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Pope says 'at peace' confronting Vatican corruption, sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis says he is at peace with himself and not taking “tranquilising pills” while dealing with corruption in the Vatican and clergy sexual abuse.<p>Pope Francis leads his Wednesday general audience at Paul VI auditorium hall in Vatican City February 8, 2017. …

Buenos Aires

Panasonic's home of the future will blow your mind

Kitchens are still a ways off from cooking and cleaning by themselves, but perhaps these few innovations might just make the home a little bit closer to the world of tomorrow.<p>The high-tech home of the Jetsons just got a little closer to reality.<p>Demonstrated at this year's CEATEC 2016, Panasonic …

Dining Rooms

Early voting reveals warning signs for Trump

Democrats are ahead of their 2012 pace in several states the GOP nominee can't afford to lose.<p>Democrats appear to be outpacing their 2012 early vote performance in several critical swing states, giving Hillary Clinton a head start on Donald Trump in some of the most important presidential …

Government

Donald Trump and RNC attack presidential debate schedule

Donald Trump says the fall debate schedule is "unacceptable," raising the specter that he may try to skip them.<p>In a tweet on Friday night, Trump incorrectly said that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are "trying to rig the debates."<p>In fact, the fall debate schedule was determined almost a year ago …

Donald Trump

What Millennials Want in the Workplace

<i>Pictured above is the cafe area at Indeed Tokyo’s offices, designed by Cosmos More. This project came second for Workspace Design in Herman Miller’s</i> …

Ergonomics

What's the deal with wireless charging furniture?

Bringing (wireless) power to the people<p>As any design-obsessed human can tell you, nothing ruins the look of a modern, minimalist room quite like a power cable haphazardly snaking its way from socket to tabletop. Until recently, unsightly cords were a necessary evil of the digital age. But all …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

The Next Big Tech Revolution Will Be In Your Ear

Experts in UX, AI, and product design weigh in on the next big modality in computing.<p>“I wish I could touch you,” Theodore says, laying in bed. He’s met with silence. Rejection. Until she speaks up, tentatively. “How would you touch me?”<p>It’s a famously poignant scene from the movie <i>Her</i>, as the …

Artificial Intelligence

84 Lumber launches gorgeous tiny homes that you can buy or build yourself

Heads up DIY fans - 84 Lumber is offering plans and materials to build your own 200 sq ft tiny home! The building materials supplier just announced …

Redirecting...

See inside this home with glass walls built around a central courtyard

Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitectos designed a home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that doesn’t look like much from the street, but hidden within is …

Architecture

Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple adds timber-clad spa to its House 22 in Nova Scotia

A wooden boardwalk leads inside this timber-clad gym and spa building, designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects to accompany a residence on …

Nova Scotia

Three micro cabins, designed as summer guesthouses, on an island off the coast of Maine

GO Logic designed these seasonal guesthouses, made up of three micro cabins, on an island off the coast of Maine.<p>The owners, who reside primarily in …

Food & Dining

Speech on racism in Australia hailed as 'Martin Luther King moment'

A speech by a veteran Australian journalist has gone viral after being hailed as a powerful moment of reckoning for Australia's treatment of its …

Australia

40 countries are working on killer robots and there's no law to say how we use them

Artificial intelligence experts have come together at the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss the future – or lack of – for autonomous killer robots.<p>Despite calls for a ban made by people like Tesla’s Elon Musk last year, Sir Roger Carr, the chairman of British weapons manufacturer BAE, said …

A New Gin Bar Brings Victorian London To The Heart Of San Francisco

Whitechapel was designed to look like an abandoned London Underground station turned secret clubhouse.<p>A little over a year ago, Martin Cate–the restauranteur and cocktail expert best known for his San Francisco rum bar Smuggler’s Cove–decided to expand into new territory. His business partner, Alex …

England

All Boards Need a Technology Expert

<i>Jennifer Maravillas FOR HBR</i><p>A few months ago I decided to look into the professional experience of non-executive directors at the major banks listed in Britain. Like almost every other major industry today, banking relies on hugely complex, enormously expensive technology. So I was curious as to …

Management

This floating home was designed to fit into two shipping containers, so it can be sent anywhere in the world

A company in Portugal called “Friday,” have designed Floatwing, a houseboat that can be shipped all over the world in two standard shipping …

Prefab Homes

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

In the last few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the mainstream. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers, I hear people discussing AI at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table: My five-year-old daughter brought it up the …

Consciousness

Articles about these contemporary homes defy convention on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.<p>A home by the sea doesn't have to mean Cape Cod or cottage.<p>Niche modern kitchen island pendants serve as a beautiful centerpiece in this neutral space by Jules Art of Living.<p>Ranging from the dramatic to …

Architecture

Articles about 6 homes weathering steel designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

These prefabricated homes in the Sunshine State are built to withstand harsh conditions.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>A modern …

South West London

Danny Meyer To Banish Tipping And Raise Prices At His Restaurants

In mid-November, diners at the New York restaurants Gramercy Tavern and The Modern may notice something new on their menus: higher prices, across the board.<p>Why? Because the man in charge of those and 11 other celebrated eateries is doing away with tipping. Danny Meyer, the CEO of Union Square …

Hospitality

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

7 American Designers Making It In The USA

1. Jory Brigham | San Luis Obispo, California<p>2. Paul Loebach | New York City, New York<p>3. Jessica Carnevale – Carnevale Studio | Brooklyn, New York<p>4. …

New York City

This Napmobile Was Designed To Sell Mattresses

Online mattress retailer Casper, have created a unique way of allowing people to try their mattresses by creating a mobile mattress showroom.<p>The …

American Cities

A' Design Awards & Competition - Call for Submissions

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts in over 180 countries in 40 languages: A’ Design …

This Floor Is Made Of Broken Shards Of Glass

Gisele Taranto Architecture has partnered with LZ Studio to create a laboratory of ideas – LAB LZ by GT. This partnership has resulted in a space …

Fashion Shows

13 Exceptional Examples Of Bunk Beds To Inspire You

1. This floating bunk bed from a home in Water Mill, New York, designed by Bates Masi Architects.<p>2. These bunk beds from a country home in Quebec, …

Furniture