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1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Sleek and Cozy Home for Two

Architect Christoph Kaiser has repurposed a 1950s-era grain silo, transforming it into a cozy home he shares with his wife. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the dwelling is a stunning example of what's possible with an unconventional–and previously uninhabitable–structure. The corrugated-steel silo is …

Architecture

Artist Playfully Holds Cut Paper Silhouettes Against Towering Monuments to Bring Them to Life

Cut paper artist Rich McCor (aka @paperboyo) creates small silhouetted shapes and brings them to life by holding them against European monuments. He positions simple cut outs at the perfect angle, making it appear as though buildings, statues, and fountains are directly interacting with his work. …

England

Isis’s destruction of Palmyra: ‘The heart has been ripped out of the city'

At length we stood on the end of the col and looked over Palmyra,” wrote the British traveller, archaeologist and poet Gertrude Bell on 20 May 1900. “I wonder if the wide world presents a more singular landscape. It is a mass of columns, ranged into long avenues, grouped into temples, lying broken …

Middle East

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics

Samsung teases Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and what could be a new tablet

Every Samsung Unpacked event is preceded by a litany of teasers, and the one scheduled for next week in New York is no exception.<p>Samsung has already kicked off the teaser campaign for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a countdown page that the company put up on its Philippines site reveals …

Electronics Industry

Samsung begins teasing its upcoming Galaxy Note 5

With less than two weeks to go until the company’s Unpacked event on August 13th, Samsung has begun building up a little hype for its next generation of supersized smartphones.<p>Samsung has posted up another teaser image (above), showing off the dual edge display design which first featured with the …

Electronics Industry

22,000 asthma sufferers prescribed potentially deadly medication

The prescription of a long-acting reliever inhaler on its own is so unsafe that a major warning has been issued in the US<p>Thousands of asthma suffers are being prescribed potentially lethal medication which could bring on deadly attacks, a charity has warned.<p>Asthma UK has discovered that 22,000 …

Medicine