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Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15

Pi Day was dreamed up 27 years ago to celebrate 3.14 on 3/14, but this year the geek dial is being turned up to 15 — as in 3/14/15. And this'll be the only year until 2115 that you can turn the dial up to the max, at 3/14/15, 9:26:53, an exact match for pi's first 10 digits.<p>As a matter of fact, …

Mathematics

The Fate Of The World's Chocolate Depends On This Spot In Rural England

Walk into a row of greenhouses in rural Britain, and a late English-winter day transforms to a swampy, humid tropical afternoon. You could be in Latin America or sub-Saharan Africa, which is exactly how cocoa plants like it.<p>"It's all right this time of year. It gets a bit hot later on in the …

Agriculture

Solar Plane Takes Off on Round-the-World Quest

Swiss pilots hope to complete journey in five months.<p>Little more than a century after the Wright brothers launched a gas-powered airplane from a sandhill outside Kitty Hawk, a team of Swiss explorers took off Sunday for their own run at aviation history, in a plane fueled only by sunlight.<p>Strapped …

Solar Impulse

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

Mathematics

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New to nature No 139: Antechinus arktos

Long mistaken for another species, this Australian marsupial may now be under threat from rising temperatures. That doesn’t stop it from enjoying a vigorous, if deadly, sex life<p>A beautiful new species of carnivorous marsupial has been discovered in far south-eastern Queensland and adjacent …

Zoology

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Explosive Moleskine Doodles by Kerby Rosanes | Colossal

<p>Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes began his career as an artist by doodling away in Moleskein notebooks and sharing the results online. …

In Gentrifying New York, Can Affordable Housing For Artists Change A Neighborhood?

A new building in East Harlem will be incredibly cheap–as long as you’re a creative person. Can keeping artists around change the normal trajectory of a city’s sky rocketing rents?<p>Sunlight streams through the tall windows and warms the spotless wood floors at PS 109, some of the most coveted …

Urban Design

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In this digital edition, with our partner and innovator in quality windows and doors, Milgard Windows and Doors, you will...<p>Fifth-generation Italian manufacturer Lualdi just released its first collection of doors by American designers—namely by Dror...<p>A renovation doubles down on the value of live …

Innovation

Boeing Offers Used Parts

Boeing Offers Used Parts<p>via psfk.com<p>Boeing’s latest program is hoping to find new homes for decommissioned airplane parts. In a move to encourage reuse and recycling, the aerospace corporation is currently offering used airplane windows, cockpit panels and even jet-fighter gun sights in its “Custom …

Edward Hopper

Campana brothers cover wooden furniture with doormats

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana have chosen a coconut fibre rug commonly used for doormats as the latest material to incorporate …

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After World War II, Chicago’s design elite flocked to Aspen for ski and summer holidays, galvanizing the then-sleepy alpine...<p>This week in New York City, a chance to ogle pieces from Italian designer and Memphis maestro Ettore Sottsass's personal...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>An …

Mexico City

Boy finds 10,000-year-old arrowhead on beach

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Beachgoers often take home a souvenir from the sands of Long Beach Island, such as a pretty seashell or if they're lucky, a rare piece of sea glass.<p>But 10-year-old Noah Cordle, a visitor from Virginia, found something truly extraordinary: a 10,000-year-old Paleoindian arrow point. …

Confirmed: Microbial life found half mile below Antarctic ice sheet

In an icy lake half a mile beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists have discovered a diverse ecosystem of single-celled organisms that have managed to survive without ever seeing the light of the sun.<p>The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature is not so much a surprise as a triumph …

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot's Angry, Stomping Foot

1/14<p>Engadget Expand 2013 Prothesis BIG<p>This weekend, the North Hall of Manhattan's Jacob Javits Center was transformed into Engadget Expand, a …