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New Ikea collection updates Swedish traditions for modern life

One for the green lovers<p>In several recent limited edition collections, Ikea has looked to other cultures for inspiration, sampling, for example, the vivacious energy of Brazil and rich textures of India. For its latest limited edition release, however, the retailer is looking wholly inwards, …

These 10 marijuana dispensaries break stereotypes with high design

The dark and gloomy weed store gets a makeover<p>Marijuana legalization has a host of very real consequences for the country: the neutering of a dangerous black market, the slow acknowledgement of alternative medicines, and an influx of jobs, taxes, and merchandise that will shake America's economy to …

Cannabis

Great Places in America: 15 exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and parks

Urban gems with personality that exemplify planning excellence<p>Defining a "great place" suggests a hazy, "know-it-when-you-see-it" approach to categorization. But when it comes to urban planning and community building, there are a few characteristics—walkability, mixed-use buildings, public …

5 impressive tiny houses you can order right now

Small living, made easy<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>We've seen heaps upon heaps of micro homes crop up with all sorts of eye-popping attributes, whether it'd be glam interiors, wildly low budgets (how does …

Video: peek inside Luis Barragán’s final house design

The house Barragán came out of retirement to design<p>The archives of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán may be notoriously closed off to the public, but the built works of the modernist are ever ready to be admired. In a new short film from Nowness, the latest in a series of videos documenting …

Inside Golden 1, the most high-tech arena in America

The Sacramento King’s solar-powered home, a tech-savvy fan’s dream, envisions stadium 3.0<p>A glittering new addition to Sacramento’s downtown, the Golden 1 Center opened last night with a decidedly old-school Paul McCartney concert. Don’t let the nostalgic opener fool you; this $557 million, …

This NBA Finals rematch will be much, much different

The two teams may be the same, but the tenor of the series won't be.<p><i>After all that, we're right back where we finished last season, with the Cavaliers heading to the Bay area to open the NBA Finals against the Warriors. Will this year's result be any different? Tom Ziller and Paul Flannery discuss</i> …

Stephen Curry Comments on LeBron James, 2016 NBA Finals and More

Two-time reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry said Wednesday he's not concerned about his individual placement among the league's superstars. He has only one thing on his mind as he prepares to face off with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals starting Thursday: …

Asia
Europe

Ramadi has been taken back from ISIS, Iraqis say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi troops have retaken the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the country's military said.<p>Troops have raised the Iraqi flag on top of the government compound in central Ramadi, military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul said Monday.<p>Ramadi, in Anbar province, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) from …

Islam

THE SHOT: X-ray Vision by Nick Veasey

We live in a world obsessed with image. What we look like, what our clothes look like, houses, cars… I like to counter this obsession with superficial appearance by using X-rays to strip back the layers and show what it is like under the surface. Often the integral beauty adds intrigue to the …

X-rays
Turkey

How Vaccines in Space Can Help on Earth

You’d think it would be hard to get sick in space. There is no part of your body the medics wouldn’t have turned inside out looking for problems; …

Paying Student Loans Is Hard. Do It Anyway.

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Bacteria-powered folding batteries could power paper biosensors

We've seen flexible displays for some time now, and engineers at Binghamton University developed an origami-inspired foldable battery. The folding part is great, but these batteries are also powered by bacteria and made from paper, providing an low-cost option for remote locales where resources are …

Chinese feminists flaunt natural armpits

CNN

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health
Africa

Yemen aid being held up by violence, says Red Cross

Aid agencies call for humanitarian ceasefire so they can assist those stranded after air strikes aimed at defeating Houthi rebels<p>The Red Cross has said it is facing severe problems trying to help victims of the recent violence in Yemen.<p>“We have a cargo plane with medical supplies which is ready to …