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Articles about 11 amazing prefabs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Today, architecture and design in Australia is more vibrant and exciting than ever.<p>2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban’s body of work is a showcase of spatial and material innovation.<p>The allure of prefab is really about control.<p>From Kynar and Galvalume to SIPs, the terminology associated with …

Prefab Homes

Paul Ryan: War on poverty failed

The War on Poverty “has failed,” Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday night, arguing that the U.S. needs to reduce federal spending and rethink its entire strategy toward poverty.<p>In doing so, the House Budget Committee chairman issued a challenge to the Obama administration, which has pledged to make a …

In Supreme Court case, business group targets Obama appointments | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerful business group’s decision to use its legal firepower to back a bottling company in a dispute with unionized workers turned a routine labor tussle in Washington state into a high-stakes Supreme Court case that could limit the ability of U.S. presidents to make …

A Defense of Chris Christie, Courtesy of the NSA

The New Jersey governor can survive the bridge scandal by using the crisis-communications strategy of the surveillance state.<p>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie acknowledged Thursday that a senior member of his staff was involved in shutting down George Washington Bridge traffic, a stunt meant to …

India Wants To Kick Out A US Diplomat From Delhi As Maid Dispute Continues

An Indian government official said the U.S. diplomat was involved in the case relating to Devyani Khobragade, the New York-based Indian consular official, that has strained ties between the two countries.<p>Khobragade was flying home on Friday from the United States after a deal in which she was …

4 hospitalized after chemical spill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in Charleston into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday.<p>About 300,000 people in nine counties entered their …

Divorce mediator wants to help Hill

Strange solutions have been proposed before to get members of Congress to get along , but this time, a divorce mediator thinks she could help. —<p>Carol Bailey has handled family disputes for decades in her work as a lawyer at Seattle’s Integrative Family Law, and she’s applying her vocation to ease …

US Air Force Officers In Charge Of Launching Nuclear Missiles Are Being Investigated For Drugs

The two officers, assigned to Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, "are being investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations for illegal drug possession," spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told AFP.<p>The military offered no further details of the case but the news came as US Defense Secretary …

Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain's Clock

Celebrity portraits by Terry O'Neill – in pictures

Terry O'Neill is one of the greatest celebrity photographers of the 20th century, and a key member of the group of portrait-takers that defined the 1960s. An exhibition at The Little Black Gallery features some of his most famous images. It can be seen at 13A Park Walk, London SW10 from 14 January …

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …

The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)

There's big, there's <i>b-i-g</i> and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hisense's X1, a 6.8-inch Android smartphone first introduced at this year's CES. You wouldn't be wrong …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Mobile App Growth Is Now In DECLINE

For those of you who believe the mobile economy is still in gold rush/bubble territory — an industry whose greatest growth years are in front of it — think again.<p>Flurry, one of the larger mobile ad companies, measured device activations and app download traffic over Christmas and discovered that …

Angie's Most Anticipated Films of 2014 – /Film

2013’s given us all it has to offer at this point, but 2014 is just around the corner with a whole new slate of promising films. The movies I’m most …

Movies

Animal Loses Head But Remembers Everything

When I first saw this," says cell biologist Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, "it was with total amazement."<p>This is a worm. It's called a planarian. It's about an inch long, and you'll find it gliding along the bottoms of rivers and ponds all over the world. It's very flat, like a moving bit of pasta — …

Russian Police Round Up Migrants After Dual Bombings

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russian police detained 87 people in Volgograd, following twin suicide attacks that killed 16 people …

Vatican observers look for thaw between Pope Francis, U.S. nuns

When the Vatican censured an organization representing thousands of American nuns, it did so in part because the group had not spoken out enough against gay marriage and abortion.<p>The Vatican said the<p>Leadership Conference of Women Religioushad espoused "radical feminist themes," adding, "Issues of …

Christianity

Bald eagle deaths in Utah alarm and mystify scientists

SALT LAKE CITY — Buz Marthaler felt the once-proud aerial predator fall limp in his arms, and the veteran animal caretaker knew he was facing a mystery unlike any in his career.<p>Bald eagles are dying in Utah — 20 in the last few weeks alone — and nobody can figure out why.<p>Hundreds of the majestic …

Birds