unique backstory. The hollows from which it's built originally …

Footwear Brand Kahmune Just Dropped Nude Shoes for Every Skin Tone

Last year was a big one for diversity in the fashion industry. In 2016, we saw more diverse runways and campaigns and the clothes to match them. This year is keeping the ball rolling by expanding the definition of “nude” to match our diverse array of skin tones, which is basically the best news …

Cleveland Clinic Doctor Goes Full Anti-Vaccine

In a striking display of anti-science fear-mongering, the Cleveland Clinic’s Daniel Neides, M.D., medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, regurgitated anti-vaccine talking points on a local news site. Right in the middle of flu season, a medical …

Public Health

Japanese Artist Spends 3+ Years Drawing Massive, Incredibly Detailed Tsunami

Three years, three months, and 12 days later, Manabu Ikeda's 'Rebirth,' is nothing short of epic.<p>Standing 10 feet tall and 13 feet wide, a great wave crashes into an ornate cherry blossom tree rendered in exquisite pen-and-ink lines in Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda's latest epic drawing, <i>Rebirth</i>. …

How your gut's circadian rhythm affects your whole body

We've known that bacteria live in our intestines as far back as the 1680s, when Leeuwenhoek first looked through his microscope.<p>Yogurt companies use that information in the sales pitch for their product, claiming it can help keep your gut bacteria happy.<p>The bacteria growing on our skin have also …

United Nations demands end to Israel settlement building; U.S. abstains

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution Friday demanding Israel stop settlement construction on occupied Palestinian territory after the United States broke with tradition and abstained from voting on the controversial measure.<p>The resolution was put forward at the …

30 Party-Perfect Hairstyles That Require Little Effort

Whether you like it or not, the season of holiday parties has officially descended (sorry, hibernators). To help you spend more time air-kissing and …

New form of gene therapy shown to produce rejuvenating effect in mice, although scientists say human clinical applications are decade away<p>Wrinkles, grey hair and niggling aches are normally regarded as an inevitable part of growing older, but now scientists claim that the ageing process may be …

Genetics

2,500-Year-Old Chinese Sword Still Looks and Cuts Like New

There are many distinctive swords throughout history, but few are as renowned as the Sword of Goujian. This ancient Chinese dagger is more than 2,500 years old. Because of its still-impeccable condition, however, it’s considered one of those swords that mythically defies the tests of time.<p>In 1965, …