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A small way to show solidarity after Donald Trump’s presidential win, inspired by Brexit

It starts with a safety pin.<p>In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential win, millions of people are scared. And their fears won’t be eased by reports that, after the election, potentially related racist and anti-Semitic abuse and vandalism is happening across the country.<p>In Minneapolis, Minnesota, a …

This Climate Change Memorial Will Slowly Disappear As Sea Levels Rises

As the water rises, the trees in the Climate Chronograph will drown and die, leaving behind stumps to remind us of the damage caused by our warming planet.<p>The D.C. park that holds the Jefferson Memorial might be an early victim of climate change. As an island built on reclaimed land, it has been …

Climate Change

Watch How Quickly a Runaway Truck Ramp Stops an Out-Of-Control Big Rig

You've seen them on hilly highways everywhere, but you've probably never had the chance to see an escape ramp at work.<p>You've probably passed by dozens of runaway truck ramps without ever paying much attention to them. To a driver in a normal family vehicle, they're largely irrelevant.<p>But to a …

Small but stylish Upper West Side studio wants $425,000

Yes, it’s tiny, but it’s well-appointed and in a good location<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>The Six Digit Club</i><i>, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the</i> <i>tipline</i><i>.</i><p>Just half a block from Central Park, …

Manhattan

Inside New Lab, an 84,000-Square-Foot Tech Paradise in Brooklyn

The collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, has just opened at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.<p>Nearly a century ago, Building 128 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard was a hub of military innovation—tens of thousands of workers toiling by the water, building …

Artificial Intelligence

Study Finds 25% of UK Architecture Students Have Sought Treatment for Mental Health Issues

Are the rigors and tribulations of architecture school causing serious impacts on students' mental health? A new student survey conducted by</i> …

The Top 12 Architecture Channels on Youtube

There’s so much to learn about architecture, yet so little time. The smart architect knows to have a variety of sources for their architectural …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: Solar roadways, and more!

Photovoltaic roads sound almost like science fiction, but they're becoming reality in the US. This week Missouri announced plans to pave a section of the historic Route 66 with energy-generating Solar Roadways tiles. In other futuristic transportation news, Russia wants to build a 44-mile-long …

Listen To This Concrete Organ Played By The Ocean (WATCH)

You may think there are sirens making this eerily beautiful music coming from steps leading to the Adriatic Sea–but it’s an organ for the sea.<p>The Sea …

Prison Inmates Care for Homeless Dogs With Help from ‘Canine Cellmates’

“Many of the inmates have had very few emotional connections in their lives,” says Atlanta-based photographer Kelly Kline of the rare and precious …

Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts

Cyberpunk meets the sink: DIY faucets fashioned from plumbing parts have been cropping up all over. We’ve been taking note—and considering asking our …

15 stunning photos of the world's most interesting cities

This year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest is now officially accepting entries, and the submissions that have already come in are pretty mind-blowing.<p>There are three categories to which photographers can submit their work: nature, cities, and people.<p>The grand-prize …

Nature Photography

Story of cities #36: how Copenhagen rejected 1960s modernist 'utopia'

While concrete was being poured across Europe’s cities, Denmark’s capital found itself at a crossroads: would it follow the car-centric vision of grand boulevards and streets in the sky – or keep its citizen-focused design?<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>“In the 60s and 70s, we thought that if …

Urbanism

The Destruction of Memory: A Documentary on the War Against Cultural History

<i>This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "The Destruction of Memory, A Documentary."</i><p>"Part of war and conflict has always been …

Story of cities #22: how Hitler's plans for Germania would have torn Berlin apart

Hitler’s megalomaniacal project to raze much of Berlin and transform it into his global Nazi capital killed thousands. Today, its few remnants are chilling, mundane, even graceful – and inseparable from a barbaric chapter in history<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>Resembling a huge, ripe, …

Germany

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

Photography

Surrealistic Drone Images of Istanbul Will Make You Feel Dizzy

<i>“We live in places which most of the time do not draw our attention. I want to create another dimension to transform everyday places to places where</i> …

Madeline Stuart, Model with Down Syndrome, Is Stunning in This Bridal Photo Shoot

After Ashley Graham’s history-making <i>Sports Illustrated</i> Swimsuit cover, Madeline Stuart is the latest diverse model to make waves in the fashion …

Let's Say Trump Wins. Would Anyone Design His Border Wall?

The presidential candidate is pledging the largest infrastructure project since the U.S. highway system. And it makes no sense at all.<p>If for no other reason, history will remember the 2016 presidentialelection for Donald Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall across the entire Mexico–U.S. border. …

President Obama Wants $4 Billion To Bring Computer Science Education To Every K-12 School

President Barack Obama has called for more than $4 billion in funding for states, and $100 million specifically for districts in order make sure every K-12 student has access to computer science curriculum. President Obama is calling this the “Computer Science for All Initiative.”<p>“Our economy is …

Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said Monday he was moving to ban solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in federal prisons, a change long sought by advocates of prison reform who argue the punishment exacts a lasting mental toll.<p>In a Washington Post op-ed, Obama said …

The White House

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

This is how the government is catching people who use child porn sites

The user’s online handle was “Pewter,” and while logged on at a website called Playpen, he allegedly downloaded images of young girls being sexually molested.<p>Pewter had carefully covered his tracks. To reach the site, he first had to install free software called Tor, the world’s most widely used …

Privacy

Rising Sea Levels Won’t Doom U.S. Coastal Cities

In the summer of 2013, <i>Rolling Stone</i> published a long article titled “Goodbye, Miami,” which claimed that climate change will submerge much of the titular city. “By century’s end,” the article warned, “rising sea levels will turn the nation’s urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long …

Samsung's next fitness tracker could measure your body fat

It looks like the Gear S2 might be getting a little brother. Leaked images suggest Samsung is preparing to release a new fitness tracker with detachable bodies and a few new tricks – including measuring your body fat.<p>Called the SM-R150 (probably not the final name), it looks like a fitness-oriented …

Wearable Tech

Amazon exec explains how Prime Air delivery drones will work

Amazon vice president Paul Misener doesn't know if the company already has a pricing scheme for its Prime Air service, but he knows everything else there is to know about the delivery drones. He talked about the project at length in an interview with <i>Yahoo Tech</i>, where he explained how it will work …

Will U.S. Cities Design Their Way Out of the Affordable Housing Crisis?

“Missing middle” architecture could ease rents — and allow more Americans to build real estate wealth.

Urban Design

Japanese architect denies copying Zaha Hadid's Olympic stadium design

Kengo Kuma admits to 'certain similarities' between the two stadium proposals, but insists his concept and design is 'completely different'<p>The Japanese architect who won the competition to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium admits there are some similarities to an earlier blueprint for the …

Architecture

If roads are gridlocked in rush hour, what happens when disaster strikes?

I was late for an appointment, sitting in traffic on one of the major arteries out of Washington DC. It was miserable, barely moving traffic of the kind that makes you whimper with frustration as yet another green light turns yellow, then red, as you inch along.<p>Then I happened to notice a roadside …

Transportation

This Photog Just Can't Seem To Get His Girlfriend To Pose For Photos

But the results are pretty great.<p>It's like they always say: If at first you don't succeed in photographing your loved ones, try, try again.<p>Mikaël Theimer, a Montreal-based photographer, took matters into his own creative hands when his girlfriend Marion refused to pose for him -- by documenting all …

Photography