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Identical Twins Reveal How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Identical twins Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side-by-side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, …

Genetics

Packaging-free stores sprout in Singapore, but will consumers give them the green light?

SINGAPORE: Earlier this month, Ms June Eng made plans to visit a new grocery store with her family but for this shopping trip, she had to be …

Sustainability

Apple-Samsung patent trial puts designers on the hot seat

Among those testifying is Susan Kare, who designed the icons for the original Mac.<p>The verbal sparring began in earnest Wednesday between Samsung lawyers and Apple witnesses as the two tech titans got to the heart of their dispute over how much Samsung must pay Apple for patent infringement.<p>Two …

Industrial Designer

Why a Daily Habit of Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

Consuming the written word is exceptionally good for people.<p>Twenty six percent of adults in the United States have not read even a portion of a book within the last year. It's an unfortunate reality considering that researchers have found that consuming the written word is exceptionally good for …

The Brain

Google just obliterated the worst kind of phone call

Google just killed the phone call. Well, at least a certain type.<p>At its annual developer conference, Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wowed those …

Android News

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

This week, British architecture firms unveiled their gender pay gap figures

This week, the gender pay gap was in the spotlight as architecture firms including Zaha Hadid Architects and Hawkins\Brown joined 10,000 companies …

Gender

Archaeologists found thousands of hidden structures in the Guatemalan jungle — and it could re-write human history

Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Maya structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including foundations for houses, military fortifications, and elevated causeways.<p>Archaeologists could barely contain their excitement about the …

Archaeology

Dezeen's top 10 tiny homes of 2017

The past year has seen many architects and designers unveil innovative ideas for space-saving housing, whether in the city or out in the wilderness. …

5 logo design trends for 2018

A great logo, now more than ever, must cut through an awful lot of noise. The art lies in working out exactly how you do that. As with branding …

Graphic Design

Seeking the Lost Art of Growing Old with Intention

Great lives often begin amid tumult and suffering. Seventy years ago, long before Bernd Heinrich became one of history’s fastest ultramarathoners, and ages before his scientific studies on ravens made him a leading naturalist, he was a skinny, impoverished kid living in a hut in the forest of …

Birds

Jony Ive is sensitive about criticism of Apple's new $5 billion campus — he calls it 'bizarre'

Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, just doesn't understand the criticism of the company's new corporate headquarters.<p>More than that, he doesn't think any of it is valid.<p>In an interview at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, earlier this week, Ive noted that Apple Park is "our house."<p>"We …

Apple Park

La Casita / Tres Más Dos Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The concept of design for a project can start from different bases, specifically in this residential …

The best alteration shops in Singapore you need to know

SINGAPORE: Here’s a secret that fashion insiders don’t want you to know – finding a great tailor is the shortcut to truly affordable style. A little …

A Tiny Apartment in Slovakia Makes Clever Use of Space

A lesson in efficiency, this flexible, 237-square-foot apartment in Slovakia uses custom-made storage and furniture to its full advantage.<p>In Trnava, Slovakia, a young couple enlist local studio Minimalic to renovate a small space with a budget of €15,000, or about $17,400. The emphasis lies on …

Small Spaces

Baitasi House of the Future / dot Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Baitasi House of the Future is located in a historic hutong area of Beijing. The client is a tech …

Unilever Headquarters

Aedas-designed Unilever Headquarters in Jakarta opened on June 21, 2017. It is located in the BSD Green Office Park, the country’s first green office district which was also masterplanned by Aedas. This new Unilever Indonesia office houses all employees from four separate offices in Jakarta under …

How to Dramatically Shape the Light of a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

Lightroom’s adjustment brushes allow you to apply local adjustments to specific areas in your photos — great for landscape photography. In this …

Tutorials

'Silent Start': The Brilliant (and Surprising) Meeting Method I Learned From Amazon's Jeff Bezos | Inc.com

We've all been there: wasting precious time in a meeting that is headed nowhere fast.<p>There are lots of reasons this happens, but often it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive …

Business Strategy

New Kensington home is a minimalist’s delight, asks $419K

Such clean lines<p>A recently built home in Kensington has come to the market, taking the minimalist movement to heart.<p>Designed by local firm Interface Studio Architects and built by Callahan Ward, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is awash in white, beginning with its white masonry facade. …

Designer creates daredevil secret studio under a bridge

No trolls, just a design studio under that bridge<p>The phenomenon of pop-up, guerilla architecture is nothing new, but rarely is it as thrilling as Fernando Abellanas’s hidden design studio. Affixed to the underside of a concrete traffic bridge in an unnamed location in Valencia, Spain, the space …

Three Fantastic Designs for Transforming Tables

…presented with truly horrible videos<p>Our most successful video of all time, with some 17-million-plus views, is of the transforming furniture at …

17 Places Every Landscape Photographer Should Visit At Least Once

Marco Grassi, born and raised in the northwest of Italy, is an award winning photographer focused on landscape and travel photography, a 500px Brand …

Minimalist home with moving walls rises outside Tokyo

A modular floorplan creates flexible spaces<p>Another minimalist home has risen in the suburbs of Tokyo, where it takes advantage of its narrow site and adheres to local regulations without sacrificing clever design.<p>Local firm Camp Design created the three-story house (called House Between Curb), and …

Architecture

Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in …

Architecture

Richard Branson Knows What to Look for in Leaders: Here's What It Is | Inc.com

As I sat across the table watching the man talk, I could physically see his mouth moving, but my mind wouldn't allow me to listen anymore. I had heard all I needed to hear after 20 minutes of what felt like an echo of "I's" and the importance of the almighty dollar. Truth be told, I had high hopes …

Job Interviews

Construction Techniques: 7 Innovative Ways to Build With Bamboo

Bamboo has long been used in architecture, but in more recent years, it has been increasingly used to supplement other materials. Bamboo may be used during construction, or as an ornamental element on a building’s façade. Few works of contemporary architecture use bamboo as a primary building …

5 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Creative | Inc.com

Most of us want to be creative - and probably much more creative than we are right now. In fact, according to a global study conducted by Adobe in 2012, only 25% of people in U.S., U.K., Germany, France and Japan feel that they're living up to their creative potential. But are there ways that we …

Creativity

What Living In A Dumpster Taught This Startup Founder About Designing Tiny Homes

They need to be sleek and tech-enabled–and the startup Kasita realized that creating a space that small is a task better left to product designers than architects.<p>After living in a converted dumpster for the better part of a year in 2015, Jeff Wilson had an epiphany about tiny-house living: In …

Small Spaces